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Chicago, IL
Students enrolled: 571

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9130 South Vincennes Avenue
Chicago, IL 60620

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April 30, 2014
School is the worst, administration is nice nasty so called Christian folk. I wouldn't recommend them to my enemy.

- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2013
My daughter is in Kindergarden, my son in 4th grade, and my family love the teachers and staff. The school pushes the children to excel but holds their hands the whole way through. I will admit the school seem to be a little to advance for my children at this time, this is their 1st yr so their still adapting. Its important to be prepared to study with your children every night for atleast 2-3hrs and atleast 6 days a week; its hard for me but I know now and will be ready for next yr, I'll begin preparing my children in the summer..When I need to be late with a payment, the front desk staff is nice and always willing to help. My son loves the principal who expressed so much love for him, and I appreciated that. Last but not least the cost is SO AFFORTABLE. The school has before care beginning at 6am and ending at 7pm, what a convience for a single working mom..

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2013
My children attended ECS, they were there from Pre-3 to 4 th grade. The reason I removed them from the school was, one of my daughters was in 1st grade and the teacher was horrible, she needed to retire, she was older and unable to relate to the children. I am a parent that was highly involved with my girls and their teachers. They wanted to me to remove my daughter from the school because they said she needed to get an IEP. I removed her from the school at the end of the school year enrolled her in Sylvan, so when the school year started back she was ready and on point... My point in this is that they gave up on my child without any direction to point me in to help her. With God's direction I got her where she needed to be. my other daughter was in the 4th an the teacher was very mean and unfair in her teaching. I was fed up I removed her from the school, before leaving I wrote a letter to the appropriate persons, nothing happened. But at then end she marked my daughter absent after I had withdrawn her from the school and stated that she missed test gave her zero's and calculated them into her grades which brought her GPA and grades down ,the principal made her recalculated it....

- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2013
I am giving this school four stars. Because my child has been attending for almost two years and I have not had any issues thus far. I really do like that fact that my child is more advanced then she would be at C.P.S. (she started having spelling test in Pre-4.) I have not had any problems with staff and I really do like her teacher, the school building is being renovated so that is a plus. The cost of tuiton is cheap compared to other private schools and I like the discipline and structure that they enforce. The only thing I have problems with is the traffc in the morning, I believe the school should do something else about it. I notice a few of the reviews were on the negative side but overall my personal experience with the school has been a good one so far.

- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2012
I enjoy my 2 girls being at ECS. They are academically challenged, held accountable and free to praise GOD. I have seen ECS technologically grow over the 6 years my children have been there. The teachers are solid and consistent and I really like their discplinary process.

- submitted by a parent
July 12, 2012
I'm not sure why my experience was deleted, but my son was not happy here. We left this school in the middle of the school year when his substitute teacher left his 4 year old class unsupervised and he got hand sanitizer in his eyes which caused a chemical burn. They are very disciplined if you like your 4 year old yelled at all day for talking. The academics were mediocre compared to the homeschool that taught my son to read sentences at 3.5 and count to 100. I have seen other parents have issues with the staff and they are very rude as if you are bothering them. I will be checking back and reposting of necessary because they are far from a Christian environment.

- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2011
I am a new parent of ECS and I find it to be rewarding for my child. He is excited to learn and is advancing academically to be in Pre-K. I was very surprised at the curriculum and the things he is learning at an early age. I am glad that I took him out of daycare because the results have been phenomenal.

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2011
I am a teacher and a parent at ECS. ECS has an excellent curriculum that prepares the students for the future. I am a product of ECS. I wouldn't have my daughter at ECS, if I didn't believe that the teachers are great. Parents who make negative comments about ECS and the staff are the one's who need deliverence. This is a Christian school. We expect parents to be involved. The negative comments comes from parents who want the staff to do it all. They are not involved, sow discord, and point their fingers for their children's failure. Before poniting fingers, we should all self-examine ourselves. I have been at ECS for nearly 10 years. I have taught almost every grade level. It is unfortunate that only ONE parent think so lowly of me, and wants to slander my character. Remember, that is not the spirit of the Lord. In addition, a legal issue can arise from behaving so poorly on this site. That one parent needs a reality check.

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2011
I love this school. Evangelical has an advanced curriculum. It prepares students for high school and college. My neices and nephews attended this school. I salute the great teaching staff and admnistrative team! Keep up the good work.

