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2009 West Schiller Street
Chicago, IL 60622

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November 13, 2014
We had a less than stellar experience with Pritzker. The first year we were here my oldest had a terrible experience with bullying. Her coat was slashed and she was physically harmed, without the teacher doing anything about it. The only option was to move her up a grade, which was much better for her. My other child spent about 6 hours a day reading, because no one cared what he did as long as he wasn't causing trouble. He came out of that year with very poor grades, which is unfortunate because he is capable of much more. What you have to know about this school is that it is basically it is two schools- the gifted section that they flaunt and the neighborhood section which is doing very poorly. Most of the fundraising goes to gifted classes and very little of it goes to the other classes. The art/dance/theatre teachers, however, are fantastic as is the preschool teacher. And Ms Pagany in 6th grade is one of the best teachers I've ever had the privilege of knowing. Needless to say, we found better schools and are much happier.

- submitted by a parent

October 16, 2014
So far, so great. Transferred our daughter after her former school moved its start time to 7:30 a.m. (gah!) Did judge Pritzker by its well-worn cover, but shouldn't have. Its teachers care, its extracurricular programs are plentiful and diverse, and its parents are active and welcoming. Just recently, the guidance counselor invited our daughter to a 1/1 new student lunch to track her progress and get to know her. They are vested in her, and she can tell. There's no better comfort for a parent.

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May 24, 2014
I went to this school for 2 years (middle school) and it was just so-so. I had teachers ranging from good to awful (some making sure i'd succeed while others threatened to fail me for no reason). The atmosphere is slightly odd, and looking back I wasn't very happy there. There was a bullying problem in multiple classes that was not dealt with at all, the teachers and adults being completely unresponsive. Not the best school, could improve greatly with effort, communication, and a reevaluation of how things are done there.

- submitted by a community member

May 22, 2014
After 5 years of my child at Pritzker and 20 years as a professional Educator I think I have a background qualified to "rate" this school. It is not a coincidence that their test scores have fallen consistently for the last 3 years. To this point my experience with the RGP has been disappointing. The bulk of the assessed work is being done at home. The standard of "Teach, Assess, Adjust" is unknown. The Admin. and Teachers commonly blame the students for problems. "How could whole gifted classes be a problem? I ask." For a parent and professional Educator to be disappointed in a gifted program that should tell you how severe the quality of the regular program is. The responsibility falls on the Admin. and their lacking leadership and integrity. I leave off with one word, Charade!

- submitted by a parent

May 01, 2014
There are many anonymous complaints about the school and I have heard negative things about the Spanish teacher on other forums. However I disagree and think she is doing an excellent job with my son's Spanish development. He was having trouble earlier and it would be easy to blame her but I found that he was not putting the effort forward in class, forgetting to bring homework home and we as parents were not working with him. Fortunately there is Spanish spoken in my home so perhaps it is easier but I still will not blame the teacher. Edward Reagan parent

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April 30, 2014
I have children in both programs at Pritzker and both are so happy. The fine arts classes are amazing, and rare at an elementary school these days. The music, art, drama, and dance teachers are amazing. All the homeroom teachers we've had have been dedicated and thoughtful. They take great care with the children and have balanced the different learning styles among the kids. The student population is more economically and racially diverse than most CPS schools. The Library and science lab are new. The technology lab is being reahabbed next. There is full A/C, many wonderful extracurricular activities, and many very involved parents. Every school has weak spots and Pritzker is no exception. There is friction between the parents of the two programs. Each side feels the other gets more attention. The administration can be slow to react to issues, often because it is trying not to exacerbate this friction. I've heard a lot of complaints about the Spanish teacher's ability to run a class and my child in Spanish does hate it. I wish that were different. Overall this is a great school and we are as happy as our children.

