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PK-8
Public district
Chicago, IL
Students enrolled: 862
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4420 South Sacramento Avenue
Chicago, IL 60632

(773) 535-7215
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April 24, 2012
As a parent of Gunsaulus, I feel it has made great strides in academics and after school programs over the past years. The students are offered a great varierty of school programs. Being a magnet school, there are high expectations from everyone.

- submitted by a parent

October 04, 2011
I am very disappointed in the current administration at Gunsaulus. The lower grade classrooms have entirely too many students, and formal education consists of children "teaching" each other as a result. There are children with English as a second language in classes with children whose primary language is English, and this slows down the educational process and actual learning for all of the children involved as a result. As for the upper grades (6-8), I do not feel the teachers want their students to succeed. They would rather give them a F for one missing assignment rather than giving the child an opportunity to make up the work and improve their grades. Seventth grade is an extremely important year for students who are going on to high school; thus, I found this lack of concern extremely disheartening. When I tried to contact the administration regarding my issue, they would NOT return my call. My phone # was on file at the school and no one cared enough to communicate with me or return my call in a timely fashion.

- submitted by a parent

December 07, 2010
I am a student at Gunsaulus Academy in the 7th grade. Teachers in Gunsaulus Academy are the best. They are cool and they respect us. The community here are nice and the are respectful to us student s. New teachers have come and they have built the Gunsaulus communtiy better and fun. Now i enjoy school and their after school programs.

- submitted by a community member

December 26, 2009
Gunsaulus Academy now has preschool and a lot more afterschool programs. So, I think it is an excellent school.

- submitted by a parent

November 24, 2009
This is my daughet's first year here, and I am planning to send my children somewhere else next year. The school is not welcoming and the teachers will not talk with you. It is to hard to get in to talk to the principal if you have a problem and the people in the office won't help you ether.

- submitted by a parent

June 01, 2009
This school does not exemplify the positive attitude it once had. This attitude has trickled down to some of the teachers. My son is a 4th grader and has attended since Kindergarten. He has had more issues at this school this year than when he first started. This newer administration has lowered their standards to accomodate mediocrity! I've certainly been shopping for another school for my child. I second the other parent's recommendation of not sending their child here either.

- submitted by a parent

March 20, 2009
This is NOT the Gunsaulus Academy that was once known. The new adminsitration have done everything they can to destroy the climate and the academic excellence. DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD HERE!

- submitted by a parent

August 31, 2008
I've been at this school since kindergarten and you can't say it's the worst or the best. To me this school is average but I still love being part of it. I have many friends that I've met. I have had hard times but it's worth it because the teachers are nice and and students are I guess all i can say is they are all differnet and unique maybe not all nice but not all mean. Even though there have been hard times I am glad I am a part of this great school.

- submitted by a student

June 09, 2005
As a former Walt Disney Magnet school student, I love this school not just because it's a Magnet school, but for the teachers who get involved, I have two childern one 11 the other 6, they both have speech problems and the school has a speech program. This program along with the music, art, and library programs help childern to grow academically. It is a diverse school which is great since the world is made up of different races/cultures. Parents, like myself come from the far southside of Chicago to this outstanding elementary school on the other side of town -West. My childern enjoy being apart of this school and I'm sure their learning experiences will be deeply treasured as they grow up to be adults. Lisa Douglas

- submitted by a parent

March 22, 2004
My child has been attending Gunsaulus all 9 years. The graduation is this year.This school grew with him. The staff are wonderful and work academically for the child. Truly it has enforced, 'No Child Left Behind'. I have 2 children enrolled to finish and 1 this year starting kindergaten. They will all be there 9 years also. The school is amazing and the reading, math and science strengths are highly implemented. I couldn't imagine going anywhere else. They are a family orientated school and provide a full day kindergarten which starts the reading immediately. Overall the ISAC scores for this school are high and you couldn't ask for anything better from a Chicago Public Magnet School than this.The enrichment for the child is amazing.Plus it offers bus transportation to provide a stable education even if you move with guidelines.My children have been blessed with this school since 1990.You'll love it.

- submitted by a parent

September 04, 2003
Hi I am a parent of a daughter whom attend Gunsaulus Acadamy. This school is a great school. It focuses on academicas and any student who attends there, in my opinion will succeed in life. They have a wonderful and caring staff whom are concerned with the well being of each student. I recommend any parent whom wants their child to have a great educational experience to look into this school becuase it would be the best choice that they can make for their child.

- submitted by a parent

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Gunsaulus Elementary Scholastic Academy
4420 South Sacramento Avenue, Chicago, IL  60632
(773) 535-7215
Last modified Gunsaulus Elementary Scholastic Academy is a Public school that serves grades PK-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Gunsaulus Elementary Scholastic Academy Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 21 reviews. Top