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Wilson Elementary School

Public | PK-2 | 494 students


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Posted February 23, 2014

My son started at the end of his 2nd grade year. I was disappointed that the work he did was the same level he had for 1st grade at a Chicago public school. He was in the gifted class at CPS so that may be why. This school does not offer gifted classes or programming. I asked if they had a grievance or complaint process and was ignored by the principal. An office personnel came in and I asked her. Once she started to answer, the principal then decided to cut her off and state "I am the process". I told her that didn't seem likely they wouldn't have a form so I would call the district. I sat on the bench outside the office and the district directed me to an online form. I went back into the office to let her know there was one available and the police showed up behind me. The resource officer told them I had refused to leave twice and was now banned from the property. I still am not sure what happened. While talking to the two white officers, he referred to me as a crazy mexican. (I am white). Also, he was the Police Chief for Calumet Park and 3 people of color were hung inside the jail within 2 weeks. The mayor resigned and he refused to resign.
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Posted May 16, 2011

I have two granddaughters that attended this school, one is in her last year there (2nd grade). They had problems reading until they were placed in the reading programs. I am happy to say, they are both reading above their grade levels and they love to read. Keep up the great work with phonics Wilson School. This helps with our kids confidence, and empowers them to do great things!
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Posted March 27, 2008

I am so happy that my child has left this school. My child was bullied not only by other students, but by the teachers as well. The only way the teachers care about these students is if they are 'good' students. The teachers need to be better trained in how to deal with students that have learning disabilities and quit comparing these children to 'other students' in their grade. Not all students are the same nor do they learn at the same pace as other students. I need to see more compassion from these educators, as they expect children to be young adults and 'mature' in the 1st grade. The only positive educator at the school was the principal who appears to care for these students. I was very disappointed in the school.
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Posted July 24, 2006

My daughter has been enrolled at this school since she was 4. She started in pre-school and will be entering 1st grade this fall. I have been extremely satisfied with the level of care and concern the teachers have shown her. There is a genuine feeling of teachers working together with us in my daughter's best interest. I only hope and pray that the remaining school years in this district continue to be as positive.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 59% 18%
Hispanic 36% 24%
American Indian/Alaska Native 4% 0%
Two or more races 1% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
White 0% 51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mrs. Deborah Smith


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560 Wentworth Avenue
Calumet City, IL 60409
Phone: (708) 862-5166


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