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Chapel Hill Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 732 students

 

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2013:
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2011:
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Posted May 21, 2014

This county is ranked 83rd out of all the TN counties. This school, just like every other school in this county, puts the emphasis on sports and not education. There is a "good ole boy" system at this school, for sure. Most of the teachers act as immature as the children. Parents are not encouraged to be involved at all unless you "know someone" or are "kin" to someone at the school. Many parents look forward to helping out at their childs elementary school. This school does its best to keep everyone away. Its really sad. The academics are a joke. The children of this school are not prepared to move over to the middle school. The children of the county are not prepared for college and many struggle only to drop out. While there are a handful of success stories, a school of several hundred should not produce only a handful of successful adults. The teachers seems to use the "here's a worksheet, figure it out for yourself" method. Several teachers will offer to "tutor" your child after school at your expense, of course. If you can't do your job during the day, I'm not going to pay you to continue to not do your job. If you can afford private school. That is the way to go for sure!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2014

Where do I begin? I have never in my life dealt with a more exhausting school. These teachers gossip to each other constantly about parents and children. Everything is the parents fault. If you are involved with your child you will be called unreasonable and overbearing. I have had these teachers ask my child inappropriate questions about his family and when I confront them, they lie always. If you cause too much trouble your child will get extra homework. Trust me! The vice principal tries to help. Everyone says all the right things, so you will leave but they don't actually do anything they promise. Academics are a joke. This county is so far behind the surrounding counties it absurd. The teachers let the computers do the teaching. It is so sad. Our children will not be returning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2013

There was another post asking about parent involvement and integration of students with like abilities... this is non-existent. I had requested to come into class to observe my daughter and was denied on several occasions. There are no gifted groups, the kids are all together and expected to sink or swim. This is not a good school for a child with attention problems or learning difficulties. Be prepared to be very involved after school if you wish for your children to succeed. Bullies are a problem in this school as well. There is a culture that encourages children to pick on the weak or different. I was told that my son needed to "suck it up and learn how to be a man."
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2013

I am rating average to hopefully not skew the results. We are considering buying a home in this area and this would be our assigned school. I have some concerns after reading these reviews. Is there a gifted program? As a stay at home mom, I LOVE being involved at the school. Because we would be moving there, would my volunteer efforts not be welcomed? Does this school practice differentiation by considering levels of ability in the curriculum? Does this school practice "clustering" for like abilities? Thank you for any input.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2013

I completely agree to the previous two reviews... unwelcoming, if you don't have the right last name, don't bother. They have no desire to help kids in need, just want to play the blame game. The best interest of the child is not top priority at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2013

Principal is never there. VIce principal handles most things. Very unwelcoming to parents. Children are yelled at constantly in lunchroom. Math and reading averages for the school are below average. If you weren't born and raised there, if you don't "know somebody" you will get no where.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2013

I have read the previous reviews and am very surprised CHES has gotten 4 stars. I give them 3 and I am being very generous. This school is made up of a handful of very good teachers and many poor teachers. There is definately a "click" within Chapel Hill and if you aren't one of the prominent families, "good luck". I have had two children in this school from 2007-to current and each year gets a little worse. Mr. Delk is a politician at best. If you come in angry, he will listen but also change the topic many, many times to try and distract you. He asks about your Momma, your job, your dog. Anything to avoid the issue. If you have a child with special needs THIS IS NOT THE SCHOOL FOR THEM! The teachers are not very prepared to handle special needs children. Oak Grove or MES has much better special ed programs and teachers. As far as parental involvement, if you are one of the families "in the click" you will be welcomed, everyone else, stay out and just send a check when they ask for it. They do not want you to help with anything, they will not welcome you. I have found this school to be so exhausting. There are some extremely good teachers but they are few and far between.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2012

I have had 2 children in this school. One has luckily had great teachers and my second child went and we received a teacher that gave up on my child within 6 wks of school. Saying he/she just is not ready to withdrawl and wait until next year. If a child is shy and never been in a class setting they will have a harder adjustment. Instead of teacher saying how can we work together to get her on track and keep her caught up it was take her out. Now this is a kindergarten teacher whom I never even laugh or smile... I withdrew my child put her in anoother school and she is doing great! This showed me that it WAS the teacher and not my child. My son started school same way. New to a social setting because of me being a stay at home mother. His Kindergarten teacher did not give up on him. We worked together throughout the year and he did well! So there are some good teachers and there are not so good. I also talked to the principal on getting my child a different teacher to see how she responded to another. THis would tell me if it was the teacher or my child. Assistant principal told me this was not an option. What would it hurt? Never before have I heard I could not change a teacher?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2011

This is an excellent school. We have had a good experience with the teachers and the pricipal. They have always been respectful and helpful. The principal is so good to the kids and they all respect him. The teachers we have had are great at their job. I am grateful to have my daughter going here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

The prinicpal and teachers work so hard to teach the children not only academic subjects but also about the community and how to care for it.


Posted February 25, 2010

I have never felt so unwelcomed, disrespected in my work, and unhelped then when I walked into the front office at this school. I only went there because I tried for 3 weeks to get someone to answer the phone. I was there to present a gift and recieved poor manners from the office staff. Mr. Delk, on the other hand, was quite helpful and accepting.


Posted September 20, 2009

They work hard to make every student feel special and good citizens


Posted September 17, 2009

It is the best well rounded school my child has been in..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2009

I think it is a good school however If your not in the click, you may get snubbed. Some of the teachers act like they hate their job. No smiles.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2008

I have two children that attend Ches, we love it. We go down the halls and the teachers speak to you and they know your children! I drive 25 mins every day so my children can learn there. Mr. Delk personally knows every child there and takes time to speak to them! My babies will not attend anywhere else!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2008

I love Chapel Hill School,so do my 2 chidren.I am glad that we moved here 6 years ago.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2004

I am a former student of CHES. I had my best times there. Everything was perfect. Everytime I see the teachers, they always say 'hi!' to me. Mr.Delk is a great man. He runs CHES better than anyone has and better than anyone will. Best of luck to all the CHES staff!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 5, 2004

I have 2 children in CHES and could not ask for a better school. Mr. Delk truly loves all the children enrolled and strives to make CHES the best school possible. I wouldn't want my kids going any where else. All of the teachers take a personal interest in the children, it's not just a job to them. Very easy to get in touch with anyone at the school. They truly put the children's needs and parent's concerns at the top of their lists. There is a lot to be said for small, hometown, schools. Keep up the good work!
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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52%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
37%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 49% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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56%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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75%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
85%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 84% in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 49% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
24%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 48% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
53%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 88% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
30%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 55% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
86%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 87% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
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Writing

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2013.

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Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

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Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 87% in 2013.

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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities37%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students75%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students49%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students95%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students75%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students93%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 65% in 2013.

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2011

 
 
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English I

The state average for English I was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science, and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. Students must pass the algebra I, English II, and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Algebra I

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

English I

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science, and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. Students must pass the algebra I, English II, and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 95% 67%
Hispanic 3% 7%
Black 1% 23%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 42%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Chapel Hill, TN 37034
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