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Chicago, IL
Students enrolled: 239

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1632 West Wrightwood Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614

(773) 534-5505
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October 31, 2014
THIS SCHOOL IS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! Moved here from Florida and choose the area because we have to be sure our big daughter be in the Lincoln Park High School attendance area. This school is our neighborhood school. Since day one this school exceed our expectations. Is a big family . The principal and the staff are so professional and competitive but so nice. All the parents are amazing. We know everyone by names and they know each kids. The school offer everything you kid may need but the give the extra mile to help kids in their self confidence. Great schools need to give this school a 10 score BY FAR. Im so happy that my daughter been in this school for the second grade. Im so happy as a mom and she is so happy. The after school program is amazing. Everything is super organized.

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2014
This is my child's second year at Prescott. So far, we have been very pleased with his experience. The staff is very highly qualified and teachers do an excellent job of collaborating. They use a social-emotional curriculum that has helped develop a strong sense of community in the classroom. Though the class sizes are rather large (as they are in most CPS schools) there are additional teachers who push in to the classroom during instructional time to reduce the student-teacher ratio. Most important, I feel that the teachers really know and care about my child. Even the support staff (security guard and lunchroom/playground monitors) know my child, greet him by name, and seem genuinely interested in his well-being. I get the impression that teachers feel supported by the administration and it shows in their can-do attitudes!

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2014
This is our 5th year at Prescott, and I can't tell you how much growth and caring this school has. The teachers are amazing hands down. They work really hard with the students and care about each child. The parent involvement has grown so much. The PTA staff is great and they work really hard to make the fundraiser, walk a thon, and school picnic happen every year for the past 4years. If you have not toured and live in the neighborhood, come and take the tour and see for yourself the exciting academic things the have at Prescott. You will be happy your child attends Prescott. And always helping make new parents feel welcomed too. Much success to a great school in the making.

- submitted by a parent
October 14, 2014
Our children are having fun at Prescott! They are developmentally and academically thriving with first-class kindergarten teachers and dynamic teaching interns from Erikson. The school also has a fabulous parent community that supports exciting fund-raising ventures and also assists new families feel welcome to Prescott. The Principal is creative, hard-working and genuinely cares about each student. Our twins recently received a hand-written birthday card from Mr. Roche and the smiles said it all! It is reassuring to feel that this school understands and promotes social / emotional development on a par with academics. Many people have commented to me as a new parent that Prescott is small neighbourhood/magnet school with big dreams and high hopes. I believe that the students and faculty are proving this to be true!

- submitted by a parent
September 03, 2014
I think this school is underrate by Great Schools. The overview diversity stats are completely wrong or perhaps need to update it! Looks like there are more neighborhood admissions then out of district admissions. My child attends her first year here at this school. The K teacher is so patient and caring. Parents are so involved with the school.

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2014
My daughter has completed her Kindergarten year at Prescott. Like many of you reading this, I am a neighborhood parent that was confused by the mixed reviews on this site. I also had hesitations sending my child to a CPS school that isn't regarded as "top tier". A visit to the school hosted by one of the parent groups and subsequent meetings with the teachers and staff convinced us to give the school a chance. As my daughter's first year winds down, we are thrilled with her progress, especially her newly found enthusiasm for reading. The teachers are great, the staff is engaged, parents are active and everyone seems to love the school. I can honestly say that I have not heard any complaints from any fellow parents regarding the teachers or administration. If there are issues, they don't show where it counts - with the teachers and the students. I would encourage any parent considering Prescott to visit the school and meet with the staff. I believe you'll find a great school that's on the verge of becoming "top tier".

