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!
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.
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.
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!
The parental involvement in Pritzker is better than I have seen in any other school.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
I like the school, and I think the principals are very good this year. GO WILDCATS!
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.
Pritzker is a great school. The staff is very helpful and my children have learned a lot.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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