Oriole Park is one of the best schools in the state. My child is getting a top education and will be more then prepared for any high school he chooses to attend. The staff is supportive and caring. The principal is always there if you have an issue and is great with the kids. The community is very involved in the school. They are always willing to fundraise for the school, for little extras the school needs. The Chinese, Computer, Science and Art/Music programs are excellent! My child is very happy at this school.
My sons went from a Baccalaureate, magnet school to Oriole Park and they have flourished. In the magnet school I felt like they were just a number, a butt in the seat, at Oriole Park my boys are treated like individuals and given the time and attention all children deserve. Oriole Park is over -crowded and underfunded but still manages to be one of the best schools not only in Chicago but in the state this doesn't just happen, the tone in this school is set by it's outstanding principal and carries through to the teachers and the parents. I love this school and cannot say enough good things about it..
Oriole Park School is a phenomenal school with a passionate principal, dedicated, superior teachers and super students. It's the #1 neighborhood school in Chicago in spite of its minimal funding. High performing schools like Oriole Park should be rewarded. Instead, it often seems like the school is being penalized. I am proud to be an Oriole Park School parent.