Population: 400 students
Mascot: Tiger
Colors: Blue and White


From downtown, traveling west on Fort Avenue, make a right at the traffic light at Fenwick Drive (two blocks from the Fort Hill Shopping Center) and Fort Avenue. Go to the end of Fenwick Drive, Sheffield will be on the left at the end of Fenwick Drive. From the expressway, traveling on 29S, take 501N exit to Candlers Mountain Road. Drive to the second traffic light (at the intersection of Candlers Mountain and Wards Road). Continue to Sheffield Drive (begins on the other side of traffic light) from Candlers Mountain Road. Take the second left turn at Berkshire Place. Take the first right onto Glenfield. Then take the first left on to Kenwood Place. Sheffield School will be located on the right.

School Hours

8:35 a.m.-3:35 p.m.

School Year

Our school year consists of two semesters; four grading periods of nine weeks each.


Sheffield Elementary School invites all interested parents, relatives, neighbors, and community members to visit the school and volunteer.


Two pre-kindergarten, four kindergartens, four first grades, four second grades, three third grades, three fourth grades, three fifth grades, a full-time librarian, a full-time guidance counselor, 2 full-time Title I teachers, a music teacher, one movement education teacher, two part-time art teacher s, an ELL teacher, one Speech Pathologist, four special education teachers, a full-time health assistant, a vision teacher, a violin teacher, and thirteen resource teachers

School History

Sheffield Elementary is situated on 10 acres of land on the corner of Kenwood Place and Fenwick Drive and is located in the Fort Hill-Timberlake section of Lynchburg. In 2000, a 4.5 million dollar renovation was undertaken. In August,2001 the renovations were completed. A new heating and cooling system was installed, as well as, a new kitchen, and several new classrooms. Electrical and plumbing upgrades were also done. The school now houses 32 full time teachers and approximately 400 students in grades PK - 5.The last major construction at the school was completed in January 1960. At that time Sheffield housed 260 students in grades 1-5 and a staff of nine teachers. The staff and the principal were transferred to the new facility from Perrymont Avenue School. They had previously been organized on a spilt schedule since the beginning of the 1959-60 school year. Until 1968, students attending Sheffield resided in the communities of Sheffield and Edgewood. In September, 2002, approximately 80 students were welcomed to Sheffield due to the closing of Elizabeth Kizer Elementary.

The school community has several advantages to offer students. One advantage is the location within the community of the South River meeting house, the first house of worship in the area. Now a part of Quaker Memorial Presbyterian Church, the stone meeting house serves as a museum and an historical landmark. John Lynch, the founder of Lynchburg, donated the land for the meeting house and is buried in the adjoining cemetery.

The community is bordered by several shopping areas, which provide convenience for shoppers without taking away from the residential atmosphere.

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