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Perry Hall, MD
Students enrolled: 645

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5200 East Joppa Rd
Perry Hall, MD 21128

(410) 887-5119
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April 23, 2015
I must respond to some of the most recent "reviews" posted here. I am a parent with 2 children in Chapel Hill Elementary and both of my children, my wife, and I are having a great experience. We have only had excellent, experienced teachers and have NEVER had an email go unanswered by a teacher. The PTA is very involved and a great resource for the school and students. The only slight negative is that the school is overcapacity. However there are new schools being planned and the district lines have been changed recently, but these changes take some time to shrink enrollment. It is difficult to cut current enrollment by re-redistricting as virtually NO ONE wants their kids moved away from this excellent school. While the overcapacity is less than ideal, the school leaders have handled it well with plenty of staff and some temporary additional classrooms added. It only seems to make the normal business of lunchtime and after-school functions a little more difficult. Finally, I have to wonder who the random people who rate it low and leave no comment are? Very suspect and without much use for anyone other than then person who may have a grudge who posted it.

- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2015
When my children entered this school three years ago, it was an excellent experience. Today, my experience is much different. The teachers are marginal and they infrequently respond to emails. In addition, I find the new teachers take a lackluster approach to teaching and ensuring grades are recorded. This is unfortunate because the school was very nice, I fear it will continue to decline, especially with the increased enrollment and hiring of young inexperienced teachers.

- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2014
The PTA and parents rule this school. Leadership is weak and not visible. Teachers are okay, but parents with the loudest voice get their kids into the classes and programs they want. Not much emphasis on art or music. There appears to be no set policy for teachers responding to emails sent by parents,- some respond and some don t.

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2013
Previous comments on the emphasis on MSAs should take into account that this is a reflection of our national education policy rather than CHE alone. Every public school in every state requires standardized testing and the schools feel the pressure to produce results. I also believe that overcrowding was not a problem until thousands of McMansions were built in this area over the last decade. However, I do admit that a lower student/teacher ratio would be nice. Regarding individualized attention: Your child is not going to have it in college or the workplace-- now might be a good time to socialize them into this reality. The only people who truly thinks that our daughter is special is me, my husband, and her grandparents. The same holds true for the child of anyone reading this. My daughter has performed well in K-1. Both teachers had very different teaching styles, yet both were effective. I also volunteer for my daughter's class when time permits. I'm very satisfied, however, the school needs air conditioning.

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2013
This school is average at best. The faculty is only concerned with MSA test scores and nothing else. A school rating system that has many flaws. The state of Maryland agree to lower the standard to score higher test scores. An overhaul of the current system is desperately needed to save this school and others like this one. All of the best qualified teachers moved on or retired in the last few years. We do what we can to help our kids go beyond what is being taught at this school. I hope to move out to a better school district. Perhaps to Howard County if I could afford to live there.

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2013
This school and administration rides on the laurels of MSA test scores. I agree that not enough attention is paid to the individual students; as long as those MSA scores stay high, that seems to be all that matters. But if the school teaches to the test ("prepare the children") and the children already come from affluent homes where parents spend time working with their children and providing supplemental education services, then it's really more the parents preparing their children than the school. The parental involvement and PTA is great, but can only work in the constraints of what the administration will allow them to do.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2011
Any tips of "the best" teachers...especially for Kindergarten and First Grade? My daughter is starting at Chapel Hill in the Fall. Thanks!

- submitted by a community member
March 25, 2011
Excellent School! Could not ask for anything better! I have one child currently attending and plan to have 2 more in the future!

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2010
This school is pretty nice, although, the teachers (when it doesn't have anything to do with academics) will just go with the flow and not pay any attention to the kids behavior. But everything else is very good.

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November 23, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2009
Not very sure about this school. My son's teacher seems very impersonal and just goes through the motion. Cannot speak for other teachers. School needs a lot of renovation. School management seems to be very responsive. Overall, i would give this school a good score.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2009
Husband went to Chapel Hill when he was a kid. Now my two oldest go there and we love it. Could not ask for better teachers and staff.

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2009
Very basic school. Student teacher ratio is still too high. Not enough attention paid to children individually. Extra curricular activities are limited. Insufficien stimulation for students interested in arts, music, theatre. School is in need of serious repairs and upgrade.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2009
We recently moved from a private school to Chapel Hill Elementary. I have been very impressed with both the curriculum for third grade and the quality of the staff. They immediately learned my children's names and made them feel at home. Having been a teacher myself I can say we are very happy here and appreciate the cultural diversity amongst the students! Also, a new elementary school was built nearby so the school is no longer overcrowded, now around 500 students!

- submitted by a parent
November 30, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
June 09, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2008
Excellent School,my kids are in kindergarten and second grade and love they school. Teachers are excellent and very involved with the kids.Great parental involvement and participation, but over-crowded

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February 04, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
November 26, 2007
Teachers are committed to students, but over crowded conditions exist without solid improvement plan.

- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2007
My child started kindergarten this year and we had quite an adjustment period. The school counselor was wonderful, pro-active and receptive to the quiverings of a new kindergarten Mom (me)! I would have liked more encouragement from the teacher (for me and my child), but the guidance counselor made up for it. My child has now fully adjusted and looks forward to going to school every day! The PTA is wonderful, full of encouragement and wonderful opportunities to participate. The parents that I have come into contact with through the PTA have been very supportive to me. I do have concerns about the level of over-crowding; although the teachers and support staff seem to have a grasp on being attentive to every child...time will tell.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2006
Dedicated staff, great parental involvement and participation, but way over-crowded.

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April 20, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
March 22, 2005
I have two children attending Chapel Hill, 1st & 3rd grades.Ihave no complaints about the school or the staff and I have no concerns in regards to sending my children there, I know that they are getting the best education that they can there. But...my only gripe is the over crowding and the lack of space outside the school in which to park for any type of extracurricular activities that we all attend. The amount of new home construction in this area is overwhelming our neighborhood schools, and this concern really needs to be addressed.

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2004
Excellent school!! Youngest child just moved on to middle school and I know they are well prepared for whatever assignments they are given in the next grade. The administrators, teachers and parents all have the same goals of the best education for the students. The curriculm is challenging and the teachers are wonderful.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
Chapel Hill is an over all good school. I have had children in the school, with no problems, and I've had children with unbelievable problems. If your child is 'average' you'll do fine, if your child is slightly gifted, you may also be fine. If you should have a child with learning disabilities, you're going to be in for an education youself! Be tough, be strong for your child, and most of all do all the research you can to find out what your childs rights are, and don't let anyone take them away, either through actions or inactions. Push the school to do the right the thing!

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2003
I have two children entering kindergarden and second grade this year. So far I have been pleased with Chapel Hill, especially with the way that the teachers relate to the children. Add to that lots of in school activities and fun classwork and you get children who want to learn.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2003
Excellent school. My children have been attending there for going on 3 years and have improved 100% since. The teachers and staff work with them very well, and care!

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Chapel Hill Elementary School
5200 East Joppa Rd, Perry Hall, MD  21128
(410) 887-5119
Last modified Chapel Hill Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Chapel Hill Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 27 reviews. Top