I transferred to this school as a result of a move. And this school is downright horrible. Since the school I came from was a decent school all around the normal classes were challenging enough for me. Coming to this school only the honor kids do well. the other kids are left to rot in classes with teachers that do not know the material they are teaching (I had to correct my US history teacher on multiple occasions) The teachers are lazy (My English 5/6 teacher would have a tape read us the book then put a transparency on the overhead and then just sit down on her chair and go on her phone) and some are just evil. The whole school is dirty and sea gulls flock there after lunch picking up at the remains. The students are noisy and not kept under control and the teachers let them do whatever they want while try to "teach" It eventually got so bad my mom moved back so that I could attend my old school again. And they STILL haunt me. My dad even received a progress report from my school and after not attending a single day I was still getting a passing grade in math. Really goes to show something huh?
Chatsworth Charter High School is a charter high school in Los Angeles. The principal of Chatsworth Charter High School is Penny Gwin, whose e-mail is email@example.com. 2,738 students go to Chatsworth Charter High School and are mostly Asian; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 11% of the Chatsworth Charter High School students have "limited English proficiency." 64% of the 2,738 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Chatsworth Charter High School is 22:1. Stoney Point Continuation School is one of the nearest high schools.
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I transferred my son from Granada to Chatsworth and he has flourished. Granada was too big and impersonal with uncaring and bullying staff. Just get your kid into the honors classes and he will do great.
Horrible! Horrible! Horrible school. Passing the buck on the student instead of helping and supplying resources. Each year teacher seem to care less and less and if your not a genius you can forget it. So much for no child left behind my child and several like him are.... Makes you wonder with a 5 out of 10. Not Good if I could give a zero or -10 I sure would transferring child out to a school that cares
The entire school is very dirty and in need of new paint and other upgrades. They have a GREAT sports program and medical program. The amount of students and teachers continue to drop each year. They lost 4 teachers this year due to the low enrollment. I hope they do something to make this a better school so parents will want to send their kids there. Needs a lot more parent involvement.
I am a parent who is involved in my kid's education...and my son is in the Honors program takes AP classes and plays baseball. Deeper parental involvement would make this a 5-star school. Chatsworth's new Charter School status could also make a difference. I am of the mindset that you get what your put into something.
My son is a graduating senior this year and has been at Chatsworth High School all 4 years. He will be attending college at CA State University Northridge. Chatsworth has done well to prepare my son for college. His over all experience has been excellent. Thumbs Up for CHS!
My son is a ninth grader and is doing well. He is involved and challenged academically. I must say as an educator myself that you cannot compare Chatsworth to Granada or El Camino charter schools. They can pick and choose who they want to accept or in the case of students who live in the area kick students out for little reason. Birmingham Charter is loosing their charter status for just those reasons. Chatsworth is doing fine!
Chatsworth High School isn't as bad as it seems. It is just like any other public school when it comes to its problems. The school tries caring about all of its students and it has given students so many ways of getting involved and getting ahead in their academics. The honors and AP classes are extremely challenging and the teachers who teach them are great. They really do prepare you for all the exams at the end of the year. If you walk into a classroom you could immediately tell that all the teachers try giving their all in their teachings and it is up to the student if they want to learn or not. And their sports team and their band are also amazing as well. This school tries giving as much as possible even with all the budget cuts that it has undergone.
Chatworth is in a complete downward spiral and needs a fundamental change in its approach to educating children. This change needs to start at the top. Conversion to a Charter School with a complete replacement of the administartion would be a good start. The administation appears to be severely lacking in competence or organization. A once proud school seems to have fallen into the lowest depths of LAUSD quality. The administration does not return phone calls and seems to be vindictive against the students of parents who dare to complain. Many of the classes seem to be out of control. Generally we associate such problem with the students parents or even the teachers - but I think not. Its amazing that Granada can essentially draw from the same student/parent pool yet be so far out of Chatsworth's league. There are undoubtedly some poor unmotivated students and teachers but I think the problem starts right at the top and infiltrates the complete psyche of Chatworth with predicable results. I would highly recommend that Chatworth be avoided until there is a profound change at the school. As for us - one year was one year too much.
