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Gates Chili High School

8 reviews
1 Spartan Way
Rochester, NY 14624
(585) 247-5050

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Gates Chili High School
Based on data from the 2017 school year

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You pay for "great" schools. This is a good public school. It is diverse, socio-economically, ethnically, etc. It offers its students plenty of opportunity to excel in academics, sports and the arts. Every school has issues and this one is no exception, however, it is clear to me that my child is receiving a quality education in all of her advanced classes. Her regents class, meh. Gates offers dual credit courses with area colleges as well as outstanding summer opportunities at colleges to keep learning going year-round. Counseling is solid. Athletics has bright spots. Overall, we're pleased and we paid for her education in the elementary and middle years but for our tax dollar, we getting a terrific deal.
Posted by a community member on 2/3/2017
It's an okay school, but it's a prison!!! For example, in the winter, if you arrive at school after 8:20, you must stand outside in the cold and sign in from a window! Also, everytime something "bad" happens they get much stricter, which does nothing but cause students to become more restless.
Posted by a student on 11/19/2014
I love the school. There are fights, but they are mostly verbal. I think some drama is to be expected though, when you put 1000 teengers in a building together for 7 hours. We have a lot of great sports teams and a ton of extra curriculars. Students can choose to take a lot of different AP, dual credit, and honors classes and there are many electives that cater to a wide variety of life and career interests. Most of the teachers I've had are great, and they expect their students to work hard. If you aren't willing to put in the necessary time and effort, they are not afraid to fail you, which is how it should be since that's how the adult world works
Posted by a student on 7/9/2013
At Gates-Chili, children with behavioral problems are most often punished for having them. The staff and administrators are unwilling to work with students and develop anything outside of a 504. In other words, they do the bare minimum required by law. I've seen incidences at GCHS of staff blaming the victim (student) for being bullied. I've also seen incidences of staff bullying students. The "higher-ups" do nothing to help the students, but put a lot of effort into defending the teachers -- except for the teacher who was caught having sex with a 16 year-old Gates-Chili student. They actually fired him. (Which I'm sure saved more than a few jobs.) It's a very sad state of affairs when the teachers and administrators are more interested in their benefits (and retirement accounts) than they are in the children. The community itself is wonderful, but if you have high-schoolers, send them out of the district or home-school them. (The home-schooling program could use improvement, such as allowing home-schoolers to participate in after-school academic clubs and sports programs, and providing online courses.) Overall, it's a nice place to live, terrible public school system.
Posted by a parent on 6/4/2013
I am currently attending Gates Chili High School and I think that it is an amazing school to be attending. Although my school has a bad rep. because of a couple students, the school is improving and getting much better. Their are a variety of classes for each individual to take depending on their likes and dislikes. The teachers are also very dedicated,most teachers are willing to stay later in the night to help the students. The school does have drama and a few fights,just as any school would. At Gates Chili High School, the teachers allow you to explore and help you strive to be your best
Posted by a student on 2/21/2011

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Rochester schools - Gates Chili High School is located at 1 Spartan Way, Rochester NY 14624. Gates Chili High School is in the Gates-Chili Central School District. Gates Chili High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9-12.

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