Weather Notice

Due to the potential for icy road conditions, Huntsville City Schools will operate on a 2-hour delay on Wednesday, December 11, 2019. The two-hour delay will also apply to all HCS employees, unless otherwise directed by your supervisor.  All elementary, middle, and junior high classes will begin at 10:00am.  All high school classes will begin at 10:30am.  Buses will also run on a two-hour delayed schedule. 


Huntsville City Schools Weather Safety Team, working in conjunction with the EMA and other local agencies, will continue to monitor conditions and send out updates should any additional changes be necessary.  For more information about the weather safety decision process, please select the more information link below.

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About Chaffee Elementary

Roger B. Chaffee Elementary School (Chaffee Elementary) is a Pre-K through 5TH grade school located in South East Huntsville; Current enrollment is around 400 students. Chaffee Elementary was built in the late 1960s with a pod classroom design and opened to students in 1969. To learn more about Chaffee Elementary and other Huntsville City Schools architectural history visit: A Brief Sketch of Huntsville's School Architecture or visit the Chaffee library to see old yearbooks, photos, newspaper clippings and/or other historical Chaffee artifacts. 


Roger Bruce Chaffee was an NASA astronaut that was part of the Apollo 1 crew along with Virgil I. Grissom and Edward H. White II. To learn more about Chaffee visit: AVL: Britannica.

Roger B Chaffee Photo

Chaffee Feeder Path:

After 5th grade students will attend Whitesburg P-8 for middle school and then starting in 9th grade students will go to Grissom High School. Use the school zone locator to see if your address is in the Chaffee School zone: School Zone Locator CLICK HERE

Chaffee Mission:

To establish an environment of high academic expectations for all students through common goals, and participatory learning, in which individual exceptionalities are celebrated within a safe and nurturing learning environment.

Chaffee Moto:

 Choices Equal Success

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School Colors:

Orange & White