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PK-8
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Chicago, IL
Students enrolled: 976
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1423 West Bryn Mawr Avenue
Chicago, IL 60660

(773) 534-2440
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June 23, 2014
Great teachers, wonderful and caring principal Ms. Mendez, and lots of community and parent involvement. My kids are happy at Peirce.

- submitted by a parent
June 16, 2014
We have been very happy with the environment and education that Peirce has provided our 2 kids. We wanted to send our kids to a school where they would experience the world as it is: diverse in every way, but full of opportunity and resources. There is a very involved and passionate parent community and we have found the teachers to be great and responsive to input and involvement. The resources available at Peirce are amazing (technology, Science Lab, Art, Music, Language, etc.). The recent incident attributed to bullying is tragic, but it does not represent Peirce as a whole or represent a systemic issue with bullying. Many things have been done and are being done to combat this and other issues. Give Peirce a look. You won't be disappointed!

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2014
This school has a serious bullying problem. My friend in 6th grade was verbally bullied and physically bullied and as much as her parents complained, the school ignored their cries for help. That young girl couldn't handle the bullies anymore and she took her own life. This easily could've been avoided. DO NOT send your kids to this school!

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2014
This school has bullies that include teachers and students. One of my friends was bullied by her teacher and classmates. Her parents told the principle but they never did anything about it. My little brother also gets picked on and his teacher doesn't do anything about our. So my advice as a student is to never send your kids to this school.

- submitted by a community member
September 22, 2011
My daughter just started at Peirce this fall and we couldn't be happier. Her teacher is amazing - and even has his own blog that helps keep the parents in the loop. The kids are fantastic - we've even attended our first birthday party with one of her classmates. And the parent involvement is top rate - We are volunteering for our first fund raiser in two weeks. We are so excited to be in this neighborhood school.

- submitted by a parent
August 30, 2011
My child attended PK at Peirce during the 2010-11 school year. The teacher was kind and sweet with the children and my daughter thrived socially but experienced very little in the way of any academics. The curriculum is play-based and I appreciate that it is designed to develop social skills, curiosity and creativity. However, when implemented thoughtfully, children should also be gaining early literacy, language and math skills. There were few structures in place to make the play meaningful which helps translate into early learning. Even more disconcerting was the attitude of the administration. As parents, we did not feel that our thoughts or concerns were at all welcome by the principal and there appeared to be a lack of clear communication between the school leadership. The parent involvement in the school is exceptional and I hope that in time, they are able to improve school leadership.

- submitted by a parent
July 10, 2011
We love Peirce. Teachers, activities and parents have all been great for our daughter. It is so wonderful to have a neighborhood school with a dedicated focus on doing the best for the students.

- submitted by a parent
March 08, 2011
I love Peirce school! I am always amazed by the dedication of the teachers and the entire staff. Lots of parental involvement, too, which is key. Peirce is a hidden gem of a school.

- submitted by a parent
March 08, 2011
Daughter in Kindergarden. Excellant communication between teacher and parents. My daugher is so thrilled by learning. Problems seem to be delt with promptly and fairly.

- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2011
A great neighborhood school that is improving leaps and bounds every year. It has a group of intensely passionate parents committed to bettering the entire school. Amazing teachers and staff.

- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2011
Peirce is an exceptional school for our family. We have 2 children at Peirce with another attending next year. The teachers we have had are excellent, attentive and energetic. Most teachers at Peirce are involved with extracurricular activities and are present at Peirce events. It feels like they all have a vested interest and genuine concern for the school and work hard to make it so good. The parents are very passionate about Peirce. Everyone is working hard to continue to build the school up and it shows.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2010
My daughter (K) and son (PK) both attend Peirce school. The school is clean, new, and well maintained. Most every teacher we have had interactions with have been very helpful and go out of their way for the kids. My kids love the school. Great parent involvement. Extracurricular activities for PK include an optional (parent paid)Spanish or Mandarin/Chinese class which my son took last year. My daughter took an after school (parent paid)drama class that she loved. Upper grades seemed to be very conscientious and disciplined from my interactions w them in hallways and from volunteering to help with a history fair. Be sure to find out when the open house is--and GO. The principal is my biggest complaint. The rest of the school is great...

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2010
i don't like Peirce school. My daughter and son go to Peirce and they dont get enough help in the area that they need help with . Some of the teachers are mean and my daughter is always complaining that the teachers are sometimes mean to her.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
I am grateful to be part of such a hard-working, caring bunch of folks.

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2009
Peirce is a very good school. Be visible and volunteer and you'll receive what you hoped. I have 2 kids there & and have been there since 02-03. We will remain. The school is safe and most staff seem to care. Kids are disciplined in a timely and non-harming manner. Looking at kids more on an individual basis could improve. Looking forward to the '09 ISATs in Math as this teacher has been there many years and I'm feeling that her method of teaching needs to be reviewed and her concern for the students is dwindling-unless badgered. Step up and be aware incoming 6th grader parents. Communication is good and normally timely. As with any school, parents need to stay in contact with the teachers at all times. Parent Portal is wonderful as well as website.