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2014
My child has attended this school for 3years and states that the teacher yells at the students! I also don't believe that they enforce the "No Bully" policy as well as I have seen other schools enforce it. Instead of coming up with a positive plan that includes positive reinforced they choose to punish. We will be transferred out this year to a new school. #PositiveHopes#

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2014
This school likes to promote itself but what it should really be promoting is student growth. There are only a couple of teachers here who really seem to get that and the rest are woefully unprepared to handle typical classroom behavior. Bullying, suspensions, and letters to student files seem to happen an awful lot at this school. Are there really that many tough kids at such a small school? Maybe the problem is in the way the administration and inexperienced teachers are handling things? You would hope that with all these awards and "board certified" teachers they'd be better equipped to actually GUIDE and TEACH. After all, they are all just kids.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2014
It was sad that while my girls went to school here (all straight-A students) they did not receive much in the way of positive feedback. My 6th grader received detention for failing to do one-half a page of a 40-page winter break homework packet (only one student in the class had completed this section) and she spent the rest of the year terrified that she wo ld forgot something. They transferred to another school last year and are much happier with the mutual respect of the teaching staff. They were all behind in math with their peers, but are getting up to speed. If you have another option, I would recommend you take it.

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2014
Prescott is a great school with great teachers. While we have since moved from the area, Prescott more than prepared our children for their present schools on the North Shore.

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2014
If this school put the effort into retaining students and families that they do into taking down any of the negative comments on this site, they may become a better school. There is seriously something "wrong" here!

- submitted by a parent
March 25, 2014
My son has been at Prescott since Prescott Tots, prek, kindergarten and now 1st grade. Each year the school exceeds our expectations. The teachers are outstanding. If you call CPS, they will tell you Prescott teachers are the best in the district-85% of faculty has one or more Masters degrees. Faculty graduated from Cornell, Stanford, Erikson Institute, U of I (Champaign), and Michigan State. Principal Roche was selected to participate in Vanderbilt University doctoral program in educational leadership. Prescott's curriculum is progressive. The school hosts family learning events quarterly, including Reading, Science and Math events. The art teacher is amazing. Many extra-curricular activities are offered, including chess, Emerald City Theater drama class, Language Stars mandarin and spanish classes, violin, yoga and more. The parents group is working hard to continue to make Prescott the best school on the northside. A tour will be held this Friday, March 28th at 9AM and April 8th at 9AM. The school is a must-see with its mosaic tiled walls, art-lined hallways, hall of university flags and stunning library. Also visit www.prescottparents.com.

- submitted by a parent
March 24, 2014
Let's also not forget that just because a teacher leaves the school doesn't mean they were forced out. Teachers have lives too and I can say for certain that the 4/5 grade teacher left last year because her husband was transferred. The other two were not renewed because they were not meeting the needs of the kids. As a parent, I am thrilled that the principal takes the necessary steps to "right a wrong".

- submitted by a parent
January 20, 2014
We love Prescott. We have a child in 2nd Grade and will be sending another next year to Kindergarten. Prescott students received the highest improvement in the city on the ISAT last year. The principal continues to hire outstanding teachers. Over half of the teachers are National Board Certified when many other schools only have one or two. The art teacher is absolutely amazing. I can't believe the art they are producing. Even the gym teacher is incredible! He works tirelessly to get the kids active and healthy and to expose them to a variety of sports. Regarding the negative comments, it seems like someone just wants to bash the school even though their children do not attend the school. Come take a tour, meet the parents who are involved with the school and see for yourself. Tours are on the 2nd Tuesday of most months.

- submitted by a parent
July 14, 2013
This will be our second year at Prescott at my child could not be happier. She came home everyday with something to share with me that she had learned from her teacher. The art teacher ... I can not say enough about her. She has taught my child not only the love of art, but also the history! Wow! With all of that being said, I am a little concerned with the teacher "turnover". It was always my understanding that to build a community of learners, you need consistency from the teachers, curriculum, and the mastery of that grade level, not to mention the routines and rituals that you would like from the staff and students. How does this happen when you have three teachers leaving in one year? Were they not a good choice in the first place? Did they not fit the criteria that the parents were looking for? Did those teachers want to leave? Above all, I think expectations and consistency is what makes a school thrive.

- submitted by a parent
July 13, 2013
Another year has gone by and another 3 teachers will no longer be with us...1st grade, 2nd grade, and 4/5th grade......something is definitely wrong.

- submitted by a parent
June 25, 2013
We just completed our first year at Prescott (K) and could not be happier. There will always be parents who are never satisfied with the amount of attention or focus that they feel their child (or they themselves!!) should be getting, but this is a public school and I can say that in comparison to my child's peers attending other reputable CPS schools, Prescott is right on par or above average in terms of academic curriculum. I think the principal and teachers are dedicated to making Prescott an amazing school and not just another cog in the CPS machine. My child cannot wait until next year, and neither can I!

