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PK-5
Public charter
Fort Worth, TX
Students enrolled: 502
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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3131 Sanguinet Street
Fort Worth, TX 76107

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(817) 289-0242
(817) 255-2559
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December 18, 2014
My son attended CHA last year as a 5th grader and loved it. The staff is great

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2014
It's been a few years since my children went to CHA but the seemed to do really well there. When we first moved to Fort Worth my son had to be in public school. It was horrible! He was failing several classes. The following year he was accepted to CHA. It was a complete turnaround. I believe it was all thanks to the caring and supportive teachers they have. My daughter started pre-k there and she really picked things up. Her teacher was a tough strict teacher and that's what we needed. She did great. We no longer go to this school but me and my children miss it. I do have to say there are two outstanding employees at this school. Mr. Ramirez and Mrs. Salizar are the greatest! They really care and go above and beyond to help their students.

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2013
CHA is a diamond in the rough. The public schools around here are over crowed and under poor leadership. CHA thrives where public school fails. Small class size more intimate relationships between the school and the family. Each kid is personally cared for. We love it and it's only downfall is it stops at 5th grade.

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2013
I worked in a big district for several years before taking this job at CHA. My only regret is not coming here sooner. There is no other administration I'd rather work for, and the rest of the faculty is second to none! The parental involvement, along with the low ratios, allows me to work with every individual student and custom-design my instruction, in order to meet each of their needs and challenge every student to aim higher. What a refreshing breath of fresh air! I'm so grateful for CHA!

- submitted by a teacher
September 04, 2013
My daughter has attended Chapel Hill since the first grade and loves it. Chapel Hill is a great school because of the dedication and passion for education that is exhibited in everything that is done. My daughter is now in the 5th grade and has thrived because she is in an environment that is nurturing, challenging, and allows her to grow. Chapel Hill embodies what education should be, a collaboration between teachers and parents to ensure children are more than prepared, they are excited!

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2013
We LOVE this school!! The academics are ahead of the public schools in the area. The work is challenging and I love it. My son is entering 3rd grade there and he love the work and really enjoys going to school.The school really pushed parent involvement in homework and activities. Peolpe who talk bad about the school are not putting anything positive into it such as time. You get out of it what you put into it. His teachers have always openly communicated with me and very responsive. Children are held accountable and to a higher standard at this shool. Maturity is encouraged. So glad we got into this school.

- submitted by a parent
May 30, 2013
School once had a clear view of goals and was on track. Lately, it seems to have turned more into a public school setting. Too clustered, and lack true leadership and direction. Principal and other administration lack certification from he state, why? That should be a red flag. Also, look at the GreatSchools rating which is a 5, why is that? 5 out of 10? I think Academics needs to be kicked up a notch and students need to be challenged more and not so comfortable in just "getting by". Direction is definitely needed!

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2013
Chapel Hill is a Super school that keeps getting better each year. My daughter has been going to Chapel Hill since Kindergarten. She struggled in reading her first year. Chapel Hill offered everything from during school tutoring in addition to after school tutoring to help my daughter get back on track. After she was on track, they kept her in the tutoring program until she was excelling in the reading program. I was sad but excited when I was told she no longer needed tutoring. She will be going to the 3rd grade next year and I am confident that she will be on or above reading level. One improvement would be the lunch money process. It would be more convenient if we were able to check balances and pay on line.

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2013
Chapel Hill is has its pro's and cons. Mr. Ramirez is by far their greatest assest in administration. The majority of the teachers are compassionate and the classrooms are smaller than your local public schools.Furthermore the children are learning in a structured environment. Cons~ they need to work on implementing the no bullying policy. Verbal & Physical abuse should not be tolerated at any age. In addition they need to opt for more social skills training amonst the students.

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2013
We LOVE Chapel Hill Academy!!! We started at CHA when our oldest was in Kindergarten the first year it opened. We now have 4 children attending and all have loved being here. This school is filled with only the best teachers and administration that strive to make sure each and every student succeeds and is given the absolute best education in a positive and warm environment. Thank you Chapel Hill Academy for all you have done to invest in my children's education.

