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K-8
Public charter
Chicago, IL
Students enrolled: 451

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8 W Root St
Chicago, IL 60609

(773) 535-1460
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Map of Bronzeville Lighthouse Elementary Charter School address.

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May 13, 2013
This school can become a great school but with the children having no books the school is just like the other public schools. The children are failing and children can not learn without books!

- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2012
This is a great school. Teachers work overtime simply because they care. Mrs. April Knox was the best principal but now she has been moved to a higher position, I congratulate her but since she has left it just hasn't felt like home. Also Mrs.Laura Cummings was a great for planning nice programs for the children such as " Dancing with Class" this gave children the chance to express themselves in different dances such as Tango, Swing, Waltz, and Salsa. Ms. Andrews is an awesome math teacher teaching children fun ways to learn math no matter how old they are. She encourages students to try their best by being personal with them, she makes the students feel like they could be something one day. She makes each student feel special and cared for.

- submitted by a community member
November 04, 2011
Bronzeville Lighthouse Charter School has the potential of becoming an excellent feeder for any our top ranked highschools if they strengthen their discipline policy, lessen the teacher turn around, taught more than test prep and did more teaching. We have an amazing school with significant challenges. As a parent who has been apart of the school since it's opening, I know we can do alot better. My scholar is doing exceptionally well for many reasons. Discipline issues cripple instruction time and need to be removed. Parents accuntabiltiy needs to be upheld! Home is where it starts!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2011
Bronzeville is a good school when it comes to tests and helping children read, but socially connection is not presented there. When a child gets into trouble they label them and talk bad about them amongst the parents and teachers. The child who have troubles in the beginning, is the child that is blamed for everything. They continue to see to it that they remind the child about their past instead of helping the child see their potential and build self-confidence. This school is full of young teachers that work hard for the rise in test sores which I applaud them for, but when it comes down to motivation and encouragement they have no EXPERIENCE!!! I am a parent that is always attending meetings and stay in contact with my son's teacher and principal and refuse to act as though this type of social and cultural disconnection doesn't exist. They are unfair with the way they treat the students that trie hard to exceed and have behavior problems but at this day and age what child don't have them? Why would you want to pick on a kid? Parents continue to encourage your child.

- submitted by a parent
April 04, 2011
Bronzeville has a longer day than regular public schools and the kids take art, music, and Spanish, so in that sense the school is much better than most public schools on the South side. The teachers aren't bad either, although a lot are new and they seem to have a high turnover. They'll also pull out struggling readers for oral reading of a text book (I think it's an SRA program) which is a little old fashioned and won't help kids with severe reading problems. The goal is to send every kid to college, so Bronzeville isn't for everyone.

- submitted by a community member
March 20, 2011
This isn't a website for rating parents. This is about the schools. Just because you haven't had a negative experience doesn't mean the experiences of others didn't happen or was a result of bad parenting. It's sad but true but judgemental thinking empowers the negative and the teachers who are at fault love parents with this type of thinking. It deflects the attention away from them. It's wonderful when our children come home excited about school. What helps our family succeed is GOD, my Husband and myself. We put hard work into our family. Music & Art is all around us and our children knew other languages becuase we expose them to diversity. Our oldest is a Forensic Scientist, our twin daughter have full rides to two of the best colleges in the country and our 17 year old already has recieved a full scholarship and our 6 year old is now attending a school that has removed all he negative things done to her at bronzeville. My earlier opinion stands this school stands for the numbers and not for the children. Do your research. I share this info regarding this school in all community meetings. Parents be informed and alert!!

- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2011
As a parent of a child at Bronzeville I have full confidence in the staff and administration at the school. My child's teacher is in constant communication with me through email, phonecalls, and face to face. The school does arts infusion so my daughter gets very excited about the lessons that include art. One day she came home with a project that required her to bring to life the words of a story with paints. It is unbelievable how much she has grown since transferring here. I think it's sad that some parents put all the blame on the teachers, especially when their kids don't act right. I see this sometimes...parent yelling at teachers, talking trash, and transferring their kids because they think it's okay for them to act a fool and waste their classmates' time. It really is a shame. I also have to give a shout out to the special teachers. My daughter enjoys this part of the day most. Her old school didn't have art or music and she didn't know what Spanish was until going to BZ. Thank you, thank you, thank you for caring and helping my family succeed.

- submitted by a parent
December 10, 2009
This is a new school, about 4 years old, but my daughters have been students here every since and it's a WONDERFUL school. The entire staff work extermely hard to educate each child.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 19, 2008
Bronzeville is a great place for every child to attend , I can say that with full confidence. Bronzeville has a great administration who care about the students education and quality of life, and the academic programs are above average. The first year my children were there, my son and I was asked to attend a breakfast with the principle, mayor daley, and other administrators from other charter schools, it was great.Not only is it a learning facility its family

- submitted by a parent
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Bronzeville Lighthouse Elementary Charter School
8 W Root St, Chicago, IL  60609
(773) 535-1460
Last modified Bronzeville Lighthouse Elementary Charter School is a Charter school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Bronzeville Lighthouse Elementary Charter School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 9 reviews. Top