- submitted by a parent
June 18, 2013
There are excellent teachers here and it's a shame that one new teacher bad mouths other teachers and the school to other parents, gossips about other parents. Prescott is a good school and will be even better when the new first grade teacher will no longer be a part of Prescott. Looking forward to a great new school year next year 2013_2014 yayyyyy.

- submitted by a parent
June 17, 2013
If you are fortunate enough to have choices for your child's school, use your own judgement after visiting each in person. You'll know best where your child will thrive and how involved you'll want to be in the school community. Those of us who are involved at Prescott are very happy with the teachers, administrators, and educational outcomes. Dramatic parents are unavoidable no matter where you are, but when you know your school is great - as we do - you rise above it and focus on being enthusiastic partners with the school in delivering a superior education for our children.

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2013
Interesting that all the good reviews were written on one day... My child went here for three year before going to a private school. His new teacher said he was at least half a year behind grade level in math and reading, and he was one of the top students at Prescott! The teachers and principal give off an air of arrogance and superiority when they talk to you. The principal seems really detached and not involved. This is not an environment I wanted for my child. Save your money and go private or move to the suburbs!

- submitted by a parent
June 12, 2013
It is fantastic that the school administration, Prescott Parents and the PTA work so closely together to make sure the needs of all our students are met. We are a close knit school community that collaborates on all projects and events (auction, walkathon, UFO days, art shows, family nights, movie nights etc...) to ensure success and fun for the school community and our students. With great teachers, rigorous academics, improving test scores and a growing enrollment, Prescott is all that we hoped it would be. It's a shame that some parents who have not been actively involved in the school feel the need to cut down those groups that are working diligently to bring about high levels of success to the students...and their kids as well.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2013
Prescott is an excellent school because the principal, office staff, teachers, school partners, and parents are dedicated to making the learning environment at Prescott enriched with high quality education and fun events throughout the school year. These school events are greatly enjoyed by students and parents and it is a nice way to meet other parents and get to know the school culture and the community. The school has many programs and partnerships with great organizations that focus on improving students' learning and providing recreational activities. As a parent I am well informed and updated on my children's educational and emotional developmental, and I feel comfortable talking with the teachers regarding my children's performance at school. My children are really happy at Prescott because their teachers and staff are caring, wonderful, and professional towards them. I highly recommend this school if you are considering it for your child.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2013
I have a kindergartener and a pre-schooler at Prescott. I like that the school is small, around 400 students pk-8. Prescott is a level 1 school. The school has clear consistent message that Parents are children's first teachers. They provide lots of opportunities for families to participate in learning. The teachers are excellent. I feel that my both my children's teachers not only educate but genuinely care for my children.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2013
Prescott is awesome! Our child is currently in the preK program and we couldn't be happier. All the teachers and staff seem caring and concerned.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2013
This is our first year at Prescott and we couldn't be happier. We love this school! The kindergarten teachers are awesome and I love the whole school community feeling and participation from the families. The parent group is awesome!

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2013
Our son is in kindergarten at Prescott, and our experience there has been fantastic! The school staff are always welcoming, friendly and available to discuss thoughts and concerns. The parent support group is tremendous and truly keeps the school running with PTA, volunteer opportunities, teacher appreciation events, fundraisers, etc. When I think of a true community striving to provide a strong learning environment for children, I think of Prescott!

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2013
We live in the district and it has been wonderful to be able tto send our son to our neighborhood school and feel really good about it - something I was not sure would happen for us in Chicago! My son is in kindergarten and the year has been very positive. His learning and social growth have been impressive and most of all he has really enjoyed going to school. I have volunteeered in the classroom on occasion and have beem very pleased with the quality of the instruction and also with the other children in his class -- all very sweet, engaged students. My little guy LOVES math but has struggled a bit with the writing lessons and his teacher has TRULY gone above and beyond to understand where his issues lie and how to address them. I also appreciate that my son has PE every day and regular art classes to round out his educational experience. He loves both and the instruction has been phenomenal. The after school activites have been great too with my son attending drama, chess and violin classes. Prescott is truly a community and I have enjoyed being part of the parents group and participating in school events. Everyone is very motivated to make it the best school it can be.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2013
Prescott is a wonderful school that truly cares about it's students and their education. They are very active in getting parents involved and the teachers work diligently to provide our children a great education. There is a lot of teacher feedback and you have no choice but to know what is going on with your student. The environment is very welcoming and we have felt very comfortable there since day 1. We are going to be trying very hard to stay in this school!

