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111 East North Avenue
Bartlett, IL 60103

(630) 213-5545
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June 17, 2014
I have had two children complete k-6 at this school and my third is now entering 4th grade. The teachers have always provided relevant feedback and comments when necessary. The parent board in the school is strong and they run fun programs throughout the year. Participation by parents is strong but is typically the same set of parents running most programs. It would be nice to see more active involvement. That being said the school does participate in Junior Achievement which is 100% parent volunteers teaching the course. The school runs a strong character building program and rewards kids for positive behavior. The school is in need of additional technology tools. I know some surrounding districts provide kids with ipads in the classroom. This school does not yet have that in the classrooms.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2013
We have been so happy with this school. Great communication from principal and teachers. Weekly school newsletters come home. Great parent participation which really helps to make this a unique, extremely successful school. This is one of the top elementary schools in our district.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2013
I have a 1st grader at Bartlett Elementary and so far it has been a positive experience. The teachers are great. They both challenge and support the kids. There are several after school enrichment activities available for the children to participate in. The parents at the school are also very involved and work hard to help raise money to support the school.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2013
Despite an obvious lack of resources (staffing, technology, funding, etc.) from the district/state, Bartlett Elementary manages to shine as a example of what a school can do when parents, teachers, and administrators all work together. The teachers here are dedicated to giving the best of themselves to their students, often going above and beyond expectations in the amount of time and personal attention that the students receive. Help in the school from parents is encouraged and appreciated, and I think that parental involvement has had a large impact on the success of the school. The PTB at the school fundraises often to ensure that the school can give the students the things they need to do well in school. The fundraising efforts are, at times, overwhelming, but also understandable given the school's obvious needs.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2013
Bartlett Elementary is a good school with a great community to back it! This school is filled with a very involved and well informed parent base. I love that the parents are so willing to step and help out at any opportunity!

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2013
Bartlett Elementary is great! We have excellent teachers and involved parents dedicated to the children in our community.

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2011
We were at this school for 2 years and overall it was a very disappointing experience. The school is VERY focused on teaching to the test to the elimination of almost everything else. Fortunately the parents are very active in providing enrichment activities as after school program. My child was not challenged and I was told that if my child is ahead he will have to wait for the other kids to catch up because they do not have the resources to teach children that were beyond the required curriculum. The principle (new for the 2010 school year) has been rude and often sarcastic during discussions. I believe that some of the teachers do a good job of challenging all children, but I know it is difficult with the large classroom sizes found in U46 and the huge ability range that is found in the classroom. Also, the teachers repeatedly complained to us about problems my child was having in certain areas, like motor skills, but the school refused to test him or provide services because he was not failing academically. After 2 years of fighting the school and getting nowhere, we ended up getting testing and physical therapy done on our own.

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2009
It's an excellent and wonderful school. It gives the children so much potential to thrive and grow. It's a wonderful environment, the teachers are personable and works one on one with such outstanding merit and partnership. It's a great place for a child!

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2009
The front office and principal at this school have no respect for parents. They are rude and treat parents like they too busy.

- submitted by a parent
October 14, 2008
While our school district as a whole is struggling in many ways, Bartlett Elementary is one of it's stars. My experience over the last few years has been very positive, with teachers dedicated to student success, and terrific parental involvement both during classes (running fundraising events and substitute teaching) to running after-school programs like Science, Spanish, Computer lab and Chess. It's not a perfect school, but we've taken what the District has given us and worked to improve it.

- submitted by a parent
April 04, 2008
Fantastic Staff, always interested in helping my children to the next step. They are friendly, knowledgeable and encouraging. I always feel welcome, and my children feel and are safe. They have great programs before and after school - early bird reading, chess club, after school spanish, hands on science and many others. Overall, we've had a great experience.

- submitted by a parent
February 25, 2008
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- submitted by a student
January 30, 2008
the principal is just an excellent leader, she has been so interested in helping us and finding the way to make my daughters to improve their efforts to adapt and to be challenge. The teachers have been just wonderful. A lot of understanding but demanding work.

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November 13, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
May 30, 2006
My extremely disappointing personal experience: ineffective, uninterested principal who actually fell asleep during 2 of many IEP meetings I attended, certain teachers ill-equipped to deal with my special ed students, little respect for me when I dared question the system or stand up for my child, and woefully inadequate support for my special ed students. Inadequate one-on-one support when my kids struggled with certain subjects. Certain extracurricular program designed to be difficult for my special-ed student. System seems designed to encourage double standards, and favor students whose parents are heavily involved with PTB and other volunteer activities. Lunch moms, behaving more like prison guards, whose qualifications are questionable at best when it comes to being equipped with appropriate, fair, and effective ways of dealing with my child. A system which, when it came to my children, seemed to reward conformity and discourage individuality. Considering buying a home in this district? Don't!

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2006
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December 29, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2005
My child was transferred as part of no child left behind.This was the best decision we made. The principal is wonderful, knows all childrens names & teaches alll to be respectful. The after school programs such as hands on science were so enriching for my daughter. Coming from a school with the lowere-middle class students & no funding, we are so pleased to be part of BES. I cant say enough about this school & its staff. They truly care about their students, as well as parents. HH (Hanover Park)

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2004
Wonderful school; excellent teachers who actually care about the students. It is strugling with funding problems, however that reflects the economic conditions of Bartlett; which is increasingly becoming lower-middle class. Unfortunately, the influx of low income students seems to be affecting the school negatively.

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2004
Should be a great school in an affluent district but isn't due to financial problems due to the school board. Has a very high student ratio and moves boundries every two years or so. Students have no sense of stability.

- submitted by a parent
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Bartlett Elementary School
111 East North Avenue, Bartlett, IL  60103
(630) 213-5545
Last modified Bartlett Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Bartlett Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 20 reviews. Top