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10347 South Ewing Avenue
Chicago, IL 60617

(773) 535-6540
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April 28, 2014
it is the best school there is. We dont have that much money but we do bave the best teachers there is.

- submitted by a community member
January 10, 2014
I am a current student at gallistel the school is okay they're are some students who misbehave over all it is a awesome school I love it

- submitted by a teacher
October 25, 2012
I belive that this school challenges our children on a level that has them thinking because it is one thing to figure out a problem, but its another thing to know step by step what to do and that is what the teachers strive for . The staff disciplines to keep the kids in their place, but not to the point where they find that more important than education. The principle cares about all his students & puts them first or makes decisions with them in mind. In my opinion, I love this school and the teachers.

- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2011
I am troubled by the negative remarks regarding Gallistel. I feel they are unfair, if not dishonest. As a parent, I found the staff well qualified and committed to their teaching profession. The principle is highly motivated and genuinely cares for the students and the community. One cannot blame poor scores entirely on the staff and administration. If parents are not involved, and the child doesn t care then poor results are certain. Many families are immigrants, and are struggling economically. The importance of an education may be second to surviving the day s challenges. However, if the parent cares and motivates their child they will learn and succeed educationally at Gallistel.

- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2010
This school is an awful school. I'm a former honors student, who happened to be in the gifted program. This school had me doing absolutely nothing to get straight A's. The kids aren't challenged. Most teachers don't care if the students succeed or not, and the gifted program has the same amount of work to do than all of the other classes. I moved to a suburb where i was enrolled into one of americas best high schools, where i was placed in all honors and ap classes. Once i was in i had no idea what all of the others kids already new. I was forced to do 10x the studying on top of the 4 hours of homework i already was assigned. If you have an option of sending your children to another school, i recommend you do.

- submitted by a community member
no rating January 05, 2010
Proud parent of an honor student graduating this year! Great teachers who are very involved with their students. Awesome principal.

- submitted by a parent
December 14, 2009
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- submitted by a student
November 24, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2009
To me, a parent thinks this is a great school for my child. All her past teachers were really good and very caringing. I can't believe others would say different, and as for the principle, he is always looking out for the children, and is doing his best on getting one building for everyone. AS for the staff, they're always with an eye out on the kids. So this is a great and caring school. Teacher's and staff...keep up the good work, even if you do have 3 building's to work with(we desreve to be under 1 roof like everybody else).

- submitted by a parent
July 29, 2009
This school is overwhelming with excellence..I am a proud parent of 2 Gallistel students.

- submitted by a parent
June 16, 2009
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- submitted by a student
June 16, 2009
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- submitted by a student
January 12, 2009
i love this school!!!!!!!!! i have three kids here

- submitted by a parent
December 16, 2008
Awesome school, teachers are genuine and care for the children. Great learning evnvironment.

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2008
This school is unacceptable as a learning environment. The administrators are not role models for the students or the teachers. The 'gifted' programs are a joke. Washington and Addams have a much better staff and quality of program choices.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 16, 2008
I'm a former student at Gallistel. I feel that the overcrowding is a major problem. Why is it that all the other schools around us get new building, when we're stuck moving our kids through 3 buildings? I was pleased with my education, other than one of our teachers quitting in the middle of the school year. Overall, the other 3 teachers were very experienced, and did a good job making up.

- submitted by a student
August 21, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
no rating August 09, 2007
Gallistel is a wonderful school, with very educated staff members. The teachers are some of the best Chicago has to offer. They are innovative and hold many hold the highest level of degrees in teaching.

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2007
I am happy with the quality education at Gallistel. I do not like the building situation AT ALL but I know that is not because the administration is not trying. If I take my kids out, it is the board's fault. Why do other schools in our area get beautiful buildings and we don't? I have seen our principal ask for a new building. The teachers and administration are doing the best they can and I wish SOMEONE at the board would listen to us!

- submitted by a parent
April 05, 2007
The proof is in the pudding. Just look at the ISAT scores. Although the concept of a language school is wonderful, the staff are not that great. Our poor kids don't have a chance of succeeding with schools that are overcrowded.

- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2007
I don't know what the big deal is both my son and daughter went their and it was a great school.Its a good school i just think it needs more funding.The kids don't want to be separated into three different buildings.

- submitted by a former student
March 14, 2007
I have an 8th grader at Gallistel and needless to say I'm very disappointed with the principals,because for those who don't know there are 3 different buildings our children must attend and every year it is different.not only that but my child is herassed and called out her name on a daily basis.It seems that these. TEACHERS HAVE NO CONTROL ON THEIR STUDENTS just letting you know my other children will NOT be attending this school next year I will move out of District A.S.A.P

- submitted by a parent
February 17, 2007
I am a parent as well as a staff member and I am tired of the administrators tooting their own horns. This school has the lowest scores of all the schools on the East Side. It used to be a great place to work and send my children but not anymore. There is no cohesiveness among the staff at the 2 buildings and the children feel the tension as well as the staff.

- submitted by a staff
February 12, 2007
My child is in the gifted program and my experience is very different than the previous post. My child is very challenged and I am impressed with the quality of instruction and the new things they are doing in class. I know that the work has been very challenging and some students are frustrated because the expectations are so high but our teacher is very helpful. If you want an 'A' you have to earn it, but it is so worth it! Also, we already have a new administration (4 years). There have been so many changes in those 4 years - and all for the better!

- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2007
We are not happy with the administration or the teachers at this school. Our 2 children are not challenged even though they are in a 'gifted' program. Thank goodness our children will be moving on to better schools in the area.

- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2007
Awesome school! I am confused when I read the poor reviews. My child is extremely challenged and her teachers (in the past 3 years) have been incredible! Test scores in this school have gone way up. There Is a new administration and several new teachers who are doing good things with the students. This principal really cares and not only has he worked hard to make the learning better at Gallistel, he has done great things like brought a Adult/Parent education center to the school and campaigned for a new building. Also, discipline has gotten SO much better. I know of a few parents who were under a lot of pressure because their children were allowed to do whatever they wished in the past and they were not held accountable by the old administration. It is a safer, better school for my child today and I couldn't be happier.

- submitted by a parent
January 18, 2007
I am disappointed that this school does not challenge my child. Their books and teaching techniques are out of date. I would like to see a whole new leadership that can bring some fresh new ideas to an old school.

- submitted by a parent
January 09, 2007
My child loves her school, her teacher and her friends. I am so happy! She is learning her third language (French) and is doing so many exciting projects at school. These teachers and this principal really care and they work hard. Her teacher always has time for me and she really cares.

- submitted by a parent
January 09, 2007
This school is WONDERFUL. I can't say enough about the caring teachers and the administration! Gallistel is a hidden gem on the East Side.

- submitted by a parent
November 28, 2006
This is a TERRIFIC SCHOOL!! The Teachers are devoted to the students! My nephew is in Honors Class! He has been very involved with schools programs. He goes to Art Clubs and is in the Afternoon Program! The school has change since I was their years ago! There are more programs for students and parents to be involved! Love the School and the Staff!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2006
This school is the worst on the East Side. The principal is not sincere and does not care about anyone. The teachers gossip all the time. My daughter is in a gifted program and she watches videos all of the time. If I wanted her to watch movies I would keep her at home. I can't wait to move to Washington school district.

- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2006
One of the worst schools on the east side. I can't wait til I move to Washington school district.

- submitted by a parent
September 04, 2006
Terrible school. My child is denied the basic education he needs. He's smart and learns more at home than at Gallistel. The teachers cater to the 'slower' kids, and there's no doubt that my child suffers educationally because of this. I'm getting out while I can still salvage my sons' future.

- submitted by a parent
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Gallistel Elementary Language Academy
10347 South Ewing Avenue, Chicago, IL  60617
(773) 535-6540
Last modified Gallistel Elementary Language Academy is a Public school that serves grades PK-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Gallistel Elementary Language Academy Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 34 reviews. Top