Experienced, outstanding teachers combined with students who have a culture of pursuing excellence across a wide spectrum of academic, co-curricular, and extracurricular activities and are also actually kind to each other make Charrahoochee a great place to go to high school.
Very nice school with mostly great teachers. A few that need not teach anymore. Counselors are fantastic, principal leadership is professional and organized. However, the school seems to cater to honors-track students and has little recognition/support for on-level students. Things run smoothly here, but I wish there were a little more support for struggling students or students who come from disadvantaged backgrounds. They are still highly-intelligent, capable, and valuable human beings that an educational institution is responsible for molding and inspiring, not putting down and stifling opportunities for. They should not be pre-judged as bad or under-achieving or hopeless because of their past - administration could do a little better job working with them and inspiring them to be life-long learners through good teaching and meaningful working relationships. Students are highly (overly) involved in activities, and there is good school spirit. Facilities are old, but teachers are creative. Many students suffer from entitlement attitudes, but you get that in areas like this. I hope to send my child here next year.
This school may be good for average student but if your child is smart and has some disabilities, you are up for a nightmare, run as fast as you can. School has a lot of red tape, no real plan and do not follow the law design to protect these students. They will treat disabilities as a bother or something a student can control, such as severe ADHD, Aspergers, and Anxiety disorder. My teen went from being an honor student to dropping down to all lower level classes and still difficulty passing. Nobody is concern about that. It is better if he just don't show up at school for them. He has been under arrest for having a Asperger melt down at school. There has to be a justice for these kids. This is the worst school and most incompetent school I have ever seen. Shame on all the text dollars going to these schools.
Great academics with supportive teachers who will go out of their way to help struggling students but also challenge students who have untapped potential. The variety of offerings (classes at different levels, extracurriculars, sports and arts) is also at the highest level. I will say that highly intelligent students may be able to "coast" a little too easily (something they will realize if and when they attend competitive colleges) but that is a minor criticism.
I love this school. I am an education major and in my education class we were talking about how each school differs and some of the things people told me about there school as shocking. I was very fortunate to go to this school. I loved all of my teachers! We are one big HOOCH Family! Every teacher I had was willing to go the extra mile to make sure you succeeded.
Acdmcs (A): Like most other school, CHS does have its fair share of bad teachers who, if I could, I would go back and fire :). But for every 1 bad teacher, there are at least 3 that are phenomenal. You can't ask for perfection, but CHS has a great staff. -Ath (A): For being as academically renowned as it is, CHS has a great sports culture. Although I was technically not a varsity athlete (football injury/club sport athlete) most of my friends were, and I can say that CHS has the most school spirit of any HS in the JC/Alph area. GO HOOCH -StdntLf (A+): Some people will say that CHS is composed of various cliques, but as an Asian-American, I can honestly say you can hang out with whoever you want and be whoever you want to be. I was friends with everyone. I was in AP classes, so naturally I loved speaking with the "nerdy" kids. But outside of school, I would primarily hang out with athletes. What I loved most about CHS is that all the students knew and respected each other. The "dumb athletes" knew and loved the "nerds", the "nerds" knew and loved the "punk kids", etc. Each graduating class is different, but from my time at CHS, the culture was incredible. Go Hooch and Go Jackets!
I am a junior at Chattahoochee High School, and it is definitely a very good school regarding academics. Some of the teachers are ridiculously rude because they know they won't get fired. Other teachers, however, are so overqualified and we are lucky to have them. This school is centralized on sports, and I do get some racism/stereotyping as an Asian. People here are very rich and preppy, and there are many cliques that you see on television. There is something to do for everyone; school cares enough to inform/remind you about school events and college prep. Very helpful principal. There is a lot of rule breaking around here, and many people have a thin scope of what it is like in the "real world." That is to say, we are in this giant Johns Creek bubble of suburban life.
I am a parent of a sophomore at CHS. I have found the school's greatest strength to be its teachers, who are a very dedicated group who are excited about their school and very interested in their students. There's a broad array of AP and Honors courses as well as sports, and I think a well-organized student can do both (my child will take 4 AP classes as a junior and play 1 sport). The sports obsession mentioned in other reviews is there, but I see it at the other area schools as well. New band wing is under construction now, new classroom wing built last year.
Now that the State of GA gave it GA High School of Excellence for Student Achievement Award and the transfer of the overcrowding . CHS is looking GOOD Mighty GOOD !
Overall students and teachers find that Chattahoochee provides a strong education in a safe, fair, spirited environment where the can be involved in many different activities and receive excellent opportunities and training for college and beyond.
The epitome of a football obsessed school. The academics are far from stellar and the school itself is deteriorating. Chattahoochee just can't keep up with the competition.
My 2 daughters (9th and 10th grade) started at CHS this 07 school year. Overall, we are very pleased with what CHS has to offer as it appears to have a better balance of daily homework assignments, than what we had at Langley HS (in Va.). As a result, they can actually handle being given some extra responsibilities in clubs. Students & parents have to be Very proactive & club involvement is Highly recommended. Lots of clubs to choose from (some even meet in the am.). Sports are time consuming here, however, since the homework load is lighter, kids seem to be able to handle this balance well. A school with solid academics and social environment, and also appears very safe and well-managed. We feel that this school has the best of all worlds balance-wise and are very happy with our experience at CHS so far!
This is a wonderful school. I have had one child graduate from this school and now attends the University of Georgia, one who is currently a Junior, and two more who will attend in the years to come. It offers an excellent college prep curriculum and prepares students to get into top ranked colleges and universities. The school offers excellent Honors and AP classes and is always encouraging students to get involved. The administration is excellent and the teachers are great. My children loved, and love this school and all it has to offer. The sports programs, music, and student gov. programs are excellent. This school definitely gets my vote.
Chattahoochee has some great academic records, but its focus is mainly on the sports of the school. Much of the schools budget has gone to mainly football, and they do not pay attention to other sports. There are some really good teachers at this school but like all high schools there are some incompetent ones that should not be able to teach. I am a junior at this school and feel that the school has met up to its potential in the honors programs, but lacks it in the regular classes due to its need to baby some students. Overall the school environment is good and is one of the best in this district, but all schools in alpharetta are great.
CHS has excellent teachers and extra-curricular opportunities but principal lacks imagination, innovation, and leadership skills. Despite his lack of vision, he is approachable and the school is one of the best in the county due to the wonderful staff and parental involvement.
We've had 3 children go through Chattahoochee so far and couldn't be happier with the education, atmosphere, sports, music, theatre, etc. Absolutely fantastic school that is very accepting of students from all backgrounds. Now that the school has approximately 2100 students (from 2900) I think it's the best high school for college preparation in the area. Lots of extremely active parents involved in all areas! New principal is learning the ropes but has the student body behind him and relates extremely well with the youth. Great bunch of teachers, staff and administration. People who actually care!
My daughter is a Senior and my son is a Freshman. I am very pleased with this school. Their education is GREAT. My Sr. has been accepted at ALL the colleges she has applied to, in and out of state! When someone asks me where they go, I proudly say Chattahoochee!
No school spirit, everyone is always too busy to help out. Teachers work hard, new principal is green but tries.
A wonderful school. My children are receiving an excellent education that qualifies them for the top colleges.
This is an amazing school! Not only is it a blue ribbon school, but the teachers and the PTA are amazing. There is a 100% involvment and it makes for a wonderful environment, how to I know? Because I graduated in 2003!
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