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4798 Mountain Rd
Pasadena, MD 21122

(410) 255-9600
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February 08, 2014
Chesapeake is a great school. I'm in my junior year as of right now. I really only a few complaints. Most of the bathrooms are horrible because people smoke in them and they usually aren't caught in the act, and I know this isn't the schools fault but it is absolutely horrible. I only use the bathroom in the FACS department because of this. Honors and AP classes are pushed way too harshly on students. Honors classes have basically become standard; I'll look around and wonder why some of these people are in my class. Also AP classes are pushed and pushed on us to take, and if you drop back down to honors you're told that it will look bad. Even though I am not truly AP material I've been put in and signed up for more APs. Even though I complain about this, most of my teachers have given me a great education, and I've also been able to connect with so many of my teachers. Drazan is a wonderful principal! He cares so much about the student body. I couldn't ask for a better principal.

- submitted by a student
December 08, 2013
This school is AA County's best kept secret. CHS is among Anne Arundel's top 4 high schools and is ranked by US News among The Nation's Best Schools. However, by comparison to the other top schools in the county, CHS not as political and clique oriented and because family values are important in the area, CHS has far fewer problems with drinking, drugs, and other disciplinary issues. With grace and a calm demeanor, Principal Drazen sets the overall tone. He's always friendly, respectful, and willing to listen to and consider input from parents and students. This school is a "well oiled machine" that offers the best of all worlds for an excellent education in Anne Arundel County.

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2013
C.H.S. has an outstanding Music Program and Dance Program. Talented performing arts students that attend C.H.S. have access to extremely talented and engaging teachers. Students are given many opportunities both inside and outside of school to further master their art form. Talented students from this school have performed in county, state, regional, and even National/ Worldwide competitions and conferences. If you're looking for a public school with a fantastic performing arts program, C.H.S. is the school for you.

- submitted by a student
November 19, 2012
I graduated from this school years ago and our son just graduted from CHS this past year. The teachers at this school are top-notch; they challenge the students to do their best and foster a learning environment where the students who want to succeed will succeed. I read a review where the commenter stated if you want your child to go on to a 4 year college, don't send them here. Not sure if this is because the teachings at CHS were not reinforced at home or what. I am went on to a 4 year, then received a graduate degree and our son is attending UMBC. Ultimately, the success of the student at this level lies in that student's hands, however, they are given a great foundation at CHS and are encouraged to make the most of their education..

- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2012
this is the worst school i have ever been too becaeuse... IT WAS SOOOOOO AWESOMEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! or was it???

- submitted by a teacher
June 02, 2011
The school offers alot of oppurtunity. If you want your child to go to a four year university do not send them here. Send them to Broadneck, South River, or Severna Park. Chesapeake is infamous for sending too many students to Anne Arundel Community College, alot of students don't even shoot for four year programs becasue community college is so accepted in the area. Alot of the students that go away to four year leave after a year or a semester since Pasadena gives them the cushion to not be judged and it be okay. Their is No diversity at all, if you want a well rounded student send them to Arundel High School. The only sport you should send your child to school for is Cheerleading, Softball, or Golf. The principal is new, and has new rules where some are positive and some are not. The graduation is at the school, it has always been and every year it is miserable. You sit in a gym and burn up because every year it happens to rain. I don't know when they learn. The graduation is also really tacky where people wear gym clothes to the ceremony. The administration staff is great and they'll look out for you if you give them respect. Hard work pays off in this school.

- submitted by a student
April 08, 2011
I am currently a student at CHS. You make many relationships with friends and teachers that will last. Anyone can complain about a certain teacher but overall I have no complaints. Lunches are alright (could be better) but that's my own personal opinion. I now bring my own lunch based upon what I prefer to eat. I'm going to be a sophomore next year and you are greatly encouraged by teachers and administrators to take AP and honors classes. They want you to work to your full potential. Mr. Drazen (principal) is a fair guy and wants what we all want, a school to run smoothly. Yes, there are some negatives such as some of the troublemakers that attend there. I don't like the i5 program... Those students get away with almost everything in terms of what they can say and when they can leave class. This is just a statewide program though and we can only alter it so much. Overall, Chesapeake is a great school.

- submitted by a student
October 11, 2010
It is the 4th best public high school in AA. Severna Park South River Broadneck Chesapeake

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June 13, 2009
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- submitted by a teacher
March 17, 2009
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- submitted by a student
February 26, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating February 10, 2009
Both of my sons are recent graduates of Chesapeake 2005 & 2008, this is the best school that Anne Arundel County has to offer. My fought me about choosing this school but are both glad I did.

- submitted by a parent
January 13, 2009
I go here and I love it! It's an amazing school!

- submitted by a student
October 08, 2008
Let us remember the apple does not fall from the tree. The teachers are there to teach not to raise your children. The education is wonderful and the staff is a great team.

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2008
The Principal and teachers are great! They are very involved in the future of our children. Mr. Gimon is a excellent Special Ed. Teacher.

