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9-12
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Carpentersville, IL
Students enrolled: 2,512

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1500 Kings Road
Carpentersville, IL 60110

(224) 484-5000
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July 07, 2014
I'm an incoming junior for the 2014-2015 school year I've had one year at Jacobs (freshmen) and a year at crown (sophomore). I am very happy with the change that I made, crown has a more involved community they have clubs for everyone and a wide variety music, welding, plastics, robotics etc. I have gotten myself more involved when I made the change. Dundee crown has very little "gang" issues like people seem to think. It has definitely helped me realize who I am and grow as a person. Jacobs kind of pushed me to the side teachers and friends. Dundee is more professional and I have met a lot of great friends! If recommend this school to everyone!

- submitted by a community member
October 12, 2013
This is my second year at Dundee-Crown and I love the school. We have great sports teams and a great student section. Last year as a freshman it was so cool winning Battle of the Fan from Comcast. I mean Dundee-Crown is not talked about as a good school but it really is. No you are not going to get shot walking down the hallway. So many things have changed through the years, and it's not as bad as it was a couple years ago. Teachers are helpful and do suggest tutoring a lot, the only downside is if you cannot go to after school because of other commitments, you have no asp (Juniors, and Seniors) or you have other classes you're failing. But all in all it's a great school with great students and staff.

- submitted by a community member
June 08, 2013
There are a lot of gang members at this school! It's not a very safe place to be at -_-

- submitted by a student
December 30, 2012
Dundee Crown is a great school. My children have been very successful here, graduating with honors and attend Big 10 schools with scholarships. Dundee Crown represents a real world high school experience and prepares the students well for their future. The staff and administration are in tuned with the student body and their needs.

- submitted by a parent
November 26, 2012
My son is a freshman! He is in many honors classes and feels challenged academically! He has been accepted socially and really enjoys his classes and the learning environment! He is a football player and wrestler! My son loves being part of the audience for varsity games! Dundee Crown is a perfect fit for my son! I can't wait for my daughter to have similar experiences when she enters the school.

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2012
I am a freshman at Dundee Crown this year, and my experience hasn't been very welcoming. The environment is chaotic, there are people misbehaving without punishment, and many things are to my dislike. The teacher's here are good, and I have no complaint on them. I do believe there should be a different punishment system. Out of school suspensions are practically giving students a vacation. In school suspensions are neither beneficial to the school or to the students. I think there should be a more efficient punishment that teaches students a lesson for what they have done, so they do not misbehave. I also believe that there should be a stricter dress code for girls. A lot of them come to school in ridiculously short shorts, and shirts that go way too low in the chest area. Personally I find it sickening. If you have a choice to go to a different school, go to a different school.

- submitted by a student
January 23, 2012
Horrible school with chaotic environment. The truancy numbers say it all. My IEP student got absolutely no support or help at this school---they failed him miserably. Overcrowded classrooms and teachers have given up trying to control the awful behavior. Removed our child from this toxic environment. View the Illinois state report card. No responsible parent would deliberately choose this school.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2010
Fantastic leadership, fantastic teachers and fantastic extracurriculars and clubs. What a great school this is!

- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2009
The teachers and counselors are excellent. My son has only received support from all of them.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
Dundee Crown High School takes the time to acknowledge students who excel academically. My daughter has been an Honor Roll Student throughout her school years and was never acknowledged by previous schools she attended. Dundee Crown High School was the first school to give her a certificate for High Honors. Thanks Dundee Crown for acknowledging her hard work:-)

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
My daughter is in her second year at DCHS. She really likes it there and we haven't had any problems. I attended a top 3 Chicago H.S. and I think that DCHS is equal if not better then the H.S. I attended. There is a diverse student population which I believe just adds to her education experience. I highly recommend DCHS.

- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2009
I have had three children attend Dundee Crown. This is not the worst school, but it is not a good school either. If you have a choice, pick a different school.

- submitted by a parent
June 17, 2009
We were amazed at how many Ill. State Scholars came from Dundee Crown, and how many students who have attended have scored into the high 20s and low 30s on their ACT scores in the last several years, GO CHARGERS! #1 ranked Boys B-Ball in Suburbs 2009. Thank You staff at DC! Thank You Parents! Thank You students, you have one great school here!

- submitted by a parent
June 16, 2009
Quite a few teachers can be disrespectful but there are some amazing teachers too.

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June 11, 2009
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- submitted by a student
April 21, 2009
Dundee-Crown provided challenging curriculum and vast amounts of opportunities to get involved, both in school and in the community. I recieved an education that prepared me for college while building relationships with teachers and coaches that took an honest interest in seeing me succeed.

