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I have watched my daughter progress and succeed at STEM. Excellent curriculum, excellent teachers, excellent students!



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6th grade & above is not very productive. Students continuously receive the same teachers & good teachers leave. Most of the staff never listen to the students' problems if they concern grades. Counseling is poor & bullying MOST times goes unnoticed. Education is phenomenal, the area is wonderful, and scores are great but STEM needs tons of work as a community. If a student fails , it's not just always the student's fault. Teachers & students need to work together for the student & the teacher to succeed. The principal needs work but overall means well. The school just needs ALOT more stability. Also, a better arrangement for the auditorium when assemblies occur. Events in the auditorium are very hot & crowded. Stem is a very diverse school & it needs improvement in many areas (stated previously) . With the first class graduating from the school next year, STEM needs improvement in other areas than just education.




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Until 5th grade, it was ok, but starting in sixth grade and above there is desorganization, bad teachers, engineering and science without consistency, very high desertion due to a lack of encouragement as they learn online through Khan Academy.

Teacher effectiveness: Strongly agree


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We have a lot of respect for the teachers in this school, especially considering that the principal treats her teachers very poorly, and has caused some excellent teachers to leave the school.

Teacher effectiveness: Neutral


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Every teacher is different. Effective meaning disseminating information or designing effective and engaging lesson for students?


Amount of homework: no rating


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Inconsistent. Sometimes there is so much it is unmanageable and sometimes there is barely any.

Develops character: Strongly disagree


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To develop these characteristics, the principal and staff members need to model these traits. They do not. As proven through actions and our experience here, these characteristics are not valued at STEM.

Develops character: Strongly disagree


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The teachers pit the kids against each other, and honesty is punished. It's all about the scores here. Nothing else matters.




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I am at the end of my rope with this school. I've tried to stay positive, but it just keeps sliding further downhill. The principal is a bully to parents, teacher and kids. Teacher turnover is through the roof. Engineering is pretty much nonexistent at this point, and the science teachers range from bad to worse. The excitement that was here at the beginning is officially over. Test scores and the art teacher are great, those are the only positives I can come up with. Parents, if you're looking for a great school for your kid, keep looking!



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STEM Magnet Academy is one of the top elementary schools in Chicago. The Principal is outstanding and there are some wonderful new teachers who have replaced some disgruntled teachers who left. STEM's NWEA reading and math growth are both way above average and rank in the 83rd and 86th percentile nationally and this is on top of already outstanding scores on all standardized tests. There is a small group of disruptive, disgruntled parents who cause problems but they're in a definite, small minority of chronic complainers.

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Last modified Stem Magnet Academy Elementary is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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