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3276 Cortona Drive
San Jose, CA 95135

(408) 270-6900
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October 25, 2014
1/- This new Common Core Math assigns an 8th grader to repeat the same pre-algebra with a little bit of the new "common core" material. They do have a higher Geometry course but the students have to pass an Algebra I test with high score. they need to have is an Algebra I 2/- If you put your name in the wrong place of your homework which account for 25% of your final grade[*] ) you will get 60% point or a D note:[*] usually Final Grade = 25%homework+25%participation+25%test+25%project 3/- The reason I gave the school a 3 stars is because of the high score of excellence students(5) and the admin(0).... (0+5)/2 = 2.5 rounded to 3. 4/- "it is like no child left behind and no child left ahead". Everyone has to do the same basic stuff until the last person gets it. And in a group , it is the duty of the other group members to teach everyone until all get the concept, other wise they will loose points. If that the group got an F which account for 25%, my kid still got a C overall score (100% in everywhere which is very tough in this school-therefore D is more likely).

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2014
Beautiful school set up and a Great school!! home work and projects makes kids understand their subject better. My son is having a very good time here.

- submitted by a parent
January 25, 2014
Staff here is incredibly rude! I got in trouble today for wearing short top over long tank top and they yelled at me to go and change into my PE clothes. They should have politely asked me to go and change! Overall, I can't wait to be an 8th grader next year.

- submitted by a community member
March 14, 2013
My daughter transfered to LeyVa from Chaboya because both of us did not like it there. It is a good school and all, but the teachers give too much work and my daughter always missed soccer practice due to too much homework. She almost got kicked off her team. So she is at LeyVa now and she loves it there. So happy we transfered.

- submitted by a community member
March 06, 2013
Teachers don't teach well. Parents in the area are way too competitive. The staff is too rude. The 8th/7th grad basketball coach who also teaches (he basically talks on the phone the whole time and is very lazy) P.E. is incredibly rude, much like the staff. The school is very unsanitary. Students are try undisciplined. But other than that, the school is great. I used to go to this school and I would recommend going to Quimby if you want a more enjoyable life while still having good academics and better athletics.

- submitted by a community member
December 04, 2012
Really good school, i would give it a five except the office staff are incredibly rude, one time I went to go pick up my lunch and the said wow it's been here so long and stinkin up our office

- submitted by a community member
October 27, 2012
Overall Chaboya is great but short of diversification. Chaboya parents cares more about academic and teachers are so so. Maybe Quimby is better choice, whose academic is also great, and Quimby is much better at sports and maybe Math.

- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2012
Chaboya students are heavy burden with too many homeworks, and parents need too many time to help kids at homework. School should be encouraged to pay more attention at sports that junior students most needed in their lives.

- submitted by a parent
June 27, 2012
Chaboya Middle School is the best school there is! They do so many fun activity to get the kids active & working as a team like for instant Olympic day (where every home room is a country & they work together to win metals and earn a plaque for the class) or just the every week spirit activity. Even though we have our fun and game there's also education. The teacher are very nice & they are always there when you need a little extra help. They make learning fun for them and everyone else. The staff there is always helpful and fun to be around. (:

- submitted by a community member
April 06, 2012
I LOVE CHABOYA!!!! I am currently an 8th grader. When I came in 7th grade, I was a nervous little 6th grader but Chaboya has made we more confident. I took all of the honors classes this year and last year... 7th Grade: Honors/GATE Science and Algebra 1 8th Grade: Honors/GATE Science, Geometry, Honors English The honors classes are much more challenging. ALL of the teachers at Chaboya are wonderful...They motivate you and inspire you to do your best. HOWEVER, the office staff is a little rude. I have made plenty of friends (the kids are friendly) and I know these friendships will last for life. Half of the school is in the Honors Society so we are REALLY smart people. I am graduating this June and I don't want to leave!!! If you attend CMS, you will have the best middle school experience GUARANTEED... However, the school is full of cliques and a competition to be "cool" and "fashionable." Sometimes it can be overwhelming to try to fit in.... BUT nevertheless, you will never regret attending Chaboya!

