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PK-5
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Brooksville, FL
Students enrolled: 833
 

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4135 California Street
Brooksville, FL 34604

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(352) 797-7067
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October 21, 2014
My child started kindergarten this year here and so far NOT impressed. School rules are aloud to be broken for "special people" that are friends with the principle. They are aloud to jump the drop off/pick up line and she doesn't say a word to them. Just talks and laughs with them, but if you do it it a no-no and she tells you so. Also a teacher just told me she just put whatever grade in that would give them a S. You can't just pick a grade out of the sky and put it in.

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July 08, 2013
One of the best decisions my husband and I made when we got all our children out of public school and got them into Chocachatti. Big diffrence in the school enviroment! My kids have learned soo much not only from thier normal school learning, but learned soo much from thier micro-society which has programs like Junior Court, CES Bank, Entraprenaurs, Batton, Taekwondo, gymnastics(gym dandies), micros promoting kids to keep our enviroment clean, Tap, Drama, Violin, Drumming, Guitar, Sassy Salon (Hair & Nail salon), Arts & Crafts, Dance, Cheerleading, etc...

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2013
Chocachatti Elementary is a great school! My daughter has been attending since Kindergarten, now soon to be in 2nd grade. I have nothing but great things to say about the teachers she's had thus far. I can say that they've been very attentive, great with communicating and quick to respond to any of my concerns, which have been very few. My daughter enjoys going to school and her love for arts and music continues to grow each day! She also enjoys her "micro jobs" which gives her good insight as to what it means to live in society, work and the importance of being a responsible citizen. One thing that can improve is the area where they have conferences and ceremonies (which is part of the cafteria) I realize it may be limited due to the funds, but for the most part, if you don't show up 30+ minutes before an activity, you will not have a seat. Maybe a separated auditorium would be better or expanding the area used now. Also, the school is K-5, if it could be turned into a K-8, that would make my wish come true!!! Overall, it's a great school- if your child is showing interest in arts, music or drama- you should considering visiting this school!

- submitted by a parent
August 05, 2012
My son just finished 5th grade at this school. We transferred him in 3rd grade after spending K through 2nd at a different public school. What a difference! Before Chocachatti, he would come home saying that he didn't like school and was not a great reader. By the middle of the year, Mrs. O'Rourke and the rest of the school had him loving it! By the end of 3rd grade, he was competing with his friends to read 5th grade novels. I was sold. 4th grade was not as good since his teacher left mid year. He doesn't do well with change and having subs until a new teacher was found didn't work for him. This made me nervous but Mrs. McCane took all those nerves away when he started 5th grade. She knows the meaning of preparing kids for middle school. She was absolutely wonderful for my son. Thank you Chocachatti! I hope middle school can keep up with your standards. We will miss you.

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2012
My son attends, and my daughter has applied for next year. They do a wonderful job of keeping parents involved, creating a sense of school community, and making a fun and safe learning environment for the kids. My son absolutely loves it there....so much so that if I have to take him out for a doctor/dentist appointment, he asks me to take him back to school when it's done. The MicroSociety program is wonderful for teaching real world applications, and their huge support of the arts is something severely lacking in so many other schools. Kudos to all the staff and volunteers who make this such a great school.

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2011
This school has provided so many opportunities for my two children. I would have had to search outside of the school to provide what they currently provide during school, or as after school activities. My children are happy and challenged at the same time. The staff are committed to the students and their achievement/progress.

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2011
I love Chocachatti. It is an awesome school. The teachers are so great. Parents know all the kids, teacher, and other parents. My daughter wants to go to school everyday. That says it all!

- submitted by a parent
July 08, 2010
i think its a good school but there are some problems like i have noticed that when the kids sit down on the floor they are terribly squished. another thing i noticed is they have to sit on the dirty floor and the older ones sit on bleachers. there is a few other small problems but besides that chocachatti is a pretty good school

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 20, 2010
great teachers and staff , excellent art and music programs it gives the children such confidence!

- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2010
Every teacher my daughter has exceeded my expectations. The teachers have gone beyond their job desriptions in our times of need. The teachers need supportive parents and I hope the structure continues to be successful as they change the admission process. Sibling rule should never have been taken away. Thank God my son was placed this final year. Otherwise... he would only enter by fate and chance of lottery.. Keep the good ratings.... keep parental involvement! Keep siblings at the same school! Vote out any school board members in oppositino of the automatic sibling rule which will be brought back to them-- guaranteed!

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no rating May 02, 2010
The microsociety creates a focus. Many teachers give extra to support the growth of their students.

