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Imagine Schools Chancellor Campus

Charter | K-7 | 1003 students

Providing a safe and secure environment with high academic expectations

 
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4 stars

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted April 1, 2014

Hands down best elementary and middle school in Palm Beach County. My daughter has been attending since 2nd grade and she is about to leave to go to high school. I wish it went up to 12th grade. She has had a wonderful time at Chancellor and we will miss everyone there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2013

My son started attending Imagine Schools, Chancellor Campus when he was in 3rd Grade. The school was brand new that first semester and an upgrade of Lantana Chancellor Charter School. WE love the school and the staff from the Principal on down the ranks. The way the staff works together to give students an individualized program for education is wonderful. They keep it interesting and all those teachers and staff make it their jobs to KNOW the students. When we come through that pick up line at the end of the day... the teachers who call out the students name really know them and remember them even though they might have had them years earlier in their classes The only time parents need a name sign in their windows is at the very beginning of the year if there is a new person calling names. The pick up line moves smoothly at the days end, unlike the dreadfully slow and disorganized line of my son's old school. I love that my son doesn't have to attend a traditional middle school. Imagine Chancellor goes through the 8th grade. We will be looking for a High School Charter school when the time comes. WE are very happy we made the choice to move our son to Imagine.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2013

This school has a terrible bullying problem that is not being addressed. And a lot of the staff are extremely rude, and they don't care what they say and how they say it. So many of the kids here are ill-mannered, rude, bullies, and just plain mean. This was the WORST school that my child has ever attended, and I would NEVER give another parent false hope by recommending this school for their child. I don't want another parent and another child to go through what I and my child went through. It's really hard to believe the other reviews about this school, because all of the kids that I know who go to this school absolutely hate it! I was told that this was a great school, but unfortunately to by surprise, it was the complete opposite.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2013

Great school for K- 8th grade. My son went to Imagine Chancellor charter School for 9 years and we loved this school. All the teachers were great and caring for the students. I can highly recommend this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2013

My son loves going to school here. He is learning character skills that will take him through life. He enjoys reading, math, and spelling. We are both looking forward to the sports field opening.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2013

This is our first year at Imagine Chancellor and I am so impressed. Staff is super friendly and my son loves going to school. I have to admit I was a little skeptical of charter schools in general but this one is excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2013

This is my first time at Chancellor for my 8th grade year and I love it so much. Mr. Thurston HAS to be my favorite teach, I really love it here. The academics are great, the teachers are awesome, and hey...there's no PDA is the hallway!


Posted August 23, 2013

My child is thriving at this school. The staff is fantastic and communicates great with parents. Can't wait until the sports field is complete.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2013

Very happy with this school. To sum it up. You know the school is great when your kids love going. Teachers are very caring and keep an open communication. Staff is like a family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2013

Great elementary education, but the middle school needs lots of work even after 3 years. Teacher communication is almost non-existent in the middle school. Principal needs help to run middle school. Great at lip service.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2012

My son has an allergy & they have really worked with us to try & make it easy! Ms. PAT is soooo sweet!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2011

GREAT school all around! Teachers really care and staff too. I have a child attending 8th grade who LIKES going to school now. He was in a public middle school last year and hated it. Academics are challenging for gifted and individualized care brings out the best in kids!! Thanks Chancellor for such an encouraging environment pre-high school. KUDOS!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2011

This was my sons first year at school and becuse of the training and caring of his first grade teacher, she let us know that my son needed some extra help in his reading. he was below average. with tutoring and an excellent first grade teacher he is going to second grade and we have no worries that he will have any problems with reading.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2010

my daughter came to this school mid-year, but just in the short amount of time she has been here the school has made such a difference in the quality of education she is receiving. She is thriving. Her kindergarten teacher, miss pat, is amazing with the children. She truly loves each one of them. This school focuses on creativity as well as individuality. The children visit a nursing home regularly and always have fun family nights. If I need to speak with the teacher, I am always welcome to come in or all..no impersonal Emails. I can't recommend this school enough. And principal Mardyks is so friendly and caring and involved with the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

My daughter attended the school when we lived in Lake Worth and her love of learning stemmed from their marvelous teachers, creative ways to help the children explore their subjects and the know how to instill pride in their school and in their self esteem. We would attend again if we lived in the area. We're so happy that there will now be a new middle school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

100 percent happy all the way around.I spent almost 60,000. in private school and we both had stress!!!!!! At Chancellor we had fun and I new she was safe.The teachers listened to me,I had a say in almost every thing.My child is straight A's all perfect scores in conduct and 3 grades ahead in reading.No tutering unless the teacher wanted her after school here and there and we threw in popcorn money.When my daughter is at home she is a regular kid with 20 minutes of home work.Our family feels its like when we where kids.Love this school!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2010

This is THE BEST school in our area (Palm Beach County). Nowhere else will you find the staff creativity, student nurturing or academic challenge. This is the an amazing school, with fantastic teachers, motivated and thriving students and the most involved and loving principal EVER! They are building a new school for next year so our children can now stay with Chancellor through the 8th grade....we are thrilled. If you are an interested parent, and I know you are because you are looking the school up here, then do your child, and their academic future, a favor and visit Chancellor~you will not be disappointed :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

I love this school. I started my first year of school this year. and the chorus is giving a chance to try out for BAK the school is awsome and there's alot of hands-on programs. michelle diazalbo Ms Tirzah-Mr.Kramer
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 16, 2009

I love this school! The teachers are awesome they really care for the children. The school is clean and the kids seem very happy. They make sure parents always know whats going on. My son is so happy here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2009

This school is great! i like the teachers a lot,the enviroment is save and clean! my daughter has been in the school for 3 years and it has been great! thay have wonderfull teachers like mrs, friedman,mrs.Walwick and mrs jackie young. Mrs jackie young helped my daughter tremendously with her reading, she wesnt above and beyong for her kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2014.

135 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

135 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
60%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2014.

115 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

115 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
47%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

113 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
87%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

114 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

113 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

114 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
48%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 53% in 2014.

126 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

127 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
72%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

107 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

105 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
51%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 81% in 2012.

131 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "A".

About the tests


Florida uses School Grades to measure the overall performance of a school each year on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Each school is assigned a letter grade (A-F) based on three criteria: the overall performance on the FCAT, the percentage of eligible students who took the test, and whether or not students made progress in reading and math. The School Grades are calculated by adding points earned from each of the performance criteria listed above.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 64% in 2013.

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Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 67% in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1 and Geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The Algebra 1 EOC has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 53%
Hispanic 22%
Black 19%
Two or more races 3%
Asian 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 48%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 72%N/AN/A
Female 52%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 100%73%61%
Master's degree 0%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 0%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 16%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Dance teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
French
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Gardening
  • Math club
  • Robotics club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Textile design
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Technical design and production
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Arts and crafts
  • Drama club
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Clubs
  • Gardening

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

School start time
  • 9:00 am
School end time
  • 4:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • MS. SUSAN ONORI
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
  • lianne.white@imagineschools.com
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
  • Extended/longer school day
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (561) 585-1166

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Direct instruction
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Project-based
  • STEM
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • 4H
  • Costco
  • Walgreens
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Kickball
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Textile design
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Technical design and production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Arts and crafts
  • Book/reading club
  • Boy scouts
  • Chess club
  • Community service
  • Cub scouts
  • Drama club
  • Game club
  • Gardening
  • Girl scouts
  • Math club
  • Robotics club
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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1 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
100
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
800
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