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K-8
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Chicago, IL
Students enrolled: 756

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10015 South Leavitt Street
Chicago, IL 60643

(773) 535-2580
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November 13, 2014
Overall, its a decent school with good teachers and staff. I can get information about my child anytime. Well organized leadership. I hope they are doing better with educating the staff on special needs children this year.

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2014
This was my daughter's first year at Sutherland. I am well pleased with the curriculum and some of the staff. What bothers me is the parents. (not all but some). It makes me upset on how some parents treat some of the KIDS that don't live in the area different from the children that do live in the area. It's not the kids fault. Also the prejudice is so obvious with some staff. I witnessed a student patrol worker dismiss a child that was seeking help but turned around an was very nice and engaging with another student that approached him. Sutherland has its good and bad.

- submitted by a parent
August 05, 2014
My child had her first year this past 2013-2014 school year. For it to be a public school they asked for a $100 for supplies which is fine but it seemed as if they were asking for more and more money. Its nice that they teach them french but how many french people do you run into in a life time.I also really hate the fact that this school does not have a lunchroom which means they donot provide the children with a hot lunch. Where is that budget going to? I also dont think that they provide a safe environment because I recieved a call from the nurse sayin that my daughter couldnt breath because she was choked and held down by two boys so where is the supervision.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2014
Sutherland Elementary ROCKS! The level one school consistently raises test scores and student achievement, a pretty difficult task when so many of our students are already grade levels ahead; and our Diverse Learners regularly reach their targets. This academic growth continues because of the dedication of the staff and faculty to challenge each and every student on his/her own level. Equally important is the high standard set in character development and expectations on personal growth. Programs offered promote well rounded students, able to think out of the box, act independently, and care for each other. As an International Baccalaureate/Middle Years Program School, the curriculum involves learning French (from Kindergarten through eighth grade), completing community service, enjoying cross curricular units of study, and developing character traits outlined in the Learner Profile. The culminating French event that takes place every May rivals any Hollywood production. The school is magically transformed for one day, and students showcase their hard work as all are immersed en Francoise. But wait, I have not even touched on our amazing art program...

- submitted by a teacher
April 23, 2014
Sutherland is an excellent school. My son attends here and loves it. The teachers and parents are very involved with the children and their education here. The curriculum is great and expects the most from every grade level. I live in Beverly and wouldn't consider sending my son anywhere else but our neighborhood school.

- submitted by a parent
February 19, 2014
Sutherland has offered a first rate experience for my child. The children are safe , happy, and eager to learn. The administrative leadership, staff and teachers provide a wonderful and engaging environment.

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2014
Sutherland is a great school with great teachers. What makes a true difference in this school is the parental involvement and committment. Parents know each other, keep in touch with the teachers, and are always willing to help out. In my opinion a school is only as successful as it's community, thus making Sutherland a HUGE success!

- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2013
My child graduated here an is now a sophmore at Brooks College Prep and she is doing well! Thanks, Sutherland!

- submitted by a parent
July 24, 2013
10 years ago i graduated from Sutherland. It has always been an amazing school with amazing faculty and staff. I wasn't always in the honors classes from 6-8 grade but I always managed to remain in the 90th percentile on my testing. Sutherland allowed me to grow as a person and an individual. I was able to participate in their amazing athletics, band and french program. I loved the buildings, the playground, classrooms and Sutherland's facilties. My experience was awesome bexause I had a great upport staff that made it just that. Ps the school is worth it because we moved to attend there. My mom wanted.what was best and you get it.

- submitted by a community member
January 26, 2012
Excellent special ed staff. Would love to volunteer more. Every year for the past 3 yrs. I have filled out the volunteer form, only to be called once. I was a new parent and for the activity I helped out with, only one parent would talk to me. Love the school but Beverly parents can be very cliquey and judgmental. I should know I grew up here.

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2011
I am suprised by the review on 5/13. I have two children at Sutherland and spend a fair amount of time volunteering there. It is my opinion that the majority of the students are respectful of each other, teachers and other parents. Now not all students or teachers are perfect, but the majority of the faculty and staff work to make the students acheive their fullest potential. Two weeks ago the entire community was invited to Sutherland, to view the Wax Museum. This production was put on by all the students but especially, the 7th and 8th grade students, teachers and parents to showcase the French Program. It was wonderful to see all the hard work that went into it and how proud the students were. My biggest frustration at Sutherland is the fact that for 7 years, I have seen the same parents step up and volunteer over and over again. We need more parents to work with the school, PTA and LSC. When your child sees you at school, talking with teachers and other parents, they definately think twice about how they behave both inside and outside the classroom. They realize that you are paying attention and may not seek it out through negative behavior.

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2011
The review posted yesterday is so far from our experience at Sutherland that I though it must be posted about a different school. Out of control students running wild--who are they? Have you taken action? Brought it to the LSC? Talked to the principal personally? Or to the parents of the children involved? Sutherland may not be perfect, but it is a very strong school academically with amazingly dedicated teachers. I hope you can address these issues as they seem far from the experience of almost all the families I know at Sutherland, and we have been there six years.

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2011
This school is simply out of control. A small number of students are allowed to run wild in this school without discipline, ruining the education of the entire student body. Bullying, disrespect to other students and teachers, and rampant overcrowding have left this school a pale shadow of what it once was. The teachers seem dispirited and demoralized, the principal powerless and ineffective. I don't know how to solve these problems but Sutherland has a lot of them that aren't being addressed at all.

- submitted by a parent
January 03, 2011
Great school. My family moved from one Beverly home that was just outside the Sutherland boundaries into the Sutherland boundaries so thatt our children could attend Sutherland. We are very pleased with our decision.