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September 28, 2013
This is our third year at Pritzker and we are very happy there. Pritzker has an outstanding arts programming with amazing art and music teachers. They offer drama and dance to all ages. My child started at Pritzker in the 1st grade and we felt immediately welcomed by the community. This is also one of the truly diverse schools in the city and that is one of its assets. The front desk staff I have always found to be helpful. They know my child by name and know what classroom she is in without having to ask. Once, when my child forgot her lunch at home, the front desk staff went down to the lunchroom to make sure she took a hot lunch even though she did not have any lunch money with her. The parents have done amazing things at this school, including a recent library renovation, upgrading the auditorium sound system, purchasing an ipad cart and more. The school does 1-2 musicals every year which include all the children who want to participate. The PTO sponsors great activities, the highlight of which is Science Night which included viewing solar flares through a telescope. The teachers are great and really dedicated to the students.

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August 22, 2013
This is my son's 2nd year . He had a wonderful teacher last year. I can only say positive things as I have an older son and have noticed the difference in learning . I see quite a lot of parents actively involved in the school. This to me means a lot. I hope that this school continues success .

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July 21, 2013
As a parent who was involved with this school for over 3 years I am not shocked by the bad reviews of Pritzker! My daughter attended the fine arts program and I was shocked by the fact that there was very little supervision, bullying, yelling at students, unsupervised lunch and recess ( I became a volunteer because I was extremely concerned). The front desk staff and administration are rude, unwilling to answer/ address important questions about the level of violence/ bullying (yes! There is a lot of bullying and any parent/ person who says there isn't is a sorely mistaken!). If a parent raises concerns/ is too vocal about the problems in the classroom the administration blames the teacher or the parent raising concerns. I'm honestly not sure how someone could give this school a great review?? I wasn't impressed with my child's home room teacher ( music and art teachers where ok). I really wish I would have had a chance to observe the classroom/lunch/recess before we enrolled our daughter!

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July 17, 2013
My children attend this school and have are in both tracks (fine arts and options) for several years now. They are both very happy with the school. Fine Arts opportunties are exceptional and available to ALL students, in all programs. Parent groups are open to ALL parents of all backgrounds and all parents are strongly encouraged to get involved with the school in any way they wish! No one is excluded. I The accusations of constant violence and bullying have not been our experience at Pritzker at all. Though of course statistics cannot speak to individual student's experience, those researching the school might want to check out the 5Essentials survey (completed by students and teachers, and developed by The University of Chicago Urban Education Institute. This survey has a lot of objective statistics and information on CPS schools. Pritzker's safety ratings (bullying, safe environment) were very strong, and well above CPS average. You can find out this and much more data about the school at the CPS survey link https://cps.5-essentials.org/2012/s/610229/measures/safe/

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June 24, 2013
Pritzker school has awesome primary staff ( I would give this program five stars) and ancillary teachers and is an incredibly diverse school racially, and economically. One of the reasons our family chose this school. It has an incredible fine art program, with art and music full time teachers with a middle school student ability to focus on one area of the arts (drama, art, dance, band or keyboard classes). That is most positive thing about the Fine Arts middle school. Academically speaking, if your child can gain acceptance into an Academic Center, run don't walk away from the middle school program. With the exception of only three or four of the middle school teachers, these teachers can be extremely unprofessional in the classroom; bully, bait, curse and shame students while the admin looks the other way. Events happen at this school due to parent volunteers who organize and have hands in or run activities. Some parents have too much control given by the admin and exclude those who do not belong in the same tax bracket or ethnicity. Office staff is often uninformed or rude, esp if English is not your native language. Our family is glad to have left this school this year.

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May 17, 2013
All those glitters is not gold. Music, art, spanish, dance, and theatre for the children is a promise. Principal does not know how to run a school with foresight. There are severe problems that leak into the education. Ex: The school went 2 semesters without a Spanish teacher so the kids had Spanish scheduled and were not taught Spanish. After years of Spanish my child could not even say, "My name is __." in Spanish. Principal is very good at shifting blame. Spanish teachers fault. Teachers cannot teach because the school won't uphold a basic level of behavior standards. I have heard things like, "that is just a bad class" which, again, the blame is shifted. Since when does an administrator get to blame the kids for running things? Children's fault. Do not try to discuss anything with the principal, she is always "meeting a deadline" and expects your children to communicate school activities with you. She will criticize you when you go in to clarify the disturbing things that your child reports for taking the word of a child. This school is pushing hard to fill slots, so ask yourself, if it is such a great school, why do they have so many openings so often? I volunteered often Ed.

