It has the best students and teachers one could ask for! Provides a great learning environment.
Oriole Park School has hardworking students, teachers, staff, and parents.
We have the best teachers, great families and an amazing principal. Oriole Park Rocks!
Excellent top public school in chicago! education top priority, kids, caring, teachers< mr. Estrada the best +++ accelerated programs, ar, etc.
Oriole Park Elementary is a combined excellence of staff, students, parents, community and a fantastic caring, dedicated principal.
Oriole Park School embodies all the great qualities we always wish our students can receive the staff, and the community of caring parents make me feel proud that my child attends this school.
We were very timid to have our grandchild in public school, but heard so many really good things about OPS--like understanding teachers, a well-qualified principal and an assistant principal with the same objectives for the students. Our grandchild has surpassed his 'home-schooled' cousins in one year at OPS!! The curriculum is fantastic! Teachers maintain discipline and encourage the children to enjoy learning!
I took my child out of catholic school two years ago to give oriole park a try and my only regret was that I did not do it sooner! Keep up the fantastic work!
My son went to the preschool there last year. There was one morning class and one afternoon class. The teachers are excellent!! My son couldn't wait to go everyday. This year they added one more morning and afternoon class in the same classroom so I don't know it anything has changed for the better or worse but the classroom is very well stocked for teaching little ones.
I took my children out of private school to attend Oriole Park due to all great things I heard. I was NOT disapointed at all. I was surprised how far behind they were at the catholic schools. The staff here is top notch and very involved in your childs success. Homework may be a bit escessive but the test schools show it. My oldest tested into Notre Dame High Scool with honors and offered a partial academic scholarship. I am convinced this was made possible by his hard work and guidance at Oriole.
This is a great school now some people think that a less funded public school will not offer a good education, but OPS really is good
I think Oriole Park is a great example of how public schools can excel! There is so much negativity surrounding Chicago Public Schools and Oriole is a perfect example of how a 'public' school can be an excellent school! The academics are in my opinion ahead of the local catholic schools that are charging $3500 a year plus in tuition. The new principal and vice principal are completely hands on. A.R. reading program can be hectic but I believe beneficial. We just need more roomParental involvement does seem to dwindle in the higher grades. Overall-we love Oriole Park School!
I think it is a good school, the preschool was just mediocre though.
In my opinion, Oriole Park has an excellent academic curriculum. My children enjoy school and are challenged every day. However, the amount of homework is burdensome when my children are enrolled in after school activities. The school received a grant to teach Chinese in all grade levels and my children love it. Some programs such as music/art have suffered due to the school budget, however, overall the program is good. Due to high enrollment, there are module classrooms behind the school. The modules appear to be clean and comfortable, and they ease the over crowding in the main building, however, an addition is definitely needed in the near future. Principal Estrada appears to be doing well in his first year. Parent involvement varies with a small portion of the families taking on the most responsibility. Meetings and activities are scheduled at difficult times for working parents.
Mr. Estrada and Mr. Pesce are great assets to this school. They are patient, kind and understanding to the students' needs. In the short amount of time they've been here, there has been a lot of improvement. I look forward to the years to come. The only downside to the school is the parental involvement. The PTO does so much for the school; however, for the amount of families enrolled, there is not enough involvement. Our school could have so much more if only more parents would get involved.
The new Principal and Vice Principal are wonderful and God sent to this school. They always have a smile on their faces and are hands on with the children. Only a few changes with new principal, all for the best interest of the children.
New Principal Elias Estrada making few changes to the advanced academic curriculum. It is a challenging course load including Chinese Language and culture. The building news an addition. The classes are overcrowded right now but the parent involvement in high and we anticipate positive changes for our future.
Great teachers, bad administration, stressed kids, hope it will improve with new staff!
Now that our prncipal has resigned to take a new job, i feel that Oriole Park School will become the school that teaches children to learn and not just take tests! It was unfortunate that the former principal overcrowded the school with out of area students. Hopefully the new administration will address this situation.
This is a great school. The parents are really involved and the kids have tremendous school spirit and pride. The academic program is accelerated. The kids score very highly on apptitude tests thanks to the principal There is an aide in every classroom that is a certified teacher so no child is left behind! Active PTO & LSC.The school offers social opportunities such as Bingo Night, Movie Night and parent/child dances, etc. There is a band program, music program, art program, chinese language, culture and afterschool chinese dance program also a sports program that includes flag football, softball, basketball and track. Down the street from the school building is Oriole Park Library and across from the library is Chicago Park District Oriole Park. The Park district offers afterschool programs for the kids. Down Oketo Ave. is Got Chi, dance studio and martial arts and they offer an afterschool.
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