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2013
Prescott is a community school which thrives on parent involvement and surrounding neighbors to help with its success. My son has attended Prescott for 5 years and is currently in 8th grade. He has been privileged to be a part, as well as see the changes, Prescott has embraced for the betterment of their students. The staff is dedicated and supportive and has created a number of community events to bring the students, staff and parents together to focus on learning and accomplishments. I look forward to the great things Prescott will accomplish in the coming years and will be proud to say we were a part of this school. Prescott prepared my son, who is graduating from 8th grade this year and has been accepted to a private high school in the city. They have done well!

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2013
My family is in our third year at Prescott. Two in PreK, and now kindergarten. We started kindergarten at another Lincoln Park school, but switched back because our entire family missed Prescott and it's small and welcoming community. My experience with this school has been overwhelmingly positive, and I recommend it to anyone who asks. My son and his classmates are important parts of a community that exists both in the classroom and outside of it. His teacher listens to the students and has been quick to respond to my son's instructional needs, whether he need to be challenged in an area, or given a little extra time. He loves school, and even does his homework without fuss! EVERY teacher I've had the pleasure to deal with has exceeded my expectations. The administrative staff is very friendly (Ms. Daniels is the best!!), and I never feel like I'm an inconvenience to them when I chat too long. Both the Principal and Asst. Principal have been welcoming and constructive when I've needed their assistance. The parent involvement has increased year by year, and it's still gaining momentum. There are people here who care, that's for sure! I'm so lucky!

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2013
From my experience, the teachers have made all the difference in my child's education. They care, they call you, they email you, they want the parents to know what is going on in the classroom. They have excellent teaching skills. Every child is different and it is hard to generalize their approach to behavior. But, in general, they are good addressing problems. One thing that is out of their control is the number of children in each classroom. That is the only thing I am not very happy about the school. Depending on the grade, the classes are just too big (30-32). I believe this compromises individual attention to the child, but I am sure the teachers do the best they can. Parent involvement is not big in numbers, but it's excellent in quality. Not only they have a PTA, but they also have a non-profit organization called "Prescott Parents", lead by a parent, who does an amazing job. If you live in the neighborhood and have young children and if you are considering CPS, I would definitely recommend Prescott. Again, the teachers, leadership and staff are very committed to making the school a great alternative in Lincoln Park.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2013
Our one year at Prescott has exceeded expectations. The whole community is truly devoted to making it an outstanding school. There's no doubt in my mind that it soon will be one of the most sought-after schools on the north side.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2013
Prescott is wonderful!!! My daughter is in the pre-k program and loves it! Her teachers provide a great environment for learning and are extremely caring. Prescott has a wonderful school community and parent network. We are very happy!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2013
Prescott is on its way to being one of the best schools on the north side. We live in the neighborhood. My son is in kindergarten at Prescott and he loves it. He loves his teacher and loves going to school every day. The curriculum is challenging and the teacher is caring and in touch with each student's needs. This is our second year at Prescott. The pre-k teachers are amazing too. It's a small school located in the heart of Lincoln Park. All of the teachers are top-notch. Great parent involvement. We are looking forward to 1st grade at Prescott.

- submitted by a parent
February 05, 2013
Let me make this clear. The teaching staff is great. The school management is terrible. In an incident involving my child who was a student there, when I brought the matter to the AP's attention, she totally shrugged it off and said "if you don't like it take her elsewhere". When I finally approached the principal he totally backed her up without even bothering to ask me my side of the story or what occurred with my daughter. So let me make the distinction. The teachers are great educators. Unfortunately due to the school's administration, this school deserves negatives star ratings.

- submitted by a parent
November 28, 2012
I love this school. The teachers and parents all care and get involved. I'm glad I gave my neighborhood school a chance!!! My kids learn more here than they did in public school.

