My son started Chet's Creek Elem in 2010 in Kindergarten. He had the most loving, kind & patient teacher. There was only 18 kids in his class & he thrived!! She looped up with them, to 1st grade, & he also thrived! Then came 2nd grade. :( He was put in a class with 36 kids and 2 teachers who didn't seem to care for each other. And the "class room" was not even a class room. It was a resource room that was turned into a so called "class room". It has NO windows, no closets & there is so much stuff that covers every single space on the wall, it's mind-boggling!! Their desks are crammed together & as parents you can barely move around the room! I know the teachers hate the room, too, as they have expressed their distaste for being stuck in that room. I hope and pray that he gets a better teacher, next year or we will have to remove him. The teachers this year have no patience with a lot of their kids, unless they are "perfect". And it's sad that the teachers, from the previous year, give the future teacher a card on kids; so basically the new teacher already has her mind made up about the incoming kid, before he or she even enters her room. Let them form their own opinion!!
Chets Creek is an amazing elementary school. We purposely bought our home in Johns Creek almost 7 years ago to ensure our son would attend Chets Creek. He has learned so much from the teachers there. I have read some of the comments and am sad to see ones about teachers expecting parents to help teach while they earn a paycheck. The only way your child will be successful in life is parent involvement. That means helping with the teaching, reinforcing the principals and rules and being involved in your child's classroom and with school events. It has been a wonderful 6 years at Chets Creek. I am sad to say this is our son's last year, as he is in 5th grade. I highly speak of this school and would recommend it to anyone who has the opportunity to send their child there. I was never as excited about going to school as my son is. The enthusiasm of the teachers begins with the enthusiasm of the Principal, Mrs. Phillips.
I love my daughter's teacher, Mrs. Alvarado, grade 1. She knows how to challenge them and bring out the best in them. Mrs. Alvarado holds them accountable for their actions and work. She was also our kindergarten teacher and we were blessed that she could loop up with them. Love Mrs. Alvarado!!!!!!
Theres alot of lazy teachers there. They expect you to teach your children and they get the pay check.
We entered Chets Creek Elem id year last year. The staff was friendly welcoming and her teachers were awesome. I do have to say they were slow to respond to my childs learning disabilities and even though they are familiar with her they have yet to test this year. I believe they would rather NOT have special needs or learning disabled students attend this school. Their curriculum is very aggressive and their class time is less than 6 hours a day ad that to all the early dismissal days and weather days Id say they need longer classroom hours and less days off or early dismissal days.
My daughter entered Kindergarten this year. It has been two weeks and I have been greatly impressed with the professionalism of all teachers and tthe involvement of the principal. They encourage parents to become involved in school activities, they raise funds to help others in need, they keep you updated of your child's progress and they have the highest standards of safety that I have seen in a public school. You are not allowed to enter the school and be part of their activities unless you have a background check and you have been cleared. The kids are polite and helpful which says a lot about the education they are receiving. My daughter was happy to attend Chets Creek from day one. I am too.
I consider this school a great one for children with no special needs. However when rating it from the perspective of a parent with a kid with special needs, it won't meet the "great" rating. Most of the personnel (resources, other services, and other personnel, I had no problems with my child's teachers in the classroom) are not prepared to handle all kids with special needs. They don't have the proper training, and I am not sure if they are interested in getting personnel trained properly to handle these "special needs" kids or if the personnel is not interested on getting the proper training; not even the behavior specialist. They presumed to be an inclusion school, but I can't consider the school as such. Also some PTA volunteers are not there to "help."
I love this school, my son is so happy in it. The entire staff makes you feel welcome. The teachers are easy to reach and they genuine take care of their students. It is such a great environment to grow and learn and the community of parens and students is one of my favorite.
People are quick to judge schools and teachers these days. Let's face it, they are an easy target. Blaming others or a system is easier than taking responsibility for our own actions. My wife and I are no exception. We have one child. The faculty and administration at Chets Creek Elementary have been outstanding. Mrs. Karen Meissner was an excellent kindergarten teacher. She taught our son how to listen and follow directions. When he went to first grade, we hoped for the same success. Mrs. Antonia Chant taught our son to read and love school. He was an overzealous six year old with lots to say. She was loving and patient with him. She even helped him cope with the loss of his grandmother. We've had many more great teachers at Chets Creek, but these two teachers will forever be part of what makes our son amazing. Thanks to all of the teachers at Chets Creek for your dedication and courage.
Chets Creek is an outstanding school. My son entered 3rd grade testing 8th grade in math and 6th grade in reading/writing. My concern is that he would not be challenged. He was tested halfway through the 4th grade and tested 10 grade in math and 7th grade in reading/writing. The school recognizd he was bright and helped develope him along with the entire class. Eli felt loved by the teachers and they challenged him. I feel very blessed to have him at Chets Creek.
Our decision to purchase a house in the area even when my wife and I work more than 15miles away was because of Chets Creek. And so far it was one of the best decisions we've made. My daughter will be entering 1st grade and had an amazing experience in Kindergarten. This undeniable joy for learning fostered in CCE likewise made her younger sister excited to go to this school as well. We couldn't be happier
I reluctantly moved my child from a private school to Chets Creek only to find out that their educational system is far better than the private school were he went before. The principal and teachers work very hard to run an awesome school. I have nothing negative to say about it so far, and best of all, it is free!
This school would be alot better off if the school board would allow teachers to teach. Between holidays ( those of your local banker) and early dismissals, the forty - six days could achieve the outcomes to be successful. ( F.C.A.T.) My only concern is the students and it is difficult to me meet any expectation of success when school is always out or shorten.
I can't say enough good things about this school. The administration and teachers are committed to engaging children, which in my opinion, is the key to sucessful learning!
Great school if all you want to do is socialize with other parents! My child is in a huge class with 36 kids. In my opinion way too big to provide quality instruction. I was right! Not only did my child progress slowly in reading and writing, but the teachers waited until 1 month before school ends to let us know that extensive tutoring over the summer would be needed to advance to 1st grade. Homework has ended 3 weeks before the end of school. The parents and teachers at this school are snobs to say it nicely. All working parents are left out of the loop so bad it is unprofessional. I am pulling my child out, private school next year!
I am so happy with Chet's Creek, we moved here from Atlanta, GA and can't say enough good things about the school. Thank you so much to the teachers and administrative staff for all their hard work and dedication. My daughter loves school now and is achieving, loves to learn and do her homework. :O) She's in Kindergarten now.
Awesome teachers and parent's involvement. Who needs private schools when you have a school like this!!!
We LOVE Chet's Creek. It is an outstanding school!We moved from NY last year and my daughter started at Chet's Creek in March, right from the begining the teacher Miss Sasso (who is wonderful) made her feel at home. it made the move so much easier. My daughter now is in the 1st grade and she loves going to school.... We just can not say enough about Chet's Creek!
Teaching staff is completely OUTSTANDING! The gifted program at Chet's Creek has challenged my 2 sons and prepared them for middle school.
Chets Creek Elementary is an excellent school dedicated to meeting the needs of all its students. It is a magical place full or loving, caring people who have dedicated their lives to children. No better anywhere!
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