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2013
Chapel Hill Academy really seeks to help kids be successful. They focus on each kid and go the extra mile to make sure that students excel. Our daughter was in the first Kindergarten class they offered and we have been impressed with the teachers year after year. We now have four kids there. Chapel Hill truly excels because of their emphasis on the school-home connection as they seek to connect these worlds for the kids. There is a high level of parental involvement in the school and it makes a huge difference. The administration has also gone out of their way to connect the school with leading businesses in the community so that our children are constantly exposed to successful adults that show just how far you can go with hard work and determination. After all, Chapel Hill kids are college bound! We love Chapel Hill. Our only wish is that the school went beyond 5th grade. I cannot imagine having my kids anywhere else.

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2013
I absolutely love Chapel Hill, my son has made Great progress since he has been there, love the teachers and staff the curriculum is Great he's done so well, been there since 1st grade. We love CHA!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2013
Chapel Hill Academy is home to us. I use to dread sending my son to school evey day when he was in another school. After meeting the staff at chapel hill we were blown away by the warmth and caring atmospher that we found in this school. The teachers are all AMAZING!!! They know all the kids by name and they enteract so well with the them. My son was having a problems in public school because he was not being challanged enough and that is not the case here. He is engaged and active in the class and loves every moment. We are so happy to be a part of this amazing school and recomend it to everyone that we know. You will know as soon as you walk into the school that it different than any other school. I no longer dread sending my kids to school I know that they are in wonderful hands. The teachers and staff care about every single child and want the very best for each and every one.

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2013
We Love CHA!! We have been here since the first year. My oldest started in 1st grade and will be leaving this year from 5th grade! The classroom size has increased since the beginning, but only to 20 versus the 30+ students in the surrounding public school classrooms. This is definitley a managable class size. Our only regret is that we are not able to stay for the remainder of our school years! Each of my kid's teachers have been very caring and attentive. And I honestly wouldn't have been disappointed with any teacher my childen would have had. The administration takes very careful consideration in who they hire. I appreciate their commitment to excellence and know it has benefitted my children. And I know of other families who have gotten help in other areas, not just the educational side. Lena Pope Home and CHA really do care for the children and families they serve. They go above and beyond what anyone could ask. I would recommend CHA to anyone, and I have! Others must feel the same way. People who are not happy should find another school. From my understanding, the waiting list has plenty of other people waiting to get in!!

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2013
Chapel Hill is an amazing school some of the comments that are on here about the clubs and library. CHA does have free clubs that students can join like most things they do have space limitations. As far as the library goes they don't offer a system to check out books at this time but I beleive that is due to lack of funds to buy enough books for every child to be able to check out books. Instead of complaining lets do something about it hold a fundraiser, get on the phone and see if there are places willing to donate books for CHA library. I'm sure that if parents get togeather something can be done but stop sitting on the sidelines waiting for others to do, when eveyone has the capablity to VOLUNTEER to get things done! Remember saying "I don't have time" as an adult is the equivalant of a child saying "my dog ate my homework" LOVE CHA STAFF YOUR AWESOME!!! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2013
I don't agree with the previous review, Chapel Hill Academy is an awesome school all the way from the Principal to the students. The staff has always been very accommodating to the needs of the families and students! As far as the Chapel Hill Academy website, there is nothing written about a teenager and her mother being a drug abuser, that is a success story on the Lena Pope Home website and I would think that the people who are on the website would have to sign a release allowing them to use their name and picture, so they are not blatantly slandering anyone! I know as a parent, I signed a release in order for them to place my child's photo on the website. If you grew up in Fort Worth, you know that the Lena Pope Home has done great things for the community and is all about keeping families together. Not only did I grow up here, but I have done my research!

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2013
Chapel Hill Academy is a great school! The teachers and staff are friendly and go above & beyond for the students. students. My daughter loves it. It's not just a school it's a family.

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2013
My children are new to CHA this year. We came from a publich school that was NOT addressing their individual needs at all. In fact, my youngest was behind. Since starting CHA, they have both excelled both academically and socially. They are involved in clubs and we attend all of the extra activities. The administration and teachers are amazing. They include me in all aspects of my child's learning and behavior. They have provided opportunities for me to learn more about parenting. I invite more parents to get involved! My kids love it, and I'm very proud to be a part of the CHA family. They respect me as a parent and love my kids! Thank you CHA and Lena Pope Home for all that you do in our community and for our kids!

