Google Chrome has many excellent features, provided you know where to find them. If your school has made you switch to a Chromebook, you may find yourself having to use Chrome exclusively now. I made the following video to help new Chrome users locate and customize their Chrome settings.
Chrome, particularly when you have many extensions installed, is notorious for draining laptop batteries. You can preserve some of your battery by opening the advanced settings menu in Chrome and choosing to disable the option to "continue running background apps when Chrome is closed."