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St Rene Goupil Elementary School

Private | PK-8 | 224 students


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Posted May 3, 2010

The teachers really focus on the individual child, encouraging and nourishing their desire to learn.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 27, 2010

a great school with amazing faculty and student body, thanks to St. Rene i have the potential to do anything with my life.

Posted April 26, 2010

Its a great family school where everyone knows everyone and welcomes in the new family members to our school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 26, 2010

St. Rene Goupil is truly a hidden gem. Smaller class sizes, extremely talented staff, beautiful grounds, and wonderful programs. The children come first at St. Rene Goupil and the values and principles they are taught there will benefit them for the rest of their lives.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 21, 2009

If you want to send your child to a private school with teachers and staff that care about your child and know him/her by name, this is your school. The majority of the teachers have master degrees (and that says alot seeing as they could earn a much higher salary teaching in the public schools.) Students not only learn the basics, including computer skills, science lab experience, they are taught how to be good people and model citizens in a world where it seems sometimes that is a lost concept. The caring staff and the religious education teacher is a big plus at St Rene. Check it out. You won't be sorry.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 15, 2008

our school may be small but i love it i cant picture myself going anywhere else.we hav so much fun activities to join and we have computer to teach us computer skills and library wich has themes for us to learn about differt things and the responsibilty of taking a book out of the library. we have science lab every couple weeks to teach us things about science through experiments or visual demonstations. im going into the sixth grade and have been going there since st.rene you can count on your child making penty of new friends every grade is caring,kind and thoughtful. yes its true our school is small but you learn lots of interesting things.
—Submitted by a student

Posted June 4, 2008

it is a great school. even though it might be small it is a great place to learn.
—Submitted by a student

Posted March 28, 2007

small class size 75% of teacher have master degrees Renaissance math &reading program science lab, computer lab music, sports
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Posted March 15, 2006

I have my son in preschool at St. Rene and since starting he has done exceedingly well. He speaks much better and has learned so much. St. Rene also has many great programs and activities for the kids to take advantage of. Highly recommended.
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Posted January 15, 2005

I have a 2nd grader enrolled at St. Rene who absolutely loves school! What more could a parent ask for? The teachers at St. Rene are highly dedicated (and educated) individuals who are very devoted to the students and their parents. The computer lab is outfitted with laptops that run Windows XP and the reading lab utilizes a program called Accelerated Reading which allows students to challenge their comprehension skills on an individual basis. The faculty has implemented accelerated math programs at all grade levels--my 2nd grader is working with age appropriate pre-algebraic equations! The school offers a variety of extracurricular activities for students and parents including scouts for all ages, sports and parent clubs. I highly recommend this school to any parent who is looking to provide thier child with a top notch Catholic education.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 56% 51%
Hispanic 42% 24%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Black 0% 18%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Paula Calvert
  • Coed
  • Roman catholic


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  • Computer lab
  • Library
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  • Archdiocese of Chicago
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6340 South New England Avenue
Chicago, IL 60638
Phone: (773) 586-4414


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