River Downs is served by 3 nationally respected and award winning Chesterfield County Public Schools
Bettie Weaver Elementary School
Robious Middle School
James River High School
During the 1999-2000 school year, the U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon School Program designated James River High School (JRHS) as a nationally recognized school of excellence. In the 2007-08 school year, JRHS was designated a "Model School" by the International Center for Leadership in Education.