The school overall is /was average I was not impressed with extracurricular activities, and was not a fan of the high school treatment of the fifth/sixth grade students. I did not understand why students were forced to exchange classes for EVERY subject as if in HIGH SCHOOL. Also students didn't have a locker or the opportunity to carry their book bags with them in order to keep all books, folders, pencils, etc to assist them to be prepared for class. .I'm sure some students were okay with this constant class change but for many male students staying organized can be a faulty/In my opinion there were MAYBE 2 teachers out of many that I would actually say appeared to truly care and enjoy teaching at this school. My child loved school until he attended Chapman Intermediate. If I could do it again I would have sent my child to Bascomb or Carmel. NOT impressed with this Woodstock school or staff AT ALL!
Run as fast as you can and save your child from this school and the administration!!!!! The worst, most uncaring administration ever, and the teachers simply show up ro collect their paychecks. Don't bother going to the administration for help or any questions you might have, because they feel that they are above questioning...truly disgusting! Be careful putting any faith in any of the positive comments on this site they are probably written by the administraionand teachers themselves trying to boost their rankings....RUN!!!!
Bad - Bad - Bad. It's amazing to find so many good schools in the area but this one falls short. Many teachers simply show up to collect a check. Problems are ignored. Leadership is poor. The building is in awful condition.
i give this school 1 star because my child has been bullied the whole year of 2011-2012 and she wouldnt tell me bacause the bullies told her that they would beat her up and one day i went to check my daughter out for a dentist appointment and i just so happened to find my self with the bullies and they were saying innapropriate wods to me and my child andm i told the office and the only thing they did was call their parents i think that those kids deserved more consiquences.
My son attended Chapman. I found the teachers to be excellent. Their responsiveness to my concerns was excellent. There was one instance where my son was bullied, and my son stood up to him. The principal handled the situation very appropriately and it was not an issue again. I would highly recommend Chapman!
My child has been bullied the entire year while attending this school 2011-2012 and the school officials have done little to nothing to improve the situation with any type of long term solution. Many of the students use fowl language- and are very bad influences --especially for this age group --pressured by peer pressure- and adjusting to all the changes of their age group. My second son who is about to enter Chapman and graduating from 4th grade from Bascomb will not be attending Chapman this upcoming school year- and if you care about your child-- be resourceful-find another school!
I will give the school 3 stars...because I have heard good things from the staff at Bascomb Elem the school is good- but I have not heard anything good from parents. Has anyone else experienced good/ bad or the ugly at this school. I'm preparing to enroll my child in a private school for the two years he supposed to attend Chapman due to prior adverse opinions. Present feedback for 2011- 2012 school year is appreciated.
I normally don't rate anything, but feel extremely compelled to share my experience with Chapman - not that citizens have much of a choice (besides costly private school or homeschooling) for 5th or 6th grade because all elementary schools feed into this one. I've been teetering on the decision to homeschool our son for a couple of years now and after attending this school, my decision was easy. He has struggled with ADHD-type symptoms and some behavioral issues all his life and some of his teachers did nothing but make situations worse, while refusing to work with him. He has never had so many referrals in his life. Kids have picked on him from day one and because he is an easy target, kids have managed to accuse him of numerous things, and the administration takes the word of these students without firsthand knowledge. Because of these referrals, he has lived without tv, video games, leisure books, toys, going outside, you name it, the ENTIRE year. His confidence and self-esteem is at an all-time low. My son WILL NOT be back at this school next year and I'll be spending all of next year trying to undo the things he has learned from the hellions at this school.
We chose our house in Woodstock when we moved here from Long Island, 5 yrs. ago. because of the great schools. We couldnt be happier with the school dist.
Bullying is definitely an issue at this school. I didn't realize this until my daughter came home crying uncontrollably one day and spilled the beans when I asked her what was wrong. Much of it definitely seems to be swept under the rug. In my opinion, part of the problem has to do with the fact that the school is only for 5th and 6th graders. Students never really have enough time to develop strong relationships with each other and frankly, by the time they are mature enough to behave appropriately, they've graduated. The school has radically different feeder elementary schools, which may contribute to this problem. Kids not used to the sudden diversity of Chapman sometimes have issues resolving conflicts, leading to bullying, fights and a lack of a community feel. I hate to be so negative but I want the school to start paying more attention to this.
I am not sure of all communities but the one my daughter is in gives way to much homework, she starts at 3:30 and usually is not done until 9:00. This is way to much and she is a very smart student all A's one B. Also If your child is hurt by another student don't expect it to get resovled the way it should (it feels like they just swept it under the rug with a sorry this happened and that is it) More teacher supervision is needed! Until this, other than to much HW I was VERY happy with this school!!
Students get to come together and just hang out, and learn. You feel very safe at my school, and every thing about Chapman Intermediate school is amazing. You will feel extremely welcomed wether you are shy or not because other students want you to feel comfortable. I love my school, and I expeccialy love my teachers.
I've had a very positive experience so far with this school. My daughter relocated during the holiday season and was able to transition smoothly into hew new surroundings. She was encouraged to get involved in extra-curricular activities, made friends quickly, excelled in the GCRCT and speaks very highly of her teachers. As a parent that was concerned with the effects moving to another state would have on her child, I've been able to exhale.
The education is fine but the students are not. Bullying is a problem and the language is strong. There is no accountability.
My son has had a very good experience in his two years at Chapman. We were fortunate to have great communities both years. He currently has a set of teachers who have been very helpful when I have expressed concerns to them (he is a bright, capable child who tends to be a bit lazy about completing his agenda or doing his homework!) and I am grateful that they have taken extra time to help him out when it's been needed. Overall we have had a very good experience at Chapman (and since we are coming from a top school like Bascomb, that is saying a LOT!!!)!
My daughter attended 5 and part of 6th grade at this school. We had a problem with one of the teachers allowing a student teacher to take full lead in the classroom while the fulltime teacher would step out to handle whatever administrative duties she might have. Maybe not a problem for most but was a problem for me since my tax dollars are paying for the staff teacher to lead the class and not a student. My opinion of alot of the teachers here is that they are mostly lazy and if they can put off having to deal with the kids they will.
This is a great school ,but the only horrible thing is they have strong language and bad food. My daughter got food poisoned by this school. I almost called them for a big talk! you know they need to start wearing hair nets and gloves as well. This is just nasty!! they need to be better on their insane rules and discipline too!! please consider checking out the school before putting your child here!! i had rough times. I think you will too! glad its only 5th and 6th. I believe there are a whole bunch of bullies too (my daughter complained)
I am glad my son is out of this school. This was the worst 2 years of school. The administration needs to get a grip and stop their rediculous discipline. I did like the fact that only 5th and 6th graders are there.
Great school, good lunch, but the only bad thing is, this school has strong language!
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