- submitted by a community member
August 21, 2011
I would not recommend any parent who's really concerned about their child's acedemics, and there overall well being. You would think the school represents good character, integrity, professionalism, christian values, etc....well they do not honor any of the above. The staff is flat out rude, they do not know how to solve any problems or conflict that arise. I so regret the fact I wasted two years of not only my time and my children's time as well. One thing they did do was work very hard at stressing parents out. The teachers are not equipped at all to deal with children, they're mean to them, constantly yelling as if to show no mercy. I completely understand the level of tolerance one must have to deal with other peoples children, however they have absolutely no tolerance, no compassion non whatsoever. The first year which was pre 4, My children both had Ms. C. Jefferson who was completely the most rude, having no patience, no tolerance, no respect for parents or students. A parent mentioned the tuition being the cheapest, they not alone should be cheaper, they shouldn't even be in business, or they need an entirely new structure. The bathrooms always smell with gnats flying.

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2011
My daughter is currently attending E.C.S. and has been since Pre-3..She's now in 2nd grade and I haven't had any problems with the school; however, the staff can be a little "iffy"..The school is not a bad school. My daughter scored above average on the Iowa Test for 1st grade and was higher than78% nationally for 1st grade students, so some things are going right!!!Also, we have to realize that the school is a tuition based school and the funds are needed to financially take care of the school(salaries, upkeep,etc.). They are the cheapest Christian school out here!! Far as academically, I do hear that 5th grade and above are not so good..Hopefully they get some better teachers to teach our students in the upper grades like the primary teachers do because I wouldn't mind seeing my children graduate from the school...I am a parent who travels to the city everyday from Matteson, IL just to take my kids to this school!!! So far so good!! I'm giving you a 4 star...

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2010
Today this school sent me through so much trouble it wasn't funny. Me and my family just got back from a well needed vacation when the office stops me to tell me I have an balance due from some spring show that my baby did not even paticipate in. Now I understand you have rules so I offered to write a check. The lady told me it had to be in cash. At this time Im pleading with the lady please, I have to be at work and I don't carry that kind of cash on me. The lady told me go get the cash or your daughter can not stay at school. Now I have never been late with any tuition and they never have had any problems with me or my child and this is how im treated. Now Im forced to find another school.

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2010
My daughter is currently enrolled 2009-10 school year & she is in the Pre-4 class. I really love the discipline & aggressiveness of her teacher. However, the office staff can sometimes be distant & uninformed on what is going on. Their website is never updated with information. I love the fact that my daughter is well versed in the word of God while at school & she uses it in her daily walk-even when working on challenging assignments (I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!). However, the work could be more challenging if you ask me. Due to her testing well into Gifted programs at CPS, my hubby and I do not plan on enrolling her 2010-11. The school is affordable- the before & after school programs are a plus for working parents (although I've seen that staff out of order). The a.m. traffic is very unsafe!

- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2009
It bothers me to hear so many bad complaints about E.C.S when majority of the complaints come from parents who have had their children in this school for years and continue to enroll every single year. Yes their are downfalls, but who is perfect? We forget to realize that the employees are human too. when parents come in cursing, ranting, and raving how do you expect them to react? Yes there is a lot of homework! Doesn't it benefit your child...It bothers the parents because they don't want to take the time to sit and help their children at home!

- submitted by a parent
July 10, 2009
This is my daughter's 2nd yr. & my son's 1st. I'm not a part of any 'parent clicks' (I have other christian friends). The only time I worship at thier house is when they have Christian serevices. I make all payments on time. I drop my child off and pick her when I'm supposed to. When i don't like a grade she's received, I speak with her teacher because I'm concerned about my childs education. We go over her homework after she's done it in after school. She participates in extracurricular activities elsewhere, because she learns at school and plays at the park district. The only real complaint I have is that my son has to be fully potty trained before he starts. And i luv the discipline. Its truly a great school, could it be better, yeah couldn't we all.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 12, 2009
This is our first year here at ECS and what I have found is that if you are not a part of the parent click then you get nothing. We came from one of the better charter schools in the city and there was always a waiting list to get in, and whatever slots were open were given away by lottery. But once you were in you were in. ECS has a terrible policy as far a communicating with the parents about what is going on. True they send a newsletter monthly. But come on we are talking about kids. There has to be some way to ensure that the parents know what is going on. ECS has this mystery board that makes all of the decisions. So now my child who is currently a student has to be placed on a waiting list for the next year.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 06, 2009
All I have to say is, you get what you pay for. I am a former parent and I transferred my daughter because I could not deal with the unprofessional staff, and the over crowded calssrooms. They do no display Christian attitudes and it's all about money, the pile the kids in the classroom to get more money.

