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Chicago, IL
Students enrolled: 1,455
Before care: No
After care: No

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4815 South Karlov Avenue
Chicago, IL 60632

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(773) 535-4875
(773) 535-4470
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Map of Edwards Elementary School address.

November 11, 2014
Admittedly, I'm biased as I work at Edwards. Still, I have taught and worked at several different schools, in different states, and the level of teacher quality, parental support, our amazing students, and the overall caring culture of this school is excellent. I consider myself extremely lucky to work at this school and would send my child here (several of our teachers do already).

- submitted by a teacher

November 03, 2014
Great school, with great extra curricular activities! Teachers are awesome and very personal to ones need. Willing to go above and beyond for our children. If I had another chance in life. I will send them Edwards all over again!

- submitted by a parent

August 11, 2014
This school is very prejudice. All they want is to speak Spanish to the students and parents. I am of Spanish descent but living here I believe that English should be the 1st spoken language to everyone, especially the children. The parents who are here illegally are bullied by the principal and school staff. They are too afraid to say anything for fear of being deported. There is no discipline, there is a gang problem which is swept under the carpet. The lunches are cold, the yogurt expired. But since my children are important to me, I have to work 2 jobs so I can send them to St. Bruno instead. A very big difference. It's nice to see teachers who care and don't bully the parents instead welcome them to attend evening meetings, classroom participation and no gang problem. I guess since the principal husband is a big shot at CPS you can do and say what you want because your job is safe!

- submitted by a parent

August 21, 2013
This school is awesome. I love the education my kids are getting from the great staff. Just love it.

- submitted by a parent

July 17, 2013
I lived on Keeler and went to Edwards during the 1940s. It was then a fine school, had a tremendous library and superb art class. I'm saddend to hear that the school has problems. Things are supposed to get better over time.

- submitted by a community member

May 12, 2011
What ever people tell you is wrong . Its a great school and it has great teachers. The bad story's that people have told you about this school are not true. Im a student in this school and i like coming to this school. It has programs to help students and it is strict. You have to try hard and be good to get good grades i would give it a rating 9 over 10

- submitted by a community member

March 28, 2011
The test scores speak for themselves. This is by no means a magnet school. Teachers are recycled through the system. There is no sense of community; if you go there 3 years from now, you will not see the same teacher.

- submitted by a parent

March 28, 2011
The teachers are good, but there is no official discipline. The LSC meetings are closed meetings and they happen at times when most parents and community members are working. I want ALL the LSC meetings to be in the evenings. The leadership is very one-sided and not effective.

- submitted by a community member

December 15, 2010
This is onr of the worst schools in the archer Hights area next to Curie H.S. Just as any other public school it is plagued by over crowding, budget cuts, and a degenerate student population. There are some verygood teachers but most of them are mediocer. Please avoid this school at all costs, especially that the neighborhood has been overrun.

- submitted by a community member
no rating
March 02, 2010
I can't believe that you guy's put this school with 4 stars. This school is one of the worst school i have been. They don't put attention to the kids or parents. The staff is really bad. For especial kids they don't any profecional ethics. If you wanted to subcribe your kid first talk to parent's.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
August 11, 2009
I'm really happy with the school's academic level. And the teachers as far as Pre-k and first grade are great! This is my daughter's second year attending Edwards and she can never wait to go back to school. That says a lot for me:)

- submitted by a parent

September 18, 2008
My son only attended Pre-K, but I found that the class was geared towards teaching all the students equally and there were bi-lingual aides that assisted with the non-English speaking students. My son had regular homework assignments even during breaks. He also took violin classes. I transferred him out for Kindergarten because the school is a year round school due to overcrowding, and I feel that children should have full summer breaks.

- submitted by a parent

April 13, 2005
This is a good school with a good staff however parental involvement is very low. I m a former student and have children who attend Edwards. It is nice to have a diverse student population and to see them all get along. The after school activities like volleyball and basketball (other sports too) are great with some very dedicated staff members. It is good to have a supportative staff because there aren't any parents other than me who show up the majority of the time. Thank goodness there is a good and caring staff to fill in for parents who may not be able to be involved.

- submitted by a parent

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The motto of our school is, "We come to Edwards to LEARN, because we are going to COLLEGE!"


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Edwards Elementary School
4815 South Karlov Avenue, Chicago, IL  60632
(773) 535-4875
Last modified Edwards Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Edwards Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 12 reviews. Top