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Darwin School has improved very much in the past 7 seven years not just in reaching higher level of academic performance but in building a strong school culture where students develop academic and social emotional competencies. Darwin school is the only Leader in Me School in CPS-District that very soon will earn the Lighthouse status. During the last 4 years, Darwin has moved consistently to a higher level of academic performance according to the academics results. In 2012 Darwin was in Probation, 2013 Move out of probation to level 2, in 2014 to a level 2+ and last year 2015 to level 1. If you would like to learn more facts about Darwin School, please watch the video in the following link: https://youtu.be/q4hWLOaH3p8
January 11, 2016

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- a school leader
Darwin School has improved very much in the past 7 seven years not just in reaching higher level of academic performance but in building a strong school culture where students develop academic and social emotional competencies. Darwin school is the only Leader in Me School in CPS-District that very soon will earn the Lighthouse status. During the last 4 years, Darwin has moved consistently to a higher level of academic performance according to the academics results. In 2012 Darwin was in Probation, 2013 Move out of probation to level 2, in 2014 to a level 2+ and last year 2015 to level 1. If you would like to learn more facts about Darwin School, please watch the video in the following link: https://youtu.be/q4hWLOaH3p8



- a community member
I think that when a large percentage of employees do not return to a working environment that it must be because it is a bad experience.


Develops character: Disagree


- a community member
I would agree if the teachers were the ones that were able to do the teaching, but the administration has a heavy hand in that pot.



- a community member
I have noticed recently that some of the negative reviews of the school are quickly taken down. I didn't find many of them very offensive that needed to be taken down. However, this site asks for honest opinions of schools, and yes, the truth hurts sometimes and isn't always positive. Previous posts that were taken down seem to specifically mention the principal... as do 99% of the posts.. which I find odd. The ones taken down however seem to all mention the principal being egocentric and overbearing. Having negative comments taken down would walk in step with those accusations. It seems to be that there must be people from the school monitoring the comments and only leaving positive ones. If this is where energy is being spent, what is there to hide instead of fixing the problems that people are complaining about? As a parent looking to find a school to send my child to next year, this is definitely a red flag for me.



- a parent
E tenido el placer de tener a mis hijos en esta escuela y e recibido exelentes resultados academicos gracias al trabajo en conjunto con los maestros y personal de la escuela




- a community member
Darwin is a great place with dedicated teachers and administrators. I used to work at this school and I witnessed first hand the hard work and dedication from all the staff, including administrators. I have been at different schools during my career and Mr. Segovia is by far one of the most involved and hard working principals I’ve met. From the beginning he has worked tirelessly to bring positive programs to Darwin such as PBIS and The Leader in Me. These programs have proven to promote the wellbeing of our students.

Teacher effectiveness: Strongly agree


- a teacher
I have known Mr. Segovia for many years. His integrity and work ethic drive him to be the very best each day. His commitment to the community, his staff, and most importantly the students of Darwin School should be the model used for all CPS Schools. Thank you for all your hard work!

Teacher effectiveness: Agree


- a parent
For years I have witnessed the work of a committed, caring and hardworking principal. Some teachers are incredibly caring, talented, and dynamic. Those are the teachers that jump on board in a heartbeat for the good of achievement, students, and the future of Darwin School. What tough jobs some principals and teachers have! I thank our Principal and those teachers that do it with dedication, respect, love and courage.




- a parent
For years I have witnessed the work of a committed, caring and hardworking principal. Some teachers are incredibly caring, talented, and dynamic. Those are the teachers that jump on board in a heartbeat for the good of achievement, students, and the future of Darwin School. What tough jobs some principals and teachers have! I thank the Principal at Darwin School and those teachers that do it with dedication, respect, love and courage.



- a parent
I think that Darwin elementary school is a great school because the teachers are caring and very involved with the students.

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