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Chamblee Charter High School

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Posted December 2, 2013

I am a sophomore at chamblee and I already want to leave. The teachers are not how they are shown to be and it's sad. Most of the teachers act as they are one with the students and a few teachers are racist and will Harass. One of my teachers constantly harassed me because of how I dressed ( I am white) when others wear much worse clothing. My parents have constantly asked her to stop and even brought it to the principal but she has yet to do anything. The principal basically let's the teachers do what they want whenever. Do not be fooled by the "greatness" chamblee is brought out to be because it isn't. The only thing keeping chamblee with good test scores and such is the magnet side. There is racism in the school also and singling out especially. Four girls were wearing running shorts ( they were no shorter than the other) and and administrator came in and sent 2/4 girls to ISS and they were black. You will not get the ideal high school experience here I recommend you go to a private school or another school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 9, 2013

my school is Chamblee high school. the school is very racist and the teachers do not offer help. many of the teachers are mean and use profanity. the teachers favor us Caucasians. I believe this is wrong. the principal is extremely rude and sarcastic.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 14, 2010

Chamblee has high scores etc. because of course it is in a magnet 'track,' plus students are self-motivated. However, there is a disconnect between how many students entered the magnet program, to how many remain in. Magnet students are often left to learn the material on their own. Teachers will often try to embarrass the students by saying, 'you are in magnet, you should know this material' instead of teaching it. This means of course, they don't have to teach or answer questions. Many of the teachers choose to work at the magnet schools, because the students are self-motivated, which means, again, they don't have to teach. Some of the comments here seem orchestrated, & make great 'surface' review. Teachers have no discipline rules in the classrooms, & are quick, bias, inconsistent, and drastic with the punishment. It seems teachers get more 'reward' out of punishing, instead of preventing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2009

The Magnet program at Chamblee was exceptional. I graduated in 2004 from a rigorous curriculum set forth by our demanding teachers, who were always encouraging but never forgot that they were here to teach us as much as they could. The friendly competition among the students drove us to study hard and perform well on our exams. While it took a lot of time and effort, I graduated with 15 hours of that would count as completed college courses. The education from Advance Placement classes was far superior to their equivalent courses in college. For example, by the end of my second Statistics course in college, we barely covered everything that was taught in my AP Statistics course at Chamblee! I would recommend the Magnet program to absolutely everyone, but know that it requires a lot of work and dedication, so be prepared!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 1, 2009

Chamblee is a great school! I was enrolled in the magnet program, which successfully prepared me for college and allowed me to begin college with nearly 30 hours due to the large variety of AP classes offered by Chamblee (all of which were more difficult than any college class). I was more challenged at Chamblee than I was in college -- and far more prepared than most of my college classmates. Chamblee offers diversity in students and classes. I am proud to be an alumna of Chamblee!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 25, 2009

This is a great school. My daughter is graduating in May 2009 from the Magnet program. Her SATs are in the top 2% nationwide, thanks to the education she has received at Chamblee. We lived in Europe for a year and she went to a very expensive, prestigious international school there and was livid when she returned because she was so far behind her classmates in the Dekalb magnet program. She has formed wonderful relationships with her highly-skilled teachers and is off to a great start, thanks to Chamblee. The one negative is an aging physical plant but overall, it's a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2008

Chamblee Charter is a dynamic high school and one of dekalb's very best. The principal, Mrs. Lowery, is a take charge and no nonsense administrator who has a flair for dealing with parents as well as the students, administration, media, etc... My son is a high achiever and was named a semifinalist for the nat'l achievement scholarship. In every discipline, Chamblee leads or is very close to the top.These qualities are all indicative of what Chamblee has to offer any child who's willing to learn. Of course there are drawbacks but the good outweigh the bad. 10 stars Chamblee Bulldogs...............
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2008

chamblee is a great school! Iam proud parent.when someone ask me what school my daughter attend, I can proudly stand tall and say chamblee high school! this is my second child to attend chamblee high school, when you drop your child off in the mornings you have nothing else to worry about.the teachers are great, the adminstrive is awesome.I truly thank God for all the staff. this will be my daughter last year, I will miss them all. parents are always welcome!!!!!!!!!!!!!Go Bull Dogs!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2008

Best school, with the best teacher that are there to motivate, teach and be part of your learning experience.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 29, 2007

Both of my children attended Chamblee Charter High School from 9th through 12th grade as magnet school students. The school offers a variety of academic, artistic and athletic programs to challenge and stimulate its students. The teachers and administrators welcome parental involvement with open arms. The teachers are supportive of the students and work tirelessly to make the educational experience exciting and challenging. The magnet program is excellent! My son recently graduated with a masters in education (within 4 years of completing high school) and has often stated that he felt more challenged at Chamblee than at college. My daughter, who recently completed her Freshman year in college, felt more than prepared for college. Both children started college with 30 college credits transferred in based on their AP scores. I would highly recommend Chamble Charter High School to any parent or student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2007

