From a former's student point of view, Chaboya was a great school, but I certainly don't miss attending there. The staff, even the principals, overall was pleasant, just not very friendly. The dress code was too strict because I don't see the problem with wearing leggings or yoga pants? I got sent to the office just because I wore leggings and a cropped shirt WITH tank top covering belly. However, my biggest complaint is that every teacher gives a lot of homework. They shouldn't be too strict into stuffing too much homework in their students' faces. I just wish the superintendent could do something about this because sometimes I feel the teachers are a bit harsh on their students. Also, Chaboya should have more rallies and spirit days that everyone should enjoy. I am giving 3 stars because I miss all of my friends I have made there, and all the cool, fun dances I went to!
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).
I'm not in Chaboya, but it is a great school! I'm a 10 year old student in Elementary School and my brother goes to Chaboya. On his first day, which was a year ago, he quickly made new friends! He said the people and teachers were nice. I was so happy for him! Although, he gets TOO MUCH homework. He couldn't finish all of his homework on time! He stays up late and does his homework. When I asked him, he said he didn't want to mess up his grades. He starts his homework EARLY at 4:00 and dinner starts at 7:00. By then, he still hasn't finished his work. He looked really stressed. But Chaboya is still a great school! At my school, which is John J. Montgomery, more of the 6th graders are going to Chaboya then the 6th graders that are going to Leyva! (Yes, that means that I'm gonna go to Chaboya!)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. (: