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Chapel Hill Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 

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Posted May 23, 2013

I am very grateful and happy for my granddaughter teacher Ms. Smith. She has been very dedicated to her students. Thank you again . Karyn Ragland
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2013

I am so grateful to this school and my son's teacher. He transferred to this school at the beginning of the school year from another school in douglas county that I was elated to get him out of. His 3rd grade teacher is WONDERFUL!!! He was on a 1st grade reading level when he started and with her dedication and instruction he is now on a 3rd grade level. We still have work to do with the 4th grade approaching but she has been terrific. I love the way she monitors the books the children check out from the library and insists that at least one of the two be on their reading level. Last year in the second grade at his former school he was being allowed to check out very simple books such as brown bear brown bear. This school or at least his teacher expects more from our children and in turn his confidence has grown. Thanks a bunch, Mrs. M ;-)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2012

This school has very dedicated educators. As a parent, I love the open door policy. To be to sit in class at leisure and observe is very reassuring. I love how the school constantly keeps you informed of everything that is going on with the school as well as resources for the parents. I also love how they are always awarding the children for the successes. It is a very good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2009

this school is claerly high trained and well organized in the well learning and understanding of the teachers language and skills to teach my child the proritys when im not there
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2006

I am a former parent of Chapel Hill. I rate this school as excellent as far as academics, especially, the special ed teachers. Most of the teachers are dedicated to their students and care about their success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2005

This school has the tendencies of a click. They ask for volunteers, but when you volunteer they pick and choose or do without. Also, I think the teachers are more focus on their accomplishments/Degrees than sharing their wealth of knowledge with their student. I sense that some are burnt out and need to move on to the next level. Also they create tardies for the students by holding them in the hall 10-15 minutes before the bell rings; making announcements, saying the pledge each morning. The teacher also conjugate in the corridors gossiping too much. That time is need in the class room. Your IEP program is the worse Ive had to deal with. They do not follow up or set goals and objective with the parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2004

I have had difficulty out of this school since day one. I have had the inexperienced teachers from the start. The principal is also not very willing to assist in important matters. I have been put off by the principal even though matters seemed serious enough to address immediately. Overall I am very displeased with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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 86% in 2010.

103 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

104 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

103 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
89%
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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2010.

128 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

128 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

128 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
81%
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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 88% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
70%
Social Studies

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

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
70%
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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 90% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
52%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
44%
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

English Language Arts

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

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
66%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
45%
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 80% in 2012.

115 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
55%

2009

 
 
68%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 96% 37%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Hispanic 1% 12%
White 1% 44%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Michael S. Williamson
Fax number
  • (678) 676-8410

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Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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3536 Radcliffe Blvd
Decatur, GA 30034
Phone: (678) 676-8402

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