This school is brillant. After wasting my time at a catholic school I cannot believe how qualified and caring the teachers are at Onahan. They are so approachable and get back to you right away if you have any concerns. They do not tolerate bullying of any kind and because of this the children are so nice to each other. I just love this school. I love the principal Mrs. Koegler - she is such a kind, caring person and the kids love her. You can see how much she cares when she cant even get through her graduation speech with the 8th graders without crying. It amazes me how different all the teachers techniques are and how they make the subjects so interesting and challenging. It really shows they care. Great school - so happy we are here!
I am blown away by how advanced the academics are here at Onahan. Friends who are in the same grades in various Catholics schools in the area have not even begun to cover what my children have already completed. The parents and teachers are very supportive. And, as the previous review stated, just take a look at the test scores and obviously the staff is doing something right. Unfortunately there are parents out there who feel that their children do no wrong and those are the ones who are crying about the school being 'strict'. They are as strict as they should be so that the students are not running the school as I am sure those same children of the complaining parents are running their household.
Onahan is a very good school. The principle is approachable and the staff the is quite involved. There are prior post as to the staff being to strict. I do not believe they are to strict, but are determined to keep the children focused in order to meet the standards for our children to move on to their high school years. Just review the schools test scores and the school/staff are doing the job well. My child received his progress report and the following morning upon our request the teacher contacted me. Very good school.
This is our second year at Onahan and I have to say it is an awesome school! Mrs Koegler is a genuinely caring human being among many of the parents, teachers,etc. Coming from a Catholic school, my kids were behind academically and needed to catch up to what CPS was advanced to. The education by far is MUCH better!!!
I'm a current student at Onahan and school and there's good and bad things to say about Onahan. The bad things are how Onahan is so strict. Also, the Vice Principle is very strict and she's also the computer teacher. We barely go to computers because she's not always there. We need a real computer teacher and she also gets mad or yells at ever little question. Some good things are how nice the teachers are and they can help you if you need it. I enjoy and like Onahan but I don't like coming here for school.
I have had my children at 2 different Catholic schools-horrible experiences! The parents, teachers and children at Onahan , thankfully are kind. I wish I woud have started them here upon entering preschool. Mrs Koegler is a wonderful human being who really cares about the kids . I am glad to be here!
I'm a parent of a mew student to the school this year and it has been a complete desaster for my child. Upon finding out at progress report time in November that my son was failing bad I have as of yet been able to talk with any one of his teachers personally about his situation and progress well other then one who only gave me lip service and said she would get me more info which has never happened. Upon three attemps to get e-mail addresses I have been denied access to the classroom teachers and no litteracy request has been offered by the school either. I hope if you have a choice parents avoid moving into this schools area and if you do pay very close attention from the very first day. It's really troubling to me because the High school this school feeds is the complete opposite. rating-1
I think onahan school is wonderful but I have to say the vice princapal is to strict I also think onahan could use a real computer teacher
I'm in 6th grade at Onahan and I like this school. I think the the teacers here are wonderful and kind. The only problem is I wish they had gifted classes for those who are smarter. I also think they're strict, which is good and bad. Anyway they really have a good learning system going on here.
Our son is in Pre K and we love it there. The teacher and assistant teacher are amazing and do wonderful things with the kids. My son loves this school. We are so happy with this past year. The school in general has a really great atmosphere and the parents are very involved. The principal is very nice and doing a great job.
The teacher's performance is very good. The academical requirements are high and a lot of homework is given each day. Great and caring staff.
i think this school is great the former kindergarden teacher was the best she is like marry poppins
no discipline and no quality teacher care. it seems as the grade are higher the worse the teachers are. my brother is 10 and the other day he came home with a 18 pound backpack. that is unreasonible. i was there since 1994 and sine Ex Principle Mr. Hastings left the school has been terrible. i also thought that i wasted nine years of education at Onahan Elementary
As a product of Catholic school I was hesitant to send my children to a Chicago public school. This is our third year at Onahan and I cannot praise the school and it's administration enough. I have never had a second thought about sending my girls to this school except for why I wasted two years of their education at a Catholic school. The current Principal is wonderful and very involved with the parents. If every Chicago public school had a Principal like her, our public school system would not have anything to worry about.
As a current high school senior and former Onahan student, I feel qualified to commend Onahan for the outstanding job they have done in preparing me for my high school, and future college career. I would highly recommend Onahan to any parent or student who values a high -quality education. ~Jennavieve Frame
I am very unhappy with Onahan. My son trnasfered there in 6th grade. After going to private schools from pre-k/5th. We were told Onahan was one of the top 10 in Chicago. We were very supportive of sending him there being new in the area. If this is a top 10 school I feel sorry for all Chicago school children and parents. There is little communication with progress on how children are doing. It takes at least 3 to 4 days to get a call back from a teacher. They setup programs and then cancel them without any notice.
I believe this is a wonderful school. When I look at the test scores I was blown away. As me being a student at this school during my childhood, I highly recommend any parent to let their child go here. My child has been going her for five years.
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