I am disappointed in the previous reviews for Chatom as my children have begun to excel since we moved here. My older child is now excelling in math, which was a struggle for her before, and my younger child is excelling as well. I appreciate that the Chatom teachers see that my child is bright and no longer needs a Special Ed class, but to be around kids his own age and learn what they are learning as it is repetitive in his class and good for learning. The principal is amazing as well! I love that this school nips bullies in the bud. The schools we came from had their share of bullies and countless calls were made in an attempt that my child would no longer come home crying. My child no longer wanted to go to school where we used to live. Now, they nip those bullies and no further reports on their bad behavior have been made. I think much improvement has been made at Chatom and I am pleased. They have great after school programs for tutoring or just an extra curricular activity. I support our Chatom Elementary school
I am a firm believer in building self-esteem in children, & nipping any & all problems in the bud. This school does not do that, nor do they return phone calls when you want to find out how your child is doing, & they do not mail letters when they do not get notes to be signed returned to them. This would be a waste of their valuable time. They do not appreciate when a parent shows up unannounced & can get a bit rude, as if we do not have a right to find out how our child is doing, until they're having academic problems.
Rural school with a cute and cozy looking campus. Unfortunately I am not too happy with the quality of education my child has been receiving. We recently moved into the Chatom School District. Before moving here I had a child that loved school and wanted to go to school 7 days a week. Unfortunately, since my child has started attending Chatom School they now hate school. Chatom school lacks on testing scores and I think they are trying to raise their scores by sending an unbelievable amount of homework home each day. My child has homework 5 days a week plus weekends even holidays too. The staff at times seems to be more concerned with their own social/personal issues instead of those of their students. The superintendent denies requests to leave the district because she is more concerned about ADA money then the well being of a child.
My son just moved to a Bay Area school from Chatom and we have decided to move back to Turlock just so that he can go back to Chatom. The environment at Chatom is safe, peaceful and orderly. The school may not rank high in the State of California, but it is a down to earth environment filled with working class ethics.
My three children attend Chatom and have been doing very well both academically and socially. I really appreciate the program called Religious Release in which my son is taught about values and most importantly Gods Word, he has loved this experience. The children recieve homework most everyday and are encouraged as young readers. The teachers have been great with my children. Also Chatom is located in the middle of farmland and has a nice campus environment.
Chatom has an overall good repor. Like most schools you have your off teachers. One thing about Chatom is there office staff is not the friendliest. Just know to stand your ground when it comes to what you believe is best for your child.
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