- submitted by a community member
no rating June 02, 2009
When I think about this school over the 7 years that my son has attended, I would like to say the their good parts far exceed their bad. Duely noted that this school is behind the times with staff and processing. However, their educational opportunities for the children isn't. I have search for comparable options but none other can offer what they have for our children. You will have to be proactive with the homework as a parent and cannot rely on them for homework assistance but that's a good thing. Good job with my son, ECS. Even with the bad parts 3 stars from me. I look forward to new improvements to come.

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2009
The schools curriculum is good and the tuition is affordable. However the staff is unprofessional, as has been mentioned several times. Most issues go unresolved while the administration gives you the run around. Though the tuition is affordable they nickle&dime you to death for everything! They want the kids to play the adults roles while the adults take responsibility for nothing! ECS give tons of homework but do not offer any homework assistance from the after school progam. Tho they advertise homework assistance. They say they are Men&Women of God, however God does things decently & in order! They have no courtesy no compassion& a spirit of no cooperation!

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 22, 2009
I am an ecs parent. My daughter is currently in the 4th and my son is in pre-4. Some of the complaints on this site i totally agree with having dealt with the unprofessional staff at ecs. The school is very outdated, lack of organization no extra-cirricular activaties for the kids. This year they started a band, praise dance and basketball team. However the one sport they had for the girls was canceled cheerleading. no real form of gym. oh finally this year they tried the online tuition payment but it failed still have yet to get so form of electric payment within the school. In closing there are some things the ecs can work on to improve their rep.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 27, 2008
I'm a former student of ECS, now 18 years old in college and I have to say that most of these complaints are ridiculous. Looking back on the school, I would most definitely would say that my parent's decision to send me to ECS is probably one of the best they could have made. I learned sooo much from this school, many of the things that I continue to follow to this day. The discipline I admit during that time seemed to be the worst but it made me onto whom I am today. A God fearing, and intelligent young woman with an extremely good head on my shoulder if I don't say so myself. LOL I can truely say that most of the values and my hunger for learning was greatly influenced by this school. It is an excellent choice.

- submitted by a student
October 23, 2008
I am an ECS parent. My son is in the 5th grade and has been there for 5yrs. I agree with quite a few of the complaints posted, ie. the school is unorganized and outdated, the classrooms are overcrowded, the staff is unprofessional, the extra-curricular activities are very limited, and they don't have a PTA where parents can have their concerns addressed. I will admit academic wise my son has excelled tremendously while attending ECS and the tuition is affordable for a single parent like myself, those are the 2 main reasons I have yet to transfer him. Above all the school is OK and it's far better than the CPS in my district he would have to attend, but like most ECS parents-- if I could afford for my child to go elsewhere he would.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 25, 2008
I really like this school it has been a great place for my children my daughter graduate for them in 2006. And know doing excellent in in high school she had a excellent 8th grade teacher. I also like the class side and the environment of the school well kept up.

- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2008
I think that this is the best elementary school in the city and suburbs. The staff truly loves the students and works hard with the parents. Mature, professional parents get along well with the staff, but the ghetto, ignorant parents who want the school to do everything for their child will have issues wherever they go. Parents should step up before they complain about the school. $190.00 per month for 6am-6pm which includes lunch, gym, music, foreign language, chapel and more, yet some parents want more, but won't even support the school or pay their tuition on time. They complain about paying tuition, but you should just see all the expensive cars parked outside the school. Parents, get your priorities straight and check yourself. ECS produces excellent students and has a wonderful staff. I highly rec. it for everyone. See for yourself before listening to the lies of lazy parents.

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2008
I feel that this being a Private Institution and NOT a Public School, should provide a more professional environment from both students and teachers. I am concerned that the level of professionalism has lessened over the years as my child has attended this school since pre-4. I am completely dissatisfied with the work ethics of several Teachers Assistants, from their attire to how they communicate with the children. If this is a Private Christian Institution, the teachers or aides should not communicate with children as if they are on the street or in the hallways of a public school. I fully understand that discipline is needed but positive encouragement is also.

- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2008
Overall ECS is a reasonable school but it does not hold to the expectation of being better than a public school. The class sizes are just as large and they have outdated books. The main difference between ECS and a public school is the 0 tolerance for improper behavior. Unfortunately, I don't know if the 0 tolerance is a good sacrifice for my family versus academics. Most staff members, not all, are committed to the academic success of the students so it is a toss up. The lack of no afterschool programs except cheerleading was also a little frustrating as well but not the end of the world. If a strong Christian base, 0 tolerance, and mostly committed teachers that are just as overcrowded and have limited resources as a public school is reasonable to you, then I recommend ECS. Otherwise carefully and prayerfully consider a public school that fits.