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2012
Still loving it! This is our 2nd year. Our child is in 1st grade and we absolutely love her teacher again this year. The parental level of involvement has improved even more this year and in a couple of years I can tell this is a place where people will be begging to send their kids. I understand the Kindergarten this year had to turn away students from outside the neighborhood at some point. Big fan!

- submitted by a parent
September 04, 2012
We transfered all three of our children here this year and couldn't be happier. We never thought we'd see the day that our children come home and do their work without a problem. The teachers do a great job of making learning fun and exciting! All of the families we have met have been so nice and welcoming. This school is like a small town school in the middle of a large city. We really like this school! Stop by a school tour and see for yourself. This school truly cares about the children!

- submitted by a parent
January 27, 2012
I have no doubt that Prescott will be known a preferred northside school in the next couple of years. It is a wonderful community of parents who want to take the school to the next level.

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2011
As the previous poster stated, Prescott is a hidden gem located in the middle of Lincoln Park. I can't say enough about the dedication of the teachers and the on-going commitment from our strong administration. And with the on-going efforts of both the PTA and Prescott Parents, Prescott has everything a family is looking for in an elementary school. With a PreK'er and 2nd grade student, we couldn't be happier with our choice to support Prescott!

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2011
This is our third year with Prescott. Both my boys attend the school. In every activity, newsletter, email, and parent/teacher conferences, I continue to be amazed by the tremendous and amazing work Prescott's staff is doing for and with our children. I recommended this school for a friend's son. He is having a little of trouble adapting and that was the same with my boys in their first year, but once the kids become familiar with the curriculum and the routine of this great school is easier to see that kids are learning to the fullest. I give our school 4 stars because there's always room to grow and the administrative staff makes it easy for the parents to voice these type of suggestions as Prescott is big on Parent Involvement as well.

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2011
This school has really come a long way. I encourage anyone looking in the Lincoln Park area to tour this school. There is so much parent, teacher and school spirit! I am in the process of touring schools for my son and I just visited this school again and can't say how impressed I am with the tremendous growth and changes. There is no question I am sending in an application for next year!

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2011
We were fortunate enough to have received a K seat at Prescott through the CPS lottery. In doing research for the school the alderman's office said Prescott "had the best teachers in the entire district." They have several award winning faculty members. The principal has hand picked these amazing teachers and his assistant principal followed him over from their previous school. We have been incredibly impressed by the tenacity of Prescott Parents and their programming and fundraising efforts.

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2011
Good Neighborhood School that is on it's way to becoming great. My son is in the preschool here and we have been very happy with the teacher's and the parent involvement. They have started after school programs that we have been active in. There is a Spanish and Mandarin class offered once a week. Also, once a week my son goes to We got Game after school in the gym for about an hour. However, I would not put my child in this school if there are going in 4th grade or higher. No offense to those classes, it's just that he changes started from preschool and has been slowly making its way up as the years go by.

- submitted by a parent
March 23, 2011
Any parent should be considered very fortunate to be able to send their child to Prescott. The school has made significant improvements in the past 3 years since Principal Roche joined the team. New and amazing teachers (4 Nationally Board Certified, 1 CPS Drive Award Winner and the IL State Science Teacher Award winner), amazing curriculum including algebra in 8th grade (which most schools don't offer), an increasingly aware parent community and a 10 pt test score improvement in 2 years. Most schools that are going thru a transition are strong in select grades but at Prescott every teacher is amazing Prek thru 8th grade. Science is especially strong as it is taught by a former chemist who just happens to be the teacher that teaches all the CPS science teachers. How lucky are we! Plus, our math teacher Ms. Brennan is certified to teach algebra which is why we are one of the few schools that can offer algebra in 8th grade (a school can only teach alegebra if their math teacher is algebra certified)...again, how lucky are we?!

