I am amazed at the total lack of common sense that most teachers and administration have at this school. Poor communication also. Just really a joke. Accidents and incidents just waiting to happen instead of prevention. Either they have no common sense or the staff just plain doesn t care. Pack in the kids and don t bother them with any concerns or questions.
The administration at Beaubien (Principal: Mrs. Michelle Ludford, Assistant Principal: Mr. Nicholas Kotis) are more interested in protecting their own image and that of the school than they are concerned about protecting the safety and well being of students! BULLYING IS DOWNPLAYED, DISMISSED AND COVERED UP.. regardless of the mental and physical abuse the student is enduring.. year after year! The only way to make it stop is to transfer out of the school. Which is just fine with them and they are quick to let you know that. One less problem they to have to deal with and cover up. Mrs. Ludford and Mr. Kotis have no problem twisting your words to benefit their own agenda. They lie to you and about you. They don't follow the rules or the protocol set forth in the CPS Code of Conduct. And if you dare to question them or go against them.. Watch out because they are coming after you AND your child!!!! If there were a zero star rating I would have chosen that!
Most of the teacher experiences have been great. However, the Administration in the school lacks anything but image perception. Bullying is ignored, and anything that may "harm" their reputation is ignored. Sheep in wolves clothing.
Beaubien is a very large school with a very diverse student body. I think the principal has done a great job of holding events and functions to welcome parents and families after hours and on weekends. I have found the principal and assistant principal to be responsive to any questions and concerns I have. I have a 4th and 2nd grader at Beaubien. Both of them have had outstanding teachers so far, and they are challenged when they need to be. The teachers seem to have very good behavior management. My sons tell me that when students misbehave, it is handled promptly. Any bullying issues seem to be handled effectively. The culture of the school seems to emphasize tolerance and accepting differences. My son has a 504, and he has several friends who are pulled out for various types of help from resource to social work, and it is not looked down upon (at least in the primary grades). The teachers do a good job of making all kids feel included. There is an after school program for working parents, which is provided by an outside vendor. They also provide several classes kids can sign up for, such as chess, piano, band, theater, and others.
Ignorance of the teachers added to my mental health disability. Unwelcoming tensions in the air whilst entering majority of my classrooms open a new vulnerable door teverytimr o the thought of hating school already, not because of the work but because of the peopleI. I understand that school is a work place but if a kid is dying in the corner why wouldn't you help him or her? Counselors didn't help neither did the school psychiatrist. I wish teachers seemed to care more.
Beaubien is great! I have 2 boys in there and they are excelling! The teachers make their work challenging enough to keep them interested in their subjects. My oldest will be in 6th grade this year and will have different teachers for each subject. He is so looking forward to this so he can learn so much more. My experience with Ms. Ludford has been wonderful, she is always smiling and interacting with parents and students in a positive manner.
This school is horrible!! First, bullying is an issue that seems to never be resolved (usually between the neighborhood kids and gifted). Next, 15 kids in 6th grade need to attend summer school. The real issue with that is that the"wonderful" principal ,Michelle Ludford, is only sending 8 of them. The reason is that she doesn't want the school's precious reputation to be ruined. I beg you, parents and guardians, please look over this school before making a decision. Beaubien is not a good one.
I had 2 kids now adults in this school. Special ed kids, they NEVER wanted my kids in special ed except 1.The other one had add and was failing in school.I had to move to TX and the elem there put him in 504.Then I moved back to chicago.back to Beaubien. they r dropped outs. I don't think that Beaubien is a good school with special ed kids.it is a school for gifted kids.I have an 8 yr old who need a 504 he's is failing. Help, I don't want him to be a dropped out just because he doesn't have 504 to help him
My daughter attends Beaubien for K and 1st grade. So far, a wonderful experience. We appreciate that Beaubien offers great opportunity for kids to excel, especially in math and science area, along with caring and helpful teacher. Go BULL DOG!
My daughter went to Beaubien for pre-school and now she goes to 1st grade. Although the classes here are larger (28 students to 1 teacher) I feel that my daughter gets the attention and help she needs to succeed in school.
My son started adventure with Beaubien from preschool and now is 5th grade!I am really appreciated for this school.we have new principal and she is amazing person and all staff in a office too especially Paula!!we have great team in room 101so if you have any problems with kids just welcome and Kim is most professional person!!!all teachers Thank you for yours work!!!
My daughter attended Beaubien for kindergarten, and is on her way to first grade this year. We have been very pleased with both the staff and the curriculum, as well as the level of parental involvement. We are very happy at Beaubien.
I'm very surprised with beaubien being 7 out of 10 school there's no reviews parents please start revewing your wonderful school. We are a new family and I are very excited about the new year 2013_2014.
MY KIDS ARE VERY HAPPY AT BEAUBIEN. THEY NEED AFTER SCHOOL SPORTS. MY SON DID 3 YEARS IN PRE-SCHOOL AND HAS CAUGHT UP ACADEMIC WISE. HE IS NOW IN KINDERGARDEN. MY DAUGHTER IS IN SIX GRADE, AND LIKES IT ALOT.
This is a great school. Great teachers and principals. Very good academics as well. I love this school.
We transferred my son to Beaubien after moving into the neighborhood, and it has been like night and day, compared to his former magnet school, we totally lucked out! I wish they had more after-school programs, and that's a wish, not a complaint!
Couldn't be happier - great learning school. I see happy parents & kids every morning and the teachers are beyond fantastic
My daughter started Beaubien at Kindergarten and is now in 1st grade. Very happy with the school. There is a good sense of parent involvement.
The school is great, my daughter goes to options program and they really teach good skills for math, reading. plus They have Latin as a second language. I only hope that they have after school programs for younger kids.
The school leadership and is not transparent. Involvement that threatens the status quo is squelched.
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