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February 27, 2008
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December 15, 2007
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November 04, 2007
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- submitted by a student
November 02, 2007
First I would like to say that I graduated from the class of 2005. I disagree when people say that they would recommend this school to people, I just ask myself, why? Why would anyone do such I thing. I attended this school from 3rd grade all the way to 8th grade and if this wasn't a convenience and yet affordable school for my mama I would have never stayed I regretted having to go to school every morning and school should not be a place like that. I had very few good teachers must most of them I could have done without. I had fun with my friends but the school in general is not a place I would ever consider sending my own children, under any circumstances. The staff is poorly selected, the curriculum is ok but its not worth the frustration you have to go through while there.

- submitted by a former student
October 31, 2007
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- submitted by a student
October 28, 2007
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- submitted by a community member
October 26, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
October 02, 2007
My son and daughter attended evangelical for 7 yrs (1999-2006) and the school does have its downfalls, but I will say that the curriculum program is great in my opinion, and it also depends on the child. My daughter is in her freshman year of high school this year at Crete-Monee HS, Crete, IL. Her grades are excellent. She graduated in the top ten of her eight grade class back in June 2007. My daughter credits evangelical christian school for providing her the best science and math programs which helped her gain some knowledge in courses such as chemistry and algebra. This really prepared her for high school.

- submitted by a parent
October 02, 2007
I am a graduate of ECS (Class of 2003) and I believe that they provide an excellent education for all of their students even though they are extremely understaffed. Mrs. West and Mrs.King take personal interest in all of their students and do what they can to help, it's up to the parents to back them up. After ECS I went to Morgan Park High School and excelled immensely my first semester because they had prepared me for it. Now I'm at U of I in Urbana and I'm used to writing papers and doing essays because its been apart of my academic life since 3rd grade. I recommend this school to anyone who's dedictated in their child's education

- submitted by a former student
September 28, 2007
My daughter attended this school from pre-k through 2nd grade, I transfered her to a public school because I thought she would have a 'better education',and would not have to deal with the admin staff at Evangelical. The new school my daughter went to had a new library, new books new building,etc but my daughter was harrased almost everyday, there was no respect for the classroom and the majority of the children had no respect for thier teacher or themeselves. I have transfered my daughter back to Evangelical, I have realized now that a new building is not as important as my daughter development as a respectable person. Those of you who say it is all about the money were else can you have child go to school from 6am to 6pm for $190.00 a month? Nowhere, I believe they do the best they can with what they have.

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2007
Evangelical is not about the students, it's about getting money from all avenues. I wouldn't mind funding raising and the extra costs if I could see where the money is going. I guess to the administration. It's a shame that the children have to eat, play and sing in the same room. This school is not managed correctly and needs an overhaul.

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2007
We have been parents at ECS since 2001. We now have 3 children that attend the school. We have a 7th grader, a 2nd grader and a Pre-k student at ECS. We love ECS. Our children have done so well. The have learned so much. The curriculum is awesome. We do not agree to a lot of comments posted about the school. It is good that the children learn at an accelerated level. This better prepares them for high school and college. They will be accepted into the top schools. The math curriculum is great. Our children have always tested above grade level. If we have any concerns or problems at the school, we would talk to administration and they would be addressed. Ms. Relf, Mrs. Frazier and Mrs. West are really good at addressing parent concerns. We work well with the teachers and they work well with us.

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2007
Hello! I Rate this school a four. Yes the school has it's down falls and its problems, but it is still a good school. It taught me discipline and respect. My name is Gabriel C. Tyler, Valedictorian of the Graduating Class of 2005. I have heard many of those who graduated say to me that they miss the school, no matter how stone aged the office may be or how many rules we had to abide by. I personally never minded going back earlier (my parents didn't either because they could get rid of me mostly all of the year for about 8 hours a day). This school became my second home and my safe haven. When I was in 5th-8th my family went through a rough time and without this school I would have fell off. I go to one of the tops highschools in Chicago now: Walter Payton.

