This school is growing like crazy. A few years back, there were a little over 500 students and now there are close to 850. With so many students, and limited space and supervision, the quieter kids were getting lost. Now, they started a great program run called the Fun Zone during the 10 minute recess. It's a classroom opened up for students to come hang out and do arts, games, origami and so much more. We hope to see similar initiatives sprout up in the future! There are many wonderful capable parents who are 100% committed and very involved at the school. It's a place you can come to join the community or start building your own. But you do need to invest your time to be part of the community. We have a new principal this year and she is warm and inviting. My hope is that she will be able to bring a warm and trusting environment to the students, parents and the teachers. Academics are generally good but quality of teachers can vary. There is a large disparity of homework load among teachers even within the same grade. Some teachers don't even check homework themselves or keep a keen eye on student correction so they don't have a clue when students are struggling.
I absolutley love CHerry CHase. Excellent parent involvement. Strong PTA which funds many after school activities, PE, FAME. Teachers are very responsive and awesome
Love, love, love this school. Third grade is an awesome team of teachers. Challenging curriculum, high expectations and wonderful support. Great community school. I have always had great communication from my child's teachers.
I have been very disappointed with the curriculum, class size, communication about child progress/problems and the general behavior and respect that students have for each other. I started my daughter here in with the expectation that becasue the school had a 10/10 on this site as well as being a Blue Ribbon school, I would not have many issues with the education. I was wrong and now I am scrambing to find another school for my daughter for the next school year. Here are a couple of concrete examples of what I view as problems: 1) Almost no feedback - returning of HW or tests on regular basis. 2) Teahcers don't actually correct the HW, onl o only loo, to see if it was done. I have addressed these problems with the teacher, but there aree too many things that need correcting. Overall I am not impressed with the school.
A wonderful school, great family community that is as diverse as the area in which we live. Wonderful and enriching offering of after school programs, in school PTA programs as well as fun family centered activities. International Night, the Fall Festival - Halloween event, and a great Walk-a-thon are just a few. Dedicated parents and some totally absent parents (same as anywhere).
I absolutely love Cherry Chase!!! The teachers, students, and parent volunteers are very kind and easy to talk to. All my teachers always help their students and respect them. The school's principal is a great leader and organizes school activities nicely.
Cherry Chase Elementary is a wonderfully diverse school that focuses not just on scholastic achievement but also on building character and giving students a breadth of unique experiences that range from building gardens and playing chess to learning about art and music. Their swelling population and rising API scores (over 940!) are a testament to their dedication and strong community support.
Very frustrated about this school. It is suitable for kids prepared academically. Don't expect much help if your kid need additional instructional time or personal attention.
Excellent school! My son is about to complete his 5th grade and my daughter started KG this year. All teachers are well qualified and has a great AR and after school programs. PTA is very active is oranizing after school events.
hi!!! is an awesome school!! I'm an alumni from this great school and i've been there since kindergarten. we may not have the best rating, but this school has caring teachers, and best of all, an excellent principal.
Excellent School! safe, good teachers, community involved, no bulling, and academically speaking is outstanding! My daughter and us love it!
Our child has been here for a year and loves the school. It is a nurturing environment with a diverse student body and a high level of parent involvement. The teachers work hard to foster a love of learning in the students. Music and art programs are not very strong at this point and we hope the PTA is able to fund such extracurricular programs.
The teachers we have had were caring and focused on teaching. The teachers seem to have a clear understanding of the material they need to cover and what the students needed to learn during their school year. The staff/teachers at the school appear to have good communication with each other and the teachers seem to support and cross train each other to pass along good teaching concepts. Parent involvement is high, school events that the PTA organizes are fun and well attended. We are very happy with the school so far.
Cherry Chase is a wonderful school. Its been exceptional for our child over the last few years. It has a great AR program and a lot of parent teacher interactions.
Cherry Chase is a special school. Nobody is going through the motions here. All of the teachers I have met are wonderful and the parents are very involved. There are music classes, science camp and other activities. It is truly a community school.
High quality academic programs - very diverse and rigorous in the sciences - a blue ribbon school. Limited extracurricular activies - overzealous parents - good music program.
It is a very good school, the teachers are excellent and they have a preschool too, but that has programs only for half a day
Relatively new to area. My son likes his 3rd grade teacher very much. The teachers are very involved with each child.
This is a school with high parent involvement and a strong PTA. The principal has been here several years and the student body has grown dramatically since her arrival. The teachers are easy to communicate with and our children really enjoy school. Kindergarten has evolved into a year with much to learn, so be prepared for that!
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