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9-12
Public charter
Chatsworth, CA
Students enrolled: 2,738

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10027 Lurline Avenue
Chatsworth, CA 91311

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(818) 678-3400
(818) 709-6952
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November 25, 2014
I transferred to this school as a result of a move. And this school is downright horrible. Since the school I came from was a decent school all around, the normal classes were challenging enough for me. Coming to this school, only the honor kids do well. the other kids are left to rot in classes with teachers that do not know the material they are teaching (I had to correct my US history teacher on multiple occasions), The teachers are lazy (My English 5/6 teacher would have a tape read us the book, then put a transparency on the overhead and then just sit down on her chair and go on her phone), and some are just evil. The whole school is dirty and sea gulls flock there after lunch picking up at the remains. The students are noisy and not kept under control and the teachers let them do whatever they want while try to "teach" It eventually got so bad my mom moved back so that I could attend my old school again. And they STILL haunt me. My dad even received a progress report from my school, and after not attending a single day, I was still getting a passing grade in math. Really goes to show something huh?

- submitted by a student
August 12, 2014
I transferred my son from Granada to Chatsworth and he has flourished. Granada was too big and impersonal with uncaring and bullying staff. Just get your kid into the honors classes and he will do great.

- submitted by a parent
March 20, 2014
Horrible! Horrible! Horrible school. Passing the buck on the student instead of helping and supplying resources. Each year teacher seem to care less and less and if your not a genius you can forget it. So much for no child left behind my child and several like him are.... Makes you wonder with a 5 out of 10. Not Good if I could give a zero or -10 I sure would transferring child out to a school that cares

- submitted by a parent
October 26, 2013
The entire school is very dirty and in need of new paint and other upgrades. They have a GREAT sports program and medical program. The amount of students and teachers continue to drop each year. They lost 4 teachers this year due to the low enrollment. I hope they do something to make this a better school so parents will want to send their kids there. Needs a lot more parent involvement.

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2013
I am a parent who is involved in my kid's education...and my son is in the Honors program, takes AP classes and plays baseball. Deeper parental involvement would make this a 5-star school. Chatsworth's new Charter School status could also make a difference. I am of the mindset that you get what your put into something.

- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2012
My son is a graduating senior this year and has been at Chatsworth High School all 4 years. He will be attending college at CA State University Northridge. Chatsworth has done well to prepare my son for college. His over all experience has been excellent. Thumbs Up for CHS!

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2012
My son is a ninth grader and is doing well. He is involved and challenged academically. I must say as an educator myself, that you cannot compare Chatsworth to Granada or El Camino charter schools. They can pick and choose who they want to accept or in the case of students who live in the area, kick students out for little reason. Birmingham Charter is loosing their charter status for just those reasons. Chatsworth is doing fine!

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2012
Chatsworth High School isn't as bad as it seems. It is just like any other public school when it comes to its problems. The school tries caring about all of its students and it has given students so many ways of getting involved and getting ahead in their academics. The honors and AP classes are extremely challenging and the teachers who teach them are great. They really do prepare you for all the exams at the end of the year. If you walk into a classroom, you could immediately tell that all the teachers try giving their all in their teachings and it is up to the student if they want to learn or not. And their sports team and their band are also amazing as well. This school tries giving as much as possible, even with all the budget cuts that it has undergone.

- submitted by a student
March 19, 2012
Chatworth is in a complete downward spiral and needs a fundamental change in its approach to educating children. This change needs to start at the top. Conversion to a Charter School with a complete replacement of the administartion would be a good start. The administation appears to be severely lacking in competence or organization. A once proud school seems to have fallen into the lowest depths of LAUSD quality. The administration does not return phone calls and seems to be vindictive against the students of parents who dare to complain. Many of the classes seem to be out of control. Generally we associate such problem with the students, parents or even the teachers - but I think not. Its amazing that Granada can essentially draw from the same student/parent pool yet be so far out of Chatsworth's league. There are undoubtedly some poor unmotivated students and teachers but I think the problem starts right at the top and infiltrates the complete psyche of Chatworth, with predicable results. I would highly recommend that Chatworth be avoided until there is a profound change at the school. As for us - one year was one year too much.

- submitted by a parent
September 02, 2011
The school is not necessarily bad its the parents that need to be more involved with the school, the teachers and activities. Parents need to be poactive-on top of their kids school work and support the teachers and sports and music programs. If the child is not doing their school work, learning their music for band , practicing as needed and respecting their teachers and coaches it is the fault of the parents!

