« Back to compare
/ / / School Profile

Contact this school

9300 South Princeton Avenue
Chicago, IL 60620

(773) 535-5720
Nearby homes for sale
Map of Turner-Drew Elementary Language Academy address.

August 02, 2013
This is my child first year at Turner Drew. I chose this school because of the curriculum and the added language that she will learn. I personally don't agree with CPS school system because of the lack of respect CPS has and the learning curriculum is outdated. The learning is more modern and the kids are still learning a curriculum from 1900 century and are not being motivated to learn and also nothing to look forward to in the CPS school system. I chose this school for specific reasoning and hopefully my decision will not be a bad decision. Blessings All!!! Proud Parents

- submitted by a parent

September 26, 2012
My son tested for this school and was accepted! when it was time for registration I took the letter to the school and was refused by the principal! She stated to me that she had no room for 2nd graders which I couldnt understand because this was August and school didnt start until September, The fact that I had a letter of acceptance in my hand from the BOE didnt phase her. When i took my complaint downtown i was told they let her do what she wants. Instead fo fighting that good fight, I selected another school for my son that I love!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent

September 09, 2012
Turner Drew is a very bad school in my opinion. Some of the teachers dont really care about your education, all they care about is getting you into trouble. I graduated 2 years ago and this school is still the same. The coach screams at the kids instead of giving them a chance and the secruity guard is lazy, not to mention the food there is terrible. The only grade teachers that care about the kids is the 8th grade, 7th grade math, and 7th grade english. My 8th grade math teacher was basicly a drama king, didnt care about the kids and would give out 15 lessons a week, but thanks to ms. clark I passed.

- submitted by a community member

January 26, 2012
I have a third grader that is currently the school, I believe the school has effectively added rigor to its curriculum. There are always academic projects the Science Fair is a school wide event as well as the Young Arthur Program. The school has been great in working with my husband and I on giving feedback and addressing any concerns that we may have. My daugher enjoys attending the school and I look forward to my 4 year old attending next year.

- submitted by a parent

June 16, 2011
I think Turner-Drew is an average school it's kind of boring but the teachers believe in you ( Mrs. White current 8th grade teacher), Overall it's a good school.

- submitted by a community member

January 20, 2011
Thought this was a pretty good school because of there test scores. I had just about given up on CPS schools until a family member told me about Turner Drew. I decided to try this school out. All I can say is I have never had so many problems with teachers until I transferd my child here in 2010. I even had a after school teacher think it was ok to physically put her hands on my daughter to discipline her. And all the principle Mrs Jackson did was make excuses. Had to go as far as contacting the district. UNACCEPTABLE!!!

- submitted by a parent

June 20, 2008
Turner Drew is definitely a school that believes in preparing the students for their next levels. Coming from experience with other schools, Turner Drew's atmosphere is comfortable. I appreciate the time and effort the principle and teachers put into this school.

- submitted by a parent

April 25, 2006
Turner-Drew is about the academics. There are a few extra-curricular activities, but not many. In my opinion, if it works don't fix it. I think it is up to the parents to find extra activities for the their children outside of school. In a city such as Chicago, the Park Districts have very fun and exciting programs at affordable prices. School is about learning first. Keep up the good work Turner-Drew!

- submitted by a parent

March 06, 2006
My oldest son went to T.D. and did extremely well, he's now a senior at UofI Champaign. I now have two daughters there in 7th and 2nd grades that are doing very well. Working full-time does not afford me to be as involved as I would like but the teachers are great in keeping parents aware of student academics and behaviors. The extracurricular activites are just OK - the level of communication between parent coaches is very unorganized.

- submitted by a parent

October 08, 2004
I have a kindergartner and a second grader at Turner-Drew. My children have learned so much here! I am thoroughly satisfied with the teachers and am so grateful for the opportunity my kids have to take French every day. Turner-Drew encourages and awards children for reading. They also have a monthly 'Scholarly Star List' where students' photographs are posted, names are listed in the monthly newsletter and children have breakfast with the principal. Although, for whatever reason the test scores have declined recently, I look forward to great things from the students and faculty. The classroom size, while growing, is an issue with the entire Chicago Public School System. However, teachers at Turner Drew work the best they can with the resources they are given.

- submitted by a parent

October 08, 2004
I have a second year returning student.I am impressed by the staff and supporting staff.The overall curriculum allows or children to be ahead of a lot of children in the CPS system.The staff continues to find new and inventive ways to get the children to enjoy reading. That is what's important! As far as fights increasing I find that to be untrue. I am up a the school alot and the school has a no tolerance policy for all students. Instead of complaining about what used to be.Parent involement should be increased. Come out and join PTA. Attend a NCLB meeting. Come support the LSC meetings.Working together with other parents and staff,allows us to keep a safe and happy enviroment for learning.

- submitted by a parent

August 22, 2003
School is not as good as it use to be and there has been many fights and staffs best interest is not in the kids. The size room sizes has increase to 31 kids in the classroom. You not judge anything for just being somewhere for 1 year, it takes many years to see the changes.

- submitted by a parent

August 03, 2003
My son just completed his first year at Turner-Drew and I was extremely impressed at the curriculum. The kindergarden teacher was dynamic and the foreign language component of the school is even better. I am looking forward to the upcoming years of son's growth at Turner-Drew. Keep up the good work

- submitted by a parent
Need help choosing a school? We can help »

Media Gallery

Media missing

Uh oh! No photos. This frame will look much better when you upload photos »


Find out what parents are saying about Turner-Drew Elementary Language Academy


Nearby homes and rentals

Last modified: December 15, 2014

Sign up for email updates

Connect with us

Translate this web page

About GreatSchools

Our mission is to help millions of parents get a great education for their kids. GreatSchools.org is an independent nonprofit and the leading national source of school information for families.

GreatSchools.org 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612

©1998-2015 GreatSchools.org All Rights Reserved. GreatSchools is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization | Ad Choices

Turner-Drew Elementary Language Academy
9300 South Princeton Avenue, Chicago, IL  60620
(773) 535-5720
Last modified Turner-Drew Elementary Language Academy is a Public school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Turner-Drew Elementary Language Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 18 reviews. Top