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3456 West 38th Street
Chicago, IL 60632

(773) 535-4180
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June 23, 2014
In my case my teachers are not my teachers , my principles or not my principles , my staff are not my staff. The reason I say that they are not my teachers or principles or my staff it is because I don't see them as their titles they earn by their education but. As a family member because they care for me beside them showing me new stuff in school they take time tot help me and other with our personal problems . All so they all way their for me even if your a formal student like my self . They always welcoming and loving. That why they not my teacher nor principles nor staff they are my second family so who ever is saying bad stuff about this school it's fine that what you think and I respect that but don't be angry because you don't work their but if you don't work their or you where layed off and your mad and saying bad stuff it means your hurting because you can't be their and work their because you know it's an wonderful school and they said bye to you so don't act like a child and talk stuff just be bigger person and stop hateing . So if took the time to write stuff about us .That mean we are in your mind . I love to be part of the calmeca family

- submitted by a community member

May 22, 2014
La Escuela Calmeca es la mejor escuela que e visto sus maestros son lideres natos y ay mucha interacci n con los padres de Familia

- submitted by a parent

May 17, 2014
In respond to the teacher who works at Calmeca and loves it. Posted March 16, 2014. This is my first time writing a comment here and I would like to add that I am a teacher who was let go. I always felt that the teachers at Calmeca were excellent educators and co-workers. The friendship and willingness to help each other was what made Calmeca great. However, after having read your post I'm beginning to think that I was wrong. Unlike you, I did work on Saturdays and after school for Mrs. Garcia. I'm happy to hear you are getting paid for math night, multicultural night, special assemblies, numerous afterschool meetings, to name a few. I worked all those without pay. I'm very happy for you that your experience has been nothing but great. However, I knew more than one teacher who was extremely stressed out by the ridiculous demands of the principal. I remember when she assigned committees to execute tasks meant for administration such as figuring out everyone's schedules. Once again, I'm very happy for you. You are one of very few who has had that experience. I'm sure you are one of here favorites but remember that no one is indispensable in this world. Best of luck!

- submitted by a community member

May 15, 2014
Teacher, staff and principal turn other way when is report of bullying . Worst off they take part of BULLYING .

- submitted by a parent

May 14, 2014
The school looks great from the outside and when you walk through the hallways. The only problem is that the teachers look stressed out. There seem to be overworked yet they still love the place. I think the principal needs to do a better job of getting to know the students. Also, Calmeca could be so much better if they had more activities for the middle school kids. It seems like once they get to 7th and 8th grades the kids a shuffled out and have nothing to do.

- submitted by a parent

March 16, 2014
I am a teacher here and I love it. I have been there since it opened and I can tell you for a fact that our principal does everything she can for her teachers and students. We don't work weekends and we do get paid for after school programs. The person who wrote the other review is probably someone who was let go. I am pretty sure that there was a reason for them being let go and it's obvious by the negative review.

- submitted by a teacher

May 17, 2012
This school needs work on the environment. The school seems all fine and dandy when you walk in the door, but Calmeca (OLD MCKINLEY) is not all it is cracked up to be. The Principal there does not nurture her teachers and expects them to stay after school, work on weekends, and come in early. Are they getting paid for it...not their at the rate they should be paid. The Teacher assistants are pulled in every which way, and the Special Ed. classrooms are overcrowded. I hope that they do what they can to improve the school...and stop letting great teachers leave.

- submitted by a community member
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April 02, 2009
Being a multicultural school, it creates a great effort & challenge to teachers of every grade. I rate them high for their hard work & interest in teaching student learn to become our future leaders.

- submitted by a community member
no rating
March 02, 2009
Children at this school love to come to school. It's a pleasant atmosphere, with Principal Garcia circulating, smiling and talking with students every day. The visual arts are a focus, and children have many opportunities to express themselves through projects big and small. It would be a great place for a child to receive nurturance.

- submitted by a community member
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Calmeca Academy Elementary School
3456 West 38th Street, Chicago, IL  60632
(773) 535-4180
Last modified Calmeca Academy Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Calmeca Academy Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 12 reviews. Top