55 out of 10GreatSchools

Chestatee High School

Gainesville, GA
  • Public
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  • Grades 9-12
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  • Enrollment: 1378


Chestatee High School
3005 Sardis Road
Gainesville, GA 30506
(770) 532-1162
Chestatee High School is located in Gainesville, GA and serves grades 9-12.It received a GreatSchool rating of 5 out of 10
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Reviews3 Reviews

This school is not good and the test scores show. The wrestling coaches are whiny and backwoods...they also lack any character or morals. They encourage their kids to have bad sportsmanship and they are rude. The students are well below average and most can’t do simple math. This is what a typical GA depressed School look like.
I have 2 daughter at CHS and they have overall had a very positive experience. The teachers care about the students and the administration is wonderful.
This particular school has quite a gap between grades given and national test scores- AP exams, ACT, SAT. Two of our children attended this school. One graduated with honors in the top of all classes and could not write to get into Georgia Tech. After much private tutoring in English during his first year in college he was able to transfer to Georgia Tech and is now an Aerospace Engineer. Our second child attended only two years at this school before we pulled him and transferred him to a private school. He went through his sophomore year without reading one book/novel or writing one paper in English. His final grade was 97 for that class. He wasted an entire year of potential learning in this school. He pleaded with us to change schools. Needless to say the transfer to the private school was tough; however, that school provided a rigorous academic curriculum that fully equiped him to attend college. We are thankful that our second child grades matched standardized testing and he got accepted to six colleges with academic scholarship offers from each of those colleges. These issues concerning the lack of academics for our second child were addressed with the school administration and the the district office administration on several occasions. The superintendent did not hold the school administrators or the English teacher acountable in regard to these matters and is therefore equally complicit in just passing students through system. My advice: if your son or daughter would like to attend a high level college or university, then they neeed to be prepared through a rigorous curriculum so that they are equipped to enter college successfully. If a private school is not within your budget, there are other charter schools in this public system district that may have more stringent, rigorous academics. Do your homework, ask questions, compare grades to standardized test scores-AP, SAT, ACT. If your child doesn't want a college education then this school should be able to effectively equip them for trade schools or work after they receive their high school diploma.