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Chapel Hill High School

Public | 9-12 | 1773 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2011:
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Posted November 21, 2013

Chapel Hill High has a great administration. CHHS has great clubs and sports. The classes aren't that hard. The schools lunch is not that bad. I think Chapel Hill is the best school in Douglas County.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 17, 2013

I am a student at chapel hill , my experience has been fine but could be a lot better. The dress code is very strict for it to be a public high school. Also the administrators do tend to go for the athletes more as well as the teaching staff, if your an athlete you have to have tough skin to go here. They look for every single thing you do wrong and even if you've done nothing they still try to find something. If your not an athlete the school is fine, the sports are okay, and the food is normal
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 17, 2013

I am a current Freshman at Chapel Hill High School and I love it. The key to having a great experience at CHHS is to be involved. We offer a wonderful fine arts programs, a great drama department, and a lot of fun clubs. You are offered many different classes to choose from at CHHS. Our school has just been recognized as the AP school for the county. That gives a lot of students opportunities to take classes at our great school. We also have an amazing sports program. Volleyball made it to the state playoffs, football made it to playoffs, softball had one of the best years ever, XC did great, swimming has just started and they are doing amazing, basketball has started out with a win, and soccer had done great in the past. Chapel Hill is an over all great school, their is something for everyone to enjoy and have fun with. I would definitely recommend this school to anyone. I can honestly say that I have had a GREAT experience at Chapel Hill.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 14, 2013

i am curently a 9th grader at chapel hill high school and my expirience there has been good. the teachers are very supportive and want you to do and achieve your goals. if you want a good education come to chapel hills but if you are looking for a AMAZING sports programs you will not get that eventhough our softball, and cross country is good we are not as good in the other sports. This high school is a great school and i recomend it to anyone that is looking to go to this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 14, 2013

Overall, the teachers and staff do a good job. There are also various extra-curricular activities to take part in
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 21, 2013

My son is a 10th grader at Chapel Hill. He transferred in from another high school. He has taken honors courses, etc and has found the rigor to be appropriate. He's now been recommended for AP courses next year. He got involved in FBLA, NJROTC and the golf team. I'm part of the parent support groups for two of these activities. I believe that is part of his success--parental involvement. I've come to know the teachers and principal and even the Sherriffs to be friendly, concerned and very engaged. We've traveled around the world in the military and can say CHHS is a great school. He's been to private schools too. Only one teacher I've dealt with has seemed indifferent. Over time she even came around. Overall- I think we've made a good choice in sending him to CHHS versus private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2011

I have 3 children that attend Chapel Hill High School. In the 2 plus years that I have been dealing with Chapel Hill I feel the School transitions very quickly. I mean that in a good and bad way. There Teachers have changed quite a bit in a short time but overall the quality of teaching hasn't transitioned much which is good. They are pretty decent in calling but for some reason as many times as my Wife and I have updated the phone numbers they keep dialing the wrong numbers. My oldest son which has been a challenge to deal with because of his temper and don't care attitude at times has clearly reached the threshold with teachers and administration and yes it surely shows. As for the other two the have had a pretty enjoyable time while it lasted due to the rezoning of properties around the area my kids have been forced to attend a new school known as Manchester. At this point I would not even bother to vent about the issue because at the end of the day it might actually be a good thing that happened at a strange time. To end this review I will say there are many others to chose from do extensive research.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 1, 2010

This is our family's first year in Douglasville. we are African-Americans that moved here from New York and we adore Douglasville. Our family comes from a long line of educated individuals and we were empressed with the educational curriculum at CCHS and it's fully engaged teaching staff. the programs at CHHS are phenomenal and are focused on the "whole child". The strict discipline provide the structure our children need in high school. What a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2009

this school is very goodand strict for the kids .
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 20, 2009

This is similar to the experience we had with our son. We didn't know he was failing until late in the term. The teacher I referred to in my posting dated 4/29/09 was failing to input grades into the Portal system which when used correctly is an excellent tool for parents. However, when you have a teacher that is too busy to do her job (she actually told the class she had better things to do) and a principal that backs his teacher regardless of the facts then it is of no use. When she did post grades, many times they were inaccurate. My son had work returned to him which had been graded yet she had input a zero into Portal. I can only hope that with enough complaints about this teacher that the principal will finally have to face facts and discipline her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2009

