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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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).
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.