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2013
My daughter has attended this school since they first opened their doors and this is her last year, I hate to see it end. I really love the school...they push the kids to be the best in every subject, they reward the kids as often as possible. The administration and teachers are always coming up with new school programs to excite the kids & the staff participates too. Some things have changed over the years and some things remain the same but I have no complaints about anything that might have changed, since the changes did not bring about any negative effects. I always feel informed with the mass communication system they use, since it notifies you in various ways (text, email, message on home phone) which is really helpful. And the website online stays very current even down to each teachers newsletter for the week. For the area and for a charter school I think they are doing an excellent job...Kudos to Chapel Hill!!

- submitted by a parent
March 24, 2013
Upset with the lack of help from the staff, administration, and teachers. It wasn't like this till this year...

- submitted by a parent
February 15, 2013
We have had a great first year at CHA with children in kindergarten & 2nd grade! I am greatly impressed with the teachers/staff, clubs offered (some free & some paid), and security. Volunteering allows me to see the daily interaction between teachers/staff & students, and I am grateful our kids are there. Not many public schools can boast of their outdoor learning classroom and offering music, art & Spanish as a part of the regular "specials" curriculum. When I had a specific concern, it was addressed immediately and handled above and beyond my expectation. We have found the curriculum to be more challenging than the school we attended previously. I could go on and on...we are just so impressed and look forward to our remaining years at CHA!

- submitted by a parent
January 25, 2013
THIS SCHOOL IS STARTING TO NOT LIVE UP THE THE EXCELLENCE IT ONCE WAS KNOW FOR . THE CLUBS HAVE GONE TO IF YOU PAY YOU GO. THE LIBRARY IS NOT A PLACE YOU CAN GO TO ,TO CHECK OUT BOOKS . MANY THINGS ABOUT THIS SCHOOL HAS CHANGED TOO MANY KIDS , I THINK PARENTS ARE NOT WANTING TO BE INVOLVED BECAUSE OF THE SHARING OF PERSONAL INFORMATION THAT IS SUPPOSE TO BE CONFIDENTIAL . PARENTS BELIEVE THIS SCHOOL IS REALLY GOOD FOR THEIR STUDENT BECAUSE OF THE AREA IT IS IN MOST OF THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE UNACCEPTABLE TO BEGIN WITH .ALSO THE INFORMATION YOU NEED TO KNOW IS NOT SHARED UNTIL AFTER THE EVENT HAS TAKEN PLACE . I DO LIKE A FEW THINGS ABOUT THIS SCHOOL BUT ITS ONE MY CHILD WILL LEAVE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE . ALSO THERE ARE ABOUT 21 KIDS PER TEACHER ,THE SPANISH MY CHILD HAS ONLY BROUGHT ONE PAGE OF CHRISTMAS SAYINGS HOME AND HAS NEVER BROUGHT ANY ART WORK HOME .WE REALLY NEED TO GET THIS SCHOOL BACK ON TRACK.

- submitted by a parent
June 16, 2011
I am so proud to be a part of the amazing staff at CHA. We are a strong partnership committed to growing a community of learners. I believe we have the best parents in the nation and our PTA is outstanding. I look forward to each day of school and seeing our students reach for the stars.

- submitted by a teacher
May 26, 2011
Hi my name is Sarah I am the proud grandma of Cameron. 2nd grader\ at Chapel Hill. Cameron has been at Chapel Hill 3 years now starting in Kindergarten. He has been so very blessed with teachers and staff on every level of education each of whom honestly cares not just about his required studies, but with every aspect of his life. They have seen my dear grandson go through some difficult life situations in a short time. At each hurdle they have eased his mind given him solid directions to go in and loved not only Cameron but the family through it all. Chapel Hill is a great solid foundation for our future leaders of this community to begin and continue their adventure in learning not only Math and English,but life. Thank you to ALL the staff of Chapel Hill and the Lena Pope Organization.. Each of you have made a life long impact on our family. See you all next year With much love and RESPECT. Sarah Wood

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2011
This is my daughter second year to attend this school and I am so pleased with the school administration. I would rate this school with five stars. If you re looking for a school that truly cares about your kids education this is the school for your child. My daughter was very insecure when she started at this school, between the teachers, counselor and I, she has overcame her insecurities and learned a great deal. Chapel Hill takes pride in their student s education. They have a great deal to offer our kids, such as the summer learning program where they give an opportunities for kids to learn even more and get to have fun all at the same time. I would encourage anyone who is looking for a great elementary to put your kid in this school.