- submitted by a community member
August 02, 2007
I will not recommend this school to anyone. The school should really be closed. The tution is the only reasonable thing.Everything else needs a total makeover. I don't understand with all the fees that are collected why in the world the school continue to use the Multi- Purpose room for everything, its the lunchroom, gym, church service, children's program, etc.Don't think for a chance that you will enjoy a holiday program there one night with the whole family.If you have more than one kid in different grades be prepared to come at a different time and day.Because space is limited. Never used the bathroom there because it is always nasty.My daughter will not return next year for 07-08.

- submitted by a parent
July 25, 2007
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- submitted by a student
May 31, 2007
For my sons experience at Evangelical coming out of Daycare was a true blessing in our life. For my son it has improved his behavior and learning. We also attend there church. You know your child better than anyone else and if your child does well in a school keep him/her in that school.

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2007
I'm A former student of ECS and I must say that nothing about the school has changed. When I attended the school the math curriculum was extremely weak and did not adequately prepare me for high school. My parents have on several occasion expressed their regret for letting me attend the school for my entire elementary education. If you are considering or already have your child in this school I suggest you re-evaluate your decision, because the teachers nor administration have your childs' best interest in mind.

- submitted by a former student
May 09, 2007
The school is terribly management. They do not address parents concerns. This is my son's last year attending this school. All that Evangelical is concerned about is collecting the tuition. The school is in desperate need of a face lift. I would not recommend or allow this school to keep my dog. The staff, including the owners are unprofessional and all have bad attitudes.

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2007
My child has attended ECS since pre3 and will graduate this year. I appreciate each teacher she's had and the administrators. If we as parents take the time to get to know our child's teacher and the administrators, a relationship will develop and dialogs can begin. The music program was great while it lasted. The children had a chance to travel and sing at different places. The curriculum is one grade ahead, and yes, there is alot of homework, but it is needed. Thank you Evangelical Christian School staff for all your hard work. May God continue to bless you and direct you in all that you do. I have no regrets!

- submitted by a parent
April 05, 2007
My daughter has been at ECS for two years. I would not recommend the school to anyone. My daughter is still here because I feel stuck. Unfortunately some public schools are worse and the tuition is affordable. The school is very unorganized, they are all about the money. The parents have no one to voice concerns to and really feel that they'll be taken seriously. I am very disappointed in the school as a whole and as people that represent Christ.

- submitted by a parent
November 22, 2006
I grduated from E.C.S in 01' and my little brothers still attend there, they are in the 6 grade i really love this school I have learned a lot from how God lovers everyone to the tables of element i will strongy say i wouldnt be in college if it wasnt for E.C.S. I really love how the jr high is ran the 6-8th grade. my favorite teachers were Mrs. West and Mrs. King.

- submitted by a former student
September 27, 2006
My daughter is a former student of Evangelical, I would not recommend this school to anyone. The administration is too concerned about getting money that they continue to accept children knowing that they can not accommodate them. They fund raise, get money from everywhere possible, but have not used the money to upgrade the building at all. They do not have a gym room, nor an intercom system. Some of the teachers do double duty serving as an administrator as well as a teacher. The principal even has her own classroom. As I stated above I would not recommend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a former student
September 12, 2006
This is my daughter 4th year at ecs. This is school is no up to par. Class rooms are over crowded. The parents are the last to know about an disciplar action on the students. But if our tuition is not paid b the 3rd of every month they are quick to expel your child. Parents can not voice any concerns your have to follow a chain of command and maybe your issue will get resolved if the teacher follows the same chain. I will never recommend anyone to this school.

- submitted by a parent
July 04, 2006
okay school for the money. math curriculum is not as strong as it should be. corporal punishment is used too frequently for minor offenses. parents don't have an avenue in which to express their opinions, no organized parent programs. there is a choir but no musical instrument introduction, no art extra curricular activity consist of a basketball team and cheerleaders. no intercom system to alert teachers of dangers in the building which is a safety concern for me.

- submitted by a parent
July 04, 2006
this school is not equipped to handle problematic children. their solution is to expell,suspend or paddle them. i thought that since it is a

- submitted by a parent
June 30, 2006
I love this school!! If you are looking for a Christian school that offers advanced academics look no further.

- submitted by a parent
June 13, 2006
Academic programs are okay. Students receive a lot of homework. Limited sports programs. Teachers can be very immature.

- submitted by a parent
June 12, 2006
My child is attending ECS. She is learning, but the classes are too crowded. This school is very money hungry, always trying to make a buck, the school is ok, but not highly recommended.

