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9-12
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Tampa, FL
Students enrolled: 1,804

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9401 N Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33612

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April 17, 2014
parent my child goes to chamberlin her first year and i am very hapupywith the school and the teachers i have never seen amy teacher go out if their way to help any student and here at chamberlin that is all they do is go out pf their way my child us bwry happy ahe chose chamberlin and so am i

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2013
Chamberlain is my Alma mater. I graduated in the top 50 with a weighted GPA of 5.5. I attended all four years and missed 5 days, total, so I'm pretty sure I'm qualified to review it. Chamberlain has some phenomenal teachers, teachers that are intelligent and compassionate. Obviously, like at every school, there are rotten eggs. The issue with Chamberlain was never inadequate teachers. It was administration that is completely out of touch with students and would rather focus on suspending students that are late to class than rewarding the students that show up every day and work hard to do well. They are overpaid and are blind to the actual needs of students and teachers. Furthermore, the school is a safety and health hazard in itself. Rats, roaches, and unidentifiable liquid coating the bathroom floors were worrisome at best, although I suspect these phenomena were not unique to my school. While I stand by that anyone who says high school is the best years of one's life never attended Chamberlain, I'd be lying to say that I didn't gain a lot from my school, particularly great teachers and what I hope to be lifelong friends. Good luck to current students, teachers, and staff.

- submitted by a student
June 07, 2012
I'm surprised at all these great reviews. I went there for high school. 90% of my teachers could care less about me or any student. There was leaks everywhere during rain storms, roaches, and the smell of dead rats in many of my classes. The only perk is that it is a very culturally diverse school full of all different styles of people, races, and incomes. Yet, there weren't any social clashes that I witnessed other than the normal high school disagreements. I only witnessed 2 fights in my entire high school career.

- submitted by a student
January 16, 2012
I have been at CHS for 4 years now and had offers to teach and coach at other schools. We have bounced back and forth from C to D to C grades and I've always felt that our school was A status. We have a wonderful, diverse student population that is accepting of others. That is what truely draws me to these students. Hopefully, my time at CHS will be lifelong one.

- submitted by a teacher
January 10, 2012
I have worked at Chamberlain High School for 26 years and would not want to work anywhere else!

- submitted by a teacher
January 10, 2012
Chamberlain has worked very hard to achieve the School Grade of an A this year. After a recetn of history of jumping back and fourth from a C and D it is a great pay off for the Faculty and Students to achieve this goal. Both groupd have worked very hard and are to be credited with this success.

- submitted by a teacher
January 10, 2012
This is my third year at Chamberlain High School (CHS). The faculty has been extremely welcoming and the administration has been very supportive. On a daily basis, the CHIEFS (faculty, staff and students) work extremely hard to strive towards the common goal of achieving high standards in everything we do. We work diligently in providing our students with the best possible education. This is most certainly reflected in CHS's most recent school grade A! Overall, CHS is a great place towork at; the majority of faculy and staff display a true sense of care and compassion for their students. Go CHIEFS!

- submitted by a teacher
January 07, 2012
Chamberlain is an A school, as determined by the Florida Department of Education for 2010-11, for the first time in school history! Thank you, students, for your hard work. You all play an imporant role in this accomplishment and I also thank your parents for their support. Thank you, teachers and staff, for the dedication you show to our fine school, rich in tradition and history. There is no more important profession in the world than the profession of a teacher! Congratulations! We did it! Tommy Morrill, Proud Principal of Chamberlain High School

- submitted by a teacher
March 18, 2011
I am very proud to be involved with this terrific school. As with ANY school there is problems, but it seems the smallest ones occurring at CHS always get blown out of proportion. I/we chose this school out of all in the county for our child, and now grand-kids to attend. The administration in the last couple of years has really seemed to loose the needed connection between them, their students, and the parents. There has also been allowed a more lax attitude in dress than in previous administrations. In fact, honestly, it feels as if the administration acts in more of a dictatorship way than a more democratic, OPEN-DOOR, one like it has always been in the history of this great school. This is my biggest complaint with the school.

- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2010
I graduated from the CAPS program at Chamberlain in 2009 and had a horrible time there. The math teachers are terrible (and it's not just me talking, there is a consensus among all CAPS kids), the school is way over crowded, no person followed the dress code, drugs were everywhere, attendance was a joke, and the students enrolled in sports got away with everything. Plus, CAPS program is pretty much just used to segregate the preppy white Carrollwood kids from the rest of the 'ghetto' school. So if you're in CAPS and not from Carrollwood or white everyone in the program pretty much ignores you. The only decent part about the school was their Science teachers. Overall, I can truly say that I hated the 4 years I spent there.

