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1424 N Cleaver St
Chicago, IL 60642

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(312) 445-5870
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August 14, 2015
For me, Rowe was not a satisfactory school. My child spend 3 years here. The hours are 8:00-4:00, and for "scholars" a large amount of the time is spent in desks, doing testing interventions, and being constantly reminded to follow directions. Students do not get enough of a chance to be kids at this school (little play). There used to be a lot of art, drama, PE, music, etc. but it seems each year that gets reduced. In fact a lot of changes happen each year, which makes it hard for parents to know what is going on. (In fact I heard the principal just left and there isn't a new one yet.) Teachers are constantly leaving. Most of the teachers are from Teach for America and have little experience or training in education. They are also worked really hard (longer days than the students) and therefore usually get burnt out by the end of the year, which effects students. I'm sad that Rowe didn't work out. My child just isn't happy here, and I am finally connecting the dots and figuring out why. It's easy to "drink the koolaid" at first, but don't be fooled!

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December 05, 2014
I have two kids that go to Rowe one in 3rd grade and the other in kindergarten, and I'm so happy about having my kids at Rowe because they are getting a great education, Rowe has great teachers and amazing stuff I love having my kiddos at Rowe.

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December 04, 2014
CPS is implementing a new School Quality Rating Policy (SQRP) which expands the rating spectrum from three levels to five as explained below: Level 1+: The highest performance rating. Level 1: High performance. Level 2+: Average performance. Schools scoring a 2+ or higher are considered to be in "good standing." Level 2: Below average performance. The school is placed on "provisional support" and remediation. The district can then draft a school improvement plan. If the school does not improve, the district can further lower the school's rating. Level 3: The lowest performance rating, meaning the school is in need of "intensive intervention." Under this rating the school district will place the school under probation, and an improvement plan is drafted. After a year of being on probation, the school district can take actions such as replacing the principal and other faculty members, order new local school council elections, or operate the school as a turnaround school. Using this new system and thanks to the hard work of our entire team, Rowe has been classified Tier 1+. Something we are incredibly proud of at NUSH. We recognize this is a direct result of all our collective efforts big or small and most certainly a reflection of the quality of teachers that serve our scholars and our families *every* day at Rowe. This means Rowe is a top 10 elementary charter school in Chicago and amongst the top 100 elementary schools in Chicago.

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October 20, 2014
My school is the best, they are committed in the education of students, teachers strive in making scholars the best that they can be - lifelong learners aiming for success!

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July 30, 2014
Rowe is an amazing school, strong leadership and extraordinary staff. Our son attended here for 4 yrs. We moved from the city and over the summer we have visited schools , public, private, gifted and haven't seen a school like Rowe. I wish I could have bring with me the entire staff. Strongly recommend this school. Also I wanted to share that even though my son is not enrolled in this school anymore one of the staff here has helped by giving me information and advice about the district and schools my son could be attending next school year. Thank you Rowe and all staff for everything . ROWE ELEMENTARY IS THE BEST SCHOOL IN THE CITY.

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June 25, 2014
Rowe is great my daughter came out of kinder and she kows how to read real ggod. The teacher's really care to teach here. I leave far from this school and I don't care to drive all the way here because I know my kids are geeting a great education

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March 24, 2014
Rowe is by far the best school in the city. Their approach to learning should be adopted city wide. I would highly recommend this school.

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January 30, 2014
My daughter entered kindergarten at Rowe this year. She is thriving under the excellent instruction and leadership at this school. I highly recommend Rowe to any parent! It is fantastic!

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December 29, 2013
This school and administration are the absolute best. My daughter entered kindergarten not able to recognize the entire alphabet and finished the year not only reading but spelling! ! Note in first grade she is doing basic algebra and reading chapter books. But aside from the academics, children receive a well-rounded education including socialization and conflict resolution. That is worth the school's weight in gold. I highly recommend them.

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December 22, 2013
This school is awesome! My son has been going here since it opened. We made a huge mistake last year and took my son out to send him to a closer neighborhood school. The neighborhood CPS school was so dark and it just lacked the warmness you get when you enter Rowe. Rowe has a great staff. They are warm and friendly, unlike the other place. I called them and begged them to let us come back after 3 weeks, and they made it happen. My son is in six grade now and his teacher is Ms. Cooper who is great. She has pushed my son so much that he has went up in reading and is now at the level he needs to be at. He is also improving in math and is really trying so hard. The focus on going to college really pushes my son to succeed and with all the support he gets from this staff, I know he will. I can not even put into words how impressed and happy we are that we are part of this great school. Thank you so much Rowe! - Pride - Honor - Success

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September 10, 2013
This school is amazing. The teachers and staff that work at Rowe show exactly how a school should be run.

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May 14, 2013
Awesome school I am extremely happy. They truly care about education and every scholar. They challenge our kids only if all teachers, principal, and staff were as dedicated as Rowe is.

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November 05, 2012
Rowe Elementary is the type of school I had been waiting for! I couldn't be more happy to be a part of their family. Their teachers and staff are amazing. They have two teachers in grades K-2 and the academics are great! Not only do they worry about their scholars (that's what they call them) academically, but also social and emotionally. I love that they name classrooms after colleges/universities and that they take them on college visits. Having a college mindset even at 5 years old is important. I would highly recommend for anyone to visit the school. It's truly on it's way to becoming one of the best elementary charter schools in Chicago!

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November 05, 2012
I am so happy we found Rowe. I have two children attending Rowe (1st and 2nd) and I am very happy. My boys have excelled in all subjects, especially reading. I credit the wonderful teachers at Rowe. It is wonderful to have a great school on your team to ensure my boys will one day go to college and graduate.

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November 05, 2012
Great Teacher, Great Staff, Great School Administration! My children previously attended our neighborhood school, then they attended a catholic school and in both schools I was not pleased with them academically nor with their Teachers. We are fairly new members at Rowe Elementary and I must say it is a world of difference from the past school my girls attended. We are very pleased with the passionate and enthusiastic teachers who dedicate more than the time that is expected from them and love their academic curriculum, my girls are finally being challenged. Good Job Rowe!

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Rowe Elementary strives on scholar’s success with focus on a College mindset. It not only offers a rigorous curriculum (Science, Math, Reading) it also offers enrichment classes such as Drama, Art, Music, Yoga, Physical Education and even Spanish. In addition is has a great Social Emotional program for the scholars. Overall Rowe Elementary has a well-rounded program for the scholars to be successful.

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April 04, 2014


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Rowe Elementary School
1424 N Cleaver St, Chicago, IL  60642
(312) 445-5870
Last modified Rowe Elementary School is a Charter school that serves grades K-7. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 1 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Rowe Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 17 reviews. Top