My experience is only terrible as a result of one teacher. She's despicable and a terrible teacher. She's said curse words in the classroom and told the children to not tell their parents what happens in the classroom.
They only care about their athletes. Once again, there is a third grade teacher who is yelling swear words at her daughter at the basketball game. He daughter plays for the team. I get it, she's enthusiastic, but bits not a good environment for her child, or for other children. The principal knows about all this but nothing is being done.
They only care about the children who grew up here. They do not like outsiders. One of the third grade teachers tells lies, curses in the classroom, and drinks and drives. She also tells her students who they should and shouldn't play with i.e. my children.
My children attended Chattanooga last year and I look forward to this year. The teachers were very helpful in working through any issues we had. They encouraged resposibility in my children and challenged them to do their best. The principal was patient and encouraged my children to do what was best and never give up.
This elementary school is geared towards grooming the life-long residents' children to be scholarship holders and athletes. If your child is gifted and talented and not born here you are at the mercy of the new Superintendent, and he really doesn't seem to care unless you are one of his 'pets'.
If your children weren't born here with the other multi-generational 'royal' families then they'll get left out of everything. Chatty HS is even worse about this. Outsiders, no matter what your income bracket or education level, won't be welcome here.