- submitted by a parent

January 26, 2013
My child is in his 3rd year in the options program. Largely I have been impressed with the quality of the teachers, some are phenomenal. We had some issues with bullying, but I was vociferous about the issue and it is resolved. The school has an amazing fine arts program -- the music and dance programs are exceptional. The choice program is adequately challenging but yes, class sizes are large (32). There is a great group of dedicated parents who are making improvements and fundraising. The weak link is the administration, particularly the principal. Pritzker is poised for a renaissance, but it needs a visionary to build a strong coalition of parents and faculty, not just a "manager". My child is happy there and loves his teachers, but I do agree the administration tends to be "reactive", not "proactive. I believe this will change in the near term. In the meantime, other parents that I know whose children are there are very pleased with the school. Pritzker contains an "options" program, a magnet program and a neighborhood program. It is a very diverse community, which I find valuable.

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January 25, 2013
I am very happy with the progress my kids ae making. I was a bit apprehensive when I had to split them in to both programs RGC/FineArts. The teachers have made all the difference and the administration worked hard after the strike to do more with less. Now that we have the recess aides things have gotten better. Lunchroom atmosphere could be better, but I can honestly say it was about the same 30 years ago when I was a kid. I highly recommend the school.

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January 25, 2013
This is my daughters first year here and at First i was very excited. I was looking forward to a rigurous curriculum and many after school activities to stimulate my child. She will be not attending this school next year.. One day she came home with a huge not on her head and the school failed to call me.. which is a huge laibility.. when i called the nurse she said that they had recorded my number being called but i carry my cell phone with me at all times and never received a call.. when i toldthe nurse that my daughter said that he did not even receive an ice pack but instead a wet paper towel to apply to her wound.. the nurse said " oh well thats because we are out..do you know how many kids get a injures a day"... are you serious.. also there was a boy who bullies my daughter and has ripped her luncg tray and thrown it away and etc.. when my daughter finally stood up to the bully because obviously the staff and monitors were unconcerened.. my daughter was given a wriiten misconduct...and yes sometimes the staff can be a bit rude..I pay so much to transport her to and from school and I am finding its not worth the extra stuggle...

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January 24, 2013
My child had transfer to this school from a private school setting. Up too transferring him to this school he did exceptionally well. My child has lost interest in school and his teachers do not care to get it back. It took close to two months to get a meeting with his teachers. When I approached the school case manager she felt it was not her responsibility only the teachers. I didnt feel that I was supported by the staff at all. I feel its not fair for my child that here he has a parent that is very interested in his education and we were not getting the support we needed. May I add that I had to contact the assistant principle twice. Finally my child is getting back on track but I agree with a previous parent when your child is not in the gifted program it appears the average child does not get the support and they get lost in the system.

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November 26, 2012
There is potential here but this school is far too uneven to receive high ratings. There are kids who do well here, but too many don't. For a gifted school, they are pretty bad at understanding truly gifted children. Kids who are smart, quiet and do fine with a lot of sitting/teacher lead instruction and testing will do fine. Everyone else... It's a roll of the dice. Administration is checked out, although that may improve as a few high profile parents put their children here. There is a dedicated and really wonderful group of parents who are a huge asset to the school, but their efforts are too often ignored or undermined by administration. We were here for two years before pulling our child out. The difference in this child in the new school is remarkable -a truly different and now happy and challenged child who is enjoying learning. The school may be on the upswing but it has a very long way to go and it's hard to justify having your child there while they figure it out or someone figures out how to get the LSC to do something about the principal. Now experiencing what a good school looks like at our new school I can definitely say you and do much, much better than Pritzker.

