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Chapel Hill Middle School

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Posted May 8, 2013

I am responding to the latest e-mail sent about the Magnet program. My son is in the Magnet program and has been a straight A student since kindergarten. I have not taught my son to look down on others because we all live in the same world. As a matter a fact he tutors all students and he is just in the 7th grade. He works hard for what he does and we do not have to tell him because he has known since he started school that progress is expected. The Magnet program shows you that time waits for no one and that the real world is waiting for you. Its fast paced for a reason so you must schedule your time. It will pay off in the long run. Just know that not all Magnet students are what you say. They are kind, nice, and have manners with traits that shows through their personality.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2013

Chapel Hill...I'm leaving after have being here for 2 years and...if you intend to send you're child to the Magnet program know that I had been in Gifted for 6 years before entering this Magnet program and personally I prefer Gifted. It's like Magnet is sprinting, while Gifted is a brisk jog. The Magnet moves way too fast for me ,but in Gifted you can take your time to work the kinks out of problems. At Chapel Hill there's a term I call 'Magnet Conceited'. It's when the Magnet kids look down on the 'normal' or Gifted students. It starts because some Magnet teachers think that it's funny to talk about the non-Magnet kids. It's sad, not good, and leads to narcissism.


Posted March 27, 2013

While CHMS is not the WORST middle school in the county, it is most certainly NOT THE BEST. My child is a magnet student at CHMS. I am concerned that my student is not receiving the full magnet experience. The magnet program is limited at best and does not offer a TRUE challenge. This seems to be due to a lack energy and steam among some of the teachers. The teachers have a problem with maintaining discipline/order in the classroom as well. I hope the new principal can bring about a much needed change before the program loses students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2011

The Magnet Program at this school is EXCELLENT! My son is a 7th grader Magnet student who is finally being academically challenged. A recent reading assignment included a book normally read by high school students. The teachers are caring, attentive, and very responsive to parents. I would give this school an A+!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2011

It truly saddens me to see teachers have such little regard for the students. They talk to the kids like they are in a detention center, I have never seen such a negative display from teachers ever . Im not sure if the principal is in denial that he has a long list of some bad teachers or if he has the same uncaring attitude. I strongly hope for a new principal. Hopefully the county will step in for the sake of our youths.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2011

It's a good school that can use a little more parent involvement to make it a great school. Some of the Teachers are okay and some are better than others. Band director is excellent. Love the band program. Students do get to express their individuality within the school rules and policies. Just needs a little more TLC and a whole lot more of PARENT INVOLVEMENT!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2009

I am a student at chapel hill and I love it. It is a normal school and I wouldnt trade it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 19, 2008

I am a recent gradute of Chapel Hill Middle & things have definatley changed since 2005. Although the Principle & Ms. Anderson seems to have no care for for the students, & stands in the halls looking for trouble, the other three Assistant Principles are much more caring & envolved & truly have your best interest at heart. Chapel Hill has numberous extracurricular activities & as long as you get envolved there is always something to do. As being a product of the magnet program I believe that is awesome & enjoyable. The teachers put their best foot forward to prepare you for the rest of your academic matricualation. I'm not sure of the resident population b/c its totally different from our schuedules & lesson plans . YET if your child is looking for a southside alteranitve to Chamblee Middle , Chapel Hill Magnet is the way to go:)
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 14, 2006

well i think this school is awesome.all of mychildren have attened this school from thh gradeto 7th. the teachers are absolutely attentive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2005

I feel that chapel hill middle school needs to provide better safety for students. The schoolis overcrowded and out of control. Some of the teachers have the 'I just do my job attitude' However, there are a few excellent teachers.Too bad we can't pick and choose.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2005

chapel hill is an excellent school and I have all a's and i went to the honors day program and there were a lot of kids getting awards, there are kids who act up but these kids are smart and they get back on task, the teachers are very organized when it comes to their students, discipline is fair to all and the principal however knows what he is doing. Whoever doesn't agree with me obviously haven't checked our school out lately.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 4, 2005

I go to this school. I think the school is good and all but the teachers are just unorganized. The best teacher that is organized is Ms.L.Clark. Like i said the school is good and all but its not organized.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 28, 2004

This is likely the worst school I've ever seen in my life. My family and I had to move to a neighboring county just so we could have a decent education. There are not enough resources, teachers, and the school is filthy. There is absolutely no learning going on there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2004

My son went to this school. I [was] very unhappy with most of his teachers. Too many students in one classroom - teachers very unorganized.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2004

This school does not put the safety of the children attending as first priorty. I feel the school is overcrowded. The instructors are overwhelmed, they can not control the students. Parents should check the school regularly. I feel the overall quality for this school is poor.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2003

Visit this school several times to ensure the student-teacher ratio is as stated. Last year, this school clearly had too many children for teachers to be effective. The principal explained, the overcrowdedness was due to the residents failing to vote against the expansion of residential subdivisions.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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 92% in 2013.

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 96% in 2013.

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

243 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 78% in 2013.

241 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 93% in 2013.

337 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

341 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 95% in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 85% in 2013.

344 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 83% in 2013.

344 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 94% in 2013.

316 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

316 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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73%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 97% in 2013.

315 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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95%

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93%

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94%

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95%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

315 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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65%

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56%

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50%

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55%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 78% in 2013.

315 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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66%

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62%

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58%

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60%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 82% in 2012.

362 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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79%

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About the tests


In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA) to students in grades 5 and 8. The MGWA 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

9th Grade Literature

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

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

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The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

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Coordinate Algebra

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

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

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Integrated Math I

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

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

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Physical Science

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

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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 98% 37%
Hispanic 1% 12%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
White 0% 44%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

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

School Leader's name
  • Carlous Daniel
Fax number
  • (678) 676-8510

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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3535 Dogwood Farm Rd
Decatur, GA 30034
Phone: (678) 676-8502

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