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Chappell Elementary School9

Chicago, IL | Cook County


January 26, 2015

My sister, husband, even mother in law and I all attended Chappell growing up. We all went there from Kindergarten to 8th grade. I wanted my kids to go Chappell but we moved out of the city. I did have bad experiences with a few teachers as a child but there were also other great teachers at that school. I felt safe there. Every door was secure. I was in honor roll for a while. I truly loved Chappell. I graduated 8th grade in 2005. Some of my old teachers are still there too!

December 16, 2013

This school is really good i just transferred my son here after having a bad experience at another north side school. He has excelled in reading and grammar, also he is learning spanish. The only downside is they don't focus on the arts something I think all schools should balance out into there curriculum. However we feel that he is getting a good push on his organization, reading, and comprehension to go into the next level.

Submitted by a parent

September 5, 2013

The teachers at this school are good but if you are a working parent the Principal does not believe in after school programs. I have tried in a very nice way to get the sports for the Jr. High Boys after school (he has them in the morning) but Principal has gone so far to discredit me and will harass your child if you speak up for yourself.

Submitted by a parent

November 19, 2010

Clean and well run school. Just went and had an impromptu tour. We will not hesitate sending our soon to be 3 year old to this school. Staff are professional and fairly new which is a good thing! Very progressive feeling overall.

Submitted by a parent

June 10, 2010

I would definitely recommend the Pre-K program at this school. My daughter loved going to school and I was impressed with the program.

Submitted by a parent

April 29, 2010

What can I say, my son is in 6th grade and failing all classes that count. We have asked for assistance but there are no after schools programs nor tudors being offered. I ask myself why is it that if my son is failing math and reading they keep moving him to the next grade level without any assistance nor summer school. The office staff seems nice and so do the teachers. Unfortunately my son comes home with poor reviews about his teacher, so they need to stop the show that they put on and focus on teaching. What kind of teacher pats themselves in the back seeing that the kids in their class are failing. Really it says alot about their teaching and interaction skills. Thank you Chappel for passing my kid to the next level confused and lost. I really dont know how to repay the favor.

Submitted by a parent

June 15, 2009

Chappell continually surprises us. The school musical Peter Pan, held at the neighborhood high school theater, was fantastic! We finished the year with an outstanding by-invitation only awards program. My family attended and we were warmly welcomed by the principal and coach. Complete with plaques and certificates my even my older daughter smiled when she accepted her award! The biggest surprise was when our daughter came home with a new book and a summer reading assignment. She began reading right away and has questions to answer after. I have had the chance to volunteer at a few recent events including Chappell's musical, a movie and a field trip. All left me with a warm, upbeat feeling. We're very happy we made the move to come to Chappell.

Submitted by a parent

April 16, 2009

I am exceedingly pleased with Chappell. This is our first year at the school. My two children attended 6 other schools before enrolling at Chappell. We had been seeking the right mix of academically challenging, values based, and culturally enriched learning environment. Now that we have arrived at Chappell, we have finally found it. You will be hard pressed to find a more accessible principal or more personally invested group of teachers who are working hard to help your child be all they can be. I agree that Chappell is on course to become one of the best schools in the city. We feel fortunate to have found it among the many choices out there. Our children's improved academic confidence is only one of the many benefits we have experienced. What responsible, respectful citizens they have become is but another.

Submitted by a parent

December 9, 2008

Chappell is a great school because of the great teachers.

Submitted by a parent

December 4, 2008

Chappell has been under new leadership for a year and half, I have witness great improvememts. Chappell is well on it's way on being one our top schools in the city of chicago.

Submitted by a parent

July 28, 2008

Chappell is a great school. We have met AYP year after year and we keep updating our facilities and training ourselves to better serve our student population. We have great academic (enrichment program on Saturdays, After School Counts, etc.) and non-academic programs (digital photography, yearbook, sports, etc.) We have a new leadership team that has proven to not only be leading administrators but educational leaders too. Our ancillary programs are: Spanish as Heritage and Foreign Language, Library, Gym, Music and Art. Parents activities are encouraged by the school but are not part of the budget, parents come up with the funding of their activities through fundraising and other resources. For more information, please come and see us, visit our school, we ll show you proudly around. You can also visit: www.chappell.k12.il.us

Submitted by a teacher

December 5, 2007

They offer after school programs and teachers communicate with the parents.

Submitted by a parent

March 23, 2007

Regrettably, I have to agree with the above post. My child attends Chappell and is struggling even with the extra help that is offered. They do offer a parent group or club. But that doesn't help the children that are lagging behind. I think the monies used for that should go towards hiring tutors. I can say that it is a beautiful school cosmetically. But I can t go any farther than that. There are very limited ancillary programs. Along with a computer lab that is not utilized.

Submitted by a parent

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