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Universal School

Private | PK-12 | 613 students


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Posted August 28, 2014

fine school indeed, and I noticed the ratings have been infiltrated by students who absolutely hate this school
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Posted June 12, 2014

School is run poorly by the management of this school; specially the Principal does not know how to manage the school at all and runs it like a dictatorship. All sort of problems and mis-management is very evident in the school. We have pulled all of our kids out of this school recently and many other parents have done the same as well.
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Posted June 12, 2014

In all honestly, Universal School is not all that it seems to be. The curriculum is found to be lackluster, and compared to other schools it is below average. Though many of the teachers found at this school are excellent, the administration is the exact opposite, though they are a private school with an annual gross of more than $3 Million, they constantly pester parents and students alike for donations, and have a very negligent administration. They are also found to be very "favoring" of certain students, and if one were to "donate", they would have a more involved role in school affairs. I would not recommend this school, though many of the teachers are excellent. The Administration has succeeded in ruining the potential of this school, the administration are very inept and disrespectful, this school has a lack of diversity, and if you don't want your children's education as well as manners to be ruined, then stay away from this school.
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Posted April 19, 2014

Universal School is a school that is geared to provide the student with a religious, spiritual and academic education. The teachers work to help the student succeed even if they need to give extra help before or after school. So far, this has been an amazing experience. Teachers communicate with parents promptly and are very accessible.
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Posted September 26, 2013

It really is not too great. Not diverse at all and many relationships between boys and girls. I took my daughter out a while ago after seeing the true light of the school. Don't do it.. there are better schools like IFS (where my daughter happily goes now) or CPSA.
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Posted September 12, 2013

well organized, dedicated teachers, happy kids. needs more parking space,serious teaching, we like it so far
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Posted March 27, 2009

I am both a teacher and a parent, and I believe that having this school in existence is a blessing. The environment is unique, and I wish the staff, the parents, and the students years and years of success.
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Posted January 13, 2009

I am a parent of Universal School, and i would like to say that it is an oustanding school. Currently i have 2 children attending Universal and i hope insha'Allah that they will continue to attend the school until they graduate. The administration they have is remarkable, very outgoing and understanding. May Allah Bless them.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 7, 2008

I currently attend this school and think it is a good school for students to learn islamic studies and arabic. excellent education . the grades are very high and standards. good school for going to a better college.
—Submitted by a student

Posted August 8, 2007

This is a really good school. The standards are really high. The teachers are really good I recomend this school to everybody.
—Submitted by a student

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 65% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 16% 4%
Black 16% 18%
Hispanic 1% 24%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Hanen Abdallah
  • Coed
  • Islamic


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  • Library
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7350 West 93rd Street
Bridgeview, IL 60455
Phone: (708) 599-4100


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