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Algonquin, IL
Students enrolled: 638

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800 Academic Drive
Algonquin, IL 60102

(847) 659-3400
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April 18, 2014
Mackeben is a great school, very focused on academics, even in kindergarten. The only thing that makes me unhappy is that the K-2 graders only get 15 minutes to eat lunch, so my son can't finish more than a sandwich and comes home STARVING after school. If they would just give the kids 1/2 hour to eat, my rating would be five stars.

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May 24, 2011
My child attended Kindergarten this year and I am happy about how much he has learned. We did work on some of the skills at home to reinforce them as I believe is very important. His reading and writing are great. Can't wait to see what first grade will bring!

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August 03, 2010
We moved from a top rated school district in suburb south of here and we are amazed at how academically strong this school district is! Class sizes are kept small and programs are being added not cut. I was very concerned after reading some of the comments here, however I can say after spending 2 years in district 158 (with 3 children in the school district) I am very satisfied and so glad to be here. Looking forward to the upcomimg year.

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February 21, 2010
I am very pleased with this school. My son is in kindergarden. Due to a disability he has I have had a lot of interaction with administrators and support services in addition to the faculty. I can say everyone is stellar and really truly cares about my son and his academic success. My son has grown tremendously this year!

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no rating
December 16, 2009
This is my second child but the first through Mackeben. I can tell you that they do a great job with the students and parental concerns. My daughter could read by the time kindergarten was completed.

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December 09, 2009
Disappointing in overall student assessments and inclusion of those who don't fit the 'one size' category. Teachers that we've worked with seem very apathetic about actually helping students instead of just teaching from rote.

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March 10, 2009
My child has attended this school for K & 1. The two teachers have been excellent, and we couldn't be happier.

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March 03, 2009
Teachers have narrow scope. Administration doesn't know how to effectively deal with parental concerns. Some children are being left far behind because of the one-size-fits-all teaching agenda. So many children with learning issues that are not being addressed. This school is awful!

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no rating
November 13, 2008
I think this school has done a great job with my youngest daughter who is in kindergarten.

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February 27, 2008
This is my oldest daughter's kindergarten year...and I am amazed at how wonderful this school is. Half way through the school year, she had already begun reading...on her own! Terrific teachers & staff!

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no rating
November 14, 2007
Wonderful school. Staff is awesome.

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July 26, 2006
2005-2006 was the first year for this school. My child attended and I found the school to be excellent. Teacher are very involved and there was great communication between administration and families.

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Mackeben Elementary School
800 Academic Drive, Algonquin, IL  60102
(847) 659-3400
Last modified Mackeben Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-2
Mackeben Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 15 reviews. Top