I love this school! The teachers are excellent and administration really cares. The only reason I gave it 4 stars is because of the lack of extra curricular activities. They have very few
Teachers, principal and counselor are amazing!! They work hard to meet the needs of every child. They address matters promptly and accordingly. Great school!
the school and education is very nice but the principle is a cheapskate. he took out every fun activity. there is no more dances, rally, night assemblies , poor lunches. and the teachers a re very strict. my child prefers the school how it was 3 years ago
Our school is very special; we are more than staff we are family. We have an atomshpere that is very supportive and promotes the development of the whold child.
I love Washington Elementary School for many reasons. 1) I went to school at Washington Elementary. Had such great memories that I came back to teach here. 2) The staff is great. Everyone supports one another, everyone is easy going and fun. 3) The school has excellent students. Students are respectful and motivated (at least most of the time:) 4) The administration is extemely supportive and understanding. 5) Our school has always scored above average on state tests and we are one of the top schools in our area. 6) A few years ago we made it onto the top 50 Chicago Schools in Chicago Magazine. It's no secret, GWES is the best!!!!!
From the students to the parents to the teachers to the administration.........This school is simply the best! There's no other place I'd rather be!
It's an exemplary neighborhood school where you find a hard-working and dedicated staff. Every grade level knows what goals are to be mastered,so the teachers help the students achieve those goals. As a result, our students are successful when taking the ISAT.
We work hard! The teachers truly care and try to find the best ways to work with each student.
Our school consists of a caring faculty with hard working, dedicated students and parents. We all strive to maximize the potential of every student.
I am concerned with the way the school is currently moving. The school has been very successful, but I fear with the new principal and the new changes we will not get the positive results that we have had in the past. The PTA and LSC meetings are unfortunately only held during the day which in my opinion shuts parents out. There are more households that have both parents working than the reverse, but the school has not tapped into those resources. Many of those parents would welcome the opportunity to be more involved. This issue has come up several times, but to their wisdom nothing has been done.
BRAVO! My son will be graduating this June with honors and looks forward to attending Whitney Young, a Chicago magnet school, for which he has all the fantastic teachers at GWES to thank for such a superb education. Special thanks to all my fellow LSC members for the time and energy put in to selecting our new Principal and VP,they are just what we needed to continue at such a high level. To all parents - please join the PTA - Darlene Hidalgo is an angel in disguise, but she needs a lot of help to provide our children with all the extra bonuses such as Santa's Secret Shop, Book Fair, and the all popular Anti-Drug Rally held every year, and much, much more. Thank you to all the staff for becoming my children's mentors, and my friends.
So far, this school is great. My child is in Kindergarten and is able to read. The teacher is very proactive with the children. I couldn't believe the amount of information that children were learning and retaining! I am quite satisfied beyond words at the major progress my child has gone through.
The school has a good academic program. Great music program. The income level is of mid class and needs state funds for sports and other extracurricular activities. Parent participation is average class rooms are small for the number of children in each class. The principal is outstanding and the vp as well. They are always available and are very involved in school activities.
We transfered from a Catholic school in this area because of 'bully' problems and lack of teacher/student help in areas where more time and instruction was needed for the student. We can not be more pleased by the staff at GWES. Their constant willingness to take care of a students needs and to get to the heart of a matter can not be challenged. We actually feel like someone is in charge and takes responsibility for what goes on unlike where we were previously.
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