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5900 North Winthrop Avenue
Chicago, IL 60660

(773) 534-2695
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November 18, 2015
The Swift community is welcoming! They took my son and our family in and helped us all adjust quickly to a new school. Their special education team of Ms. Zarate and Mr.Peterson is amazing. My son is an active participant in their dynamic class and wonderful school! I feel blessed to be a part of swift school!!!

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September 12, 2015
All three of my children attend Swift. It is one of the most diverse schools in the district - over 60 languages are spoken and families come from all over the world. The quality of instruction and care from the teachers is high. We have a fantastic performing arts program and continuously climbing test scores. Come to Swift and support your neighborhood school!

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March 24, 2015
Do think thrice before enrolling your child(ren) in this school...it might be worth the effort to go out-of-district.

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February 05, 2015
My twins are going to this school and I'm so happy that they have great teachers, stuff is very nice and friendly.

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November 23, 2014
My kid been for 5th year there.The school has good teachers but also not so good too...They exspect the parents to do at home half of their job.Overload the kids with home work almost impossible to be done! My kid stay so late every night to do home work, not get enough rest and the next day need to be on time at school 8am. This will be the last year for my kid at this school.Will try to move to better neighborhood with better school.

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September 25, 2014
Don't put your kid in the kindergarden. Beware I had an option as I stay in this zipcode........Having night mare with the KG teachers. One of the teacher is Veryyyyyyyyyy rude.

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February 24, 2014
I'm a member in the edgewater community and I've volunteered at swift and seen how hard the teachers work with these kids. There are so many languages spoken and kids from literally around the world and yet they are a level 1 school and the vast majority of kids are above average in all state testing. Also, they painted a new mural right by the Thorndale Red Line stop which looks pretty cool.

- submitted by a community member

December 13, 2013
The staff and teachers are very professional and courteous. We are happy to have our child at this school.

- submitted by a parent

November 24, 2012
Our son was at Swift pre-K for two years. We loved the teachers. Our son made great friends and so did we as parents. He might still be there but we live just outside the district and did not get in to their kindergarten program.

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May 05, 2011
Hi, I went to this school and it was a great experience. The teachers are great, there is a great middle school section with many great and experienced teachers. The curriculum is challenging. The classes that have recently graduated were outstanding, with top performances and awards at the city level. :)

- submitted by a community member

February 07, 2009
Swift is an excellent school with a great curriculum and extra curricular activities. They have one of the top art teachers on the northside and kids from here go to the top schools including Northside College Preperatory, Walter Payton Prep, Lane Tech, Lincoln Park IB, Von Steuben, and many more. The environment is great and the teachers are welcoming, the 8th graders which is the graduating Class of 2009 is simply amazing, the student are great and very intelligent. Come by the school some time and meet the students.

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November 02, 2006
I like swift but the principals should let them wear uniforms.

- submitted by a student

June 24, 2006
I have 2 kids and my chirlden attened swift the school is very clean has very good lunches and nice teachers and has very good curlicum activities espeally sports programs

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April 27, 2006
This is a neighborhood school in a very diversed community, economically and racially. The staff and principal are very friendly and cooperative. My first involvement with the school when I was trying to register my kids for the special education services. Like many other CPS, the school did not have enough resources to provide evaluation services and relied so much on parents' opinion on kids' progress.

- submitted by a parent

May 12, 2005
I'm studying education in college, and I visited Swift for an observation. The administration was friendly & helpful, the facilities clean and pretty, and the lessons displayed in the halls were open-ended, multicultural and, at times, artistic. However, the sixth, seventh and eighth grade rooms I visited had fairly cranky teachers. They yelled at the kids ('Shut up! What's wrong with you NOW? Are you disrupting my class AGAIN? You're so rude!') and even name-called the kids ('Lazy!') in some instances. Middle schoolers are challenging, but the last thing they need are teachers that yell or make fun of them.

- submitted by a teacher

September 04, 2004
I provided the review in May, 2004. Since then, Swift has implemented a uniform dress code, included art, music and p.e. for the kindergarteners and improved on the local and state assessments. Swift is a school that is on its way to becoming an excellent school for students. I am pleased that my children attend Swift.

- submitted by a parent

August 26, 2003
When i attended this school it was a very good school since then I have four children of my own and if I lived in the district i would have my kids go there.

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Swift Elementary Specialty School
5900 North Winthrop Avenue, Chicago, IL  60660
(773) 534-2695
Last modified Swift Elementary Specialty School is a Public school that serves grades PK-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Swift Elementary Specialty School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 35 reviews. Top