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Chapman Middle School2
Posted April 29, 2012
- a parent
My child is leaving 8th grade this year and it has been a very trying 3 years at Chapman Middle. There are decent teachers and Dr. Waters trys but the school district has made Chapman a dumping site for many if not most of the troubled students. The neighborhood kids for the most part are bussed to other schools or the parents have simply moved to avoid thier kids attending here. Financially we could not move so my son has had to endure substandard class time due to the disruptive and undisciplined character of more than 75% of the students. The teachers have all but given up and the school year is not over yet. Several of the teachers have had thier hours split between Chapman and another school and ALL will say that Chapman is substandard compared to the other they teach at. All school have trouble but Chapman has more than most in the 6-8th grade slot. Do your research before selecting this school. If you have another option take it, your child will thank you.
The Principal and a few of the teachers(not many)are great !!But there are many other teachers and other non- teachers that should not be working with children!!I would not reccommend this school,not because of academics,but because of the ones who work there!!
I agree the school should (not is) be a reflection of its community and it is NOT! The neighborhood kids choose to be bused to another school instead of this one when they come out of elementary. This school has failed to meet AYP many times---it needs to be better!
My mom attended Chapman in the 1960's, I'm a former student, my siblings attended. Now, my God-children attend. I am proud of Chapman, its teachers and impressed by the current administrative faculty and its commitment to solid learning and student achievement. Every school is a reflection of its community and parental involvement. Chapman embraces the challenge of true socioeconomic diversity, racial diversity, and academic diversity and time after time yields scores of intelligent, confident young men and women who go on to accomplish great things at Lee High School and beyond. It is sad that so many capable parents seem disinterested in, even afraid of, giving their support, time and money to help make Chapman a desired school rather than a school for 'district' kids who have no other choice but to attend. What an terrible disservice. I highly recommend Chapman to anyone interested in moving to its district. Go Indians!
My son is in 8th grade. He moved to Chapman Middle from the Madison County School System. Chapman is an excellent school. The teachers are involved and interested. The extracurricular activities and academic opportunities offered are above and beyond what county schools offered. We are very happy to be part of Chapman Middle School. With more parent involvement this school could be the best in the system.