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2010
I have 2 children that go go this school, The only problem I have is the 35 kids per class ! I just wish that they would just let the children who live near to the school , just go to the school! I would guess 30% dont live 5 miles from school!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 06, 2010
This fabulous school was the foundation of my excellent education. My closest friends are those that I met while attending kindergarten at Sutherland. It stressed strong community values while creating an environment that was perfect for learning. I have nothing but fond memories of Suds.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 02, 2010
Committed teachers, dedicated parents--a great example of a successful neighborhood school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 25, 2010
I love the community that the school provides for my children & our family. The teachers are well versed in their teaching skills. There are many opportunitites to be involved in our school.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2009
Sutherland has never been more on track. The school has continued to improve in all areas. The community is lucky to have such dedicated leadership and staff members.

- submitted by a parent
July 23, 2009
Sutherland is an outstanding school, but new leadership has started to take a toll on teachers, parents, and students. Academic excellence can be sought, but not without fostering a sense of community. Instead of developing a professional learning atmosphere, teachers have separated into cliques, competing against each other. The students are wonderful, and have great support from their parents most of the time. With a more nurturing and encouraging administration, Sutherland will be back on track.

- submitted by a teacher
October 02, 2008
I just read the previous post. The overcrowding issue has not been happening slowly. It's been a problem for years but actually the enrollment is the lowest it's been in a very long time. The problem is that parents sneak their children in because of the diversity, test scores, and the cirriculum. Our new principal does a good job of investigating families and kicking them out. It's a wonderful place to send your children. It's too bad that more of our community doesn't take advantage of it.

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2008
Sutherland is a great school but slowly the classes are being overpacked and when you ask the school about the overcrowding they say its nothing they can do!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 22, 2008
Sutherland has changed. It is very overcrowded. The boys and girls have no repect for one another. Bullying has become a huge issue at the school. There are students who do not fear any consequences because the classes have become too large to control. I wish I could place my children in another school. Sutherland has become just a regular school.

- submitted by a community member
November 21, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
November 20, 2007
Sutherland is a good school, but terribly overcrowded..They must do something about it or else the academics will suffer. There are some good teachers and some really rotten eggs, too. It is a diverse school in a lovely diverse community..

- submitted by a parent
October 14, 2007
I am a graduate of Sutherland and am disappointed with the school atmosphere. Classes are overcrowded with students who live outside the district, bullying is evident and teachers spend more time discipling students then they do teaching. Students/parents seem more concerned with sports than academics. Sutherland is going downhill quickly. Pick another school.

- submitted by a former student
no rating July 20, 2007
Sutherland is a victim of its own success. It has had a reputation of being an excellent school and so people have flocked to it and I'm afraid the quality has suffered. I'm very happy that my children are learning a second language but I wish the french department was more dynamic. It should stimulate interest in another country and culture, instead it turns students off because it's dull. Most of the upper grade teachers are excellent; they run a tight ship, keeping the teens in line. Overcrowding is a serious problem that must be dealt with or else families that are interested in the childrens' education will leave. Some have already moved out of the neighborhood.

- submitted by a parent
July 19, 2007
This school is very overcrowded and the office staff is hit or miss. I have visited and at times found them to be helpful and friendly and other times felt like I was entering a prison under lockdown. I had 3 children attend and each of them consistently had over 30 kids per class so overcrowding a very real issue.

- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2007
SIMPLY THE BEST!!! I graduated from Sutherland in 2004 and I can honestly say that I wouldn't be the person I am today without the experience! The parent-involvement is superb, the activities/clubs/sports commendable and the student body appropriately diverse. I know the overcrowding is starting to become a problem, but that just goes to show how good Sutherland is on a locally comparative level- parents want their kids to be there. The one thing I can truly vouch for is the AMAZING teachers. Never once, in my 9 long years there, did I have a mediocre teacher. They are all so wonderful and love what they do. So many of them have been mentors, guides, friends, parents to me, and I am forever grateful. Sutherland prepared me for high school as no other school could!

- submitted by a former student
February 27, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2006
The level of parent involvement is extremely high. The curruculum is challenging and the programs encourage love for learning.

- submitted by a parent
January 08, 2006
This school appears to have a high regard for quality education. Teachers are knowledgable and the parents are very supportive of the curriculum in the shool building along with the extra curricula activities.

- submitted by a staff
March 01, 2005
I would rate Sutherland as one of the finest scholls in the city. All five of my children have attended. Two have graduated college (one Magna Cum Laude), one is currently in college, one in high school, and one still attends Sutherland. My children repeatedly outscore eighty percent of the state's children on statewide test scores. That in and of itself should be testimony itself. As to Sutherland catering to a racial profile, I have never met a more balanced atmosphere for a child to be a student in. The diversity of the neighborhood is well known. As to 'catering', please note the typographical errors of the parent who left that remark. The lesser educated are poor judges of the teachers in this exemplary school filled with high caliber teachers, students, and programs.

- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2005
I'm a former student of this school. It's been a few years since I have graduated, but it was such a great school. Many of my former teachers are still teaching there. What I had learned there is still applied in high school and now in college. The principal is great, and so was the one before him. My mother knows many students that go there now, and all I hear are great things. The band program is excellent, and the music teacher made the class interactive. I recommend this school to any parent considering sending their child there.

- submitted by a former student
February 07, 2005
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- submitted by a teacher
February 03, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
January 31, 2005
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January 12, 2005
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- submitted by a staff
February 12, 2004
I am not sure how the 22 students per classroom can be correct. My 4th grader has 33 students and my first grader has 29 students in class.

- submitted by a parent
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Sutherland Elementary School
10015 South Leavitt Street, Chicago, IL  60643
(773) 535-2580
Last modified Sutherland Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Sutherland Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 39 reviews. Top