Sure, this school is great if you are rich and white. Add to the mix any adversity or disability, they leave much to be desired. Many schools in this district and area have to do more with less. Frustratingly, Chase Street Elementary can seem to do no wrong in Athens' eyes.
Chase has recently experienced a renaissance of sorts with a new building, including great technology and a wonderful greenspace. The teachers and administrators are dedicated and involved. The PTO is extremely active. On top of everything, there is a very diverse student population.
Three of our children went to the school when we were in Athens. The school was great in academics as well as extracurricular activities. All my children enjoyed very much their time in the school. They made many friends and learnt something about the cultures of many ethnic groups students there. The teachers students relationship was excellent and so too was the parents teachers relationship. Though we are back in our home country, Malaysia, they are still talking about their great times in Chase street elementary. They are especially fond of Miss Kimberley and Miss Jowanna, the Pre-K teachers, Mrs Johnson etc.