My daughter attends Sauganash and it has been wonderful. I have always had any concerns addressed quickly with wonderful follow up. Her teacher did a wonderful job challenging her in reading and math. I am so happy that I made the decision to send her and her sisters to Sauganash.
I am very pleased with Sauganash School the teachers both of my children have and have had could not be more caring and dedicated. My children are challenged everyday at Sauganash, the writing programs have strengethen my childrens skills and build their confidence. The PTA...wow! These parents work so incrediablely hard for our school raising money, giving of their time, funding after-school classes. We are lucky to have Sauganash as our neighborhood school.
I have never had a problem contacting or communicating with the admin at this school. The admin has been nothing but exemplary in their responses to my concerns. This is a small school that gives the students the personal attention they need. Whether it be tutoring or special needs children or those extra bright students who cannot be contained. I have experienced behavior problems with students and have witnessed the corrective steps taken by the teachers and staff. Their approach is very personal, as only a small school can be. I am very impressed with this school and will miss it when my 8th grader graduates this year.
I think that Sauganash school is a pretty good school. All my kids go there. The teachers are very involved. I just think that the principal needs to be more involved.
Sauganash has an open door policy with Adm and the entire teaching staff. Our teachers and parents are dedicated to the children's education and social development. Our PTA's efforts are tireless to insure Sauganash has Teacher Aids in classrooms, cultural arts, after-school programs and along with various family activities.
The administration is awful! The Principal is never available. The PTA is a joke.
This school is good for middle of the road learners only. Below or above average kids will suffer. The administration for this school has alot to be desired starting from poor leadership by the principal. Many good and involved families have left due to frustration and lack of change. The best thing about this school is the PTA that is filled with great parents who care, are involved and raise tons of money to provide for the kids needs that CPS doesn't.
The parents and community are wonderful, the administration horrible. It really is a shame this school cannot have better leadership. It has all the tools necessary to be a great school, it just needs the proper leadership (principal, asst. principal, school council) to take it there. It does so much with so little, one can only imagine what it could do with greater resources. My children are both of high school age now and we have moved on, but I can only think of what might have been. When Dr. Frentress was the principal the school never lack for resources and great leadership. But since then they only seem to have gone backwards. Good luck to those now sending their children to Sauganash. The early grades are great with some fine teachers, but as the children get older the quality of education in the later grades drops quite dramatically.
Both my sons attend Sauganash, with a daughter next. I love this school, because the of the involvement of the teachers, the administration, and mostly from the parents. Sauganahs is a great community, with strong support from all. Every school has its issues, but how it deals with those is the real test. When space was a problem, new space was built out. As a parent that is deeply involved in the eduction of my children, I can attest to how much the faculty cares about the individual student. If you are looking for a well-rounded, diverse, and challenging environment, Sauganash is the place to be.
Great school, top to bottom. Last year, we had real anxieties about our oldest child going into the 'Chicago Public School System' - but Sauganash School has been a wonderful place! Our son is now in first grade and is really blooming. We look forward to continued involvement there - and we have high opinions of all - students, partents, teachers, aides and administrators... Great Job Sauganash School.
My child currently attends Sauganash and we have been very happy thus far. I have found that the teachers work with you and are available to you. The principal makes herself available and works hard for the school. The PTA is excellent. The whole school is a tremendous community. I expect this school to only get better.
Both of our children attended sauganash school one needed a more accelerated program the other needed a little more assistance. We are sorry to say but niether were able to recieve the nessesary tools needed to fulling or achieve thier potenial. There is weak administrated or lack there of to assure that each and every child will be challenged and assisted in the degree nessesary for them to succeed. The school has a strong parent commitment base yet over time those needing more have left. If the child is not in need of more and is a middle of the road catagory then this school would be well suited.
My child currently attends this school. The school has awesome parent involvement with a strong PTA as well as strong fund raising efforts that assist the school to provide its students with many programs that are not otherwise paid for by CPS. Most of the children who I know who attend this school along with their parents are genuinely good and friendly people. The upper administration of this school is definitely lacking with very poor leadership and poor follow through by the principal. The special education department is an even greater disappointment. Basically, if your child is an accelerated learner or a student who is below average this is not the school for them. Most of the teachers are great and go there to do their jobs and do them well. Other teachers treat the school as if it is social hour. I know many who have left.
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