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St John Ev Lutheran School

Private | PK-8 | 159 students

 

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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $146,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $870.

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Posted August 16, 2012

My daughter has been attending St.Johns for 3 years now. After a rough start in 3yr preschool we are doing very well! The school is clique, as some other parents have written. Seems if you do not attend sunday church on regular basis you are out the loop. The CPS schools in my neighborhood are not up to standards. I feel at St.Johns im dealing with parents that have same views and goals for our children. I love the moral teachings and academic foundation my daughter is receiving from this school. I feel it is a safe school. I feel the principal is much more approachabl and friendly than other schools. I do hope more people attend as the stress in the last year or two over financial hardships at private schools has been evident. I will continue to keep my daughter at this school until moving out of the CPS system.
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Posted February 10, 2011

I can't praise St. John's enough! We returned to Chicago from Indiana last year, and found the curriculum MUCH more challenging here at St. John's. We also found a welcoming "family" atmosphere, a great, dedicated faculty and staff who were helpful in the transition, and a wonderful student body. There is a vibrancy to the school, the adjoining church, and the neighborhood. A broad mix of backgrounds and cultures come together in an environment of respect, support, and encouragement. St. John's is a place where the Christian faith is clearly supported and lived-out, and where the students not only are given an outstanding education that prepares them for the best high schools, but where they fully develop their God-given gifts, preparing them for life.
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Posted February 8, 2011

i have been really impressed by this school. my children love attending this school. the teachers are so caring and are willing to put in extra time with kids that may need help. i would highly recommend this school to anyone i know. i believe you would have the same experience that i am having.
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Posted April 29, 2010

The kids seem happy to go there...rare for children to like school!
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Posted April 29, 2010

All of the teachers really care about the students. My daughter absolutely loves it there.
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Posted April 29, 2010

My niece just loves the school, her teachers and friends. That's hard to find these days.
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Posted March 5, 2009

I love this school. The teachers ae wonderful and my daughter is very happy here.
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Posted January 4, 2009

In my experience as a student at the school and as alumnus I will say that when I was there the quality of the teachers was great. Even today I still see the way that teachers care about the well being of the students. As far as an education your child will receive the best education on the northside of Chicago for the fraction of the cost of schools like Roycemore and Latin. Though as a parent be prepared in such a small school to deal with the small school gossip between parents.
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Posted May 27, 2008

The teachers here are over-experienced , loving and very nurturing. The dedication of the parents and staff together makes this school a wonderful enviroment.
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Posted July 18, 2006

This school is designed around the students and teaching them. The primary grade teachers have over 90 years experience between them and are an asset. They prepare the students and challenge them to learn. They are patient and fair. The rest of the staff continues the process instilled upon by the primary teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 65% 60%
Hispanic 28% 16%
Black 3% 20%
Two or more races 3% N/A
Asian 2% N/A
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

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  • Mr. Douglas W Markworth
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  • Lutheran church - missouri synod

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4939 West Montrose Avenue
Chicago, IL 60641
Phone: (773) 736-1196

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