We were extremely and happily surprised that our son's years in Middle School were the happiest in his school career thus far! Chute Middle School provides all students with the structure and support they need to succeed. The teachers and staff are accessible and approachable to both parents and students. The plain exterior of the school belies what is inside, especially the beautiful garden courtyard in the center of the building. This school is a testament to what can happen with good leadership: the principal, Mr. Mac, tells everyone at the beginning of the year "everything is my business." He follows up to make sure all students feel safe and cared for. We are so grateful that our son wound up here!
Chute students come from three elementary feeder school in District 65: Dawes, Oakton and Walker. They enjoy a host of extra curriculars from competitive after-school athletic opportunities to art clubs, high quality drama, orchestra, chorus and band performances, recycling clubs, Math Olympiad, student council and much more.
Chute is a Title 1 school that has not met its school grade in the years that our child has attended Chute. The District has raised the maximum class size from 25 students per class to 30. this affected our child's math and english class size - two core subjects for student success. Our child's teachers have been extremely uncommunicative and my husband and I have substaintial concerns regarding the quality of education our child is receiving. We have been very disappointed with the response of principal and vice principal in addressing our concerns, and communications with teachers did not improve over the course of the school year.
This is a fantastic school. My son started this year and I have been very impressed with the Principal and teachers. They keep intouch with parents, respond to emails and are helping prepare the kids for high school.
I go to this school, and am only in 6th grade, but from what i heard at my old school, Oakton, it is great. Good lunch food, good school setup, and finally all the "bad" student behavior is our life and examples. In response to parent one star may 5 2007s dislike of the school, i'd say the the disrespect of adults is just us being more independent than private school zombies. We're poor, yet we get on. Horrifying isnt it. single-minded students. We are just not impressionable little obedience bags, we're people. About special needs kids, we treat them as equals, not different people.
My daughter is about to complete her 3rd and final year at Chute. I can say that there is no other school I would rather she would have gone to. I wish my son had gone to Chute as well. The principal, Mr. Mac is as good as it gets! I wish he could come over to ETHS and help straighten out some of their problems! Excellent school, dedicated staff and they prepare the students (if the students try) for college prep high schools.
Because of their dedication to providing excellent education opportunies for all students.
My daughter is in her second year at Chute. She loves it. Yes, the school may be a bit of an eye sore on the outside, but it is what goes on inside the school that counts. The principal and asst. principal, Mr. McHolland and Mr. Brown operate a tight ship, but yet have the respect of the students. The teachers really challenge the children and expect/demand a lot from them. Many teachers offer extended hours for assistance with homewok if needed. Unfortunately, because of budget restrictions, Chute may not have a wide range of after-school activties as other local private schools offer, but what they do offer is sufficient. There is a year book club, fitness club, technology type club, etc...I believe most are lead by teachers. They also offer various sporting activities such as lacrosse, volleyball. We are very pleased.
My son loves Chute and is doing wonderful. His teachers are great and really know him. They all go the extra mile for the kids. My son is very bright and his teachers really challenge him. He is involved with several activities after school and enjoys them all. Communication with teachers is great. Mr. McHolland and Mr. Brown are on top of things. Great school!
I had two children who graduated from Chute and both received a good education. The older one was a National Merit Scholar and the younger one is still in high school in all honors classes. They particularly liked the math and music programs. Mr. McHolland is a wonderful principal who truly cares about the students. Yes, there are some problem kids, but the school is trying to deal with them.
The students don't receive enough extra activities like other schools do. Such as an own school team. The school is poor, the school is unclean. My child complains constantly about the school.The school has kids that are violent and direspect against adults. And now those teast scores are very low. The teachers volunteer their time to help kids with needs. Although I feel me child does not get enough help. I am seeking to remove my child from the school.
Well I'm a student here and I'd have to say Chute is a good school with smart and fun teachers. The kids on the other hand are close to driving me and others to insanity. I feel many kids are dragged down due to the other student's attitudes. I also feel there is a lack of advanced classes. I am in honors geometry, the only advanced class. Overall I would give an A for the quality of teaching, and a C for the student attitude.
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