- submitted by a parent
January 27, 2009
This is a great school for you kids to learn in and grow in a diverse community setting.

- submitted by a teacher
May 13, 2008
Peirce School is a fantastic school in the Chicago Public Schools. Peirce being a neighborhood school has blossomed into a school that even out of district families want to be a part of along with our neighborhood families! As an educator this has been an exciting time. Parents, community members, and Peirce Families are spreading the word of how great this school is. Peirce School has an amazing staff that is committed to student success, creating a safe and friend learning environment. I look forward to the coming school year! Great things are headed our way! We welcome any families that are interested in our school to stop by and learn more about our Peirce School family!

- submitted by a teacher
April 30, 2008
I am a parent of three students at Peirce. All of them started since PK. My oldest is getting ready to go to Lincoln Park H. S. I believe that the education he has recieved at Peirce is what has made this possible.

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2008
This is our first year and Pierce where we have a child in Kindergarten. We have been quite happy. We are involved in both the Parent Teach Organization and the Local School Council. We live out of the neighborhood and applied to be admitted to Peirce. Our daughter looks forward to attending class daily and the teachers we have interacted with have been helpful and show a great deal of concern for the children. The school has been enjoying increasing test scores year to year, and in our opinion, is focused on maintaining that upward trend. We have another child entering pre-school at Peirce next year and we plan to remain involved. We expect to see continued community involvement and look forward to seeing new parents join as well as the continued involvement of many long term parents.

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
January 19, 2008
I am a former teacher, now stay at home. Three of my students attend/ed Peirce. Two have graduated and one is currently a student in the upper grades. I am devoted to the neighborhood, the school and public education. I must say that the strength of the school is the 3rd and 4th grade teachers. They are excellent in every way. While grades k-2 are acceptable, the upper grades is an area that needs great restructuring and and rehiring. Other areas in need of improvement are the P.E. and Art Programs.

- submitted by a parent
November 11, 2007
I am very proud of Peirce.Ihave 3 children,2 of which have been at Peirce since pre-k.I have seenmany changes and alwasy great improvements here at school.We have always had and have great principals.They are always open to new ideas,they listen,and always put the students first.Our teachers are fantastic,there doors are always open for parents.We have great parental support and always recruiting.

- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2007
This is my child's third year at Peirce and we have had great experience. The teachers are the strong point at Peirce. They seem to generally love teaching and seem to be creative and keep the kids engaged.

- submitted by a parent
June 26, 2007
I am so glad I was able to go to a new school. I am allowed to voice my opinion and thoughts. I am no longer held to silence. Students support and encourage each other at my new school. What a breath of fresh air. I am much happier now and am glad I was able to change.

- submitted by a former student
March 09, 2007
Peirce School has a dynamic pre-K through grade 6 and I have always been more than satisfied with all the teachers. However, I have been very disappointed with the quality of teaching and the quality of education my child has received this year. There is very little going on with the exception bookwork in Social Studies, independent reading for points in Reading and an immobile Math/Science teacher. It is the first time I have seriously considered pulling my children from our neighborhood school. I hope the administration will read this and make some changes to the most important grade since admission to the high schools is contingent on the grades and test scores received in this grade.

- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2007
I am very upset with the quality of education from this school.

- submitted by a parent
November 19, 2006
Peirce's parents, teachers, and faculty work hard to provide a full and enriching environment for the students; teachers do a great job at meeting the needs of each individual student; after school sports programs such as Girls on the Run are great! Lots of parent involvement!

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2006
This has been a disappointing year. Being a parent of Peirce for many years I have found the academic pursuit decline. Due to the current structure of the academic system a high level of stress is being placed upon the teachers, to teach for testing not for learning. Thus, this stress is being transferred to the children. As Peirce school does have an in-depth literacy program it is disheartening that the reading scores for 5th through 8th grade are below average. In my eye it is apparent that the school administration and LSC need to worry more about how this effects our children as they prepare for high school and their future.

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2006
Peirce school has a terrific literacy program, which I believe in turn helps students in all subjects. Our principal understands the needs of teachers and of the parents, she welcomes discussion. Our 'PTA' which we call MPTSO is very strong and keeps growing, we are dedicated to continuing efforts to enrich our school further. Our children learn through our music, art and other extracurricular programs.

- submitted by a parent
March 22, 2006
I really like Peirce. The teachers and principal are friendly and encourage parent involvement. It is a great neighborhood school!

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2005
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Peirce Elementary Intl Studies School
1423 West Bryn Mawr Avenue, Chicago, IL  60660
(773) 534-2440
Last modified Peirce Elementary Intl Studies School is a Public school that serves grades PK-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Peirce Elementary Intl Studies School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 31 reviews. Top