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Edgebrook Elementary School10

Chicago, IL | Cook County


April 10, 2014

We were lucky enough to get a spot at Edgebrook through the CPS lottery. I thought it would be difficult for my child switching schools, but it has been wonderful. She's made many new friends and is finally being challenged academically. We love the school and feel very fortunate to be there. The new principal is always available and working hard to keep Edgebrook among the best in Chicago.

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December 16, 2013

Great school community. Primary grade teachers have all been wonderful, creative teachers. The school is very responsive to kids and families needs. Leadership with a vision and very child-centered. Terrific school!

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December 3, 2013

We moved to the neighborhood after hearing great things about Edgebrook School. I have to say that we are quite disappointed. It appears that most of the teaching happens at home and is re-enforced at school which appears to be backwards. Also, homework goes unchecked for several weeks and we question the quality of education our children are receiving here. In our opinion, the school rankings are reflective of the parental involvement in this school rather than the teaching standards, which appear to be mediocre to say the least. We will be looking at other options next year.

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August 11, 2013

I absolutely loathe this school's middle school! It is graded on something called the effort system, where you are graded on how hard you try. This is specifically for homework only. So you can get 100% even if you get all the answers wrong but as long as you did your homework, you get a good grade.

June 24, 2013

You are soon getting what will be the most amazing Principal to ever lead any school!! Congratulations!! He's truly incredible!

May 29, 2013

Congratulations to all the kids moving up to the next level! You all take so much pride in your work and your test scores show it! A great family atmosphere and community support system!

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May 22, 2013

Lots of bullying by parents as well as students. Unfortunately, the current principal and employees clearly favor the bully parents and also participate in bullying the others. Very rude staff. My daughter is in her third year here and the academics are just okay. New principal coming soon so hopefully some things will change. It is very clear that special treatment is given to certain parents and students, whom the rules to not apply to. As stated by some other reviewers, this school has a very "elitist" attitude and if you are not in the "elite" group, you and your child/children can be treated badly by the schoo, schizophrenia, and other students.

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April 21, 2010

Great School. One of the very best neighborhood schools. Dedicated core of experienced teachers and staff. Committed parent volunteers make this school a great community experience.

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May 17, 2009

alot of homework and alot of pressure on students. Puts alot of stress on them and techers are very hard on students. has no art classes a crowded classes. they are improving this but they could use some work for making school a little bit less stressful and fun other than work all the time stress and four hours of homework for older students.

May 17, 2009

Alot public schools in Chicago. Hard to find one less crowded than Edgebrook. Should complain to CPS about the increasingly crowded situation, an issue beyond the administration of school principal or teachers. Each state has a standard test to evaluate whether or not a student has met some minimum requirements. Just like teaching a toddler how to walk or how to use bathroom at the age of 2. Thirteen public schools citywide were closed by CPS last year due to lower academic performance on ISAT. Edgebrook teachers are helping every single student to meet those minimum requirements. No child left behind! Schools are places for an all-round education not just for fun. Our grumpy parent(s) should send their children to an day care amusement park. Unfortunately, even places like Six Flag have failed to attract children under economic crisis.

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March 16, 2009

I agree at most of positive reviews. you can not find a better non-selective elementary public school in Chicago than this one. The school's performance is at the similar level as those highly selective schools'. the school chess teams won again in 2009 CPS city championships (www.cpschess.com). Some parents criticized the school about a little bit pushing their students for academic achivements. I can imagine how these parents will comment on those selective gift or classical elementary public schools should their children go to Decater or Edison.

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March 12, 2009

Wonderful school! Excellent curriculum. Teachers go above and beyond for the students. Administration is professional yet approachable. The parental and student communities are very close and supportive. Yes, overcrowding is a issue. The school is so good that people keep moving to Edgebrook for it. We are keeping our fingers crossed for an addition one day.

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March 11, 2009

We couldn't be happier with the quality of education at Edgebrook. Now they just need to build an addition to handle the 45 new students they are growing by every year!

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January 14, 2009

Still substandard compared to several years ago. Still waiting for all those promised 'grants.; classes over crowded. Kids lose out. Discipline had become a huge issue. Leadership poor. Perhaps when someone new comes in because Arne Duncan is gone, clout will not rule.

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January 13, 2009

We came to Edgebrook School in September 2007 and are very happy we did. The academic program is very good, maybe not a grade level ahead of other schools, but still very advanced. Edgebrook does teach to the test, however they also allow for much creativity in teaching and learning styles. Teachers realize that there is more than one way to learn and they teach in a variety of ways. The principal, Mrs. Kepka, is awesome. She is very aware of the hoops that have to be jumped through in order to get anything, besides promises, from CPS. She puts in many extra hours to help make the school what it is. The PTA and LSC are also phenomenal (just wish more parents would come to the meetings and share ideas). Lots of volunteering opportunities are available. Family fun programs, arts and sports programs, science and technology programs, all on the rise. Children are taught good values at home and that carries over into the school. This school is more like a community and all take responsibility. Lack of space is a HUGE problem. Did I say that we LOVE this school?

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