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Chambersburg, PA
Students enrolled: 1,024

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1151 East McKinley St
Chambersburg, PA 17201

(717) 261-3385
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April 08, 2014
I like this school I have been here my first year of middle school I also got my first gf here it is strict though I have been in the principals office multiple times I am an ok kid

- submitted by a community member

June 04, 2012
I am wondering, actually I think I know, why parents of daughters think CAMS great, while parents of sons think this school is horrible. It goes, I think, to their policies, their over-zealousness to suspend kids for any infraction. Put bluntly, if you have a sweet little dear, hands on her desk daughter, you've got it made. If you have a somewhat typical middle school son who enjoys joking in the halls, cafeteria, or line with friends, beware. CAMS is a no touch, no humor, no fooling around institution where the most zealous activity is carried on by the administration and counselors who's detention/suspension ration I bet is at 100 as day..

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May 12, 2010
CAMS has been the bane of our family's existence since day one. Prior to entering 6th grade, my child excelled in her studies, loved school, and was extremely social. To see a child like this do a complete 180 in less than a year is frightening, to say the least. Since starting at CASD, her grades have slipped to the point that she may very well have to repeat 6th grade. She has become introverted. Her documented medical and learning issues have been consistently ignored by school personnel. Most teachers are slow to contact parents regarding a problem until it is too late to step in and fix it. They fail to listen to concerns and, when concerns are raised, the child is marked as a 'problem student' with 'combatant parents.' If you have the means, do not settle for the mediocre 'education' offered at CAMS!!

- submitted by a parent

April 06, 2010
My child has an IEP. He is consistently bullied by students AND physical education teachers (still works there) The teasing has escalated to physical harm 4 times this year and there were 2 incidents last year. Academically, the school work is not at all challenging at all and my child is an average student. A charter school would be the way to go.

- submitted by a parent

March 28, 2010
My child is in the sixth grade 'overflow' group. Their field trip is five miles away at the local potato chip factory. There have been NO parent teacher conferences, and I have ran into a teacher -- with my daughter, and the teacher did not even know her name!

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February 09, 2010
Teacher quality is poor. The teacher to student ratio is about 30 students to 1 teacher. There are no extracurricular activities. There is no communication to the parents. I wasn't even told about an early dismissal. My student wasn't either. I learned about it from another parent later in the evening. There is no parental involvement. I tried to have a conference with my child's teachers. Only 2 teachers showed up each time. He has at least 6 different teachers.

- submitted by a parent
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February 23, 2009
The teacher and staff do so much for these students to make them feel comfortable in school let alone the parents sending them to school, overall the school is fantastic.

- submitted by a student

January 10, 2009
Cams Is A 'Okay School' As Long As That Y'all Have A 'Problem Child' And Have A Child That Is Wanting To Be The 'Class Clown' ! My Child Was An 'A And B' Student Until He Had Started At Cams In 2007... He (Our Son Now A 7th Grader) Always With Coments On How The Class Size Is Always With To Many Students (26 - 30 +). As Well As That The Teachers Have No Time For A 'One On One' To Be Teaching The Kids The Skills That Allow To Their Grades To Excel. I've Been Very 'Displeased' About How Our Son Has Been 'Degraded As A Person' At Cams' . This School Is 'Hot' To 'Find Reasons For Giving Demits' As For Having An 'Off Campus Subspensions' (Which) Talks Away Class Room Studies And Causing A Student Falling Behind,Leading To A Lowered Grade In Grades There... I Would'nt Recomend This School !

- submitted by a parent

November 15, 2008
i think this school is one of the best school in pa.that have many activeys for the kids and also they have wonderful teachers and staff that care so much about the students.i was a student there once and i loved it but then i had to move.

- submitted by a community member

May 28, 2004
I think CAMS is a worderful school, both my daughters have enjoyed their time there, my one child needs to be challenged and she has been, and my other child needs just a little more attention and she received it. The teachers are great, they really do get to know their students. I think it says alot about a school when your children have perfect attendence and when asked how their day at school was, I always get a good response.

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December 14, 2003
I think everyone at this school is doing a great job keeping the kid busy and keeping them out of trouble.

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Chambersburg Area Ms - South
1151 East McKinley St, Chambersburg, PA  17201
(717) 261-3385
Last modified Chambersburg Area Ms - South is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Chambersburg Area Ms - South Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 15 reviews. Top