I attended Onahan for 4th and 5th grade and unfortunately had to transfer shortly thereafter. I noticed when I enrolled into the next school, I was ahead of my class and my vocabulary was much more vast. This school was very diverse and well rounded.
Well it's been awhile here .... I went to school here in 1971 to 1976 classroom 301 and 306 was my rooms when I wet there...lol... I can still remember the days and how the school was... Great teachers and never forgot my friends .... i think of the teachers but most of all Mr K... room 306 ... Oh by the way Paul saids hi ...lol....
I was a student at Onahan 51 years ago. My kindergarten teacher was so nice. We took a walk to her house. Yes that was ok back then. I remember the good humor man coming to our playground when we were out on recess we could buy a treat from him if we wanted. Those were the good ole days. No school is perfect we all want the best for our kids. I live in the Jacksonville area in Florida. I home schooled my youngest child. For good reasons. I wanted more control over my sons educational destiny. BTW Onahan still looks the same.
We love love love our local school! Sad to leave it, its been a great ten years!
I have 3 kids at Onahan and the school exceeds my expectations. I would be lying if I said the school is perfect...it's not. I have had a times where I felt communication was lacking or a decision was poor, no school is perfect. I think it is funny that some of my neighbors send their kids to the area private schools when they have a great public school right under their nose, the scores for the school are above average I actually heard an ignorant comment that all the poor families go here because they cannot afford tuition elsewhere. Onahan is not a cookie cutter school. This is a school with diversity---and the ability to accomodate every child. There's a place for every child here. And this school has high parent involvement---which is key to success. But, if you have that snobbish mentality, then you don't fit in here. With Chicago having over crowding issues---I guess I should be happy when a family doesn't send their kid here.
My oldest child came home Friday and informed that her teacher always uses the computer however, she noticed him sitting on iTunes. We are sanding our children to school where the teachers are getting pay for using iTunes!!! This is just wrong!!!
I believe this school has great potentials however for some reason it is happy with basic old fashion ways. It is ok to start something new.
Onahan provides what I look for most in a school: great teachers, an aggressive edcuational program and a community feel amongst its students and parents.
Onahan is a great school because the students and parents care about the school. They try to find ways to improve the school as much as they can. In these hard times and government cut backs, I feel that parents need to step up more and give a little for their children's education. The children at Onahan deserve they best education that we can provide for them.
Onahan is a great school because we have great families who support their children's education and who support the staff! The staff is truly committed to doing their best for their students!
Onahan is an excellent school because the parents give support to the entire staff.
Onahan has great teachers, great administrators and it's very good teacher parent communication.
This is a great school, we bought our house because of the school. Teachers are dedicated to the students and our kids are doing very well. Couldn't be happier!
We have amazing dedicated parents, teachers and administrators who work together effortlessly.
Great kids, great parents, great teachers, great adminstration!! Everyone works well together. This makes us very successful in producing high achieving, well rounded students.
Onahan is the best. It is an all around community school with great families, teachers and students. They work hard to provide the best to their students from sports, to science and music. I can honestly say it is like my family.When we moved into our home we checked out the schools in the neighborhood and Onahan was a big reason for choosing where we live now.
This is a great teacher parent communication school. You are constantly updated and informed on what is going on with your child. We are blessed with exceptional teachers who not only show our kids how important they are but they live every moment on those school grounds as if our kids are the most important. That I find is rare and can be seen on every childs face when you ask them about there teachers, they love them, maybe not all the time but most of the time if they loved them all the time Id have to wonder ha ha ha. This school is great because it is the home away from home that every child deserves. Face it 10 months out of the year our children spend at school, these teachers have them more during the day then we as parents do. They are as much a mom or dad to our kids in the sense they are correcting them teaching them encourageing them just like we as parents do at home. I couldn't ask for a better home away from home for my kids than Onahan and its amazing staff.
Onahan teachers really care about there students and want them to do well. They are really on top of communicating with the parents.
I have had my children in this school since First Grade. The teachers are excellent and they have great sports programs for the 6-8 Grades. Namely Volleyball, Track & Field, Basketball, Flag Football, and Cheer-leading. The principal is good and goes to many of the school events. The school is in great shape and they just got a new outdoor track. They have two playgrounds, one for the younger children and one for the older ones. Everyone is doing a fine job, keep up the good work.
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