I love Sauganash School because the staff do a great job, families are involved and the children are great.
I grew up in the area, and it is such a pleasure to return to see my kids getting the same excellent education that I was able to. So why is Sauganash Elemnetary so good? Because - despite the age of the school, its overcrowded classes, lack of facilities,cramped quarters, etc, the faculty are still are able to make Sauganash one of the top-rated schools in Chicago, going the extra mile for the sake of the children so that the our children can get a quality education. The PTA and Local School Council is heavily involved, raising money to hire extra teacher aides, promote extracirricular activites, etc.
Great Teachers, Great Students, Great Faculty, Children really do come first here.
It has a curriculum, teachers and esprit d'corps unmatched in any school I have seen. It is truly a great team of faculty, administrators, and students. Every day, our son looks forward to going to school.
Great administrators/faculty/teachers! Great PTA! Great parent support volunteers! I believe that they provide our children a safe, nurturing environment despite the challenges of the facility and budget restraints.
What do I love about Sauganash Elem? Gosh, where do I begin? The Principal, Assist. Principal, office staff, the highly educ. teachers and support staff. Everyone works so hard at getting the best out of your child.
It is a community school with a tram feel between administration, PTA, Local School Council, the community and the families and students who attend. We have a lot of fun while still maintaining a strong academic curriculum and teaching a balanced life to our kids. I love our school!
One of the many reasons our family loves Sauganash Elem. School is the wonderful smart,caring,supportive teachers,aides, staff and parents who work together at providing such enriching individual/ spiritual care for all our children. Our family is so proud !
The teachers are very warm and supportive. They go out of their way to work with parents and kids. The atmosphere is very friendly. Both my kids are really happy to go to school. I feel that I am part of a special community of caring professionals. Thank you Sauganash.
Sauganash School is a fantastic place for my children to learn and grow. The teachers and staff work very hard to make Sauagansh Elementary one of the best schools. I could and will never find a better school than Sauganash. I love this school!
I have two children and because of their ages have been at Sauganash School for 5 years. My personal experience is a school that cares about each student and goes out of their way to create a wonderful and enriching experience. The teachers' work nonstop to help each child and the administration is supportive and dedicated. The principal is not always available but the assistant principal always seems to be there and to be at every meeting no matter how late. The PTA is a group of dedicated parents who support the school constantly. I have encouraged several friends to move into the area and to attend Sauganash School.
I have had nothing but wonderful experiences with all three of my children who have attended Sauganash School. The administration is extremely helpful and always available. The teaching staff is a knowledgable and caring group. I can't imagine how or why anyone would have a complaint with Sauganash!
Great teachers but horrible administration. My personal experience with the asstistant principal leads me to believe she does not possess the skills to be professional or respectful to parents.The principal is where the problem begins and trickles down from there.What a great school this would be if they had proper leadership. Principal is only there because of political reasons and is not effective.
My child attends Sauganash. I have been happy with the school...until this year. The CPS policy is at fault, but the principal, asst principal teachers etc are worthless if you have a problem. They try to appease you and ignore any requests you may have. Everything is great....just don't rock the boat! PTA is great and full of nice 'moms' until you can no longer volunteer due to work/financial constraints...then you are a leper and not a single one will talk to you or acknowledge you. The PTA and administration are of the high school clique mentality. If you do what they want, when they want it you can be part of the group and you & your child get all the help they want or need....if not look out!
I think Sauganash School is a very good school. Although i do think that the principal needs to be much more involved. All of the teachers do a great job in teaching the kids. Also the kids usaully always have fun in class because the teachers put fun activity's in the lesson, so the kids can have fun while they are learning!!!
My daughter is in 1st grade. Teacher quality so far has been excellent. The curriculum is not consistently challenging - a 'teach to the middle' approach. The school is racially and economically diverse. (I find great value in this.) There is a nice community feel. Parents are friendly. The well-organized, well-run PTA is almost 100% focused on fund raising due to the school's extreme overcrowding. There is no library, auditorium or cafeteria. Kids are in mobiles behind the main building. Requests for an addition are ignored. If the PTA did not fund full-time aides in the lower grades, there would be little learning. This year there are over 30 children in each first grade and over 40 in each kindergarten class. This is unacceptable - but legal - so parents have no alternative if private school is not an option. The Principal is a political hire. I don't know if she is effective.
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