We're heading into our fourth year of having kids at Goethe. I cannot say enough good things about this school! In spite of what you read in the news about failing neighborhood schools, this one is a gem. The principal works tirelessly to keep class sizes relatively low for a neighborhood school and she also does an amazing job of recruiting and retaining top notch teachers. The school also has a very active and engaged parent community, which is key. But the best thing about Goethe is the many ways they encourage students to motivate and take care of one another. You won't find bullying at this school! There is a real sense of community here, filled with love and dedicated to helping each child reach their potential.
Goethe is an amazing place. In spite of the challenges that Chicago Public Schools throws its way (the only reason i didn't give it 5 stars) the school provides a nurturing, encouraging atmosphere for students to learn. The school has a true blend of kids from all socio-economic backgrounds and the emphasis on community is very important for my family. This is our neighborhood school and my two kids have both attended since they were eligible for preschool. They are now in 1st and 3rd grade and we've been very happy with all the teachers we've had along the way. The Principal is amazing and welcoming and really I just can't say enough good about this school.
Goethe has great teachers, who go the extra mile. The Principal at Goethe is kind and supportive. The whole community at Goethe really tries to make a difference for their kids. We are glad to be part of the Goethe family.
The school staff cares about their students. Trying to figure out how the CPS system works is daunting but with the help of a caring principal down to it school maintenance staff they are helpful, friendly and committed to the children attending the school. There is also a wonderfully moving parent/support (Friends of Goethe School) organization that raises awareness of the needs the school has and makes opportunities to do something about it. I am so happy that my son landed in this school and has grown to love his school mates and teachers. Two of them in particular stand out. Mrs. Santiago (Room 107) and Mr. Feliciano (Music) have made such a big impact in my sons world. Thank you.
I was a student teacher at Goethe. The caring and supportive atmosphere created for the students by teachers, parents, and the administrations is great. Everyone works together to make sure students get the best education possible.
I belive that Goethe is the best school all the staff is caring loving and understang .The teachers always have great communication with the perants and students.I have graduated from Goethe and my kids are in the school and they enjoy an look forward to go every day.They find themselves vey secure with the staff and they love them all.I so Thankful for the entire staff .Thanks amillion for everything you do
I love everyone I get to spend my days with! The students are really special people with big hearts!
I love Goethe Elementary School because it's an even a better place for kids to learn now than it was when I went there as a student in the 70's. My daughter currently attends Goethe and she loves it. The teachers are attentive and the fact that there are still a few of the same teachers that taught when I went there, tells me that they must feel the same.
The principal knows curriculum and loves her kids and her teachers--empowers them both. The school is warm and welcoming and the children are eager to learn.
I've been sending my two children here for two years and have been extremely satisfied with Goethe. The staff is extremely dedicated, prepared, and caring. The other students and their parents have been great.
Goethe is a very good school to have your child in, the teachers are great they take time to teach the kids
I went to this school as a kid. My 6th grade teacher is now the principle. She is a wonderful and caring person and she loves what she does. My son has been attending goethe since pre-k . He is now in the 6th grade. All of his teachers have been wonderful and helpful. There is alot of parent involvement and after school activitys which is great for the kids. Everyone works together to help keep the school safe.
I went to this school and now my two sons are attending. The teachers are very nice and helpful.
My son started his first year at Goethe after he transferred in from a suburban school so I was a bit scared at first but after that first month or two I was truly happy and just love the school and its teachers, the principal really loves her job and you can tell....
Goethe is a very school to have your child in, the teachers are great they take time to teach the kids
The principal is wonderful, the staff is loyal and dedicated to the kids, and the students love being there. My son is in Kindergarten and LOVES going to school.
Our Preschooler loves going to school. It has only been 2 months and he has learned to write his name. His teacher and classmates are a joy. The staff is intensely dedicated to the students. A great Logan Square/Bucktown neighborhood option.
Fantastic school web site. Lots of extracurricular activities. Caring principal.
The staff's dedication is amazing. They work as a team and have created a learning environment that I believe they call peer learning. The children learn to help one another. It's worth a tour.
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