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K-5
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Charleston, WV
Students enrolled: 221

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4901 Venable Av South East
Charleston, WV 25304

(304) 348-1969
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April 29, 2014
My school is GENUINE. This school may have been around for a while but, the ppl in it make it GENUINE. From the Principal all the way to the children themselves and what they stand for.

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2013
Ok i have to bragged on my school 1 more time!!!!!!! Ok from my k-2nd grade years were great my teachers were wonderful they put no stress or anything on me i would always come in with a smile on my face and a postive attitude and at the end of the day iw ould leave happy as can ever my 2nd grade year when i had to leave it was very sad :'( i cant stan being without my chamberlain friends they were like family to me. i luv the staff the teachers and everything there its the best school EVER and it will always be # 1 Love your little chamberlain friend haley stephenson

- submitted by a community member
April 23, 2013
Not only have I had the privilege of Ms. Pfister being my kids principail but now my two grandchildren. The teaching staff could not be better . I love every part of the education the smiles and all the help that you reecive from everyone working there. They both had Mrs. Walsh Kindergarten what a great teacher, she puts no stress on the kids or the parents and they learn so very much. From the first grades to the third couldn't ask for better teachers. Thats as far as we are right now but no doubt that forth and fifth will also be the greatest!!! Thanks Chamberlain for all the training and education that you are providing for my Grandchildren. We love all you and respect you for all that you do.

- submitted by a community member
February 22, 2012
Chamberlain Elementary is top of the line...first class. Mrs. Pfister has consistently provided leadership for over 35 years to this community school. The building is probably one of the oldest school buildings in the state, but she encourages the maintenance staff to keep it in good working order and clean to sight and health. She inspires the staff to be the best that they can be so that the students will be their best as well. All the staff seem to tell the students in words and actions that each student "is kind, ...is smart, and ...is important." It is refreshing to hear other parents express positive remarks about the school and teachers. The Home -school association works continualy to assist in enrichment activities and fund raising. The partnership is fantastic. The students are challenged and are expected to work hard for grades which helps prepare them for middle school. No new building; new nice gym or all purpose room; no fancy equipment; but caring people and learning happening every day.

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2011
I am back again this year and I know we are only in the beginning of the school year. I would just like to say we have lost a great teacher that was an inspiration to me when I first came there to enroll my children. She was not any of my childrens teacher but yet she greeted me everytime I saw her while I sat in line to drop my child off to school, she greeted me with such warmth when ever I came into the school for tutoring, yet I did not tutor her class. She welcomed me with open arms as did everyone there at Chamberlain . Principal Nancy Phister and all of Chamberlain s staff welcome you as if you were walking into their home. One that I will sadly miss and my child will not have the oppurtunity to be taught by is with God now. How she inspired me was through her kindness every single day. She helped me to believe in the school system again. Thank You and as I look into the Heavens I know you are one of many of GODS teaching ANGELS. Thank You Chamberlain for all that you do! Debbie

- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2010
My son attended Chamberlain from third through fifth grades, and my daughter will have been there since first grade. It's an old building, but the competence, caring and enthusiasm of the administration, teachers, and even the parents make Chamberlain stand out as an exceptional public school. I am extremely happy with the education both of my children have received at Chamberlain. Principal Nancy Pfister deserves a lot of credit, and the rest of the staff is first rate. The only problem I see is that it feeds into Horace Mann Middle School, and that's a decidedly mixed bag.

- submitted by a parent
July 12, 2010
I love Chamberlain Elementary! I spent K-5 there and I am overall outstandingly pleased. The staff all focus on your the students getting each topic, memorizing, studying, and hope for good citizenship. The academics are challenging and great! They are all well experienced teachers too. I left feeling like I said goodbye to my parents. I have that kind of bond with them. Behavioral issues most of the time are taken care of, besides most of the kids here are good, respectful students anyways. This school is safe and clean. It has an award winning custodian. The principal is the best you may ever see! P.E. and music could use a little more options for better enjoyment and quality. Parent are deeply envoled at this school, they work on fundraising, organizing, etc. This school has recently also started working on physical fitness and healthy eating, giving students pedometers, eating charts, encouragment,etc.

- submitted by a community member
August 20, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2009
My son is a student in Mrs. Walsh's kindergarten class and I would like to say that she is an excellent. She really has a knack for making young children confident in themselves. Mrs. Walsh is very tender and loving and I could go on for days about how wonderful she is. Mrs. Pfister, the principal, and the rest of the staff are 100% committed to the education and well-being of the students. I am truly blessed that my child is so lucky to attend this awesome school!

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2008
My son is in second grade at Chamberlain (08-09) and we are VERY happy with everything we have experienced there. You could not find a more caring and supportive staff anywhere. The principal, Mrs. Pfister is so encouraging to all staff, students and parents. I have never seen anyone left out or not feel welcome at the school. My son was actually excited for school to start !! My husband and I are looking forward to sending our daughter to Chamberlain in a couple of years. I like being involved in a school that wants to be involved in teaching knowledge and life skills to all the children who attend there. Keep up the excellent work Chamberlain!!!

- submitted by a parent
July 21, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2008
My son started Chamberlain in 1996 and my daughter just moved on to Middle School this year. My 11 years at Chamberlain were absolutely wonderful. My children received an excellent education, but not only that, they recevied the skills they needed to prepare them for Middle School, High School and beyond. Chamberlain's main focus is and has always been academics as well as how to function in the real world. They are given not only educational skills, but are taught character as well. I know that my children came out of Chamberlain better people from their experiences there. Nancy Pfister is the most dedicated person I have ever known and loves each of the children at Chamberlain as though they were her own. The teachers are all top quality and put the children's education above all else. We were blessed to have such a wonderful School of Excellence!

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2008
Through my current job I have become vastly aware of the quality of elementary education our county provides. They all vary. Chamberlain Elementary school is by far, one a the best quality educations that you could give your child in this valley, if not the best. Nancy Pfister is all about quality education for her children. Her staff are nothing but quality. That is why it maintains its status as a School of Excellence. I make this statement not only from experience as a parent but as an educated employee of this county. I am blessed to have such a quality education provided for my child. I wish to express my sincere love and appreciation to Nancy Pfister and her quality staff, for a job always well done. J.F.

- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating April 04, 2008
My daughter attended 5th grade at Chamberlain, moving from out of state. It has been an incredible experience. The teachers are very knowledgeable, caring and encouraging. The principal is experienced and wonderful - you will not find any better!

- submitted by a parent
January 03, 2008
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- submitted by a student
June 19, 2007
My daughter was a fifth grade student (2006-07). It was her first year at Chamberlain. The teaching staff is wonderful. They are quality teachers with caring attitudes. They truly do a great job. My hat goes off to them. Tom Harris

- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2005
My son is a student in Mrs. Walsh's class and I am amazed at the progress he has achieved this year expecially in his reading. I am very pround of him and thankfull to Mrs. Walsh and Mrs Bowles for doing such a great job.

- submitted by a parent
January 20, 2005
My son is a kindergarten student,in Mrs. Walsh's class, he is learning more than I ever thought possible. Mrs. walsh and her assistant Mrs. Bowles,do a wonderful job of educating and inspiring my son in a fun and caring atmosphere.

- submitted by a parent
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Chamberlain Elementary School
4901 Venable Av South East, Charleston, WV  25304
(304) 348-1969
Last modified Chamberlain Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Chamberlain Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 20 reviews. Top