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Chelsea High School

Public | 9-12 | 283 students


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Posted June 27, 2013

As a former athlete, who attended CHS. I have to say....the people who don't back the sports program know nothing about their kids. I was a troublemaker, and cared nothing about school, sports, family or anything for that matter. The football program (even when we were crappy) was the most beneficial program that I could have ever found. Coach Tom Bible made me try as hard as I could at everything, Tom Schulze, Rita Wilkes, Paul Coke (and Mrs. Coke) all did more than their fair share to guide me into success. There were DUDs in the faculty; but, they in their own way showed me what/who to emulate (or not), so I would say to any parent: "You children will get out of this school, what you AND your children put into it."

Posted January 2, 2011

do not send your children to this school if they have any learning disabilities, there is absolutely no help at this school they will label your child a trouble maker, and they will push them out of school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 19, 2010

people need to understand this is a small school in Oklahoma, they are not getting enough funding from the state or federal government to fund everything that parents want their kids to have. its the state and federal government that you all need to be complaining about, get out there and help Chelsea Schools get more funding and then you can have the programs you want for your kids.The sports program is what is bringing in funds to help keep the sports programs going. This is a good school and cares very much for their students, maybe you need to get involved more before you start complaining about the school system. and then if you are not happy with it, you can ask for a transfer that is your right as an American.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 9, 2010

This is a bad school to go to. If you have a smart kid this school will do almost nothing to help them. They focus mostly on the athletics program, which, except for softball, performs rather poorly. The expectations on students are low, and there aren't many things set in place to help smart children. There is no gifted or honors program and the curriculum is laughable at best. A lot of the teachers try hard, but aren't up to standards, and can't really teach most of the smart kids much. There is also a lot of prejudice and intolerance, and VERY little diversity. If at all possible, I advise you to avoid this school (the commute to Claremore is be worth it).
—Submitted by a student

Posted December 17, 2009

I have a child in CHS, and I feel the school staff lacks professionalism. The Junior High was pretty good, but High School has been a big disappointment. The staff is very subjective & biased and shares information with students that should be left between the student, parent & staff member. We moved here several years ago from a much larger school district, and this small school district seems to be full of narrow-minded, outdated ideas.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted December 9, 2009

I have had 1 child graduate Chelsea High School, 1 currently in High School, and 1 in McIntosh. Not only is the staff involved with these students, but they genuinely care about their future success and well-being. All CPS facilities/schools have provided a wonderful experience for my children thus far and I hope this will continue for my future grandchildren.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 6, 2009

Last year Chelsea High School got a new principle. Mr Hill is wonderful! I believe that given the time he will correct all of the wrongs that have been going on at Chelsea High School. The entire Chelsea government is run off of the 'good ol' boys' club and so it was natural for the school system to follow in those footsteps. He is making progress. My child has attended Chelsea schools since pre-k and is now a sophmore. For the first time ever I saw every player on the football team get to play during a game! Usually the same kids play over and over while the rest of the team just sits on the bench. This is because of Mr. Hill. Things are improving.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 5, 2009

Actually I am a Chelsea graduate and so were my parents and my oldest son. My younger son is still at Chelsea Jr. High. The administration has always listened to my concerns and addressed them. The only reason that I did not give it 5 stars is that the arts are not adequately taught, but I am working on that.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 20, 2008

I attended chelsea from K- until graduation. The problem with chlesea I believe isnt just the school, it is also the world we live in today. When I was in first grade in 87 i used to love watching the high schoolers dress up for team spirit week, or couldnt wait for the haunted house at halloween they used to put on. I even remember watching a few plays in the old old gym. I have great memories, but i must say by the time i got to high school, we had no interaction with other grades or schools in town, it was 'cool' to hate class spirit which made som instructors push it on you more. So i am glad this site is here to vent and share stories on, but nothing can be perfect inculding teachers and parents(who to often just want to be 'friends').

Posted September 21, 2008

I love our school and our town! My children attend Chelsea School. As with every aspect of life experiences, there are areas that need improvement and to be fair, many changes have been made in the past several years that have improved the school. My children have been given a great academic foundation by their teachers proving so by scoring extremely high on the state tests. I thank the Chelsea Grads who felt called to return to their hometown to improve their community through teaching children. The majority of the families in Chelsea are committed to their kids and support their school. This just makes our community stronger. Chelsea is a great place to call home.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 23, 2007

I would not recommend anyone putting their children in this school. I had three kids go their entire school years here. Many Chelsea H.S. grads teach here. There are some excellent teachers here. Chelsea is a very 'cliquey' town. Sports is very important to Chelsea schools, even if they do poorly. The arts, drama, etc., are not very important in Chelsea schools. The bands do ok, but chorus teachers have to rely on volunteers for help. Boys sports programs have plenty of assistants. Lately girls sports programs seem to be winning more than the boys, so they are getting more help now. Sports seems more important than academics.

Posted May 24, 2007

I love Chelsea school system, they have a great sports program and there are some very good teachers.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 31, 2006

I had both my children attend chelsea high school and because neither were on a sports team they were treated as second class citizens by the principal. I was always being called by Mrs. Moss and most times it was another child who should have been in trouble. The principal has her favorites and it is very evident. I would never put another child in that school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 15, 2005

I am a graduate of Chelsea High School and while it does have its problems (as all high schools do) I believe very strongly that it is an excellent place to attend school. I was a student all four years and have no complaints. The teachers, for the most part were good, as was the administration.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted December 15, 2004

I went to this school for one year as a senior and sadly enough graduated from here. I do not recommend coming here for many reasons. There are racist kids either publicly or privately. That is how they are raised here. Check that 2001. There are only a few teachers who give a care and the others are 'just getting paid.' I moved from Broken Arrow and the 2nd day there I got in trouble for wearing shorts before April 1. That is very elementary but hey when you are not up to date then that is the kind of discipline that is provided. The athletics are good if an outsider comes in and helps, but if a homegrown is in control then look for a .500 or worse season is inevitable.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted November 11, 2003

Chelsea does have nice facilities and even has several computers, however, the students don't seem to be able to use anything but the internet. I believe they need to be more proficient in MS office suite as these programs will be used daily in the real world. Also needs to be more control maintained in the school. Morale is unusually low.
—Submitted by a parent

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

Grade level

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 87% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.








Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 81% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.








Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 58% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.








English II

The state average for English II was 91% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.








English III

The state average for English III was 96% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.









The state average for Geometry was 89% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.








U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 81% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.








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About the tests

In 2012-2013 Oklahoma used the Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests End-of-Instruction (OCCT EOI) exams to test students in high school in several subjects. The OCCT EOI is a high school graduation requirement. The OCCT EOI exams are standards-based tests, which means they measure specific skills defined for each subject by the state of Oklahoma. The goal is for all students to score at or above the satisfactory level on the test.

Source: Oklahoma State Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Native American 56% 16%
White 40% 59%
Black 2% 9%
Hispanic 2% 14%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Source: State of Oklahoma Office of Educational Quality and Accountability, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 153%N/A61%
Special education 219%N/A15%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 State of Oklahoma Office of Educational Quality and Accountability, 2012-2013

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801 West 6th Street
Chelsea, OK 74016
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Phone: (918) 789-2533


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