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PK-8
Public district
Chicago, IL
Students enrolled: 426
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6220 North Olcott Avenue
Chicago, IL 60631

(773) 534-0960
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October 02, 2012
I can't say enough good things about Edison Park Elementary school, it is a great school. It's our 4th year at the school. We have two kids, they love it!!! The principal, the teacher............all of them are amazing with excellent Acadamics. We are very lucky to have Edison Park as our kids school.

- submitted by a parent

September 26, 2012
I'm going to guess that any negative reviews come from parents who have spent little time in EPE. The dedication to academics, personal development and independent thought are incredible. My son is a first grader, who is reading light years above his level, thanks to an incredible kindergarten teacher, and a first grade teacher who has challenged him daily. He is happy to go to school every day, and I feel safe and comfortable with the high-quality staff that surrounds him.

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May 28, 2012
I am a current student at Edison, and let me say it is a GREAT School. Great Academics, great teachers, and great students. There's not really any bullying in the Middle School, but I can't say much for the Elementary school classes. The Academics are challenging and engaging, there's a plethora of extracurricular activities like Student Council, Sci Fi club, and Environmental groups. The principal is amazing, and the field trips are amazing and educational.

- submitted by a community member

January 06, 2012
Unbelievably impressed so far. I have 2 children at Edison and feel very lucky we live in this neighborhood and can send them there. Both my wife and I are products of suburban schools in towns with excellent schools and I can say with absolute certainty the curriculum my children are receiving is ahead of what I learned in their grades. Staff across the board is superior and there couldn't be a more committed principal than Mr. Z. My only complaints are class sizes and with the parents who in some of the negative notes below are most likely the ones who never partipate in making the school even better

- submitted by a parent

November 03, 2011
To help readers filter my review let me say my children have only been at the school for 2 years. Also, I want to add that my only other experience w/ schools are Oriole Park Elementary & the private school education my wife & I have had. Excuse my grammar as I had to play w/ words for my review to fit. Teachers: acceptable. Principal leadership: good. Parent involvement: excellent! The staff is nice & friendly w/ the exception of one staff member who always lacks professional manners. She is always rude & has a bothered look on her face as if she doesn't want to help. The security is by far the worst thing in the school. Anyone can get in at anytime and do whatever they want. They only have one, 60-ish person at the man entrance in plain clothes. After school people come in & out of all doors w/out being challenged. I always worry about the safety of my kids. I understand money is an issue, but good security doesn't cost much if you know what to do & Edison Park doesn't have a clue. I've never been a fan of 5 star ratings. I give the school a 7.5 out of 10. I think the school has a great rating because the people rating don't have anything better to compare it to.

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October 14, 2011
I think my kids receive a well rounded education from Edison. I really love the accessibility of the teachers and principal. A sense of community and involvement is nurtured. There are high expectations for the kids along with a challenging curriculum but they have tons of fun too.

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September 03, 2011
I love this school! From the principal to the teachers, you get professionals who care about your kids. Clean and calm with polite kids and involved parents. What this school needs is more funding to help it grow even more. I am so grateful my kids get to go here.

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May 25, 2011
I can't say enough good things about EPE. It's our second year at the school, oldest child is now a first grader. Our child's reading and math abilities are well above average. We were worried specifically about reading and writing skills entering K. He struggled in this area and did not enjoy working at it. Less than one month into school we could see major strides. It has continued at a high level as we end the first grade, very impressed with the teaching staff. He loves to go to school to learn, socialize and grow as a person. He absolutely loves going to this school and he is well educated. Parent involvement is off the charts. The principal is an amazing person who makes this school great. EPE will be recognized for excellence in every category because of him and his endless work days.

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April 26, 2011
I moved my two sons from a local Lutheran school to EPE 3 years ago with severe reservations about leaving a private school. I'm VERY happy to say that both of my sons, my and wife and I are more than pleased with the switch. One big downside to this school is the lack of space/overcrowding but the Principal seems to be doing a great job working with that limitation. We've had nothing but positive experiences with all the teachers and staff. The curriculum seems to be challenging but not suffocating. My third grader is doing math that I don't remember seeing until a much later age! The parent involvement appears to be close to 100% in this school, which obviously makes a HUGE difference to a successful educational experience. It is true that few of EPE'S students have gone on to the VERY few choice CPS high school's, but let's be honest, that is NOT the fault of EPE or the outstanding Principal. The ridiculous lottery system and obvious race bias is the problem. If those schools took only the best and brightest, I am certain EPE would be sending quite a few each year! Unfortunately, that is never going to happen.

- submitted by a parent

January 06, 2011
Edison Park is a fantastic place for children to learn and grow. The teachers and administrators are smart, caring and always give 110%. To address the two negative reviews below; according to EP's state report card, 94% of the 8th grade students met or exceeded the standards last year - clearly EP is doing something right.

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January 06, 2011
I am a parent of multiple students at Edison Park and I work in the field of education. As a parent and as an knowledgable educator, Edison Park is a superior school. Since my children have been attending they have excelled in all areas, academically as well as social/emotional. A principal makes a school and thankfully Edison Park's principal has made it an enviornment of high standards of learning while allowing the students opportunites to particpate in programs/activites that develop self esteem and personal growth. Under the principals leadership, the staff at Edison Park is motivated to make our children succeed. I am very luck to have Edison Park as my kids school.

