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About This School

Chaparral Elementary School is a public middle school in Gilbert. 1,151 students attend Chaparral Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Black, non-Hispanic. 3% of the Chaparral Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 21% of the 1,151 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Chaparral Elementary School is 22:1. Higley Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Track
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 70% 70%
Asian 7% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 6%
Hispanic 16% 18%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.9% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %
Multiracial 0.09% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 21% 17%
Limited English proficiency 3% 2%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (4 months ago)

    Great community school. We've loved our kindergarten and first grade experience and are looking forward to our younger children attending as well. Teachers care about their students and the principal is a big presence on campus. The front office is inviting and knows our family. Students are recognized and there is a positive vibe at this school. 'A' rated school with a focus on the whole child. Excellent!

  • (5 months ago)

    We love this school! We transferred our 1st grader here after we tried a private school for the first 2 months of the school year. We have a great teacher that challenges our son appropriately and teaches through great lessons! Everyone was so wonderful in helping to make this an easy transition for our son. The front office is also wonderful. I don't go in the office much but everyone knows us by name and they are always friendly and helpful.

  • (9 months ago)

    My daughter is in 1st grade and I have been very happy with Chaparral so far. She had a wonderful teacher in kinder that was willing to go out of her way to challenge my daughter. I look forward to my son starting at Chaparral next year.

  • (1 year ago)

    The teachers are dedicated to their students and the parents! There is a reason they are an "A-rated" school. From the top down the school shines. I won't move out of the area because my kids deserve to be at the best and that is where they are!

  • (2 years ago)

    I have two children that went to Chaparral and my son loves the school and my daughter 'Kind of' liked the school! My daughter says that the teachers didn't discipline very well and their flow wasn't all that great. She says that the teachers were kind of crazy but my son ... LOVES HIS SCHOOL! He thinks that his sister is crazy! One of the craziest teachers (per my daughter) was also one of the teachers she learned the most from ... go figure.

  • (2 years ago)

    Great school. My son also transferred after winter break from a nearby Higley school and has had nothing but a great experience with the students and staff. Just minutes away from another school in the district but a world of difference in the students staff teaching philosphy and partnership with parents. I still think K-8 is ridiculous Jr. High should be in a seperate school all together but if you're stuck in the area recommend this schol.

  • (2 years ago)

    My son transferred here mid semester this fall in 8th grade. I have been so happy with the level of support and help we received making that transition at such a hard age. The teacher administration and support staff are happy to be there. Great community spirit and it shows!

  • (2 years ago)

    My kids have been at Chaparral since it has opened. It gets better every year. We love it. I couldn't be more happy with the education my children are getting.

  • (3 years ago)

    I went to this school in 8th grade and I loved it! I went the year drama free probably because of the friends I made. The teachers were very nice and I enjoyed learning there!

  • (5 years ago)

    My kids just finished year 2 at Chaparral Elementary and have been there since it opened in 2007. The first year was a bit rough as it often is for a first year but the staff has really worked though the issues and this year was phenomenal. I attend PTO meetings and The Principal Mrs. Edgar is dedicated and seems to really listen and respond to parents' concerns. I volunteer in both my kids' classrooms regularly and have come to know many of the teachers and staff this way and I couldn't be more impressed. There are lots of community events (Fall Festival Muffins with Mom Doughnuts with Dad Sock Hop etc...) that are fun for the whole family and give the opportunity for the staff to have fun with the students as well. Higley school district is definitely having 'growing pains ' but Chaparral is a bright spot in the district!

  • (5 years ago)

    We just moved to CA and I have to say I miss Chaparral Elementary already. My Kindergartner had Mrs Pallon and what an amazing teacher she is. We will never forget her wonderful example and dedication to her class. Thanks Mrs Pallon and all the staff at Chaparral!

  • (5 years ago)

    I love the school! Great staff parents and students. I would not use this as a forum to talk about others and use their sad. I think all the office staff and teachers are doing a wonderful job. Some are busier than others and focused on getting their jobs done; nothing wrong with that. Great school with excellent staff and families! some have much more work that

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is wonderful. My daughter is now in 2nd grade and came from a school with the 2nd highest test scores in the state in the middle of last year. She is still being challenged and absolutely loves it at Chaparral. Shannon is absolutely fabulous. There is another front office staff by the name of Jennifer that does the attendance. She isn't quite as warm and fuzzy as Shannon but still very nice. Anyway I am a former teacher so I'm pretty particular about schools. I would love to see more veteran teachers there but this is only the 2nd year they've been open and I think they're doing a fabulous job.

  • (6 years ago)

    Staff is great even though most of them seem very young. They seem to truly care about the students. Front desk is very friendly (her name is Shannon by the way.) My kids love it there and have made many good friends. Students seem to like the school and take pride in it. I'm glad my kids go there and I would recommend it to others.

  • (6 years ago)

    The the office people are fabulous the receptionst's name is not Jennifer.

  • (6 years ago)

    I disagree regarding Jennifer the receptionist. She always has many people needing things from her asap and does her best to get everyone in and out of the office quickly. She address students as well as parents by their names which makes everyone feel important.

  • (6 years ago)

    We have a son in 2nd grade in this school and we were so disappointed by the academic areas. The spelling words that were given to 2nd graders are too easy its like they're going back to kindergarten..example like the two too you...even the word 'is' or 'I' 'me' he be....soooo easy.. the students are not challenged. They should give spelling words that are common words like numerical sentences son used to go to a charter school in 1st grade in Phoenix and their spelling words there are difficult like december captain vocabulary sentences...and theyre only in 1st grade...another problem is the math is still in addition and subtraction they should be in multiplication and division/fractions by now.

  • (6 years ago)

    To many 'new' just graduated teachers! Getting better each day! Front desk receptionist Jennifer could be more friendly and personable. Seems very unorganized.

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