The school is not necessarily bad its the parents that need to be more involved with the school the teachers and activities. Parents need to be poactive-on top of their kids school work and support the teachers and sports and music programs. If the child is not doing their school work learning their music for band practicing as needed and respecting their teachers and coaches it is the fault of the parents!
Nice to see CHATSWORTH H.S. 2011 Scores have increased ! I want to see this school get a 7 out of 10 rating again. My son is now a senior and in his 3 + years at CHS he has NOT once complained about any teacher. In fact he has had good things to say about ALL his teachers. So like all schools students need to apply themselves and take advantage of all the help a school offers. After school tutoring etc. Plus Chatsworth rocks it when it comes to sports. Rated top Baseball !!
I also have finished my first semester of 9th grade and all i have found this school to focus on is sports. The whole school smells like pot (especially the bathrooms). The teaching quality is not very good and the classrooms are dirty. As far as the homework (honors) the teachers focus on the quantity of the work they are giving and are not giving challenging work. The only class that is challenging is honors geometry and the only reason it is is because she does not teach she only gives us a warm up to reflect on. If you want rigorous classes i suggest granada hills charter high school. As for me i am trying to transfer.
I have just finished my first semester of 9th grade at Chatsworth High School. I think that it the school really tries to make it a good place but there are students that just can not be helped. Sometimes when you go into the restroom you can smell the pot; but I am sure that occurs at almost every public high school. I am in all honors classes so most of my peers actually want to be there and learn. There are also many extra curricular activities (and we have an amazing band & baseball team). Chatsworth High gives you many opportunities to make friends and things. Then once you are in tenth grade you have to choose an academy to join. I do not really like this idea because not everybody knows which to choose (although I am sure that it is great for the people that know exactly what the want to do with their lifes). But all in all high school is what you make of it and Chatsworth can be a good school if you are willing to try to be a good student.
Principal Mr. Guy does nothing for this school - apparently he just sits back and doesn't get involved with the day to day events and lacks solid leadership. I hear that school lacks positive morale and teachers are burnt out and feel unsuppported. My son says that the teachers are unhappy and I clearly see the lack of academic rigor in his curriculum. I am considering sending my son to High Tech High (charter) which I'm hearing great things about. Most good teachers seem to have left in the last few years. Don't send your child here if you want a quality education.
I have had two children one grandchild and two nieces graduate from Chatsworth High. It is a great school that has withstood the test of time. There are so many opportunities for kids to oursue their dreams and so many adults on campus ti help them.
This is a great school. My 14 year old boy is thriving. Chatsworth has one of the best baseball programs in the U.S. He is learning not only the required academics but also life skills like self-discipline teamwork respect of authority tenacity and and how to succeed under pressure. These skills he will take with him for life. Thank you Coach Tom and all the other great teachers at Chatsworth!
I love this school and my child is doing great. He has high grades and the teacher's love him and spend much time on his grades and helping him improve.
I m disappointed at the negative comments concerning Chatsworth High School from parents who have struggling teens/students. Im currently a junior and have had a great time at Chatsworth due to the many opportunities that it provides. With this said the parents who blame Chatsworth for their child s mishaps seem to lack solid evidence. By directly blaming the school these parents not only embarrass themselves but the teachers staff and other parents who work for the benefits of each student. To these parents I have this message It is not the fault of the school (and those who ve worked really hard to keep it running) but the fault of the parent or child who has no concern for the well-being of a free education and lack a sense of self-discipline.
My tenth grader is struggling. This our home school not happy at all hard to get her into another close high school. Please visit this school before you decide to invest 4 years of your childs life.
Great School. Caring Teachers. Nice new principal. Diverse student body. Tons of opportunities for academic enrichment as well as extra curricular activies. Great sports great cheer great music great drama great news.