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Chicago, IL
Students enrolled: 422
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9025 South Throop Street
Chicago, IL 60620

(773) 535-2680
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May 21, 2012
This school is horrible.The teachers have bad attitudes.Also they have all the gangs around.Students going to jail.My 3 kid going to longwood

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August 23, 2008
This school is surrounded by gangs and their wars, The principal has went beyond his job, helping the students and parents, the parent programs that they have are great, the whole faculty is very supported of the students, I wish I could keep my kids in this school. But the violence in getting them to school is hard, my girls can not walk to school, strange people are hanging all around the school.

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September 28, 2007
The school is old, dirty, nasty, and just needs to be tore down. The principals are unfair and crule.

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May 24, 2007
Fort Dearborn is a horrible school! There is no structure, the students are wild and unruly and all the principal does is delegate his work. The classrooms are overcrowded. There is a huge fight in front of the school everyday. If you care about your child's education and well being, don't send him/her to Fort Dearborn. It is a junior version of Cooley High.

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November 09, 2006
Overall I think that Fort Dearborn is a great public school. The teachers work with a variety of students, and yes, I agree the student to teacher ratio is high, but the teachers try to keep the kids challenged. My daughter has been at the school since the third grade, and I find through constant communication with her teacher she is consistently being challenged to do her best. I've had the opportunity to sit down and talk with the principal about his goals for the school and think the school is on the right path and is doing a wonderful job!

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September 27, 2005
Fort dearborn is a good school. It has a very good atmosphere. The teachers are very good.

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September 16, 2005
I just entered my sixth grader back in Fort Dearborn, he was in a catholic school. I find the teachers to be very good. The staff is very supportive towards parents. I find the curriculum to be excellent, The books are in very good condition.The welcome back letter I received was outstanding, I look forward to having my child at this school!

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May 21, 2005
This school is absolutely horrible. My children are not getting the quality of education they use to get, and I am seriously looking for another school to transfer them to. This school has more children than any other school in the area and the teacher/student ratio is just ridiculous. My children are stressed out in the class and when they get home. I literally have to find creative outlets for them so they won't get frustrated with learning. The principal in my opion is not easily accessible.

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Fort Dearborn Elementary School
9025 South Throop Street, Chicago, IL  60620
(773) 535-2680
Last modified Fort Dearborn 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.
Fort Dearborn Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 12 reviews. Top