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April 29, 2010
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April 29, 2010
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no rating April 29, 2010
Great staff & great opportunities for our children to learn. Wish more schools were like it!

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2010
The students want to come to school each day. They are excited about their microsociety ventures where they can create and explore the real world of business and finance all incorporating english, math, and science. My child never wanted to miss a day.

- submitted by a community member
April 29, 2010
Chocachatti is a fabulous school to work at. I am very proud of our students, parents, and staff. Forget all the rest, Chocachatti is the best!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating April 29, 2010
The teachers and the Micro Society Program that the children participate in.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2010
The students and staff at this school are terrific!

- submitted by a community member
April 27, 2010
When we first attended the orientation 6 years ago, my husband and I could not believe the curriculum available to the students. we had never heard of a microsociety school and loved the concept. Our daughter was lucky enough to be selected to attend this wonderful school. It teaches the students utilizing the arts (drama, music dance and art) as well as giving them an idea of what life is all about. Having our daughter start her academic life in a school like Chocachatti made her a better student. Every teacher she has had has been outstanding. This school deserves 10 stars - not just five!!!!

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2010
My daughter loved this school for Kindergarten and first grade. Loved the arts focus. Very academically challenging and very creative

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February 24, 2010
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February 18, 2010
My daughter went to school here she is in middle school now but i have never seen a better school all the way around, the teachers are great and the students are happy. We have lived all over the united states and have never found a school like this.

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February 06, 2010
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no rating October 29, 2009
Microsociety gives all the children a feeling of importance and responsibility. My children are so proud when they come home and tell me what job they performed on Micro days. This school makes learning fun and my children look forward to going school.

- submitted by a parent
September 14, 2009
Words can not express how happy I am with this school. Learning through a micro society makes it fun-Our daughter loves school! The teachers are amazing!I can not make a negitive remark, really.

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2009
My child is just finishing kindergarten at Chocachatti. It has been a wonderful year. His teacher has been great, and we have communicated very well through the year. The micro society and music, dance, and drama classes have made school fun and interesting. So far we've been really pleased.

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no rating April 18, 2009
When I started my kindergartener at this school, I was disappointed on how delayed their lessons are. I tried to explain to the teacher to give my son more challenging work. What they were teaching him, he already learned in preschool. I expected a more academically rigid curriculum only to find out that they are teaching baby stuff. The microsociety is quite interesting though but I want challenge and proper academic learning for my son.

- submitted by a parent
January 21, 2009
I love everything about chocachatti. The whole micro society it amazing. It teaches responsibilty which I feel is one of the most important things to learn. This school is perfect for my daughters personality being a school of arts. Academically she is excelling as well. She has gone up 3 reading levels in 1 week. I highly recommend this school. She also loves it!

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 06, 2008
Chocachatti Elementary is a hidden treasure in our quiet community. The programs are cutting edge, and the opportunities for student growth in all areas is unmatched. Chocachatti staff deals with the whole child; their academic, social, and extracurricular growth. Take the time to do a MicroSociety tour and you will be astounded by what you see! Students spend three hours a week working to earn a salary at jobs such as postal worker, jewelry crafter, news anchor, painter, mandolin player, etc. Chocachatti remains a success because of the commitment and proactive nature of its new principal, Mrs. Rybka, who works to build upon and perfect the vision of the school's founder. She is incredibly visible, directly engaged with students while planning for their success. Mrs. Rybka serves as an empathetic listener dedicated to meeting the needs of her clientele, and displays courage as a catalyst for the change necessary for growth.

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2008
This school year has been a wonderful experience for our whole family. Our child started kindergarten and has grown so much academically and socially. Her teacher Mrs Kraft is amazing. She teaches tolerance of others, acceptance and instills that the classroom is family. She encouraged parent participation and was always there to answer questions and is open minded to ideas. She genuinely enjoys being with the kids and in turn the students adore her. I cannot believe our Kindergartner is enjoying reading books by herself and understanding them. Also Chocachatti builds self esteem. They encourage the students and let them showcase their newly learned skills. I cannot say how pleased we are. The theme of the classroom was 'We Are All In This Together'. And they proved that they are. They look out for each other and respect each other. Mrs Kraft taught them Spanish this year. It is wonderful!

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2008
Great School! The new principal has made needed changes with pick up. I am on the school advisory council and she has done what was needed to make a great school even better. I have gone in to talk to her when I have a problem and she was very helpful.