- submitted by a parent
March 16, 2011
Not quite sure the 3 and 4 star reviews are real parents... I live one block from the scholl and have one child attending. I will break my review down into bulleted points to make it more objective and to point. >Prescott is a ''Magnet'' school but will take any kid from around the city to keep the district from closing it due to low attendance. EVERY kid in my childs homeroom is bused in. There are significant discipline problems at the school as most kids are from problem neighborhoods. Ask the security guard who works the front door. >Academically unchallenging. No science homework-ever, it's policy. >Very limited structured writing curriculum (read non-existant) >Classwork/homework tends to be fill in the blank worksheets. >Teachers provide almost no feedback on child's work. >Very little homework in Math or Reading/Writing or Social Studies. >School has scored consistantly below state standards in all areas and is the lowest perfoming feeder school for Lincoln Park High. I myself am a CPS teacher and am dissapointed to see another school lowering standards so they can pass kids on to the next grade.The school also deals with alot of throw aways from other schools. Stay Away

- submitted by a teacher
January 27, 2011
There are so many exciting things going on at Prescott! I could not speak more highly of the teachers and administration at this school. Our son has been attending for 2 years and we have been very impressed with his learning and overall happiness at Prescott. Our 4 yr old daughter attends Prescott Tots on Fridays which is a free literature/art program held on Friday mornings. Over the years we have met so many wonderful families that care about this school becoming a neighborhood school of choice!

- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2011
Our family is so lucky to have Prescott and their extremely qualified teachers educating our children! Principal Roche has turned this school into one of Chicago's finest elementary schools. Our kids' future is in good hands!

- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2011
I recently pulled my son from a private school specifically to attend this school. He couldn't be more happy and chose this school out of several he "tried out". The teachers are top-notch and it is apparent that they are experienced and have the students' best interest in mind at all times. During my observations I witnessed positive attending comments, demonstrating positive appropriate behavior, warmth and encouragement. All of these skills were right here around the corner from our house yet I have been paying (for years!) for this for my children and unfortunately the private school they have been attending possesses NONE of these traits. My son's siblings will be going to this school in the fall and they are all excited about it!

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2011
We live in the neighborhood and our child is in school there currently. Prescott has strong administrative leadership, excellent teachers, and a dedicated parent group. It has made great strides in recent years and continues on the upward path. Friends in education tell me that having great teachers is key and there is no doubt in my mind that the teachers at Prescott are as qualified, caring and gifted as you would find in any leading school, public or private. They are literally award-winning.

- submitted by a parent
January 21, 2011
Prescott is doing a fantastic job morphing into more than just a viable neighborhood school option. As with anything, change of culture and community takes time but as a parent of a child in 1st grade, I've been impressed by the leadership and committment from the administration, teachers and community. You can see the recent changes from the newer administration, re-dedicated teachers, parents support through Prescott Parents and the physical changes in new planters, bushes, beautiful masaic outside....all of this in the past 2.5 years! I'm hopeful this metamorphasis continues as it would a huge benefit for all of us.

- submitted by a parent
January 21, 2011
Since this is our neighborhood school, we were excited to try it for our daughter's Pre-school years and have been very pleased with her progress, the teachers, and the friends she has made. We did extensive research prior to enrolling her there and Prescott has exceeded our expectations. I would absolutely recommend Prescott to parents looking for a great Pre-school program with challenging academics in a warm and friendly environment.

- submitted by a parent
January 21, 2011
Prescott is the little engine that could and it CAN!!! Excellent administration that has cleaned house literally from the teachers to the curriculum to the outside and inside. It has a friends of group "Prescott Parents" that is DEDICATED to making it a go to school. Teachers who truly care about these kids. New programs like: we got game and language stars are at the school. Test scores on the rise! It is a good time to be at and go to Prescott!

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2010
I would say that the preschool is pretty good as far a free schools go. My child was at Prescott for 2 years for preschool and had a good time. They would sometimes push the kids to much, and did not allow a lot of play but that seemed to get better toward the end of the second year, as I think the addition of a new assistant teacher was a great help. Any grade after that is not a place that I would want to send my child. I believe the principal is more interested in school test scores and stats than the students themselves. I know a few people want this school to be a success and fast, but I can't see that happening and I'd rather not have that happen at the expense of my child. This school has the ratings it has for a reason.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 11, 2010
Prescott is small neighboorhod school and diversified. This school has great & dedicated teachers that really care for their students. The school has rigorous curriculum and always improves the teachers skills. I have my daughter in this school, I see her progress of her learning everyday. Therefore, I recommended this school to everyone who looks for a good public school. If you want to know more about this school, please join school tour every tuesday 9.15 am.

