About This School
Charter schools are public schools, but differ from traditional public schools in that they are independent and are operated by educators, parents, community leaders, educational entrepreneurs, or others. Funding for charter schools is based on designated local or state educational organizations. Those organizations are responsible for monitoring and assessing the quality and effectiveness of education, but permit the schools to operate outside of the traditional public school education system. See Chime Charter School's test results to learn more about school performance.
A school's Academic Performance Index (API) is a scale that ranges from 200 to 1000 and is calculated from the school's performance in the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program. The state has set 800 as the API target for all schools to meet.
Chime Charter School had an API growth score of 856 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. Chime Charter School's 2012 base score was 839 and the school did meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.
In 2010, Chime Charter School had 15 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Chime Charter School Reviews
Chime is a very good school.
My child has attended two of the local, highly rated schools before arriving at Chime for upper grades. People campout to apply for open enrollment at our home school... but Chime is MUCH better. The Chime Charter school culture promotes acceptance. The teachers provide information regarding academic and social progress. There is not too much homework, the kids are being prepared for high school. I do feel that there are concrete efforts to encourage and instruct each child as an individual. Those of down on Chime may not be very informed. I know from experience that the grass is not greener.
My child has trived here. He has never been bullied, and has felt supported and encouraged by his teachers and staff. He is currently in 5th grade and he is always happy to go to school and learn.
Terrible 7th Grade
One quarter of the teachers for the 7th grade are great. The others are strange and give WAY too much homework. My kids are saying the school needs to be more responsible. I have seen the science teachers and they are very nice and funny. But then again after all the good stuff they tell me, they say that the staff are lazy and slack all day. I heard they replaced one of the best 7th grade staff with awful ones. Other parents tell me that their children have been bullied and are getting hurt from the special needs. NEVER PUT YOUR CHILDREN IN THIS SCHOOL FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL!
I have had my child in other highly rated schools. Both of her previous school were California Distinguished. Although any environment may have an array of people, Chime is by far more welcoming. The teachers are fantastic and each child is encouraged and appreciated.
If your child is special needs then this school is by far the best. However that element/catagory is where the greatness stops. And you most likely will not get to read this review because the admissions office will report it as "abuse" and request it pulled. The bullying at this school is out of control and absolutely NOTHING is done about it. When parents ask what is being done the response from the principal/director what ever label you want to give him is "I can't tell you because that is a private conversation between the bully/the parents and myself (if one happens at all). We have lost some of our most powerful/infulential and greatest families due to this problem running rampant for years. The teachers are fantastic and work hard to make sure each class is a unique and awesome experience. I've never seen teachers work harder. The parents -and yes while this is a "school" review I don't know of any school that does not survive/operate and thrive without the parents - back to them: are the most horrific people I've ever encountered in my life. The women are caddy, shallow, rude, self centered, gossipy, users and don't care whom they hurt in their path. They are inappropriate and unappoligetic. Not only do they not hand situations correctly they completely ostrisize complete families from not only social circles, participating, fundraising, volunteering and donating but also ostrisize the children from playdates, birthday parties, after school events, EVERYTHING. As if theses aren't human beings. Why they get away with it is beyond me. I would never do to these parents or their children what they have done to mine and some many others.