Excellent school. My husband and I are 100% satisfied with the academic quality and social experience at Chaparral. I give equal credit to the school itself, that is, the teachers and administration, and to the my fellow families, who seem universally dedicated to ensuring that Chaparral is the best that it can be.
We've had an amazing experience at Chaparral. We moved to the area when our daughter was in second grade. The principal was greeting us by our first names within the few days (as she does with all the families of her students). She sets a high standard for student behavior with a purposeful focus on character, citizenship, and academics. The teachers are outstanding and passionate about their students and their profession. While there is an appropriate and very intentional focus on the basics (reading, writing, arithmetic), the teachers also go the extra mile to provide educational experiences that bring learning to life (ex. gold-rush days, prairie days and many other creative yet pertinent opportunities that help the kids to learn outside of "the box." Some of the teachers also give up their lunches to run flag football and basketball leagues for the kids during recess. We feel like we've gotten a private school experience in a public school setting - we're truly grateful.
this is the AWESOMEST school EVER! the teachers vary from okay to super duper cool and funny, i think i got the best 5th and sixth grade teachers, i learned a lot and had a lot of fun. 4th grade was real fun too. they have VERY fun feild trips. anyone who wants their kid to have a great time while at the same time learning should go here!
Chaparral has amazing teachers who are making the best of a difficult budget crisis. There are no more teacher aids, the librarian is only part time, and class sizes are much larger this year. The parents are now paying for the PE Teacher, Music teacher, and school counselor. Parents are being hit up for money and supplies on a weekly basis in order to continue the fabulous programs that have made Chaparral a great school.