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March 30, 2009
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March 25, 2009
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March 23, 2009
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March 19, 2009
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- submitted by a teacher
February 08, 2009
We have recommended DCHS to our friends for their children, and everyone has been extremely satisfied wth the staff, spirit, counselors, academics, athletics, honors classes, parental involvement, and how well their children grown from their experience at the high school. Go Chargers!

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January 05, 2009
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- submitted by a student
December 18, 2008
I went to my freshman year at Crown and am now doing my sophomore year at Jacobs due to boundary change. And I think that Crown is by far a better school, they teach you life lessons, and the kids over their are great and not judgmental what so ever. So if you have the opportunity go to Crown!!

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December 05, 2008
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September 28, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating August 27, 2008
As a parent with several students at DCHS, I feel staff could be more requiring of the entire student body, not just those on a college track. In fact, upper District administration need to recognize this and offer same number of AP and Honors classes provided at other district high school.

- submitted by a parent
June 16, 2008
I am a freshman at Dundee Crown. DC has the most spirit and we get a good education. If a child fails, it's not the teachers fault, but it's the students and parents fault.

- submitted by a student
June 08, 2008
I'd have to say I disagree with the comment below. The school does offer an amazing Honors program and we have been adding AP courses in History, English, Math and Science that are available to junior ands seniors. There is a lot of diversity in the student body and our athletic program continues to grow. Just this year, our music program was acknowledged as one of the Top in our NATION.

- submitted by a student
no rating May 01, 2008
What is with all of these parent reviews? Shouldn't students be the ones rating the school since they attend the school? I graduated from Dundee Crown in 2007 and think the school is not very good. I suppose it isn't a problem with Dundee Crown itself, but the entire public school system. Don't get me wrong, the people are great, but the education obtained from the school is garbage. IUpon attending a four year university, I had to revamp my entire outlook on school. What I mean is,

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April 09, 2008
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March 12, 2008
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November 23, 2007
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October 05, 2007
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- submitted by a student
October 04, 2007
I am a former student from Dundee-Crown and have only great experiences from it. The schools diversity sets it a part from any school in the area and gives you life lessons as well as a great education. I am a scholarship athlete at a University and I believe Dundee-Crown was obne of the main reasons I've been so successful!!!

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July 11, 2007
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April 24, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
September 19, 2006
As a 'new' parent of an incoming Freshman, we have only rave reviews and not only from us but our daughter 'loves' her school. DCHS has made the transition into High School so smooth and a very wonderful experience - we would choose DCHS over any other High School in out district! Keep up the great work!

- submitted by a parent
June 19, 2006
My son has been to Dundee Crown. First impression was not that good. However, the school has got high education standards and takes keen interest in the education of each students by keeping parents in check with the grades and performance.

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2005
For motivated students, every opportunity is there at D-CHS to succeed. The teachers are on average out-standing and the principal runs a tight ship. Guidance department is tops but very over-loaded. The key is to plan the four year curriculum up-front. Parents should be involved early and stay involved through out the four years. Many students go on to successful careers from this diverse high school.

- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
May 19, 2005
I attend this school and its an alright school. there are much better high-schools out there but i wouldn't go anywhere else. I dont know if i'd reccommend this school to anyone i guess you'd have to go there and experience it yourself.

- submitted by a student
March 23, 2005
I think Dundee Crown is amazing. My brother went to the other high school(Jacobs) in our district and my parents have been very impressed with DC. I'm involved with poms, 5 different clubs, and the music programs. I feel that if there was anything I was into I would be able to find some kind of group who enjoyed the same things. I also love the diversity because there are so many interesting people and it makes high school more like college and the 'real world'. I disagree with the previous comment, except for our english dept. we also have amazing history and math teachers. Our bands and orchestras are phenominal and the sports teams are well-recognized and are appreciated by the school. Thanks DC for 4 awesome years.

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September 02, 2004
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- submitted by a former student
August 13, 2004
My experience is that this school does not stand by or help it's students or parents. My son was an average student and a excellent athlete. But received no help with college prepration. My son actually thought he didn't excell in sports. Even though he broke several records and holds several. I wished my son would have taken my offer to transfer, but he loved his school. I think they should take a stronger role in helping parents like myself who knows nothing of the system. Not to be totally negative I must also add that the English Dept has one of the best English teachers around. Mrs Ferrel. My son loved her. She is one teacher who cares about her students.

- submitted by a parent
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Dundee-Crown High School
1500 Kings Road, Carpentersville, IL  60110
(224) 484-5000
Last modified Dundee-Crown High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Dundee-Crown High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 44 reviews. Top