- submitted by a parent
March 30, 2010
I am disappointed that my child attends this school. I had so many high hopes for the school I too was fooled and believed that the school was moving in a better direction and i think it will if you start your child there young and live in the neighborhood and pretty much don't have to work and can commit your time to harassing the administration. If your child is in pre-school through 1st grade, you will love this school, as all the attention is focused in these areas. If you noticed most of the positive reviews comes from parents of preschoolers or k grade. The principal is clueless to the students in the upper grades, assigns curriculum that is to difficult for the students to understand and there isn't any additional help in math for the students. They preach that the school curriculum is rigorous but whats the point if the students don't get it. Extremely fasted paced, if they don't understand the information that day, too bad so sad were moving right along!! No extra curricular activities and they split gym and art during the year. The kids are not provided with books to their main subjects, like social studies. They have a computer lab, but students don't have computer lessons. I secretly hoped and prayed they would close the school so I could send my child somewhere else. I truly feel I let my child down in his education. I wish someone would have told me the truth about the school, instead i was mislead by the principal. Thanks

- submitted by a parent
March 29, 2010
My daughter is in Kindergarten at Prescott School and we live in the community. We are extremely happy that we made the decision to send our daughter to Prescott. It is a small school with fantastic teachers, strong parental support, and a forward thinking administration. The school has made significant improvements over this past year and we are happy to be a part of the changes taking place in our community school.

- submitted by a parent
March 29, 2010
The community & parent group has really done well supporting Prescott over the last few years. The new administration is turning this school into something really positive for the kids, and the increase in enrollment applications are proof that more parents want to sent their kids here. We live in the area and are excited that we may be able to benefit from all these great changes when our son becomes school age.

- submitted by a community member
no rating March 29, 2010
We all have to be ready for changes, positive changes. I have a child in Prescott School. I don;t live in the community, however, I'm always around. Im always concer about safety, and Prescott School is in a safe community. Prescott School was my first choice for my oldest child in 1999, since then all my children attended Prescott School. As far as I remember, there was a good teamwork. before too. I feel there was more parent-teacher comunication before, and the principal was more reachable and open for parents, not only for community parents, but in general. But again, Prescott was my first choice and still is. I will recomend Prescott School for friends and families. Children are always busy in school hours and after school.

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
March 24, 2010
I love this school! Great teachers and principal. Children extremely happy. Wonderful environment for learning. Year schedule with long fall, winter, spring break a big plus.

- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2010
This is the worst school! I sincerely hope that they shut it down after next year like they were supposed to this year. This school did not deserve to remain open. The staff in the office is a joke. They make administrative mistakes, then refuse to correct them, which caused me countless hours of frustration trying to work with them to correct their mistake. The teachers constantly berate children for small issues yet condone violence from others. The environment is neither supportive nor safe for the children and I cannot wait to pull my child out of this school.

- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2010
We have been extremely pleased with Prescott where our son attends. The new administration and active parent group have brought positive changes to help it rise to its potential. The teachers are highly qualified and dedicated. We look forward to it continuing on an upward track to excellence.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
The adminstration and parents are really working towards making Prescott a school where each student will benefit. With everyone working together each child feels the effect of a community being created. It is great to be a part of this community.

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February 06, 2009
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February 05, 2009
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February 03, 2009
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September 02, 2008
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June 04, 2007
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- submitted by a community member
April 18, 2007
I have twin girls that are enrolled in this school. When they first started it was stated to me that they may be delayed in speech. So the school recommended that they would meet with a speech teacher once a week. Since then, I have seen much improvement. Also, with the help of their classroom teacher they are reading and writing with much more confidence. The only downfall is that the school does not provide extracurricular activities. They do provide an afterschool program that helps them to enhance their school studies. The school is definitely moving in the right directions, but in turtle steps.

- submitted by a parent
July 04, 2005
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Prescott Elementary School
1632 West Wrightwood Avenue, Chicago, IL  60614
(773) 534-5505
Last modified Prescott Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Prescott Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 71 reviews. Top