Chamblee Charter High School houses three student populations, Charter/Resident/Magnet. It's currently going through transition reflective of the entire school district and its challenges. One segment (Magnet) has rigorous requirements (B in all core subjects).There is no specialization or special focus like most magnets. It does not seem to have a clearly articulated curriculum that's being followed. I haven't seen one yet. This lack of a defined program with measurable outcomes prevents one from making a fair comparison to other programs. It is defined more by faster pace and variations on tests. Chamblee like most schools has to contend with need for good teachers. They do better than most high schools and succeeds . This is a testament more to type students and staff, not curriculum. I give it a B
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2007

Chamblee Charter High is one of the best schools in DeKalb County. Our son is currently enrolled in the Magnet Program. The Magnet Program is top-notched, extremely rigorous, highly academic and competitive. Only the top students participate and succeed in this program. If considering this school, check out the Magnet the program. It will definitely prepare your child for their upcoming college years. Our son will receive a CP Honors with Distinction diploma, the highest H.S. diploma program in the state of Ga.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2005

I graduated from Chamblee in 2000 from the magnet program, now it is 2005. I believe this program is why I was able to reach academic success. I graduated from Emory in 2004 with a BS in Biology and am in my second year of medical school. It was a tough road and without the pressure and skills Chamblee's committed faculty gave me I would have had many more problems with college. I did not even have an adjustment to make my freshman year, I got a 3.8 my first semester, while others at Emory were struggling. I totally recommend the program and encourage parents to enroll their children!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 30, 2005

When I attended Chamblee High I knew ther was no other school like it. The education I recieved there more than prepared me for college, it gave me a running head start. As a matter of fact when I got to college it felt the same as the magnet program I was enrolled in. This school is a great example of how the education process should be. Keep raising the standards Chamhians!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 9, 2005

When I attended Chamblee High School I was enrolled in the Magnet Program for High Achievers. It was a great program. The school overall was great! The teachers were very invovled in the education process of the children and the children were allowed to express creativity. Classes ranging from photography to African-American studies are offered. The AP courses are varied and the extracurricular activities are plentiful. I believe the best part of Chamblee is the level of commitment by the parents and the teachers and the pride that the students have in thier school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 13, 2005

In my 4 years at chamblee I learned not only what the textbooks had to teach me, but I also learned about friendship, leadership, and responsibility. Chamblee is a great school!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 17, 2004

I came to this country 5 years ago and I am very glad I had the opportunity to go to such a great school Like Chamblee. To me Chamblee HS have giving me a wonderful education and has thought me about tolerance towards others, and how important is to respect other people.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 27, 2004

Chamblee High is a great school! I've been very much at easy with my child being here mainly because I know the staff is going to take the neccessary steps to educate and protect. I express gratitude and thanks especially to my son's reading teacher. She is an excellent, superb and very concern person. I've mainly contributed this school GHSGT results to her because of her teaching techniques, skills and love for the childrens. I can truly say my child is an example of her leadership and wonderful work. I'm very thankful that she does not make an issue of magnet and general students. My belief is that, to her, every child is somebody and capable of learning. Yes, Chamblee is a great School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2004

I think Chamblee is one of the best, if not the best school in Georgia...i am very satisfied with the teachers and the administrators..the test scores are awesome and i wish Chamblee the best of luck in the years to come...good work chamblee!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 13, 2004

This is a wonderful school. The principal, teachers and students work well together. The kids are intelligent and it shows in their conduct and attitudes. I'm so glad our family chose Chamblee.
—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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2011.

359 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

358 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

359 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
95%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 80% in 2011.

359 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
95%
Scale: % at or above passing

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) in English language arts, math, science and social studies to students in grade 11. The GHSGT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass all parts of the GHSGT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 95% in 2013.

316 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
94%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT) to students in grade 11. The GHSWT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass the GHSWT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

9th Grade Literature

The state average for 9th Grade Literature was 86% in 2013.

310 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
85%
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 30% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
26%
American Literature

The state average for American Literature was 91% in 2013.

322 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

305 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
68%
Coordinate Algebra

The state average for Coordinate Algebra was 37% in 2013.

188 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

285 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
88%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
100%
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 29% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
62%
Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 59% in 2013.

246 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
82%
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 83% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
53%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

316 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
78%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered End-of-Course Tests (EOCT) in 9th grade math levels 1 and 2, biology, United States history, physical science, American literature and economics. The EOCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 52% 37%
White 22% 44%
Hispanic 12% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 3%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 52%N/A51%
Female 48%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Rochelle Lowery
Fax number
  • (678) 676-6910

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Performance stage
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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3688 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd
Chamblee, GA 30341
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Phone: (678) 676-6902

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