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School leader:  Kim Zinman
655 Golfview Ter
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

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Submitted by a parent · May 19, 2014
I agree, don't let the test scores fool you! Kilmer has some AMAZING teachers and some amazing families. The receptionist (we love her) and the principle (she's new as of 2014 and great) are so kind and welcoming.

Submitted by a parent · March 23, 2014
My two kids attended Kilmer and I have nothing but rave reviews for the school. My oldest attended another school in the district which is very high scoring but everyone we encountered came across as superior and were not friendly or... more

Submitted by a parent · April 26, 2013
This school is fantastic in every way! The scores are not an accurate representation of the quality of education that occurs here. The score shown are an example of what happens when you provide an exam in English to ESL students, of which there... more

Submitted by a parent · April 30, 2010
I don't know where the complaints are coming from. My daughter has been at Kilmer for 3 years and is the only diabetic child at the school currently. Everyone at Kilmer, including the principal has bent over backwards to accommodate her and her... more

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I would welcome anyone considering moving into the Kilmer community to come and visit! The Great Schools ratings don't even begin to show the quality of education at Kilmer. The 2007-08 ISAT scores include English Language Learners who are still receiving support to improve their English skills (per No Child Left Behind) and who aren't proficient enough to take grade level exams - for fair comparisons, please look at schools with similar demographics. More importantly, visit us to see the high quality of instruction and education, the respect and the warm environment Kilmer is known for.

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Joyce Kilmer Elementary School
655 Golfview Ter, Buffalo Grove, IL  60089
Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 8 reviews. (847) 520-2760
Last modified Joyce Kilmer Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.