- submitted by a student
no rating March 24, 2010
Okay, so I can't help but be honest when I say that half of the people leaving reviews on here must be dillusional. Chamberlain was a disgusting place to be, and yes we were lost in the shuffle. I graduated in 2008 from Chamberlain, and yes, I am well equipped and am doing well in college but it surely was no thanks to the faculty at that place. The drug problems and lack of discipline to those of the students that deserve it is irritating to say the least. And heaven forbid they do something about dresscode, seeing butt cracks and bellies and boobs wasn't out of the ordinary by any means. Bomb threats and lock downs and assaults and cops on campus and sometimes it was just a really scary place to be. The overpopulation problem was also an issue worth facing, changing classes was a nightmare.

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October 31, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2009
I went there for 4 years straight. Chamberlains teachers and staff were beyond capable of producing kids that can succeed. i held a full time job and managed to take 14 AP classes, all of which i did well in thanks to the teachers willingness to give me extra help whenever it was needed. i graduated with a 6.3 gpa and im now at USF so i know the school served me right.

- submitted by a student
January 20, 2009
Best school I ever went to

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November 14, 2008
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October 19, 2008
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October 14, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating August 29, 2008
Chamberlain Highschool is the best school in Hillsborough county. The sports teams dominate every other team in the district. It has an especially good wrestling program. Also this school's academics are far above the rest of the districts average.

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August 28, 2008
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- submitted by a student
August 16, 2008
In my opinion any school is good for your child if they are willing to pay attention and learn. Chamberlain is an ok school it needs to desperately be remodeled asap. As far as the teachers go some are excellent and some just have no idea what there doing and have no clue how to control the classroom. Overall I give chamberlain a C+

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August 04, 2008
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July 26, 2008
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January 21, 2008
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January 16, 2008
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December 04, 2007
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November 27, 2007
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November 18, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2007
Chamberlain has been a very pleasant surprise. The teachers are highly qualified and dedicated. The students love the school and are motivated to excel. I believe my 9th grade son will be prepared to succeed in college and life when he graduates from Chamberlain. The new assistant principals are outstanding.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 10, 2007
this is the best high school ever!

- submitted by a student
November 13, 2006
I have three 9th graders @ chamberlain. I'm removing them immediately teachers and staff are excellent but the children are lost in the shuffle. Chamberlain needs serious support the staff gives 100 percent what is left of them but we as parents have tide their hands and now the price is being paid.

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November 04, 2006
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October 26, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2006
Parents must stay involved with their children at Chamberlain because no one cares about your child like you you. There are too few teachers and administrators who really take the time to get to know your child so you must be there! Music and athletic departments are good although orchestra suffered last year because there was not a separate band/orchestra leader. This hurt the kids in orchestra. The coaches genuinely care and seem to understand the kids but it seems like their opinions are discounted even though they speak with the voice of years of experience. Zero tolerance policies need to be amended and a Neighborhood Accountability Board put into place. Too many lesser offenses are referred to juvenile justice system that could be handled at the administrative level of the school. Academic programs overall are pretty good and teachers seem qualified. Counselors are too busy to provide individual support.

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July 27, 2006
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- submitted by a student
May 24, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2006
Chamberlain tries to be a good school The bathrooms were disgusting. The teasching was poor. The teachers swear and yell at the children and less time teaching. We have been to alot of schools, this was one of the worst.

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2006
The school has a great atmosphere for learning and the faculty really cares about the students.

- submitted by a former student
May 11, 2006
The disciplinary actions taken at Chamberlain are not in the best interest of education.

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April 24, 2006
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March 25, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
January 16, 2006
Good teachers, lack of direction from administration hurts morale.

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2006
The administration and faculty are trying very hard to create a stimulating and challenging environment with the CAPS program. Since we are only just beginning the program it is difficult to gauge how sucessful they are in this pursuit. It is worrisome that our child does virtually no homework yet maintains high grades. With all of our child's peers working hours each night on homework in IB and various private schools we wonder how prepared for college our child will be. Our child does not appear to be challenged enough but we hear that it increases with each year. We are hopeful and will keep with it for now. The staff is approachable and supportive. They see the CAPS kids as individuals and give them a lot of guidance.