- submitted by a community member
August 18, 2011
This School Is The Best School There Is Because Of The Great Teachers And The Great Staff

- submitted by a community member
July 05, 2011
I just graduated from Chaboya, and while the school was DECENT, it was far from excellent or being significantly above average. First off, the school is very EASY. API scores are high, but the credit should be given to the higher achieving students. Don't get me wrong, some of the teachers I had were wonderful, but it was balanced by others who taught little and even lacked knowledge in the subject. More honors classes are needed, along with improving current ones as they are too easy, sometimes easier than regular classes. (I took all of them but geometry.) Homework is almost always minimal, even in honors (good for me, bad if you're a parent who cares or you like homework.) Elective choice is weak and classes lacks difficulty. Foreign language is NOT offered and should be(i.e. intro first year and the first high school course second year.) Sports program, run by teachers, is GREAT. Office is VERY rude, impatient, and unkind. Response to punishment can be understood if rude, but as reactions to simple questions, more should be expected. School is safe, and I was able to make excellent friends there, but many people try to hard to fit in and be "cool" and it gets annoying.

- submitted by a community member
February 08, 2011
Great school admin, has website with daily homework scheduling for students (& hence info for parents) is 1st rate. My son was getting B's in elementary school & now getting A's primarily due to this tool(minimize miscommunication on homework, projects and assignments) . Also help students/parents/teachers contacting with one another instantly

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March 23, 2010
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February 22, 2010
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February 22, 2010
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no rating August 28, 2009
Chaboya is an excellent school to be in! they have the best electives and afterschool programs! I am currently an 8th grader, and will miss this school when I graduate. The food are delicious and staff members are so helpful! Everyone is so nice.

- submitted by a student
no rating August 03, 2009
Chaboya is an absolutely awesome middle school. I just graduated from Chaboya and I'm really going to miss it. During my two years there, I believe I have grown strong to be more independent than I ever was before. Friends and staff are what keep the school in such great condition. Love you Chaboya!

- submitted by a student
April 30, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2009
Its a wonderful school. My sister graduated from CMS about 2 years ago and I am going to graduate this year. The band teacher, Mrs. Colbert, is EXCELLENT! We win everytime because of her wonderful choreography. It's a great school. GO COLTS!

- submitted by a student
March 19, 2009
My daughter transitioned beautifully from Silver Oak Elementary school to Chaboya. The school has done a great job of placing students into advanced math. The teachers and administrators have addressed all concerns I have had. Overall, very happy with this school.

- submitted by a parent
February 09, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
January 24, 2009
At Chaboya, I am an 8th grader. Classes I take are Honors Language Arts, Leadership, Advanced Algebra, and GATE science. Teachers are very interactive and know each student well. Chaboya offers ample electives including band, choir, leadership, life skills, more and also provides advanced classes in math and language arts, and offers GATE science. Leadership is a program I am very fortunate to have participated in this year. Students who participate in this are able to work at their school in the student store, where drinks and food can be purchased by their peers and themselves, and along with other activities, they have the privilege to decorate and plan dances. People are friendly, and teachers prepare you for high school. Many people at Chaboya apply to private high school and former students have gone to schools such as Mitty, Notre Dame, Bellarmine, Presentation, St. Francis, and Valley Christian. Go Colts!

- submitted by a student
January 22, 2009
Chaboya Midle school is an awesome school with plenty of ways for the parents to get involved with the school. I am currently an eighth grader at Chaboya. All the wonderful teachers use special teaching techniques so we are prepared for high school and the rest of our lives with unique qualities. Our campus is kept clean, we have a wide variety of electives and extra curriculur activities, and everybody is nice to each other. I couldn't have asked for a better middle school.

- submitted by a student
November 16, 2008
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- submitted by a teacher
November 12, 2008
Chaboya is a excllent school.I am currently a 7th gradr there and the teachers are friendly and we are challenged not overworked.

- submitted by a student
November 11, 2008
i like the school and the extracurricular activities, but i think the kids are way overworked.

- submitted by a student
no rating November 07, 2008
To the parent said about your daughter did not like the students at Chaboya. I also want to tell a little about my two sons transfer last year. Both of them were in the same situation as yours. I know sometime it is kind of sad to be treated that way, but put in a more positive way, like my son, he said he has more time to think about his future....what he want to be...what is he good at to make his future more happy and successful. For this year, my younger son is eight grade and he like it alots more than last year...more friends, more familiar with teach, more familiar around the campus. Don't give up, give her more support and positive feedback.

- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2008
Attending Chaboya Class of 09' , Chaboya is safe and teaches the kids what they need to learn , Goo Chaboya COLTSSS ! :D

- submitted by a student
September 10, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2008
Chaboya Middle School has long been noted for its outstanding music program and extracurricular activities, however, there is a discipline issue involved. Many of the students need some counseling. My daughter started the 8th grade last year as a new student, and she came home crying. She stated that the teachers were fine, and the curriculum was also fine, but however she did not make any new friends, and everyone seemed to ignore her. She was forced to eat lunch alone.

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2008
Chaboya is surely a safe enviroment and great atmosphere, but the staff do not correctly handle disipline problems at all. This school needs more honor and advanced classes for those students who excel in subjects more so than others. However, Chaboya Middle School does offer a great music program and a wide variety of student electives.

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August 21, 2008
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- submitted by a student
July 08, 2008
this school has a lot of great activities for students to have fun with and the school staff really cares about the students there, and they have a very clean campus.

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June 01, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2008
My son is in the 7th grade here. I am very saisfied with this school though it would be nice if there are more opportunities for parent participation.

- submitted by a parent
February 13, 2008
A wonderful school. I've enjoyed taking part of its years. Great activities, friendly staff and students. You'll be glad to attend here.

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February 02, 2008
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January 03, 2008
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- submitted by a student
December 18, 2007
Great school! I learned so much. The teachers are great and always help out. The enviroment really opened my eyes in a good way.

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December 06, 2007
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December 05, 2007
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- submitted by a student
December 03, 2007
This school is easy and doesnt prepare you for the state testing, nothing as good as leyva.

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November 26, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2007
Great school , horribly rude staff.

- submitted by a parent
July 10, 2007
Chaboya Middle School has a great reputation in the Evergreen District. I highly recommend this school to all parents. All three (3) of my children attended this school and are now in great private middle schools and colleges. The teachers have an excellent and creative way to get parents and students interested in the work. Parent involvement is also high. I am more than happy my children attended Chaboya Middle School, home of the Colts.

- submitted by a parent
October 15, 2006
This is one of the best middle schools I have ever seen. Parents are involved with this school which is excellent. They have an outstanding music program which has won many 1st place awards in competitions. Also, their sports program is planned in a way that an individual can participate in each during the school year. This is school is the best and I am so happy that my child goes to Chaboya Middle School, home of the colts.

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May 25, 2006
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January 23, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
September 02, 2005
My son has joined in 7th grade and so far I am happy with teachers. I wish they will have more honours classes and advance math and geometry.

- submitted by a parent
July 18, 2005
This is a great school, I've had 2 of my kids gone to this school and they've turned out great. The teachers are very hands on and know their area of expertise, I am preparing to my final child of age 11 this year and then 12 next year to come there. Parents I highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
July 17, 2005
This school is great. Academic teachers realy knock sense, humor, and knowledge into these kids heads. The extracurricular activities here are great. The sports are a great way they get there students spirited. The parents have lots of opportunities to get involved and most do.

- submitted by a student
no rating July 12, 2005
Chaboya Middle School is a really nice public school. It has so many wonderful teachers and offers students great elective classes as well as sports teams.

- submitted by a former student
June 22, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2005
Very good academic programs. Parents are kept informed with weekly newsletter and homework hotline. Some teachers uses e-mail to inform parents of significant projects that may need parent's attention. School activites are organized and safe.

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2005
- a great school, good English program - regular extracurricular activities - parent involvement is high for a middle school

- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2005
The school needs a new approach in dealing with discipline and underperforming teachers. Parents need to be proactive to make sure their children get the education they are entitled to.

- submitted by a parent
December 21, 2004
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- submitted by a student
August 28, 2004
My child attended Chaboya last year (7th grade) and it was a very positive experience. He has made significant progress in reading, from grade level 4.6 to 9 in 1 year. He seems to enjoy this school and looks forward to going each day.

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August 12, 2004
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- submitted by a former student
May 09, 2004
Chaboya is by far the best school. With nine buildings (aka pods), this school looks much like a college campus. Its teachers are very knowledgable and staff is very friendly.the principals and asst. principals do much to make sure Chaboya is a safe, educated, and a mature-like environment.

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March 18, 2004
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March 06, 2004
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Chaboya Middle School
3276 Cortona Drive, San Jose, CA  95135
(408) 270-6900
Last modified Chaboya Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 7-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Chaboya Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 63 reviews. Top