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November 22, 2012
I am giving the school five stars but I am basing my rating on our child's class alone. We are lucky enough to have gotten into the RGC so the other students in our child's class create a challenging environment that our kid thrives in. The teachers have been hit or miss. Some of them have been great. The others have been lazy or just downright slow. But again it is tough for a child to do poorly when the class s full of bright kids. Now the worst part of attending Pritzker has got to be dealing with the principal and her staff. I have seen her bully parents, scream at entire classes of kids when one kid was doing something wrong. If you have ever attended an LSC meeting it is almost comical how much Dr Reese just ignores rules and does whatever she wants. It is just really horrible and there is nothing anyone can do about it as CPS has bigger problems than a bully principal. But then...how long will she really be there. Hopefully we get a new principal soon who installs an entirely new office staff. The current staff puts forward the least professional environment possible.

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November 21, 2012
Every CPS School has challenges. True but If a child is being harassed by teachers due to a conflict with a parent, his/her educational needs are not being met. Visit the school...you will not see all those great things that the parent below described unless your child is in the gifted program. Pritzker School does not care about the below-average students. My daughter was humiliated two years ago at this school. I transferred her out and she is doing very well.

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October 29, 2012
My family is entering it's 4th year at Pritzker and our teaching staff is excellent overall. A few examples: our music teacher recently completed her doctorate from Northwestern University -- our art teacher has an MFA from University of Chicago. Pritzker works hard to find ways to challenge students academically -- and integrates the arts into the core curriculum. A student's Fine and Performing Arts experience includes Art, Music, Dance, Drama, School Musicals and recently, a Visiting Artists program and Poetry have been added to the standard subjects. After and before school programs on campus have doubled this year! Many things make the school UNIQUE: A climbing wall in the gymnasium, Computer Labs/Internet Access, an Illinois Prairie & Fine Arts Garden, our On Site Pottery Kiln, a Library, Mobile iMac & iPad Computer Labs, a 400 seat Performing Arts Auditorium, a newly renovated Science Lab, a Festival of the Arts and a winning Stock Market Club. Every CPS school faces challenges. I am enthusiastic about the growing support Pritzker receives from the parent community and the Wicker Park neighborhood. Our potential is incredible.

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October 18, 2012
I would not send my child to Pritzker School. The staff is very uncaring if you are not part of the cliche. My child's academic needs were not met at te school. The administration can be rude sometimes about voicing your concerns.. the middle school programs need to be revamped to meet the mathematical needs of middle school students.

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June 28, 2012
Pritzker is a great school!! If you would like to find out more and talk to a variety of parents...Join us for Popsicle Pop-Ins on Saturday July 21st from 10 to 11 and Saturday August 18th 10 to 11 on the school playground (Evergreen). We all work together to make it work.

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May 22, 2012
I think the majority of the teachers at Pritzker are good teachers and care for their students. I can't say the same for the principal, assistant principal and front staff, there are bully situations that are taking place and have taken place and the front staff, discipline staff , and principal have handled it poorly. If this school wants to continue with such a good reputation I think that someone needs to go in and evaluate how things are being handled on a daily bases. I just hope that something can be done before another child is a victim of bulling and gets seriously hurt.

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May 17, 2012
PRITZKER SCHOOL IS THE BEST! I have one child at this school who cannot say enough good things about all that is happening at Pritzker. The school has soooo much talent that they are having 2 theater productions this year: Fiddler on the Roof and One Hundred and One Dalmatians. Hope to be here for a long time!

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February 21, 2012
My daughter is a 2011 class graduate and she misses the school. The teachers are fantastic . When she needed help/tutoring all her teachers were there for her. They have a strict no bullying policy to make sure your child is in safe environment. They have countless activities from rock climbing to dance. Pritzker brought the best out of my daughter and I am forever thankful. She graduated on honor roll and with fond memories at Pritzker.

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November 19, 2011
Really fantastic. My daughter is in the options program and we expected a lot. Pritzker is delivering in spades. We moved in from the suburbs for a year before our daughter started school. We were going to move back out for better schools, but then we found this fantastic place.

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March 30, 2011
This school covers it all. In the five years my daughter has been here, they have made great gains. The staff is young, beautiful (inside and out), strong, energetic, enthusiastic, competent, effective, communicative and much much more! Administration is strong and solid. Parental involvement is always present. The talent and opportunities are busting out of this school at the seams! From the moment you walk in you are captivated by the Art Institute art work, bulletin boards, announcements, and more. My child is very happy, I couldn't be happier and we hope to find a high school as good as Pritzker! There are so many options and opportunities for all...