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2011
Nice to see CHATSWORTH H.S. 2011 Scores have increased ! I want to see this school get a 7 out of 10 rating again. My son is now a senior and in his 3 + years at CHS he has NOT once complained about any teacher. In fact he has had good things to say about ALL his teachers. So like all schools students need to apply themselves and take advantage of all the help a school offers. After school tutoring etc. Plus Chatsworth rocks it when it comes to sports. Rated top Baseball !!

- submitted by a parent
March 20, 2011
I also have finished my first semester of 9th grade ,and all i have found this school to focus on is sports. The whole school smells like pot (especially the bathrooms). The teaching quality is not very good ,and the classrooms are dirty. As far as the homework (honors) the teachers focus on the quantity of the work they are giving and are not giving challenging work. The only class that is challenging is honors geometry and the only reason it is, is because she does not teach she only gives us a warm up to reflect on. If you want rigorous classes i suggest granada hills charter high school. As for me i am trying to transfer.

- submitted by a student
December 29, 2010
I have just finished my first semester of 9th grade at Chatsworth High School. I think that it the school really tries to make it a good place, but there are students that just can not be helped. Sometimes when you go into the restroom, you can smell the pot; but I am sure that occurs at almost every public high school. I am in all honors classes so most of my peers actually want to be there and learn. There are also many extra curricular activities (and we have an amazing band & baseball team). Chatsworth High gives you many opportunities to make friends and things. Then once you are in tenth grade you have to choose an academy to join. I do not really like this idea because not everybody knows which to choose (although I am sure that it is great for the people that know exactly what the want to do with their lifes). But all in all high school is what you make of it and Chatsworth can be a good school if you are willing to try to be a good student.

- submitted by a student
December 01, 2010
Principal Mr. Guy does nothing for this school - apparently he just sits back and doesn't get involved with the day to day events and lacks solid leadership. I hear that school lacks positive morale and teachers are burnt out and feel unsuppported. My son says that the teachers are unhappy and I clearly see the lack of academic rigor in his curriculum. I am considering sending my son to High Tech High (charter) which I'm hearing great things about. Most good teachers seem to have left in the last few years. Don't send your child here if you want a quality education.

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2009
I have had two children, one grandchild and two nieces graduate from Chatsworth High. It is a great school that has withstood the test of time. There are so many opportunities for kids to oursue their dreams and so many adults on campus ti help them.

- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2009
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- submitted by a student
May 03, 2009
This is a great school. My 14 year old boy is thriving. Chatsworth has one of the best baseball programs in the U.S. He is learning not only the required academics but also life skills like self-discipline, teamwork, respect of authority, tenacity, and and how to succeed under pressure. These skills he will take with him for life. Thank you Coach Tom and all the other great teachers at Chatsworth!

- submitted by a parent
February 14, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2009
I love this school, and my child is doing great. He has high grades and the teacher's love him, and spend much time on his grades and helping him improve.

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2008
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- submitted by a student
May 22, 2008
I m disappointed at the negative comments concerning Chatsworth High School from parents who have struggling teens/students. Im currently a junior and have had a great time at Chatsworth due to the many opportunities that it provides. With this said, the parents who blame Chatsworth for their child s mishaps seem to lack solid evidence. By directly blaming the school, these parents not only embarrass themselves but the teachers, staff, and other parents who work for the benefits of each student. To these parents I have this message, It is not the fault of the school (and those who ve worked really hard to keep it running) but the fault of the parent or child who has no concern for the well-being of a free education and lack a sense of self-discipline.

- submitted by a student
no rating April 01, 2008
My tenth grader is struggling. This our home school not happy at all, hard to get her into another close high school. Please visit this school before you decide to invest 4 years of your childs life.

- submitted by a parent
March 08, 2008
Great School. Caring Teachers. Nice, new principal. Diverse student body. Tons of opportunities for academic enrichment as well as extra curricular activies. Great sports, great cheer, great music, great drama, great news.

