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Chaffee Jr.-Sr. High School

Public | 7-12

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted August 9, 2014

I graduated as valedictorian from this school a few years back, so I'd like to think I'm well qualified to write this review. Most of the teachers are excellent and truly do care about their students, but the lack of resources and shallow course offerings really bring this school down. There is very little college prep, no AP courses, only one (ridiculously simple) foreign language offered in person, and few opportunities for outstanding students to distinguish themselves from the crowd. I often found my ability to excel treated as more of an inconvenience for the administration than an accomplishment. The sports teams are only average, and academics aren't taken very seriously, but if your just looking for an easy path to a high school diploma, this school may be for you.


Posted February 7, 2009

This school definately shows more leadership than most others. The teachers are completely understanding and easy to get along with. The students get along with them so well that they may sometimes forget that the teacher is in authority, but it never gets out of hand. And Chaffee happens to be one of the smartest schools in the area for its size. Chaffee pushes your child into doing good in school, even if they don't have as many choices because it is a smaller school. If it were as big as Cape Central/Jackson/Notre Dame/St. Vincent then it would most likely be one of the top schools in the state. The town of Chaffee is small but the school spirit is enourmous. If you don't believe me come to a Chaffee game sometime, if you were at the first Chaffee vs. Scott City game you understand what I mean.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2009

This school definitely lacks leadership! The students in the Chaffee school district aren't disciplined and have little respect for their community. I live in the area and definitely plan on paying to send my child to another school district or private school. I don't think the students here have the drive to get more education and lack the opportunity that much larger schools offer, whether it be academics or athletics.


Posted November 7, 2008

very good school, a community that supports everyone. The sports teams are very supported.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 22, 2008

clearly the previous review isn't well informed... the football program would be the last thing they would do away with, considering it is the top money maker (attendance, concessions, booster club) now that chaffee is winning games again. the kids have pride in their school again! the new administration is great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2007

small school and classes is a bonus, but lack of extra classes and college prep are a down fall. The kids have no respect and the teachers dont seem to care. The school is just average. They could do away with the football program and maybe then they could afford to have better academics to choose from.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Communication Arts

The state average for Communication Arts was 55% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
50%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

The state average for Communication Arts was 55% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
38%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
62%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

All Students54%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White53%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students72%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White71%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

All Students50%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White51%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students48%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White49%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students53%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White54%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 57% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
63%
Government

The state average for Government was 57% in 2011.

40 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
56%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments to test high school students in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, English I, English II, American History, Government, and Biology. The EOC Assessments are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Missouri for each subject. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 54% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
20%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
41%
English

The state average for English was 60% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
45%
English II

The state average for English II was 69% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
79%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 61% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
43%
Government

The state average for Government was 54% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
52%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 47% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
40%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments to test high school students in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, English I, English II, American History, Government, and Biology. The EOC Assessments are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Missouri for each subject. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Algebra I

All Students58%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White58%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments to test high school students in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, English I, English II, American History, Government, and Biology. The EOC Assessments are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Missouri for each subject. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Algebra II

All Students52%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White53%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a

Biology

All Students93%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English

All Students39%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White39%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English II

All Students61%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White62%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Geometry

All Students46%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White48%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a

Government

All Students45%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White42%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

U.S. History

All Students11%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White11%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments to test high school students in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, English I, English II, American History, Government, and Biology. The EOC Assessments are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Missouri for each subject. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 97% 74%
Black 1% 17%
Hispanic 1% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 43%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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517 West Yoakum Ave
Chaffee, MO 63740
Phone: (573) 887-3226

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