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March 28, 2011
Our kids our proud to be part of the Pritzker family (Fine Arts and Gifted programs). I'm happy to be part of a parent community that cares, commits, and gives back to their school.

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March 26, 2011
The school building needs attention and renovations but the staff and administration it holds have passion and intelligence that will inspire your child. We were previously paying a substantial fund for preschool and would happily have continued to do so IF WE had seen the passion we saw at Pritzker. What we have seen and loved in the gifted program: adapting the difficulty level of assignments and extra challenges in works. The before school program, k (and upwards) receives art, music, PE, spanish, and library. Every child can play a part in a theatrical production if they choose. A parent organization which has gathered funds for a new K playground and upper grades science lab. The website is informative; check it out. Like any large organization, there has been miscommunication but my questions have always been met with quality and thoughtful answers. If you are searching through all of this for OAE applications, you are the reason I wrote this. I was worried about our choice, our son could have tested into any school but we put Priitzker first because we saw him there and when he comes home off the bus he has many stories of good kids and good adults who surround him.

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February 20, 2010
My two children attend this school in the fine arts program. We love it! The teachers are wonderful, and the school is bursting with activities and involved parents and kids. We have been glad we chose this for our children!

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October 12, 2009
We are a family friendly phenomenal fine arts school. I often feel that we are the young Julliard of Chicago. We have a diverse atmosphere with an exceptional teaching staff that constantly strives to enrich the minds of our children. My sons and I love it.

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October 12, 2009
I love Pritzker because it is so diverse. The teachers and students are so unique. The atmosphere is like a big family. They have a few after school programs, but we need more!

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October 11, 2009
Been at Pritzker for many years. All my boys think that Pritzker's teachers are great.

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October 05, 2009
Pritzker Elementary in Chicago's Wicker Park goes the extra mile to bring great teachers, great programs and great life lessons to an extreemly talented and eclectic student body. Pritzker offers an amazing and varied art, music and theater program, before and after school activities, and a comprehensive support system via the staff and teachers who are engaged and motivated. The school's top priority is the safety and well-being of its families, not its 'demographic'. Prtizker Rocks!

- submitted by a parent
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October 05, 2009
Pritzker is the greatest school in Chicago. The administration, teachers,and staff value excellence in education and believe that every child can learn.

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October 03, 2009
Great kids, great teachers, great school staff.

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October 03, 2009
I like that they have a lo of great arts programs for the kids like a real art and music room and have Spanish twice a week. They also have a lot of great family programs throught the year that are fun and a learning experience too. All of the teachers are warm and welcoming and willing to meet with you anytime you want to discuss something about your child. The Principal has alos listened to some of my suggestions and implemented them.

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September 16, 2009
Great preschool for all program with involved parents and staff throughout 8th grade.

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April 16, 2008
Our child is in the options program kindergarten. We have been thrilled with the teacher and the school. The school is open and welcoming to parents, and is rewarded with a high level of parental involvement. The before school program, a partnership between school administration and parents, is impressive. We have been very happy with our son's experience.

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March 25, 2008
Pritzker is fantastic. They have so many opportunities for all areas: Science, Drama, Art, etc. My daughter is very happy and ... is very challenged academically.

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December 01, 2007
My son is in the Regional Gifted Center at Pritzker and we love it. His teacher is dedicated and attentive. The work he brings home is challenging and engaging, and he enjoys being with his classmates. Beyond the gifted program, Pritzker offers terrific options for activities, including chess, violin, performing arts and a wonderful before-school program. I particularly like the fact that the gifted program, magnet program and the neighborhood school program combine to make Pritzker a wonderful choice for any child.

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November 30, 2007
My daugther is in the gifted program at Pritzker. She is doing great and loves going to school. She comes home each evening excited about learning and ready to spend time on homework. The school has so many things going for it: a committed group of parents dedicated to making it one of the best elementary schools in the city, community involvement, a diverse student body, and a strong and creative spirit. I would encourage anyone who is thinking about where to put their child next fall, to ask yourself what's really important. Things are not always what they seem to be on the outside. Pritzker is worth a serious look.