- submitted by a parent
December 05, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2007
My son is a junior and this is his first year at chatsworth high. Im concerned because he is struggling in two of his major classes and Im finding that there isnt enough tutoring and help from the staff. Its still early in the year so I will return to update my rating once my son finishes the first semester.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2007
My son graduated by the skin of his teeth. Before going to Chatsworth, he was a 4.0 student. In my opinion, the teachers did not demand the most of their students. I could not help my son with his classes and I found out too late that he wasn't turning his assignments. When I did hear from one of his teachers, it was too late in the sememster/year to get him help. I would have to wait until I received his report card to find out if he was attending class or was late to class. No one from the school would call. I was not happy with his Chatsworth High School experience.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2007
Great school, it's been a pleasure having my children have the opportunity to go here.

- submitted by a parent
July 22, 2007
Chatsworth has become much more academic since Dr. Davis came to Chatsworth, he's only been here a couple of years and I can already see and tell a positive difference there... They have some great programs there now, an excellent A.P. program, and of course, an amazing baseball team and pretty much all sports. They also have a terrific Science department and some very good people that work there. This is a real good school.

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2007
A lot of the teachers are burned out. There are some teachers there who still care about the education of their students (Humanitas dept. is wonderful).

- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2007
The kids don't care the teachers care even less. Kids are in class with cell phones on and Ipods on. The principle Jeff Davis only cares about the sports. My words to those starting high school do not choose chatsworth high. When you go for the orination it sounds so good but its not. It was a huge mistake cost my son a year.

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2007
My daughter has been going to Chatsworth for 2 years. Academics are ok. extracurricular activities are good. Parent involvement seems pretty good. Counselors can be more helpful. It seems it is difficult to get her tutoring or other assistance. (my experience)

- submitted by a parent
March 14, 2006
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- submitted by a student
February 16, 2006
My son has 6 classes and in the past and even now when I have tried contacting his teachers, only 1-2 return my calls and emails. It's really discouraging when a parent is trying to help their child succeed,but only 1 or 2 teachers respond. I also don't like the fact that the only time I hear about my son's truancy and tardiness is when I receive the report card. My son is doing terrible at Chatsworth and it seems that I have to chase to try and help with his academic progress. It doesn't appear that the teachers step up when a child is in trouble-they just continue to fail. It's hard working and running back/forth to the school and chasing teachers to help you with your child.

- submitted by a parent
November 23, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2005
High level of school spirit. Somewhat variety of extracurricular activities. Well-rounded staff and school counselors.

- submitted by a former student
no rating September 08, 2005
Great school to get prepared for college bound students and great athletics as well.

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2005
It was pretty good, I guess for a los angeles high school. I just can't believe how things have changed.

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2005
When we moved to Chatsworth about 16 years ago, we thought that the school system here was better because it was a more rural area. Both of my children have attended Chatsworth High and I truly beleive that it is overcrowded. I don't think that this school rates very well with only a handfull of good teachers, again overcrowding-bussing must be put to an end. Chatsworth has a growing population and perhaps the end of bussing would help with the quality of education here, but I am not so sure about that either. The sports program is ok.

- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2005
I was an exchange student in Chatsworth in the graduating class of 2004 and even if at first I didn't find the school very nice, I finally got to meet a lot of friends and the staff was so friendly with me. I don't know if it's because I couldn't really speak english at the time but in the beginning people weren't talking to me. I got to learn how to play the saxophone and it was really nice because in Belgium it's impossible to have all those elective classes. I must say I was very interested in the US school system and I think it is a very good idea. In belgium, we don't have that much money for a High School and there are less students, but also less nationalities. It's great to get to meet a lot of different people. At my time, there was about 3,500 students!

- submitted by a former student
June 21, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
April 16, 2005
Overcrowded, underfunded and poor leadership from the adminstration. Good baseball team, though.

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2005
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April 14, 2005
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- submitted by a teacher
December 24, 2004
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January 29, 2004
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August 22, 2003
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- submitted by a former student
August 10, 2003
My son graduated Chatsworth last year (class of 2002), and I have to honestly say that I was more than just satisfied with the school helping my son create the path for his future. We came to the U.S in the 1980s to escape war in our country, and also to find the education for my children that I thought would make a better life for them, and Chatsworth did just that. Its teachers kept me up to date on class and school events concerning my son, and showed me how I can be more involved in improving my sons education. I would recommend this school to parents ready to send their kids to high school.

- submitted by a parent
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Chatsworth Charter High School
10027 Lurline Avenue, Chatsworth, CA  91311
(818) 678-3400
Last modified Chatsworth Charter High School is a Charter school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Chatsworth Charter High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 48 reviews. Top