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Ebinger Elementary School9

Chicago, IL | Cook County


April 21, 2014

Great principal, fantastic supportive and caring parents. Fund raisers continue to be utilized to support programs for the school. Ongoing changes have been implemented-many art programs have been created, computer lab is up and running, smart boards in each room and iPad carts are available. Now they are focusing on improving the Physical Education (grounds and programs) for the school. Theyh ave Math Night, Literacy Night and Science Night for families to involve their kids. There are off-campus trips for 4th (White Pines Ranch), 6th (New York) and 8th (Washington DC) graders. Principal meets with parents 1x/month. Doors are open for communication. Needs: upgrade rating system for grading especially the exploratory classes. Additionally kids with higher academic prospects need to be challenged and upper grade teachers need to be more creative to motivate their students.

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March 10, 2014

My child graduated from this school years ago. This school was amazing, the teachers, the principal were all supportive and if there were any concerns I was contacted immediately. The expectations were set coming in the door. He was well prepared for high school.

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March 8, 2014

Average school, good community support, lacking in academic rigor. 8th grade Algebra students unable to pass high school Algebra placement tests and grammar/usage instruction has been downplayed, which is a large component on selective enrollment HS tests. Many of the high achieving students have left to area Academic Centers. Technology lab is great but highly underutilized as teachers aren't proficient in leading edge educational programs.

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September 24, 2013

Ebinger excels in reading, math, science and fine arts. The teachers are EXCELLENT and the curriculum is top notch! Unbelievable community feeling, overall great experience.

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June 19, 2013

Ebinger is great except for the science dept. I know graduates really struggle. Math is wonderful as is reading. The music and art are a joke, and the pta only works for their own children's grade. There are one or two parents that tell the new principal what to do and she does it. She does go to events but doesn't acknowledge who's running them or thank them, so at least the kids & parents see her.

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October 19, 2012

My child is receiving a great education. The principal, Mrs. Peterson-Klosa, has an open door to listening to the parents and students with needs/issues. She is exceptionally good with special needs children and their parents. I am grateful she took over as principal of Ebinger. Very happy with the teacher we have, and teacher's aides. Our child is doing very well and thriving in the Ebinger School environment. I have seen many parents that are involved in school. I stay at home, but bear in mind many people do have to work and do their best. Curriculum night is ALWAYS packed with parents interested in their child's education. Our school offers sports and after school programs. There seems to be plenty a child could do and join at school whether it is band or sports or even a foreign language program. D.K.

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August 25, 2012

It's not bad for a public school. There is room for improvement. The good thing is the Principal, teachers, parents and kids all seem to work towards improving.

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October 20, 2010

The community support, the parents the teaching staff are all above and beyond the norm! Its a great neighborhood school.

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October 7, 2007

Terrific teacher committment. My child is in junior high and is challenged. He really loves school. The teachers offer extra help and truly want him to excel. Kudos to the staff at Ebinger.

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February 13, 2007

Academics are #1 at Ebinger. Standards are incredibly high. Teachers are committed & hold students accountable (but need to communicate more via newsletters & web). After school includes sports, art, scouts, chess, choir, math & reading enrichment.

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January 17, 2007

Great school, & greater then average parent envolvement!!

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January 15, 2007

My child is in kindergarten and as of now I am completely impressed with the school, teachers and the PTA and foundation. Additional programs such as scouts and art classes have been great. Oftentimes though my child says they didn't have their special class today meaning art or gym and I don't know why. Her homework for her level is a good foundation to studying and following directions. Teachers are very involved and caring and patient. Principal is completely involved and at every event and participating at every event. She even answered the phone one night at 5:30 when I called the office. Not sure how many years we will be there as students seem to change quite a bit around 5th grade.

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September 24, 2006

Great school. Education level is on track with the catholic schools in area. Funding in the arts is low,but fund raising is here.

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January 29, 2006

This is our first year in ebinger. My son is in the 3rd grade. Conpaired to his previous school, ebinger is great. The teachers care, the staff is helpful, the school is clean.

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September 8, 2004

My two children are both in elementary grades at Ebinger and I've been impressed by the academic quality at the school. They take a no-nonsense approach to discipline, and get the kids focused on challenging assignments and projects starting in first grade. With new leadership (new principal & asst principal in 2003-2004) the stage is set to improve parent communication and involvement and to raise the bar with teachers. There are a lot of fresh ideas among school leaders & faculty. On the downside, from a parent perspective, there's a bit of a cliquish feeling within the PTA, although there are other avenues to get involved (Foundation, LSC, etc.) Extracurricular activities are starting to be enhanced with new softball teams last year & an afterschool art class and school play this year. Standards like Scouts, basketball & reading club help. Overall it's great school, on its way to getting even better!

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