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November 30, 2007
Our children are in the gifted program in the lower grades, and they are having really good experiences at Pritzker. Their teachers are great, they're learning a lot, they enjoy school, and their classmates are a nice bunch of kids. The parent and community involvement in the school is excellent, and it's a huge benefit to our whole family that they can attend a good school close to our home. However, the school is definitely in need of new leadership. As other posters have said, the administration has stumbled from one mis-step to another, and the problems with teacher retention and enrollment are serious. Great leadership is the only thing that is keeping Pritzker from being a real gem of a school.

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November 05, 2007
This school has some serious difficulties. It has been in turmoil for several years now. The fourth grade gifted class has had 3 different teachers so far this year. A third grade class is also on its third teacher this year. Last year several of the upper-grades classes suffered from a similar revolving door syndrome as teachers walked out or were re-assigned mid-year. About 25% of the seats in the gifted program went unfilled this fall because parents removed their children over concerns about the quality of the education. About half of the teachers left last year, some in midyear, some at the end of the school year. The nationally-certified teachers are gone. The hardworking, dedicated science teacher for the upper grades left. IEPs are ignored. If you consider this school for your child, go into the situation with your eyes wide open. Visit the school. Take a good look around.

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October 27, 2007
Pritzker offers so many extra curricular activities, before school, after school and even during school! There are many partners and the community and parents all work together to keep Pritzker a great school for our students.

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October 27, 2007
Ms. Frank is the best teacher I've met yet! She is always professional, kind, nurturing and always has high expectations of the students. She never has to raise her voice and always maintains a positive, student-centered classroom!

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October 27, 2007
My daughter loves Pritzker and is very successful in the Regional Gifted Center. She always comes home with stories of what she is learning in the classroom.

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October 27, 2007
My granddaughter, 2 years ago, was told that she couldn't talk, that she couldn't speak English, etc. Now at Pritzker, she has a straight A average! We love it.

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October 27, 2007
I have never seen so many programs offered in one school: fine & performing arts, regional gifted center, Spanish, Chess, Science, before school care, partners w/Wicker Park, homework help clubs, etc. The opportunities are here, the staff and administration are excellent and the parents are devoted. The only area in need of improvement is how we can all continue to work together to accomplish all of our goals. Pritzker has the potential to be the best school in Chicago!

- submitted by a parent
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October 27, 2007
The parental involvement in Pritzker is better than I have seen in any other school.

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October 27, 2007
Great school, great staff, great location. The administration is willing to listen to and consider all suggestions in a community effort to continue to improve the school and student success. Everyone in this community works together.

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March 16, 2007
My children LOVE the new climbing wall in the gym! They are also excited about the new art garden and the new playground equipment that will be installed this summer!

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October 31, 2006
A diamond in the rough or a lump of coal? This school has great student diversity (more diverse than most of the regional gifted centers), expanded arts education, a nice location, and some very involved parents who are working hard to make the school better, but -- even after a change of principals -- this school doesn't live up to its potential. A good administration can make all the diffference, but the school administration here seems to stumble from one misstep to another. There are some very good teachers, some mediocre, and some bad. If your child is in the gifted program, s/he will probably have very good teachers for the lower grades. If you are a parent willing to be pushy and vocal about making sure your kid gets the quality education s/he deserves, then you may be happy with this school and may help turn things around.

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September 18, 2006
i am concerned that there is no crossing guard on the corner of Damen Avenue, south of the traffic light. I may be too early, but at 8:45 am, I would assume that a crossing guard should be present.

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December 26, 2005
I love this school for my children. I have two children that attend it, one in middle, one in elementary. I wished there were more passion in creative writing at this school. I hope they consider adding some programs, even for twice a week or something. Overall my children are very pleased with it and are encouraged artistically.

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November 06, 2005
I like the school, and I think the principals are very good this year. GO WILDCATS!