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2006
I would not recommend this school to anyone else. It is only good for primary grades Pk-2;my daughter is in the 1st grade and has been enrolled since PK-4 and this year seems like she transferred schools. the preschool and kindergarten teachers work together to ensure a smooth transition for the children. The coursework follows from one grade to the next and the children responded well to the transition. There was no continuum from kdg to 1st grade and the classes are too crowded for the teachers to take the necessary time to smooth the transition. The administrative office is handled poorly and some of their practices are questionable. The children have little time for physical activities due to the heavy course load. The tuition is very affordable, but I guess you get what you pay for.

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2006
Iam very disappointed in the way the administration handles the everyday operations of this school. They don't have a gym, they have a playground big enough for about 20 kids, and the class sizes are too large.

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2006
The academics is challenging which was great but I have a problem with pretty much everything else that relates to Evangelical. We were deceived before school started w/the lunch program.My daughter's teach was horrid. The school is in the ice age when it comes to collecting tuition.You have to wait in a ridiculous line which they are still handwriting receipts.They have no gym and no extracurricular activites for the children.I did sign my daughter the cheerleading program which is not officially connected to the school which was pretty much the worse decision I could have made other than enrolling my daughter in the money hungry,unorganized school. If you are thinking about enrolling your child,other than the academics aspect,PLEASE,PLEASE,don't do it.You will have to encounter so much other mess with attitudes from the faculity (especially the front office) it's not worth it. Save yourself the aggrevation and find another school.

- submitted by a parent
June 02, 2006
This is an excellent school academically. However, the class sizes are much to large. I think that some students would perform better in smaller classes. There is also no gym room so physical activity is very limited. The school year is also very long. The school year ends in the middle of June and they start back the first business day in August. Six weeks is just not long enough for summer.

- submitted by a parent
April 05, 2006
The academic program is great. The class sizes are too large. There is too much homework and not enough physical activity. The assistants traet the kids like they are little zoo animals. My child will not be returning for the 2006-2007 school year.

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2006
Academically this school is great! The kids are learning at a higher scale than most schools. However, there are a few issues with the administration staff. They are very unorganized. There is little acceptance to parent imput.

- submitted by a former student
March 13, 2006
This is my son's first year at EVS and I have to admit I am very disappointed in this school. For one, there are too many children in each classroom for the children to receive a quality education. There is very little one-on-one interaction since the teacher has to control 40 students at one time. The before and after school care is just as bad. They do not assist with the homework and just this morning I dropped my son off and the before teacher was doing her own homework while 30 kids are running around. I was extremely disappointed and I am constantly regretting I put him in this school. He will not be there next year.

- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2006
My child is a former student here, I would not recommend it to anyone. The environment has completely changed. All they think about is money and ways they can get more money. Everybody wants to be a boss. I would not recommend this school if it was the last one on earth.

- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
January 27, 2006
My child is currently at this school but not for long, his teacher has received numerous complaints about last minute projects and/or notices. Recently in the after school program, one of the assistants let my child leave with another parent not authorize to pick up my child. I must admit, his previous two years there were great.

- submitted by a parent
December 16, 2005
My child just started in October of 2005 and so far I love the fact that she has adapted quickly. She has improved in her Spelling and she is taking a foreign language. At her previous school she did seem to have has much work which is a plus for me.

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November 29, 2005
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no rating September 27, 2005
this is my son's first year in kindergarten at this school. so far i have observed there are too many students per teacher, no extra curricular activities during after school programs. they do not assist children with homework during after school care. the education provided is way above what kids normalll are expected to complete but this is way i wanted my son to attend. i am just not sure they have the manpower to help kids keep up and there is no placement regimen instituted.

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September 12, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2005
I graduated from Evangelical Christian School and ranked number 2 out of my class. The curriculum is excellent. Evangelical offers students what no other school can offer academically and spiritually. Pre-3 through 8th grade are required to learn French and Spanish. Can you imagine a 3 year old speaking another lanuguage? Most schools are not even allowed to speak about God. What a shame! At Evangelical, children beginning at the age of 3 are taught about God. I currently have a child at Evangelical Chrisitan School, and I am very pleased with what she has learned thus far.

- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2005
Evangelical Christian School provides a quality education in a Christian setting. The children receive a solid secular education as well as a solid christian education. They learn how to interact socially and morally in today's society. The curriculum is above level for every grade level and the results are outstanding. It is a great school to entrust your son or daughter to.

- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2005
I have two students at Evangelical Christian School and am an educator myself. This school is excellent especially in comparison to other private institutions in the city and definetly the public ones. My daughter has excelled in the academic programs and has taken part in the choir, cheerleading and the gifted programs. Her Reading and Math scores are in the 90th percentile and this is because of the curriculum implemented by their dedicated staff. My son who is newly enrolled in the pre-school is currently enjoying that program. The tuition is a blessing to my family because it is so reasonable. I am paying less for both my children to attend Evangelical Christian School than I was for my son's daycare alone. What I enjoy most is the Christmas and Spring Concerts they are fun and the children get to showcase their talents. Both of mine will graduate from ECS.

- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2005
My son has been at this school since he was four. All the time he has been there, it has been a caring and loving enviroment. The teachers and staff make you feel like you are apart of their family. I am a product of public schools and I am able to tell the difference in the support he gets from this school. My son has tested above average every year that he has been there. The acdemic program they have is great! It is truly a quality education. Along with the basic education, they receive so much more including a language, outside activities and a bible education to make them a well rounded indiviual. I have been so impressed with the school since he has been there, that I could never think of him any place else. It takes a village to raise a child an evangelical is it!

- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2005
My son goes to E.C.S. and is doing very well he is in Pre-4 and is already learning to write as well as read. I love this school it is the best thing that has ever happened to us! If you are looking for an academically challenging school then this school should definitely be your choice, they can keep up and surpass any of the competitive schools out there.

- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2005
I've been an Evangelical Christian School parent since 1995. I've had all 4 of my children at E.C.S. Two have graduated and two remain there. What makes E.C.S. stand out, is that it caters to the whole child. E.C.S. not only educates and prepares children for high school, but it feeds the children spiritually and emotionally. The teachers not only teach the children, but pray for them, disciple them and give them the necessary tools for adjusting to the pressures of life outside of School. The students get lessons and LOVE! E.C.S. is a blessing from God!

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July 05, 2005
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June 21, 2005
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June 10, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2005
My child is in the kindergarten class, since this is her 1st year, I will give the school the benifit of the doubt. It is an ok school, no more, no less. I think that the classes are too overcrowded, that's my biggest drawback. I don't think 30 5 year olds can get quality education, because the teacher has to babysit. Hopefully it will get better in the upper grades... we'll see. For now, I'll keep her there...that's for now.

- submitted by a parent
April 04, 2005
The classrooms are filled with up to forty children at a time. The children do not receive enough attention toward there school work but recieve more discipline for the smallest things like talking or a missing a tie or having on the wrong shirt. On the level of what the children learn in class the children are far behind in Math and other areas. As a parent I must say I have gotten what I paid for an extremely low class low quality school. I would not recommend this school to anyone who wants ther child to have quality education.

- submitted by a former student
April 01, 2005
Evangelical is the best thing that has ever happened to my family. Evangelical helps to reinforce the priniples that my husband and I teach our children by using God's word. It encourages leadership and creativity as early as the the preschool department. I highly recommend Evangelical as choice for schools.

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March 25, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
March 24, 2005
I have to agree, ECS is a mess and if God says the same my children will not be going back next year. The office staff is incompetent and some of the teachers should not be allowed to teach(IVY League College student or not) The only thing I am happy about is the education they get on our Lord and Savior but children need some text book material as well to succeed. Yes the cost is low but the aggrevation is GREAT. Be Blessed.

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March 17, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
March 06, 2005
My child is a student at Evangelical and I personally think the school is a disaster. The classrooms are overcrowed, and the teacher cannot teach the children who need the extra attention. I thought the teachers were there to teach the class, but how could you possibly teach 34 kids in a pre4 classroom and try to reach at least half. When children are at the age of 4, they need more attention but with as many kids that this school has at least half of the children will be lost in the next grade up. My child will not be attending this school next school year. I guess the saying, you get what you pay for is true. The tuition is alot cheaper than other private school, but not worth your child missing out on a good education.

- submitted by a parent
January 04, 2005
As a completely unbiased parent i will say that the value of education that you get is well worth the low tuition but the $650 registration fee is ridiculous. Parents are fined for everything. A $5 out of uniform fee is added to tuition should your child forget to wear their tie one day or wear a shirt without the peter-pan collar! everyone picking up your child has to have a $2 i.D. Card and should you send someone who doesnt have one (like in an emergency) then tuition is fined for that too. Thats just the beginning! and...As other parents state...There is no pta or parents council or anything...The school is over-crowded. The education is above average for its location but overall value is overrated...And militant.

