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Roger B Chaffee Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 359 students

 
 

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Posted April 17, 2014

I went to Chaffee as a kid, and now my child goes there. This is the second school in HSV that my daughter has attended, and we are so much happier here! She is only in K, but she had already decided that she didn't like school and was determined that she couldn't learn to read (to the point of crying after only 2 words). After only 2 days at Chaffee, she was excited to go to school again and started breezing through her reading and feeling proud of herself again. She's happy to be at school and doing much better on her learning - is there anything more that can be asked of a school?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2014

so far a great school i am very happy and proud off chaffe. we arrived from out of state and they were very open and good to us.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2014

You hear a lot of negative stories about schools these days, but Chaffee is really lucky to have Principal Scott. My son and another boy had to get something from another building during class. On the way back they stopped and were looking at their fellow students' art, talking about how good the drawings were. They froze when Principal Scott said "Boys come over here" thinking they were in trouble. Instead of being in trouble for talking in the hallways between class, they were rewarded for praising their fellow students. We need more school leaders like him. Also, every teacher we have come in contact with at Chaffee has been top notch. Chaffee has made a huge difference with my son.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2013

Chaffee is a great school that gives parents, students, teachers, administrators and all community stakeholders the opportunity to work together to make sure that every child is college and career ready. Everyone takes pride and is willing to go that extra mile and do whatever it takes to make sure that all students are engaged and learning. What a great place to be!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 18, 2013

Chaffee is an excellent elementary school that is surrounded by a vary caring community. The teachers are excellent and parents are very involved. Our new principal is taking our school in a great direction. Class sizes are just right for teachers to help students one on one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2013

I am so appreciative that my children have the opportunity to attend Chaffee Elementary! We have a new principal Mr. Scott that is outstanding! We have been blessed to have the most top notch teachers within the school system. I have never seen such loving and caring teachers that truly want each and everyone of their students to succeed. My daughter just graduated from Chaffee last year and my younger daughter is in the third grade so I have really had the opportunity to get to know the teachers and the staff there. We love Chaffee due to the leadership and the wonderful teachers. Would not want my children to go to any other school! Thank you to all the teachers that have been there for my children. We so appreciate you all!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2013

Our son/ grandson is in kindergarden at Chaffee and we are so pleased his teacher is so wonderful. She has 29yrs teaching experience and is the most loving and caring teacher. If you have a child going into Kindergarden in this school district please go to Chaffee and go meet the teacher & principal he is a God send too.We were seriously considering Whitesburg Christian Academy and or so glad we choose Chaffee Elementary -sometimes our public schools can be better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2013

Not satified with this school. If you live 2miles or less from the school your child can NOT be picked up by a bus (in the city???). Teachers classrooms are more than 20 students some almost 30 so when your child asks for 5mins of a teachers time to help explain something better the usual response is "I dont have time". If youre childs falling behind(but never has in any other school) because of this and you talk to the teacher and or principal you might be told your child should see a doctor and be put on medication! Theyre not on top of things in the office in updating information such as phone number changes,ect. Theres only a counceler there once a week for the children. No aids in the school to help a child/teacher when help is oviously needed. When theres a problem with a school computer that is assigned to your student...the response always heard is "i cant help you im sorry". My child has been bullied numerous times but when he tells the teacher he gets the same response "stop tattling". If we as parents cant trust our school system..where do we turn? This is something that needs to be addressed! What ever happend to no child left behind?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2009

Chaffee is a school that goes the extra mile. Children get the attention they need. There are extra programs for children who are high achieving & who have special needs. Teachers work well with parents and the kids are happy here and are challenged. Two of my children have moved on well prepared for Middle School and my youngest who is still here has made the A B and A honor rolls. Teachers here and in the Huntsville City school system are looking out for our children and found some issues with my youngest I would have never noticed. We are now addressing those issues and that has helped my child become a better student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2008

I am a proud parent of a child who attends at Chaffee. The school is just wonderful. The teachers and staff are great and really nice. My son is on the A B Honor Roll at Chaffee so I am a very proud parent and love to tell people about Chaffee Elementary School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2008

I went to Chaffee. It's a nice school, the teacher's are great, and were a big help. Although, I can't say I liked the carpeted floors, non-divided classrooms, and detached gym.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 13, 2008

...My daughter loves it and loved her kindergarten teacher. And can't wait to meet her first grade teacher.....The one thing about this school I do not like is the fact they make the children stand outside until 730. Unless you are a student who is part of safety patrol. I believe they should open the lunchroom or allow children to sit in the library instead of standing out there alone in the cold or extreme heat. Because sometimes paren't may need to be at work by 730 or so....But after 730 there is an adult stanidng outside but before there is no adult out there and i refuse to just leave my daughter outside without an adult...so i wish they could come up with an alternative to make the morning drop offs a little safer so the parents won't worry about someone coming and getting thier children..overall great school however.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2007

Chaffee has been a wonderful school that we are very proud to be a part of. The teachers and administration are very caring and create a safe and warm atmosphere for the children to learn in. The small size of the school is a plus and that it creates a very family like environment. My daughter can't wait to get to school every day!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2007

Chaffee is a great school! K-2 really pushes reading and memorizing math facts in a positive environment.(Phonics worksheets in 1st gr. were not real fun, but their program Works so I'm not complaining.) Fifth grade really prepares kids for middle school. Space program is awesome. The principal, Dr. Bruton, is very involved, an excellent administrator. All of the teachers/staff work together well to create a safe, cozy learning atmosphere. Employees know students and call them out by name for positive reinforcement or needed correction. The majority of parents are involved in some aspect of school life, as work schedules allow.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2007

Chaffee has great parental involvement, which I believe is the key to a school's excellence. It is located in a nice, quiet neighborhood. The school is small enough that the school staff knows most of the children by name.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2007

Chaffee is a great school. It is small and a bit old. However, the teachers and staff are of the highest quality. There is great parent involvement and sometimes seems like a private school. Chaffee is the best kept secret in Huntsville.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
89%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 82% in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
77%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 93% in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
89%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

All Students89%
Female89%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Free lunch eligible88%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education69%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Poverty89%
Not poverty89%

Reading

All Students93%
Female93%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Free lunch eligible100%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education85%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Poverty95%
Not poverty92%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

All Students81%
Female75%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Free lunch eligible59%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
Poverty68%
Not poverty91%

Reading

All Students91%
Female86%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Free lunch eligible71%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Poverty77%
Not poverty100%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

All Students92%
Female97%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Free lunch eligible88%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education73%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
Poverty82%
Not poverty97%

Reading

All Students83%
Female87%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Free lunch eligible65%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education55%
General population90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Poverty59%
Not poverty97%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
89%
Scale: % level 3 or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama Science Assessment (ASA) to test students in grades 5 and 7 in science. The ASA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 3.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Science

All Students88%
Female93%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Free lunch eligible75%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education55%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Poverty76%
Not poverty95%
Scale: % level 3 or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama Science Assessment (ASA) to test students in grades 5 and 7 in science. The ASA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 3.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 74% 58%
Black 18% 34%
Hispanic 3% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 35%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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7900 Whittier Rd
Huntsville, AL 35802
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