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December 08, 2005
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October 11, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2005
My child enjoys going to chamberlain. Though i find that alot of the teachers find it acceptable to share certain aspects of their personal life with students. This school has never been in a worse condition than now. My daughter finds it difficult to attain her makeup work from teachers. Sanitation is not a major concern to the school officials. The entire school reaks of sewage and the restrooms are repulsive. Overall this school is disgusting. Though i will not blame the entire school for this, the English department is excelent with teachers such as gross, nannis and luksch.

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2005
Although the choir program and culinary arts program is very good, the CAPS program lost major direction when Ramsey left. If you are serious about your child's education, I would not have them attend this school.

- submitted by a former student
September 29, 2005
Chamberlain High School has a wide variety of programs that challenge students to excel in many subject areas. Among the wonderful programs that Chamberlain has to offer are the CAPS (Chamberlain Advanced Placement Scholars) program, and the choir program, run by Mr. Compher. Another riveting program is the culinary program, for which the insrtuctor, Chef Youngs, was nominated for Teacher of the Year. Overall, I would say this school is excellent.

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June 23, 2005
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June 19, 2005
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June 05, 2005
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- submitted by a teacher
June 04, 2005
Chamberlain is going downhill. The focus from administration is on trying not to be a 'D' school and keeping a handle on all the discipline issues. The principal is too soft on the students and doesn't know how to support faculty and staff. Quality, experienced teachers are dwindling and the majority of 'newbies' are lost. Some students seem oblivious to the problems, but most have it figured out.

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May 07, 2005
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- submitted by a teacher
May 06, 2005
Poor disopline system. Bad kids may get away with wrong doings while innocent kids get punished. ISS for first time offense forgeting ID. Ridiculous. Good sports programs and an excellent chorus but the administration is not on the same page. Student Affairs often makes an excused absense unexcused or a firld trip school buisness unexcused, very disfunctional. Some very caring teachers, a few especially are Mrs. Spack, Mrs. Lincoln, Mr. Workman, and Mrs. Carmody. Some of schhol is very run-dowm but it is nice to see that it has a history.

- submitted by a teacher
April 27, 2005
Academics are great especially the CAPS program but the social environment and electives are not as good.

- submitted by a student
April 07, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2005
I attended this school for a short while, and my sister graduated from Chamberlain. At my sister's graduation, the most interesting thing to me was that the principal knew all of the football players and troublemakers my name and was joking around with them, but didn't recognize any of the honor students. He didn't know a single name. That says something about what the administration feels is important. The honors classes are good, though, and overall it's a fine school. Just don't expect the school to pay any attention to your honor student.

- submitted by a former student
January 27, 2005
I'm not sure what has happened to Chamberlain, but there seems to be a terrible morale problem. The principal seems to be running off good teachers and the discipline problems are getting worse. This school needs help!

- submitted by a former student
January 12, 2005
Chamberlain has so much to offer, but has some major obstacles to overcome. I'm not sure if the administration has a handle on the discipline issues. There are some very good teachers, but also many unhappy ones.

- submitted by a student
December 30, 2004
This school needs help. It has had allot of discipline problems this year and does not seem to be getting any better. Some of the teachers are great, but others need to go. The principal seems OK but possible needs to be more strict with students.

- submitted by a parent
December 19, 2004
I have been somewhat dismayed by the discipline problems this school is experiencing. I'm not so sure that the administration is taking these problems as seriously as they should be. I think the school is lacking strong leadership and strategies for addressing these issues.

- submitted by a parent
July 29, 2004
I think that Chamberlain High School is a great place for kids to learn. It is very nice and the teachers are outstanding. I believe that every kid needs to go to Chamberlain because of the highly educated teachers and staff.

- submitted by a student
August 22, 2003
I think that this school is a great school. It has the principal leadership it needs to produce successful adults. My daughter attend this school and we, as her parents, feel Chamberlain is one of the best schools in the city of Tampa. The teachers show a remarkable desire to teach any and all students that are willing to learn. I would like to end this by applauding all Hillsborough County Teachers for their dedication to each and every student.

- submitted by a parent
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Chamberlain High School
9401 N Boulevard, Tampa, FL  33612
(813) 975-7677
Last modified Chamberlain High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Chamberlain High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 62 reviews. Top