My 3 daughters have attended this school since kindergarten. All are straight 'A' students. I have nothing but good things to say about the teachers and the staff. They are all devoted to making this school a very positive learning experience for all. The principal is very involved with the students and she is very accessible to parents. Over the past 7 years, my daughters don't have any cretical issues. The parental attendance and involvement with PTA meetings here has been great. It is truly a 'home town' school, with lots of school spriit, and I'm proud to have a students here!' My first daughter ILMA got high score in ISAT and IOWA. We love this school.
I appreciate the teachers and staff of Clinton School who are making a conscious effort to perform their jobs with compassion, dedication, and a clear sense of responsibility (and yes, there are a few of them there). However, the general student profile of this school and the curriculum could be factors contributing to every concerned parent's frustration, disappointment, and fear for their child's safety. If the school is indeed inculcating a sense of respect with the students, I don't think it reflects on their behavior and performance. Children are exposed to violence, foul language, and discrimination from other children. A school is symbolic of both the parents' and children's dreams and hopes. My family had high hopes when we enrolled our child in Clinton. Our experiences have not been that fortunate.
With the exception of a few good teachers, this school is bare bones. Phys Ed one day a week, no art programs, no after school programs. This school is for standardized testing. My child was consistently frustrated with his experience, and teachers express their frustration with the school as well. Not a good environment.
As a teacher who worked at this school, my recommendation is DO NOT SEND YOUR KIDS TO THIS SCHOOL! The kids run the school and there is absolutely no discipline. If you don't mind your children having no sense of accountability or consequences, this place is perfect. It is just a breeding ground for social corruption...that's just my opinion though.
Overall I do have the problem and other unsolved issues in this school. There is so many complain about teacher.
My son has attended Clinton three years starting in third grade he will be entering seventh grade fall of 2006. this school encourage the kids to to there very best in all subjects. they also offer a gifted program to change students. And with a special sponsor they give the kids a monitory award for meeting or exceeding math & reading test scores from $10 - $10,000 each year. Clinton School has been a great experience for my son
This school is ok for average students or children coming in with little to no English but academics are below average (even for CPS), and the teachers and staff are very rude to the kids (and parents.) If you go into the office to request information or register, don't be surprised if either no one speaks to you for a really long time, or when they do, they're so rude and short with you you'll only wish you were at the DMV.
All I have to say is I know you did not go to Clinton Schoo, it shows in your grammer. Also you do not spell transfer with a ph.......... I for one went to clinton school from K to 8th grade. I have a brother and a sister who goes to clinton in the 6th and 8th grade. I think clinton school helps kids get ready for the real world and does not always pressure the students.
In my opinion Clinton school is very good school as it had all sort of students from many different communities. Even than there is strict dicipline and many of these students can even score better than so called number one schools.
Clinton is a bad school. There is a lot of violence so I had to transpher my kid. There was always fights there and nobody would do anything when bad things would happen and this school has a good ethnic tho it is mostly Black and Hispanic. That's what I have to say about Clinton.
Clinton School is a very well educated school. This year their seveth graders had a vaery high score in their tests.And I cantell you boy were they proud.Some of the schools activities help the childen but some of them don't.
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