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Calumet Park, IL
Students enrolled: 367

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1440 West 125th Street
Calumet Park, IL 60827

(708) 388-8010
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February 04, 2015
My daughter attended Burr Oak Academy her Kindergarten and 1st grade year. Her report cards showed all A's and a couple B's both years. Typically, a parent would be happy to see straight A's on a child's report card however, When I would sit down and do homework with her I would see her struggling. She couldn't read minor sentences in first grade yet she was receiving nothing but A's, how is that possible? Soon enough I transferred her to District 130 for 2nd grade and let me tell you, huge difference! 2nd grade was hard for her because at Lincoln Elementary, they actually learned and did work. She was not up to the expected level of a 2nd grader. The teachers and I worked hard with her and were able to get her to the level required for her to pass the grade. Now in third grade, she is doing amazing, A's and B's but this time well deserved! I also attended district 132 from kindergarten through 8th grade, and I can honestly say only the ones who wanted to learn and semi taught themselves learned. MOST teachers didn't care and were only there to get a check. I see not much has changed since...

- submitted by a parent

June 29, 2014
The last parent review should definitely show you how the type of history of influence at Burr Oak demonstrates from generation to generation. You can barely understand what that parent is saying from all of the grammatical errors and sentence fractures displayed on the review. I am also not pleased with this school and will be transferring my child to a better school district. For further advice, please pre-read your reviews before posting them.

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January 02, 2014
My school is Burr Oak Elementary School I grew up in Calumet Park went Burr Oak I a shame how the schools out here have changed so much the teachers are not teaching just getting a check they need to stop half day because teaches are not learning thing in the meeting the have on half dsy I can go on and on about this school I will stop here by the way I'm still waiting on ipad that my son is to use in school because when I registered him in school the fee wss high do to the ipad which I learned later they were donate to the school

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August 13, 2013
This school is very unorganized ,they sent my 3rd grader home on an Early dismissal ,N couldn't tell me who they released Her to ,I filed a police report and all ,after 2 hrs they found out who She was released to the worse feeling in the world Is to go pick up ur child from school ,and sheS not there Than the principle kicked me out the school for the rest of the year for using profanity while upset , he lucky thats aw I did

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October 08, 2012
This school is failing its students. The academic standards of the school are unrealistic , there is no focus on skills. This school focuses on state testing the entire school year instead of focusing on teaching its students what they need to know to be successful.If a student from The Calumet School District were to transferr to a different school I'm sure that student would be behind academically at another school. They have no after school enrichment programs, they do not offer help to those students that may need it. They jump around subjects never focusing on rather or not that subject is mastered by its students. They have had 4 principals in 3yrs this school is a total disgrace. THIS SCHOOL IS RAN LIKE A BUSINESS and not at all like an educational institute.

- submitted by a parent

September 19, 2006
I'm a resident of Calumet Park.The schools in this district has been in trouble for many years. What is needed for all to pull together for the children. Far as teacher we need programs for teacher to attend.The Administration need to have better understanding of what the district need. Parents need to attended more board meeting. The district has been known too have board meeting that are rather long. But this is for the future of the children, and also parents can be educated on the policy of the district.

- submitted by a parent

January 18, 2006
This is a school and a district in serious trouble. The principal is new every year - sometimes 2 or 3 different ones in a year. There is no continuity of academics, reporting, or discipline. The school is dirty and unhealthy and should be closed.

- submitted by a teacher
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Burr Oak Elementary School
1440 West 125th Street, Calumet Park, IL  60827
(708) 388-8010
Last modified Burr Oak Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades 3-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Burr Oak Elementary School Rating: 2 out of 5 based on 8 reviews. Top