- submitted by a student

October 06, 2005
This is my childrens first year at Pritzker and I am more than pleased. I think the start time of 9:30am is excellent for both children and parents. I am also pleased with the math program everyday mathematics. My children actually look forward to school and the fact that they can choose what they want to wear is also an extra added benefit. The principal and assistant principal seem to have a very good grasp of what is required to foster excellence in children. The front office staff has been courteous and helpful. Overall I would say that Pritzker is an excellent school with the potential to be even greater than it already is.

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August 30, 2005
Pritzker is a great school. The staff is very helpful and my children have learned a lot.

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June 10, 2005
I am currently a student at Pritzker. It is a good school. The bathrooms are clean. ALl the teaachers are very nice. There are security cameras at every door and there is a security gaurd and emengency plans for an emergency. This school is a great school. I suggest this school for everyone!

- submitted by a student

June 07, 2005
Pritzker School definately needs some restructuring. They have a 'supposed' fine arts program that is almost non-existent. My daughter was accepted to Pritzker School in the 2nd grade and her teachers have gotten progressively worse. Her last teacher offers no stimulation, no challenge and has no expectations of the students. Overall I am disappointed with the scores on the standardized testing as even with the gifted program Pritzker's scores aren't great. I do realize that there have been extinuating circumstances at Pritzker this last year, with the interim principal etc., but I hope that the next year brings abut dramatic change. The one good thing I can say about Pritzker, is that parents are very involved.

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April 08, 2005
everything you read before is true.

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March 01, 2005
I'm currently attending this school. This is my first year at this school and I was very suprised to see it was not all what it was made out to be. I started the scoold towards the end of the first quarter and was told that in January I would be able to try out for looking glass theatre. That never happend. Some teachers do their jobs but others like my homeroom teacher don't really give us anything to learn. We're told to do vocabulary words that a difficult compared to the ones we're reading in our book, and sometimes the teacher'll give us an assignment and will forget about it for like three weeks and suddenly remember 4 weeks later. I would not recomend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a student

February 23, 2005
Pritzker school is a great school to put your kids in. It offers all kinds of things like choir, directed by chicago's children choir, looking glass theater, various sport events and so much more. The teachers helped my child grow and she is now a graduate and went on to Nortside College prep and is current in the university of IL. Sure we have certain problems but overall it is a great school to bring your kids to.

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February 09, 2005
My child attends this school. He has done very well. I have been happy with the school mainly because of Parent involvement. The Parents are very involved at this school. If it were not so, and if our children's needs were not met. I would have removed my son. Parent involvement is key.

- submitted by a parent

February 08, 2005
Pritzker is a very worthless school.The teachers are ridiculously dumb. They don't help the children in any kind of way and they are lazy. My kids are having a really bad time at the school. Don't put your children in the school unless you don't have a choice. They call the police on children behind your back.

- submitted by a parent

January 06, 2005
I pulled my children out of Pritzker because of several discerning issues. Mainly that of the lack of safety. Also, of the unsanitary environment there, my kids were scared to go to the bathrooms because of the unsanitary conditions! The adminstration also needs to be seriously changed. You get no support from the adminstration especially with dealing of issues pertaining to discipline and bullying at that the school.

- submitted by a parent

September 19, 2004
Okay, I just graduated from Pritzker this year. I did not like this school. They don't let you be who you want to be. You have to wear ugly uniforms and stuff. They're also too strict. I tried visiting the school for community service (i told my teacher i would come back for a couple of hours and they said sure.) The principal would not let my friend and i up because we had piercings. We already graduated though. So I don't see why they had such a problem with it. We don't attend their school anymore. Losers. Don't let your child go to that school. The only good teachers are Mrs. Monroe, Mr. Bruehl, and Mr. Z. Ms. Sarah is cool too, but she works in the office. Ugh. And it's too ghetto there. This is not a great school.

- submitted by a student

September 04, 2003
Check out more about Pritzker at www.pritzkerschool.org.

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Pritzker Elementary School
2009 West Schiller Street, Chicago, IL  60622
(773) 534-4415
Last modified Pritzker Elementary 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.
Pritzker Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 73 reviews. Top