- submitted by a parent
November 25, 2004
I would like to say the school overall is ok and has a safe enivroment.Its pre3-3rd grade program is excellent but after that it gets down hill.I have two children that go their. The only thing that discourage me is the way the discpline the children in the hallways & doorway (need a detintion room) -tooo much homework children need a home life too. -Not enough other activities. -They do not have a pta board to get our opinions. -Summer school is a joke. -I agree with some of the parents that its more about the money because they want to charge you for everything. -I thought after school care is when student who need help with work can get it when less students in the room but they charge you for tutoring too. -Need more educated trips -charge to be out of uniform shouldbe free.

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2004
I feel that Evangelical is an excellent school. My children have been attending this school for over five years. I am pleased to see that the school promotes reading as early as Pre-3. My children have gained much knowledge at this school. My daughter was able to write in cursive when she was in first grade. My daughter is currently in fifth grade. My son is currently in first grade and is reading at grade level. I feel just because I pay for their education, that it is not all up to the teacher. I feel that teachers and parents should work together. As parents, we should take time out to work with our children. If our child has a reading problem, the teacher will not have to tell us, because we should already know. My contact with the school adminstrators have always been positive. The fees are reasonable.

- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2004
It is a very good school. The curriculum is quite full with and includes language (French or Spanish) and Music. Last year the average composite scores on the Iowa tests for every grade level were at or above grade level. Primary and upper grades placed two (2) grade levels above. My daughter is learning so much. She ranked in the 98th percentile nationally on her first Iowa test. This is because of all the hard work of the teachers. Extra curricular activities include cheerleading as a sport, choir, liturgical dance, and there is a strong devotion and chapel component. Extra tutoring is offered during classtime and in the after school program. I would like to see smaller classes, but the tuition is low so I'm sure that's why classes are so big. Breakfast, lunch and dinner (or an evening snack) are served at no additional cost. I love this school.

- submitted by a parent
September 03, 2004
My children attend ECS, I find the school to be okay they do a good job with teahing the children good christian values, however, the staff at ECS doesnt practic what they preach. They tend to be very nast, unorganized and rude. But for $140 a month you get just about what you pay for. I dont recommend this school, because I paid up front fees which run about $600 plus tuition my children will attend until june 2005 but will not return.

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2004
Evangelical Christian School is all about making money. They could care less about the education of the children. I have taken my child out this year because I want him to have a good education and ECS is not the place. I would never suggest for anyone to place their child in this school. Money hungry and fony christians.

- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2004
As a former parent i can say that my daughter techers in the younger grades where the best. As she got into the older grades the qualities were extremely low. The school is about making money and doesn't take the parents concerns and needs into consideration. As for the principal she thinks she's in the military with the way she disciplines the children. The lunches could be better.

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2004
This is an excellent school!! I'm a product of Evangelical and now my child is a student there. Of course anywhere you go there may be something that's not satisfying to everyone, but this institution, which has been serving the community for over 40yrs has been a blessing to me and my family. Keep up the good work Evangelical!

- submitted by a former student
June 03, 2004
I feel that this school is out of order. Its all about the money. Teachers underpaid and parents being ignored. We won't talk about the front office. It needs restructuring. Too many rules and not enough structure. Who's running the place? Pray for your kids.

- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2004
My child has been at this school 4 years and it has been a disaster. Education is a joke and so are the teachers. The children are behind in every subject (not all) but a vast majority. I truly believe it's about money, which would be fine if in return you were getting good sound education but, unforunately that is not the case. I'm taking my child out this year but, my heart goes out to all the children in those oversized, disruptive class rooms, with teachers who have been placed in position's simply because there was a need.

- submitted by a parent
March 17, 2004
I have been a parent at this school for 11years. I like the curriculm with the exception of Math. I don't think the math department is strong enough to compete with other schools. The children aren't challenged enough in Math. I don't like that there is no organized parent groups there. It seem as though parental input is not wanted or needed. There also needs to be more extra curricula activities. The teacher turnover rate is too high, especially in the middle grades. Discipline is not done according to protocol. Children are paddled for first time minor offenses.

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2004
I think the concept of the school is good; however the class size is too big and the teachers can not effectively give the students the time they need to understand the lesson.

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September 09, 2003
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- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
The school is a great school. The only thing I complain about is the lack of organization in the business office. It needs moajor improvement.

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Evangelical Christian School
9130 South Vincennes Avenue, Chicago, IL  60620
(773) 881-8008
Last modified Evangelical Christian School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
Evangelical Christian School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 104 reviews. Top