- submitted by a parent
April 05, 2008
We love Chocachatti school of arts and the microsociety idea. Our child seems to be learning more because of it! Warmness is evident through contact with the teachers, they genuinely care about each child's progress at an individual rate. We are new, but feeling a lot of what other parents are complaining about and must agree with them. Principals agenda did seem evident from the beginning of the year, but never really direct. Parent communications about possible new procedures are very poor and after the fact; perhaps to avoid resistance. Have always heard wonderful things about the school and am keeping an open mind. Re enrolling my child for next year too!

- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2008
My child loves this school, classmates, teachers and microsociety. We are also not thrilled with new principals performance, but are still very pleased with out child's progress. Communication with teacher is very smooth.

- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2008
5-Star, awesome school with 2-day a week microsociety that teaches children the ethics and understanding of work, pay, taxes, teamwork, etc. Electives include dance, Tae Kwon Do, Golf, Pottery, Drama, Photography, Musical Strings, etc. Field trips reinforce drama/arts and include theatre trips, zoo trips, etc. Uniforms required. Lottery-based selection (input request by January) with results in February. Portfolio submission increases the odds of getting your child in Chocachatti. Lottery numbers are being reduced each year - highly recommend motivated parents to submit a portfolio. My children love this school, the teachers, the events and the microsociety. New Principal this year; not as parent-friendly as previous. Seems to be trying to force several issues despite parental and community objections (pick-up procedures, bussing, teacher requests, etc.). Does not seem concerned about parental approval and persistent on forcing some already decided upon issues. Not as approachable as previous Principal. Teachers are great, kids love them.

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no rating February 06, 2008
I give this school a 10. Absolutely love it. Teachers are fantastic, they actually care about their students education and aren't there only to collect a paycheck.

- submitted by a parent
January 05, 2008
Great teachers and great programs. Inexperienced new principal and it shows. One wonders how well this school would do if it let in average and below average children.

- submitted by a parent
October 16, 2007
My child is new to this school this year. Wow, what a difference! It is more challenging for her...but completely worth it! We love the 'Micro-Society' philosophy.

- submitted by a parent
June 29, 2007
I have been with this wonderful school since it opened . Wow what a wonderful experience my children have had .My last child is going into the 4th grade .I am so glad my children were able to attend this school and have the pleasure of having Mr. Tellone as there principle and Mrs. Wilson as there asst. principle what a wonderful experience it has been. My 3 children loved it...

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2007
Parental involvement is so far past all other schools I have been involved with. Also , their extracurricular activities that are available is the reason why I send my child here! Excellent.

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January 29, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
June 20, 2006
Chocachatti is an amazing school! Three of my four children have attended, and we have had nothing but good experiences and success. The Micro and arts programs are outstanding as is the faculty and administration.

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2006
I moved to this area because of the reputation of this school. My daughter is now in first grade and I have not been disappointed. She loves school. When she started in August she was not reading at all. 6 months later she is reading at third grade level. The teachers are organized, caring, inspiring and communicate well. The Micro-Society here is a wonderful experience for the students. The principal is tops and frankly, I doubt you could find another school this great in the area. We are making a job related move and are finding it difficult to find any school anywhere that rates as well as this one. We will miss everything about this school. It is one in a million!

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June 21, 2005
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- submitted by a teacher
June 10, 2005
Great school with positive staff environment and a wide variety of programs for children.

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May 31, 2005
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May 31, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
March 01, 2005
This is my daughters 6th year here. The teachers have helped her excell in all area. The Micro Society and Fine Arts programs makes school fun for the kids. I would recommened this school to anyone. It is a magnet school, so the kids and teachers alike all enjoy being there and it really shows. The kids have art, music, drama, dance, & science every week. They also have p.e. 3-5 times a weeks depending on the grade. They have micro twice a week. My daughter has learned a lot from her micro jobs though the years. That will help her when she gets older. There is also a lot of parent involvment in this school. They welcome parents to help out in the classrooms or other places in the school. I would say that the mood of the school all starts with the principal and staff.

- submitted by a parent
February 05, 2005
My children have attended this school since kindergarten. They are both advanced learners whose needs have been met thanks to the dedication and skill of their teachers. This school offers outstanding opportunities for every child to excel. Chocachatti is blessed with excellent parent involvement, although some of the gossip that spreads among parents can be detrimental.

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2004
Chocachatti provides a unique combination of Magnet School for the Fine Arts and MicroSociety. The fine arts program provides a well-rounded education, and the Microsocity supplements daily education, making it fun.

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August 10, 2003
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Chocachatti Elementary School
4135 California Street, Brooksville, FL  34604
(352) 797-7067
Last modified Chocachatti Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Chocachatti Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 51 reviews. Top