The Principal is not very responsive to parent involvement, but the overall culture is positive. Also, beware of the huge dichotomy between treatment the students and parents involved on the RGC and neighborhood programs. The RGC students are clearly favored by the administration.
The principal and vice principal do an amazing job of dealing with the CPS bureaucracy and budget issues. The principal is always open to suggestions by parents is is always very honest, understanding and accommodating when issues are brought to her attention.
Our experience at Pritzker has been great. While this school is not for everyone (most schools aren't), it is a perfect fit for us and our daughter. If you do not want a school that is full of tolerance, diversity and equality for ALL the students and parents and provides a challenging academic curriculum in a safe and nurturing environment then Pritzker is not the school for you.
There are a lot of great things happening at Pritzker, I have no idea why it's still under the radar for some families. We've had a great experience here with the amazing teachers, principal & staff and parents who are dedicated and involved. The fine and performing arts programs along with strong concentrations in science, technology and mathematics provides an excellent all-around public education.
The teachers are wonderful and passionate and the community is vibrant. If you want to be part of a city school experience this is the place for you. If you want a private school at public school prices-- try to get in elsewhere. Love the arts curriculum-- love the auditorium, library, art room, science lab.