- submitted by a parent
July 07, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
June 17, 2008
Becuase the bathrooms are really dirty so dirty I wouldent even wash my hands in there...

- submitted by a student
March 13, 2008
The AP teachers are fabulous at CHS - I've had great experiences in every department. The teachers of advanced courses are by and large very available, understanding, and passionate about what they do. Over the past few years, there have been issues with the new principal, who tends to make decisions without consulting the teachers and students first. But I'm going to graduate this year, and I feel that I've gotten a great, well-rounded education at this school.

- submitted by a student
March 10, 2008
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- submitted by a student
July 25, 2007
I Believe the leadership is the best in this county. As a paerent I see just what the teachers and administration has to deal with. Maybe some parents need to come and see for themselves how their children act during the day.

- submitted by a parent
June 13, 2007
Mr. Harry Calender was a much better principal, and we didnt need a slogan to summarize what we stood for at our school. Also the CHS music program doesnt receive any funding at all. Also the Stage in our auditorium is in horrible shape, the piano The chorus teacher uses is 30 years old, the Band needs new snare and bass drums, and thats note to mention the curtain in the auditorium which is from the 70's.

- submitted by a student
November 28, 2006
Although this school gets a bad rap, my son has made honor roll for 2 years, he did worse in private school, it was a shock for him at first, but then he just took off, he is very active now, lost weight, has made some wonderful drug free friends, not to mention his depression has lifted from when he was in private. Despite the fact that there are some trouble makers in this school, it has been a great experience for my child. Even the 'best' private schools also have their share of incidents.If your child wants to learn, they will learn wherever they are.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
June 03, 2005
Personally, I am an alumni of CHS. My daughter now goes there. I had a good experience attending this school, and she has had a tremendous one. She has learned more in her one year of attending than my husband learned in all 4 years of high school. The classes are very work-oriented, almost all the teachers are willing to take as long as they have to in order to help even just one student, and the classes are in blocks which greatly improve how much can be taken in during a period. I would recommend this school to anyone, and will continue to allow all my children to go there.

- submitted by a former student
June 02, 2005
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- submitted by a student
June 01, 2005
I heavily disagree with the parent from January 2005. Being a 'Special Ed' student I know for a fact that the children have greater and heavy consiquences for our actions; further more the same problem with your child flows both ways. I found myself being picked on because of my hair and personal choice of looks by the 'Regular Ed' kids, just because I was in 'Special Ed' the other teachers seemed to just shrug it off. I also found the way any and all of the administrative handled situations in the school appauling; even when a teacher did step fourth to help with a student the administraitors would also shrug that off, I heavily recomend you get your facts straight before accusing 'Special Ed' kids getting 'Special Treatment'. I rate the administrative staff very low in their ability to do thier jobs. The teachers do a splendid job.

- submitted by a student
February 12, 2005
I teach at CHS. Students who do well are in honors and AP classes or have continual parent backing and support. We have many dedicated teachers who love teaching, but we need parent support and involvement also. Teachers want parents involved in their child's education, to see what they do right and wrong. Specific: I have a student who is failing, I have tried every number I can locate to reach the parent; calls are never returned. I have several parents I exchange e-mails with on a regular basis, their children do well, are fun to teach, and do their work; they are learning. In our county teacher complaints go nowhere, parents are heard immediately. Parents do make a difference.

- submitted by a teacher
January 17, 2005
I have to say that I am very disapointed in CHS. This is our first attempt at High school,and it is unbelievable how my child was treated this year,and the bullies were allowed to get by with it. Over and over we tried on numerous occassions to get the trouble to stop, and as it turns out if you are labeled 'Special Ed', you get special treatment. You can beat up whoever you want(including the teacher),and get by with it. The good child is asked to leave the school,and the trouble makers are allowed to stay and torment their next victim. I definetly don't think that there is enough parent involvement. If there was they would know exactly what their children are up to. I really don't think that I am the only parent who feels this way. Very sad indeed, especailly when we heard very good things about this school.

- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2005
I feel that overall, this school does above average in areas such as parent involvement and awareness. What the school lacks is diversity and minority representation. Academically, I found it to be an enjoyable enviornment for the most part. While attending, I forged relationships with many of the faculty that I still maintain to this day.

- submitted by a student
January 07, 2005
This school a great school in a good area. The teachers make sure every student is doing well. The only down part of the school is that the administration this that they are 'IT'! They think they are the best and do not treat each student fairly. The teachers are great my kids grades are up and the students get a long great. The only problem is that the administration thinks they are doing the right thing giving the students no rights. I am glad i only have 1 more kid to go. Yes, i would send another kid there when the administraion is replaced or tought how to run a school!

- submitted by a parent
July 19, 2004
Accelerated students will do very well, Chesapeake offers at least 15 Adavanced Placement courses and numerous electives in each department. Students will do well if their parents are very active in their education.

- submitted by a teacher
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Chesapeake High School
4798 Mountain Rd, Pasadena, MD  21122
(410) 255-9600
Last modified Chesapeake High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Chesapeake High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 31 reviews. Top