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485 165th Street
Calumet City, IL 60409

(708) 862-4236
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September 13, 2013
Schrum is a good school but there are problems. There are lots of fights and students use foul language. The teachers are very lazy and don't want to help out students that often. There's also favortism, for example a girl can dance in the class and the teachers laugh but if a boy goes to throw something away they get a referral. Or if a girl messes with a boy and the boy tells the teacher says act like a gentlemen. The teachers act like they don't want to help the students out and that's why the students act like hooligans. The best class in the school is Spanish tought by Mrs. Housty. She goes through things correct and if u need help xhe doesn't refuse.

- submitted by a community member

June 18, 2013
The school is so low academically the students more or less teach themselves. The only thing that is saving my child's academic future is that she is in the honor's/ gifted program, and she is just naturally smart. My student is in 8th grade now so maybe we can finish at this school on a high note.

- submitted by a parent

July 15, 2012
For the parents that are thinking of sending their child to Schrum, DO NOT!. I've just graduated from there with all three years and it is the most disrespectful, unsanitary, and uneducational school. The teachers will not interact with you unless the principle is in the classroom and when they are finally not lazy to, they dont really explain it well enough to comprehend it. Another bad thing about it is that there are too many fights and the staff take favoritism even the principle and the assitant principle also do. The teachers cant even control their own classroom and usually never accomplish any type of education in that time. The lunches are HORRIBLE! and sometimes even under cooked. Schrum's teachers do not even have the right schooling essentials needed to educate their students. The students also do not even reach the states educational requirements due to the teachers lack of education. Overall Schrum is a very unorganized and a VERY poor funded school that is barely making it through.

- submitted by a community member

July 10, 2012
My son is going to 8th grade. He hasn't had any academic problems because I stay on him. I do find it odd that he rarely has homework. He says they just have in class work. I really feel like the kids should be bringing home books and doing some type of home work each day. I appreciate the phone calls from teachers letting me know positive things. I do think there needs to be more respect from the students and not just on the school property. I will be glad when my son gets to TF North. My older son is there and has homework every night and also they seem to have very little tolerance for any negative behavior.

- submitted by a parent

January 31, 2011
My child is in sixth grade, my concern is the absence of text books to bring home, yet my property and state taxes continue to rise; where is this money going if not towards are childrens' education? Extra credit use to mean exactly that, extra, not as it is now, a means to make the schools' average look better; I'm afraid that when these children reach highschool they will be in for a rude awakeing called reality; is this method helping or hurting them in the long run, only time will tell.

- submitted by a parent

June 13, 2010
schrum is the worst school u can send your child to. the learning systems is the worst,to many fights,the teachers are lazy.ex i ask my math teacher mrs.linz can i get my make up work andd she said no cuz she dont want to look for it.wooow what ever u do do not i repeat do not go to schrum the dont even give you to study with cuz they broke dont do not have no money at all thats sad im mean i had fun wit my friends but i take my education 1st

- submitted by a community member

November 14, 2009
luv it but kids r disrespectful

- submitted by a student
no rating
April 19, 2008
i attend schrum memorial school as a 7th grade student and love my teachers and peers

- submitted by a student

March 12, 2008
I have worked alongside teachers from this school for the past seven years. I am routinely dismayed and disgusted by their obvious lack of training and respect for their students. Due to low funding, many teachers were given classrooms and required to take education courses after the fact. This has created a culture of 'educators' who are unprepared for the rigors of teaching and unmotivated to improve their craft, as a result (or possibly self-protective instinct), they often blame the child and the families.

- submitted by a teacher

June 18, 2007
My child have attended Schrum school for three years. This school is overshadowed by the behavior of some children, teachers and staff. Also, I feel that administration needs to demand appropriate behavior from staff because it is the main Catalyze behind getting children to behave in a proactive manner (teachers should be held accountable for disrespectful behavior to students. I watched this school transform from a school that encouraged individuality to a school that focus most of the attention on discipline.(What happen to student government, this teaches leadership skills)? There is hope! Start, with administration next, staff and teachers then, Children because children learn through observation! Safety is an issue there. In closing, I believe in the administration ability's to refocus on the goals of this school.

- submitted by a parent

January 08, 2007
The new principal, assistant principal, and the superintendent for the district are all new hires. In addition to this I agree with the previous reviewer that a great number of the children are out of control. This disrupts the learning environment and affects the students and teachers there who are focused on education.

- submitted by a parent

December 22, 2006
This school is disorganized, students are disrespectful to teachers, administrators provide no backup supporting the teachers. There are constant fights with no suspensions.

- submitted by a parent
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Schrum Memorial School
485 165th Street, Calumet City, IL  60409
(708) 862-4236
Last modified Schrum Memorial School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Schrum Memorial School Rating: 2 out of 5 based on 17 reviews. Top