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9101 South Euclid Avenue
Chicago, IL 60617

(773) 535-6390
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August 25, 2015
I have observed the principle, teachers and staff demonstrate compassion and kindness to the students.

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August 25, 2015
Four of my grandchildren currently attend RAB. Two of my four grandchildren are in the advanced or honor's programs and are excelling quite well. My other two grandchildren are average and RAB does nothing academically for average children. I believe smaller class size would contribute to a better learning environment for them. Their one size fits all teaching style SUCKS when it comes to average children. RAB offers nothing to stimulate my grandchildren from average to exceptional. My grown kids and I are currently pursuing private educations for the two average kids. RAB principle ( is not transparent when it comes to finances either). Hooray for my two honors grandkids. I will just pay for more individual help from the private educational institutions for my other two average grandchilds.

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October 30, 2013
My school is R. A. B Magnet. It is a great school and will provide your child with an terrific education.

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October 24, 2013
My school is robert a black branch school. His yeachet is the best. He os inkindergarden and has developed well.

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October 08, 2013
My son attends robert a black branch school. His teacher Mrs Holloway is the bomb. They teach more to my chld than school. He is learning how to be a good and respectable child.

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April 09, 2013
So you want the skinny? Black can be accurately described as one of the better "inner city" schools in the CPS system. However, the question remains do you want your child to have an "inner city" mentality.? The challenges we've experienced: classism amongst the students, discipline w/o communication, overcrowded classrooms and a lack of resources. These are issues you wouldn't experience in other neighborhoods, but the administrators deal with their reality as best as they can. I was excited to attend the school but have since become disillusioned with the quality of education and interaction we've received. We decided to continue the Selective Enrollment process to allow our child more diversity and accessibility to things that students at Poe, Lenart and other schools take for granted. Would I recommend Black? Yes....if you are short on options. I believe they care for their students, but they are dealing with difficult circumstances, and if your child needs more attention and nurturing than the other 32 children in the room...your best bet would be search elsewhere.

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November 29, 2012
I drive my son across Chicago to attend Black everyday, because the schools in my neighborhood do not offer what he will need to have a successful academic career. I admit--because of it's location, and the fact that there are so many other magnet schools to which we applied with better reputations--this school was not my first choice. However, we found ourselves stuck with one admission letter from Black, and we knew we were not doing another year at his neighborhood school. He has now been at Black for since 1st grade and is now in 3rd and we are extremely pleased. He has gone from being a self-concious, shy, unexcited student to become student of the month this year and completely in love with reading and math. He also loves the computer class. Despite the school not having a real gymnasium, he enjoys his P. E. class and looks forward to seeing all of his teachers daily. The school's principal is highly involved. Most of the staff is extremely friendly, open and engaging. Overall the students are respectful, disciplined and focused, with much credit due to not only the school's culture, but also the involvement and character of the parents. Black is doing a great job!

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December 16, 2010
I'm not impressed with this school. The best elementry schools are: Poe, Lenart, Skiner, Powell, Murray Black is horrible. :(

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October 22, 2009
My son transferred from another magnet school and the principal and staff have really welcomed him with open arms. I'm so glad we made the change to a smaller school. My son loves RAB and so do I. The teachers really care and the kids are so polite and intelligent.

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March 27, 2008
I am really impressed with this school and I really like the staff they are so helpful and real easy to talk to and the teachers are very good as well,the children are intelligent and well behaved and they have alot of activities for the children to participate in.......I'd recommend this school for parents that want their children in a good enviorment and a great school !

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March 29, 2006
Black has always had the reputation of exemplary instruction and programs. It does, however, lack extracurricular activities for the K-3 branch. Need more energy-channeling activities.

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August 09, 2004
Black Magnet is a great school with a caring faculty who place a real emphasis on learning and thinking critically. The teachers and principals create an environment conducive to advanced study while maintaining order through discipline tempered with genuine care and concern for the students. My child is treated and nurtured as a whole little person, and as such has wonderful self-esteem, pride, and confidence in her academic abilities. My child is constantly encouraged to excel and achieve goals, and to explore new territories, which she does, with the assurance that her teachers will be there to guide and instruct her. I am proud to say I also attended Black, and the same commitment to education and nurturing the whole child has continued as a lasting tradition.

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Black Magnet Elementary School
9101 South Euclid Avenue, Chicago, IL  60617
(773) 535-6390
Last modified Black Magnet Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Black Magnet Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 15 reviews. Top