We moved here this yr and the research my husband did, didn't add up to the end results.The teacher had very poor communication skills, which contributed to a failing grade. To the best of my knowledge the teacher wasn't disciplined. We sent emails,called and visited the school! They had bridges (tutoring) and said that he couldn't join because his grade at the time wasn't failing. But on his progress report and online history, he was failing. They denied our child the right to pass the class. He had a lot of missing work! Was told he could go to tutoring but he couldn't participate with the tutoring class! That's like your invited to a party but you cant sit at the table with the other kids, you have to sit facing the wall and you cant play either. After reading the reviews,involving the higher ups wouldn't make a differance.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2009

I would like to start off by addressing some of the reviews, I have two children attending CHHS one is a sophmore and one a junior as far as fights breaking out in school and the administration not handling them they are handling them in my opinion to the best of their ability, maybe we as parents should stop blaming the school system for fights/our childrens behavior for it is all of us as parents that are responsible for raising our children and seeing to it they respect others. I feel the curriculum is set by the county to challange all children not just AP now I do have to admit my junior is taking honor's classes but her regular classes are just as challanging. If you feel your child isn't challange then get involved and have his/her classes changed to more challenging ones.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2008

I have a freshman daughter at CHHS this year and she loves it. The teachers have been really good with her and she seems to enjoy all her classes
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2008

My oldest is a Senior at CHHS and I also have a freshman this year. My children haven't encountered any problems other than the normal that go on at every other school. If your child is interested in learing then CHHS is a great place for them to do so. My children are both honors students who excel in and out of the classroom. If you check the test scores, CHHS is in 1st place in our county. The middle school (CHMS) is also in 1st place in test scores, despite our diversity. I think it is the best school for grades, diversity, and sports in the whole county!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2008

Excellent school. Alot of people think it isn't just because we have more blacks than Alexander, but our diversity hasn't hurt our test scores....which are #1 in the county!! Also our sports teams & individuals have the most state titles of all the schools in the county...ever!! Way to go CHHS..keep it up! My children love it there and have been there for 4 years now!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2008

In the past, this school was the best in the area. Now, violence and student behavior is out of control. They have lost many of their top notch teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2008

I moved to this county because I wanted a better place for my children. My son who is in the 9th grade this year didn't, in my opinion, have enough support transitioning. For all that schools say that they want to make happen for our children, it doesn't seem to happen. Voices of children and parents should be supported
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2008

CHHS does not challenge our children unless the child is enrolled in AP classes. Very disappointed overall. Are the children safe? Fights at the school are unacceptable, need the administration to get involved and monitor the hallways and bathrooms closely. If a parent comes up to the school they should be treated with respect, instead of being treated as if you are a student which they aren't treated with respect. As stated by the previous rater, the school is located in a very economical strong area, why is the adminstration 'giving up'?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2008

Chapel Hill High school and Middle school has been a great disappointment. Both schools are located in a very economical strong, very diverse area, and have attracted great teachers from around the world. The really good teachers usually leave with in 6 months. Both schools have the resources and great potential but just need to be up under better management. Overcrowding is very minor compared to Cobb and Gwinnett schools who still seem to be able to put education first. I never thought I would recommend it but you can get a better education at a private school or Atlanta school now days.


Posted November 13, 2007

As a ninth grade student at Chapel Hill, I feel that it has provided me with a great environment that is safe and friendly. The staff is great and also very helpful. They are always willing to provide you with advice or anything important that you need to be dealt with. For me, it does not feel like I just entered this school. It seems as if I have been here for a while and have been acquainted with everyone for at least three years. I enjoy coming to school every morning and greeting the familiar faces of such content principals! My school has offered me so much. There are many other great qualities about Chapel Hill, and I thank everyone who has made my experience a good one!
—Submitted by a student


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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.

448 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

445 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

445 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
85%
Social Studies

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

444 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
86%
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.

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

316 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
83%
Algebra I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
American Literature

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

271 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
84%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

319 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
62%
Coordinate Algebra

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

304 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

271 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
80%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math I

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

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
66%
Integrated Math II

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

289 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
59%
Physical Science

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

210 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
75%
U.S. History

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

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
46%
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 59% 37%
White 26% 44%
Hispanic 8% 12%
Two or more races 6% 3%
Asian 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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4899 Chapel Hill Rd
Douglasville, GA 30135
Phone: (770) 651-6200

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