School Details

Chatfield School

231 Lake Dr, Lapeer, MI 48446
(810) 667-8970
8

(out of 10)

Charter Grades K-8 466 students 20 students/teacher (MI avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

53%
53%
40%
73%
73%
61%

MI00195

None
96%
96%
95%
94%
94%
87%

Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)

In 2012-2013 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.
  • This school in 2014
  • Chatfield School average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

44%
44%
45%
73%
73%
70%
67%
67%
51%

MI00195

None
98%
98%
92%
87%
87%
84%
64%
64%
47%

Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)

In 2012-2013 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.
  • This school in 2014
  • Chatfield School average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

53%
53%
45%
80%
80%
72%
13%
13%
17%

MI00195

None
86%
86%
80%
96%
96%
85%
85%
85%
78%

Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)

In 2012-2013 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.
  • This school in 2014
  • Chatfield School average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

53%
53%
42%
74%
74%
72%
45%
45%
27%

MI00195

None
98%
98%
85%
96%
96%
84%
98%
98%
75%

Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)

In 2012-2013 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.
  • This school in 2014
  • Chatfield School average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

58%
58%
39%
69%
69%
61%
73%
73%
53%

MI00195

None
91%
91%
85%
94%
94%
79%
53%
53%
48%

Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)

In 2012-2013 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.
  • This school in 2014
  • Chatfield School average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

53%
53%
35%
88%
88%
73%
33%
33%
20%

MI00195

None
81%
81%
78%
94%
94%
82%
91%
91%
78%

Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)

In 2012-2013 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.
  • This school in 2014
  • Chatfield School average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Chatfield School is a charter middle school in Lapeer. The principal of Chatfield School is Mr. Matt Young, who can be contacted at jmccauley@chatfiedschool.org. 466 children attend Chatfield School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 25% of the 466 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Chatfield School is 20:1. Zemmer Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 97% 97%
Asian 2% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.7% 0.7%
Hispanic 0.6% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.4% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0.4% 0.4%
Hawaiian 0.2% %
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 25% 13%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Chatfield is outstanding when it comes to staff cooperation for making sure that students have the best educational experience possible. Chatfield also offers one of the best environmental programs for all of its K-8 students.

  • (1 year ago)

    My four children have been at this school for five years. It offers an excellent academic hands-on learning experience. They also offer an excellent music and arts program including Honors Art Jam Band Dance Symphony Band (which received highest ratings at recent Charter school competition) & Choir.

  • (2 years ago)

    I have had a daughter in ths school for the last 6 years my only regret is not getting her older brother into the school! This place is amazing! By far the best school in the county and ranked in the top of the entire state! Just visit the school and you will see the amazing/interesting facility and the passion that these teachers give their students. I give them a A+.

  • (2 years ago)

    Chatfield School is amazing--like a cross between a school and a Scouting program. As the parent of 3 kids who attended 3 districts and 2 charter schools Chatfield is the best school we've found. The teachers are phenomenal; they did a great job caring for each child and provided top-notch education. Class choices even included German and facilities were 1st rate--a solar environmental center built of bales (1st code-approved public building of this type construction in the state) wind turbine outdoor classroom a bark structure mud oven and school-owned canoes and snowshoes. Students grow and raise produce in a school garden and sell it at a mini-farm market set up at the school. They even made their own salsa and fished with hooks they made from bone. Only problem was a hard-core running coach lady who screamed at parents but I appreciated at least they had another teacher in the running club the next year. Problems will inevitably arise--it's how a school responds that shows its true colors. I now work in an education program; our teachers apply for grants just to have their kids visit Peter McCreedy's environmental program at Chatfield. Hope my grandson goes there!

  • (3 years ago)

    I am a second year parent at this school. My child seems to have learned a lot even in this different setting. How ever I do agree with some post about the teachers communication skills with parents directly one molment then they tell you to talk to the assistance then when you refer back they don't know what you are talking about. I have major Issues directly dealing with the Concerns of how they deal with the students with Food allergies. Why is it so hard for them to understand Allergic and EpiPen means life or death. Yes it needs to be with them at all times. Please take the time to educate the staff and a bonus the students about the seriousness of Epipen.

  • (3 years ago)

    I have a few complaints about chatfield first no bus. And there are few walls litterly they have curtins.our school has a promethin board. and they still have white boards and there gym is very small. This is kind of a poor school and one last thing at 8th grade you have to find a new school and fit in there and start all over. LakeVille Middle School is the school for me

  • (4 years ago)

    I have 2 children who attend Chatfield. This school is incredible. The parents are highly involved. The teachers are allowed to be creative in their teaching which is unfortunately lacking more and more in the typical public schools. The directors care so greatly about the their school. Wonderful "whole child" learning at Chatfield. Nothing bad to say. Thank you Jack and Betty McCulley for a wonderful environment for my daughters to learn and grow in.

  • (4 years ago)

    I rate this School five out of five for a job well done by Administrators Staff and volunteers. Great School I feel privileged to have my children enrolled at Chatfield.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a teacher [not at Chatfield] whose son goes to Chatfield and I have been totally impressed by the quality of education that he has received there. I am from a whole family of educators and feel that everything about the school is exceptional compared to other schools that I have either worked at or are familiar with.

  • (6 years ago)

    I go to Chatfield and i think it is a great school. This school gives students a wide variety of opportunities.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is unfailingly innnovative. The classroom structure includes working with small groups at various stations. The students phsically move throughout the day to areas that house specifi subject matter materials; therefore they can buy (for example) very high quality mathematical aides for the whole school to share rather than cheaper duplicate aids for each calssroom. They do a LOT of class work outdoors. They incorporate tactile & kinethetic learning methods. They are even incorporating alternative energy sources into the schools' infrastructure. I AM the ultimate over-protective parent; rarely is anything good enough for my darlings. But Chatfield is everything I could dream of in a school. I have to provide meals & snacks & trasportation but it is more than worth it for my girls to get such an amazing school experience

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a second year parent and am overly impressed with Chatfield school overall. I have been happy with all the staff and the accriculum.

  • (9 years ago)

    All of my children have attended this school and my experience thus far has been dismall when it comes to administrative quality. However even though most of the teachers instill leadership qualities in their students parent/teacher communication needs to greatly improve. There is no communication between principal and parent. Rules are not enforced by the principal or administrative staff. If it were not for some of the outstanding teachers at Chatfield this school would never be one I would reccomend to others.

  • (10 years ago)

    My experience with Chatfield has truly been a positive one. I pulled my children out of public schools to attend and do not regret that decision. I have three children that have attended Chatfield (my middle child being the first class to go from kindergarten to sixth grade). Each has received lots of hands-on learning in an environment that has supported their individual needs. My son has scored consistently in the 95+ percentile statewide on all tests. The teachers and staff truly love their jobs which is evident on the number of 'extras' the children are exposed to. From the daily classroom work to discovering the outdoors...I'm in awe over the things my children have learned. Hats off to a job well done!

  • (11 years ago)

    This is a great School for any student to go to. It is like a family in it's own. The children get more one on one attension and they learn a lot more then public schools can give. Job well done.

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Overall score

(based on 18 ratings & reviews)

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  • Principal leadership
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