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5815 South Homan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60629

(773) 535-9280
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April 02, 2014
When I used to come here I really enjoyed the company of the teachers. Sure there were teachers I really didn't like, but there were teachers who actually cared. These are people who try to assist you whenever you're struggling with anything. That's why I'll never forget 5th grade....that's was my most favorite year by far. I have very few complaints about this school, and they're pretty major. From my experience being in there, I really wasn't a big fan of the many bad neighborhoods this school was surrounded by. I was bullied very few times, but that was because I was a very reserved kid, but I saw people who had it worse sadly. Overall I liked this school, the library, computer lab, and the auditorium and I had fond memories while I was there.

- submitted by a community member
July 14, 2011
I once was a student at this school. I have the most wonderful memories of this beautiful school, It had everything from good teachers, classrooms full of necessary materials,and even a basquetball court were I trained with my basketball team and my best friend,the Art teacher. He thought me how to draw,paint and most of all how to appreciate Art. I hope he hasint forgoten me beacause i havint. I plan to one day return to ths school and visit all of my old teacher,the only thing stoping me is my age,im 14 years old. But one thing is for sure,im coming back! Greattings from Mexico S.L.P.

- submitted by a community member
July 31, 2009
Tonti School has seen its best days ever. The principal is retiring after 16 years in that post. Four different Local School Councils renewed her contract. I would like to remind the Tonti community that we the parents voted for those LSC members. Tonti School flourished under her administration, programs and services were offered to the whole community. She hired many good teachers, and teachers reflect administration and her philosophy of education.

- submitted by a parent
June 29, 2009
Most of the teachers at Tonti are fantastic and truly care about the children. While there is a great amount of materials within Tonti, I believe the focus is only on the k-6 students. The 7th & 8th grade students and staff at the Branch are completely ignored and not treated as part of the 'Tonti community.' The principal and some of her administration make themselves unavailable to people, the principal is extremely rude, disrespectful and definitely shows favoritism to certain people who are willing to do what ever she says, whether it's right or wrong. The best thing to ever happen is that she is retiring and I hope the LSC doesn't make another mistake when they pick the new adminstration. If they do, this school will surely fail.

- submitted by a community member
no rating March 23, 2009
Despite the negative score, it is important for people to understand that the teachers at this school are wonderful. They are well-educated and they keep up with the latest teaching practices to provide the best education they can for their students. The teachers do a phenomenal job communicating with parents and care immensely about their students. Unfortunately, the administrative staff including the principal are disconnected and could help improve the school by simply being more supportive and available to parents, teachers and students. Your child will get a good education at this school if you are willing to work closely with the teachers.

- submitted by a community member
January 25, 2009
I think that the teachers here work very hard, but unfortunately the principal is completely closed off, ineffective, and extremely rude. So many people in this building are working hard for this to be a great school, but until the head honcho actually does her job, nothing will really ever change, and this will continue to be a miserable place to work.

- submitted by a community member
no rating January 20, 2009
I am very surprised about the negative comments in your site. Tonti has a marvelous group of teachers some of them veterans and some new to the teaching profession. The school has programs such as after school tutoring,for bilingual and monolingual students, sports, dance, choir, band, violin, chess club, cheerleading, Middle School Cadet Corp, photography, and a beautiful school library with thousands of books, more than 15 promethean electronic boards, laptop computers, computer lab, interactive library that can be accessed from home, etc, etc. Parents can attend English, computer, yoga, reading, psychology and nutrition classes. Administration,staff, PTA and Local School Council are working together and doing their best for Tonti School, the children and the community. It is a shame that some people do not see beyond the tip of their noses and appreciate what Chicago Public Schools is offering to the community. Submitted by a member of Tonti Community

- submitted by a community member
January 02, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating September 27, 2007
Tonti school is a school where learning takes place. It is staffed by a wonderful,caring group of teachers.

- submitted by a community member
July 26, 2007
Principal is very cold, rude, and unfriendly towards her teachers. There is no open communication between her and her staff. Assistant principals, on the other hand, are great!

- submitted by a teacher
December 16, 2006
Don't go to this school. I had a bad experience there. There is very little diversity. The gifted students are not awarded enough. There are not enough after school programs. Luckily I don't go there anymore. The only good thing about this school are the computers.

- submitted by a student
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Tonti Elementary School
5815 South Homan Avenue, Chicago, IL  60629
(773) 535-9280
Last modified Tonti Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Tonti Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 11 reviews. Top