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2011
I researched several local schools before enrolling my daughter in kindergarten at CHA. I have been impressed from the first day with the leadership and educational environment at the school. The teachers and administrative staff are very caring, competent, and approachable, and they encourage parental involvement and input. There are many extra curricular activities available to students, and even several events designed to get the entire family involved. The Lena Pope Home provides many opportunities for the students to get involved in the community and brings many experiences right to the school. Mayor Moncrief and his wife sponsored CHA students in this year's Super Bowl Walk of Hope and a local opera company came and put on a private performance of "Little Red Riding Hood" at the school. Chapel Hill provides so many opportunities for the students and parents attending, and I would highly recommend this school to anyone considering a change.

- submitted by a parent
January 03, 2011
My children have attended Chapel Hill for three years. It was a blessing to find CHA. The teachers take the time to ensure that every student reaches his/her greatest potential. The communication between the teachers and the parents is excellent and that is a key part in any child being a success in school. The staff as a whole are wonderful. They care about each and every family that walks through the doors at CHA. The curriculum is excellent and keeps my children wanting to come to school everyday and learn.

- submitted by a parent
February 11, 2010
Superb teaching staff and above average curriculum. The parents are just as involved in the daily activities as the teachers and staff. I have daughters in Pre-K and Kindergarten and the family environment is safe and thriving.

- submitted by a parent
January 19, 2010
My children have attended this school for the last two years and we've been very pleased with the school from the janitor all the way to the principle. Mrs. Sendejo produces excellence by improving drop off/ pick up, child safety and security, and staff selection. True she's different than Mrs. Greer, but her leadership and push for excellence exceeds her predecessor. The school doesn't need a stewardess welcoming everyone aboard, and offering goodbyes when they leave, it needs what it has, a great pilot leader. True, there's more students, but thats what happens when you add another grade (grade 2), and I think they've handled the influx well. It would be easy to nit pick and find something wrong, but when you compare Chapel Hill Academy to any public option around, hands down you'll be blessed like I was to find this great school offers a superior environment for learning.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 12, 2009
I loved this school so much, but the new principle is not too friendly. The school seems to have too many children now. My child went tnere last year it wass wonderful, the staff is nice, but this year the new teacher are not a friend, the enviorment is not bright like last year. A lot of parents that children went to this school are very unhappy. I hate this for the school, its too many students, and the principle is not friendly, she not out there to welcome, the parents and students, and she comes out late to dismiss them, matbe next year they can et a principle who smiles more, jeers to who hire her, we want Ms. Greer back. Lets see the students who want come back next year, this school is going to be rated like the poor Fwisd.

- submitted by a parent
June 16, 2009
Excellent 1st school year i hope the school will continue to add all grades

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2009
The Best charter school in Fort Worth, well on it's way the being the Best in Texas. Support from Lena Pope Home Foundation, great leadership from the principal, along with a fantastic group of teachers / educators / assistants make this school a true 'hidden gem'. The teachers truly care for their students, and they make learning fun and interactive. My son had a great kindergarten experience, matured socially, he loved going to school, and made lots of friends. He learned to share, care, and excel (to do his best work!) I have met many other parents who feel likewise, and there is a strong parental involvement throughout the campus. A+++++ to all the teachers, you are wonderful people, and thank you for your love and dedication to teaching our next generation. We appreciate all the early mornings, late evenings, and extra time you've poured into helping your students succeed!

- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2009
great school and great teachers as well. Very dedicated to the students education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 23, 2009
This school is great!, the discipline, teachers and the Principal have the only goal to prepare and educate our kids in a friendly environment with respect. I truly recomend this charter school! The group are small, only 14 per room. Awesome!

- submitted by a parent
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Chapel Hill Academy
3131 Sanguinet Street, Fort Worth, TX  76107
(817) 289-0242
Last modified Chapel Hill Academy is a Charter school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Chapel Hill Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 34 reviews. Top