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Chamblee Charter High School8

Chamblee, GA | Dekalb County

February 12, 2015

Great school really loves the great teachers and great staf. Assistant principal has great work ethic. B.Holloway

Submitted by a student

September 13, 2014

I'm a sophomore this year, and I can honestly say that Chamblee has improved immensely compared to last year during the transition from the old building to the new one. I think that the stability of being in the completely finished buildings has allowed teachers and administrators to get a grip on what students are doing. Unfortunately, about five or six wonderful teachers left the school this past summer, whether to retire or for personal reasons (some speculate pay was the main problem) and this has caused a bit of chaos which resulted in many teachers having to double up and teach different classes (ex. my old bio. teacher has three biology classes and two physics classes).

Submitted by a student

December 2, 2013

I am a sophomore at chamblee and I already want to leave. The teachers are not how they are shown to be and it's sad. Most of the teachers act as they are one with the students and a few teachers are racist and will Harass. One of my teachers constantly harassed me because of how I dressed ( I am white) when others wear much worse clothing. My parents have constantly asked her to stop and even brought it to the principal but she has yet to do anything. The principal basically let's the teachers do what they want whenever. Do not be fooled by the "greatness" chamblee is brought out to be because it isn't. The only thing keeping chamblee with good test scores and such is the magnet side. There is racism in the school also and singling out especially. Four girls were wearing running shorts ( they were no shorter than the other) and and administrator came in and sent 2/4 girls to ISS and they were black. You will not get the ideal high school experience here I recommend you go to a private school or another school.

Submitted by a student

June 9, 2013

my school is Chamblee high school. the school is very racist and the teachers do not offer help. many of the teachers are mean and use profanity. the teachers favor us Caucasians. I believe this is wrong. the principal is extremely rude and sarcastic.

Submitted by a student

April 14, 2010

Chamblee has high scores etc. because of course it is in a magnet 'track,' plus students are self-motivated. However, there is a disconnect between how many students entered the magnet program, to how many remain in. Magnet students are often left to learn the material on their own. Teachers will often try to embarrass the students by saying, 'you are in magnet, you should know this material' instead of teaching it. This means of course, they don't have to teach or answer questions. Many of the teachers choose to work at the magnet schools, because the students are self-motivated, which means, again, they don't have to teach. Some of the comments here seem orchestrated, & make great 'surface' review. Teachers have no discipline rules in the classrooms, & are quick, bias, inconsistent, and drastic with the punishment. It seems teachers get more 'reward' out of punishing, instead of preventing.

Submitted by a parent

October 16, 2009

The Magnet program at Chamblee was exceptional. I graduated in 2004 from a rigorous curriculum set forth by our demanding teachers, who were always encouraging but never forgot that they were here to teach us as much as they could. The friendly competition among the students drove us to study hard and perform well on our exams. While it took a lot of time and effort, I graduated with 15 hours of that would count as completed college courses. The education from Advance Placement classes was far superior to their equivalent courses in college. For example, by the end of my second Statistics course in college, we barely covered everything that was taught in my AP Statistics course at Chamblee! I would recommend the Magnet program to absolutely everyone, but know that it requires a lot of work and dedication, so be prepared!

Submitted by a student

August 1, 2009

Chamblee is a great school! I was enrolled in the magnet program, which successfully prepared me for college and allowed me to begin college with nearly 30 hours due to the large variety of AP classes offered by Chamblee (all of which were more difficult than any college class). I was more challenged at Chamblee than I was in college -- and far more prepared than most of my college classmates. Chamblee offers diversity in students and classes. I am proud to be an alumna of Chamblee!

Submitted by a student

March 25, 2009

This is a great school. My daughter is graduating in May 2009 from the Magnet program. Her SATs are in the top 2% nationwide, thanks to the education she has received at Chamblee. We lived in Europe for a year and she went to a very expensive, prestigious international school there and was livid when she returned because she was so far behind her classmates in the Dekalb magnet program. She has formed wonderful relationships with her highly-skilled teachers and is off to a great start, thanks to Chamblee. The one negative is an aging physical plant but overall, it's a great school.

Submitted by a parent

September 24, 2008

Chamblee Charter is a dynamic high school and one of dekalb's very best. The principal, Mrs. Lowery, is a take charge and no nonsense administrator who has a flair for dealing with parents as well as the students, administration, media, etc... My son is a high achiever and was named a semifinalist for the nat'l achievement scholarship. In every discipline, Chamblee leads or is very close to the top.These qualities are all indicative of what Chamblee has to offer any child who's willing to learn. Of course there are drawbacks but the good outweigh the bad. 10 stars Chamblee Bulldogs...............

Submitted by a parent

April 27, 2008

chamblee is a great school! Iam proud parent.when someone ask me what school my daughter attend, I can proudly stand tall and say chamblee high school! this is my second child to attend chamblee high school, when you drop your child off in the mornings you have nothing else to worry about.the teachers are great, the adminstrive is awesome.I truly thank God for all the staff. this will be my daughter last year, I will miss them all. parents are always welcome!!!!!!!!!!!!!Go Bull Dogs!!!!!!!!

Submitted by a parent

April 15, 2008

Best school, with the best teacher that are there to motivate, teach and be part of your learning experience.

Submitted by a student

May 29, 2007

Both of my children attended Chamblee Charter High School from 9th through 12th grade as magnet school students. The school offers a variety of academic, artistic and athletic programs to challenge and stimulate its students. The teachers and administrators welcome parental involvement with open arms. The teachers are supportive of the students and work tirelessly to make the educational experience exciting and challenging. The magnet program is excellent! My son recently graduated with a masters in education (within 4 years of completing high school) and has often stated that he felt more challenged at Chamblee than at college. My daughter, who recently completed her Freshman year in college, felt more than prepared for college. Both children started college with 30 college credits transferred in based on their AP scores. I would highly recommend Chamble Charter High School to any parent or student.

Submitted by a parent

April 26, 2007

Chamblee Charter High School houses three student populations, Charter/Resident/Magnet. It's currently going through transition reflective of the entire school district and its challenges. One segment (Magnet) has rigorous requirements (B in all core subjects).There is no specialization or special focus like most magnets. It does not seem to have a clearly articulated curriculum that's being followed. I haven't seen one yet. This lack of a defined program with measurable outcomes prevents one from making a fair comparison to other programs. It is defined more by faster pace and variations on tests. Chamblee like most schools has to contend with need for good teachers. They do better than most high schools and succeeds . This is a testament more to type students and staff, not curriculum. I give it a B

Submitted by a parent

April 17, 2007

Chamblee Charter High is one of the best schools in DeKalb County. Our son is currently enrolled in the Magnet Program. The Magnet Program is top-notched, extremely rigorous, highly academic and competitive. Only the top students participate and succeed in this program. If considering this school, check out the Magnet the program. It will definitely prepare your child for their upcoming college years. Our son will receive a CP Honors with Distinction diploma, the highest H.S. diploma program in the state of Ga.

Submitted by a parent

October 6, 2005

I graduated from Chamblee in 2000 from the magnet program, now it is 2005. I believe this program is why I was able to reach academic success. I graduated from Emory in 2004 with a BS in Biology and am in my second year of medical school. It was a tough road and without the pressure and skills Chamblee's committed faculty gave me I would have had many more problems with college. I did not even have an adjustment to make my freshman year, I got a 3.8 my first semester, while others at Emory were struggling. I totally recommend the program and encourage parents to enroll their children!

Submitted by a former student

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