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8010 South Kostner Avenue
Chicago, IL 60652

(773) 535-2280
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June 06, 2014
This response submitted by a teacher on 6/4 is to a student who stated that s/he had an issue, but the comment is no longer here.

- submitted by a teacher

April 03, 2014
I Feared public school. Then I decided to take my daughter over to this public school . AMAZING. Mrs. Kay the principal really runs the school with great pride. She loves all the kids and it shows. She was very welcoming and so was the staff. They have top notch teachers and a great leader. I was reading some of the post. It upsets me that parents would say such terrible things about this school. They must have not followed the rules. One thing a school in general hates is a parent who complains. The school has alot of kids and if there programs are limited it might be because of budget issues, I mean it is a Chicago public school. As for myself and child we are happy. I wish she went here sooner. This school doesnt need an open house just stop in like I did, they are happy to show you around and explain how the school day goes. Its clean, the staff is well mannered and the principal is the best there is. Stevenson proud.

- submitted by a parent

March 23, 2014
Great school! Stevenson has teachers that care and really want their students to succeed! They go the extra mile and they teach to the whole child!

- submitted by a parent

April 28, 2012
I am a current 6th grade student at this school.This school is a great school for kids.The teachers are nice and fun but they do wat they have to.Lots of learning goes on.I been at this school since i was little.This school is a magnet school has P.E,Lib,Computers, it also has lots of afterschool activities and sports.I love this school one thing though you alway need to do your work.This school helps students learn ther are also special ed

- submitted by a community member

June 11, 2010
Parents are very welcomed at the school. They are encouraged to come & be a part of the school.....As long as you "Smile and Nod" at everything they do/say. The minute you bring up a concern,complaint or just simply question them on a certain topic a HUGE target is placed on your forehead labeling you as a "Problem Parent". What is most frustrating is the lies you are told time&time again in the hopes that, that will stop you from asking anymore questions.If that doesnt work intimidation is the next step.Why does it bother them so much that I want to be a part of the school that I want to do what I can to help the school(not only will it benefit the school but MY kids as well)? Why would I want to bring harm to the school if my kids are there?Wish I had another option.

- submitted by a parent

June 10, 2010
I am sad to say that this school is no where near where it needs to be. This school has no Open house although it has been asked for for the past three years. No Holiday programs, No Library, No kindergarten graduation. There is no communication with or input from the parents. When a parent brings concerns to the attention of the adminstration they are all but ignored or excused away. This administration is worse then the other two before it. My child also has just been transferred out and yes it is sad. This is my neighborhood school and I wanted it to be just as good as Durkin. Not the case at all!! I soo wish I wouldve bought my home on the Durkin park side. For the stevenson parents It's up to YOUR L.S.C Make sure the people YOU elected do what you expect them to!

- submitted by a parent

May 21, 2010
It is unfortunate that during a time that parents are being told of future cutbacks due to budget, Stevenson parents have experienced this for the last two years with the current administration. When we ask why, the response is always "My hands are tied", "The changes are from regional" This response has now become a broken record based on incompetency and disorganization at the administrative level. Ther is still no open house. Administration cannot get teachers who are frustrated with school leadership to attend. Holiday programs, spring programs, and extracurricular activities are rare at this school. Communication with parents, especially for incidences of danger, are limited. The response is "I called who I was supposed to." I is with great sadness because it is my neighborhood school that I cannot reccomend it. At the close of this year, my children are out.

- submitted by a parent

October 07, 2008
This school now has an administration that truly has the childrens best interests at heart. There are alot of issues that are on there way to getting some resolution. Parents are starting to get off their butts and participating.

- submitted by a parent

December 14, 2007
This is an excellent school and it molded the foundation of my education with gold. I am in high school now but none of my understanding of the curriculm would have been marginably possible without the thourough base Stevenson gave me. I have several good memories of attending here and am not ashamed of it the least bit. I would recommend this school to any parent who has a child that does not speak english or has a learning disability. The teachers are excellent and caring; they definately disciplined me. And for that, I am a better adolecent than I was yesterday (-Mrs. McGee, 4th grade).

- submitted by a student

November 21, 2006
This school is terrible! The kids don't want to learn, the teachers don't care they pass the students through. My son went through and he was not at all prepared for high school. Just terrible city schools are not good anymore none of them it's sad.

- submitted by a parent

March 15, 2006
This is the second year that my daughter attends this school. I must say I have been very dissapointed because in her first year there was no open house offered by the school. I am a parent who wants and will be involved in my daughters education. Not having an open house was very dissapointed because as a new child and me as a parent wanted to get to know the school, principals and the staff. Not having an open house is a sign that there probably won't be much interaction between the parent and staff in the school. I can't complain about the teachers she's had so far, but they don't the communication needed for the parents and teachers to help ours students better. Second year and no open house. Without meeting the staff properly it's harder for parents to become involved.

- submitted by a parent

February 21, 2006
Adlai Stevenson School has a state of the art computer lab. It is filled with the latest technology on the Apple computer. My children are able to create documents, type and clip art. I believe diversity is embraced here. My children attend classes with various cultures giving them a more accurate view of the world. I believe this is very healthy and is such a wonderful experience!

- submitted by a parent

February 22, 2005
This is not good at all. Last year the principal was removed, and the new principal is not better than the old one. They need to change completely their philosophy because starting from secretaries all the wasy to teachers and principal don't care about the children at all. I've seen kids fihgting right outside the school and nobody does anything. The Policeman there is reading the nwespaper all the time and the principal doesn't care at all. Some of the teachers are very good, but I think that is the principal who should do her work and take this school to the level it can be. No extracurricular activities at all

- submitted by a parent

June 14, 2004
This school has children who dont care and dont want to learn. The teachers there want to do there job and teach but the children dont care.

- submitted by a parent
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Stevenson Elementary School
8010 South Kostner Avenue, Chicago, IL  60652
(773) 535-2280
Last modified Stevenson Elementary 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.
Stevenson Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 18 reviews. Top