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Chamberlain High School

Public | 9-12 | 1804 students

 

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Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted June 7, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted January 7, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a student


Posted 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


Posted January 20, 2009

Best school I ever went to
—Submitted by a student


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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+
—Submitted by a student


Posted 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


Posted August 10, 2007

this is the best high school ever!
—Submitted by a student


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


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

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2014.

443 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
37%
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

Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2014.

407 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
38%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

414 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
75%
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 84% in 2012.

436 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
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 "D".

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 66% in 2014.

322 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
27%

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
21%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 68% in 2014.

470 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
50%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

412 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
64%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 65% in 2014.

397 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1, U.S. History, 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
Hispanic 39%
White 29%
Black 26%
Two or more races 4%
Asian 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 50%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 93%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 2%N/A2%
Graduation rate 72%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 59%67%61%
Master's degree 41%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%0%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 13%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

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  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. TOMMY MORRILL
Fax number
  • (813) 975-7687

Resources

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  • Art teacher(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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