- submitted by a parent

November 24, 2010
I am a good example of a parent that had her child in a Catholic school. Besides the no tuition anymore and with property taxes going up each year we decided to send our child to Edison Park. We were amazed and how behind she was in MATH. At least a 1/2 year behind on what she had learned in catholic school. She is and always was a straight A student. Working a few weeks with the Math teacher she was brought up to where she needed to be and still continues the high honor roll from year to year. We could not be more pleased with our choice.

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September 17, 2010
I am one of several upper grade parents who pulled their children out of Edison because they were not being taught sufficiently. Academically they are light years behind the other public schools on the NW side. Horrible discipline approach. So glad we made the move out. Word is spreading.

- submitted by a parent

August 10, 2010
Principal is a "people pleaser" who wants to create a "community school." sounds good on paper, but result is that they "dumb down" the curriculum,only teach to the minimum standards, and that's A-Ok with him. Upper grades are virtually ignored, as all the focus is on the 'fun" little kids. Jr high test scores are abysmal - no differentiation at all, horrible math & science teacher and curriculum. Families coming from CPS schools are totally disappointed with lack of rigor. But the buk of the families are from catholic schools and are just so happy not to be paying tition that they won;t "rock the boat" or demand more. Kids coming out of EPE are NOT ready for high school, and almost no one got in to the selective enrollment HS's because they couldn't compete with kids from other CPS schools. Complete failure of a school.

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May 11, 2010
I can tell by how outgoing my niece is, and also well advanced.

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May 10, 2010
Can't get enough of the energy that surrounds the entire student body faculty & staff.

- submitted by a community member
no rating
May 07, 2010
The principal Mr. Z and the assistant principal Ms. Mcmahon are both dedicated to the school and students and work very long days and weekends! The teachers are wonderful. My daughter has learned so much in first grade this year. The parent involvement is high and we work hard together to make our school the best!

- submitted by a parent

May 05, 2010
A Great Gifted school in Chicago and Illinois.

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May 05, 2010
I am the aunt of a 6 & 7 year old student of this school. Since I live in California, I try to speak to them on the phone often. When I do, I ask about school and how it's going for them. I am always pleased to hear that they are enjoying themselves and having fun! They tell me the projects they are working on and I'm thrilled to see how much they've grown the past few years. I miss them so much but I'm relieved that they are getting the education that they need and deserve.

- submitted by a community member
no rating
May 05, 2010
The teachers and staff are dedicated to each and every student. They cater their curriculum to fit the needs of their students. Wonderful learning environment!

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no rating
May 04, 2010
The prinicipal and staff are fabulous...They care very much about their student and go above & beyond on a regular basis

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May 04, 2010
I think the teacher are wonderful! Always giving 100%!

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May 04, 2010
It gives the kids in the neighborhood a great place to learn.

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May 03, 2010
The principal, Pete Zimmerman is the BEST!! He rocks at what he does and 'it's ALWAYS all about kids'

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May 03, 2010
Mr. Zimmerman and his staff have chosen a wonderful group of teachers that go the extra mile for our children! I have a strong feeling that our children will leave Edison Park after 8th grade with a strong sense of self and love for learning! Thank you to all those at Edison Park that help make our school what it is and remember 'it's always all about the kids'

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no rating
May 03, 2010
This school has the most dedicated adminitration, teachers, staff and parents anyone could ask for. We do more with less, and definitely deserve more.

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May 03, 2010
The teachers and administrative staff are dedicated to the children.

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May 03, 2010
It is so welcoming! Administrators, teachers and all staff members are so easy to approach! Our children are so happy and excited about school!!

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no rating
May 02, 2010
The parents and the school have one think in mind THE CHILDREN

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May 02, 2010
Great teachers. Very hard working and put 100% into educating children

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no rating
May 02, 2010
It's a wonderful example of a traditional grade school, that is producing real results, kids who can read and write and function in our world

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May 01, 2010
When people think of Chicago Public Schools, many think bad school, bad neighborhood, bad staff. The opposite couldn't be more true at Edison Park. The admininistration is caring, understanding and expects the best of the staff. The teachers go above and beyond the expectations. I am very happy with the experience. My children are doing great and I feel they have the full support of every teacher in the building!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
May 01, 2010
Granddaughters attend and couldn't ask for a better school for them to be at...Teachers are the greatest, (especially one of the ones in first grade) with a very super principal. Go Edison Park you've made a great start so just keep going.

- submitted by a community member
no rating
May 01, 2010
Our school is the best because of the staff and families involved.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
May 01, 2010
The best teachers ever! Staff really cares about our kids. Principal and V-Principal love the kids like there own and always have their best interest in mind. I have never met such dedicated leaders. Edison Park Elementary Rocks. A true community school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
May 01, 2010
Because the teachers are committed to keeping our kids challenged . . .

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May 01, 2010
Edison Park is a great school and community. The administaration is like no other, they always give 150%.

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no rating
May 01, 2010
Care and dedication of teachers and administration. 'It's all about the kids.'

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May 01, 2010
Not only academic studies but social studies are taught.The childrens smiles and enthusiam they show when they come home says it all.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
May 01, 2010
Great school system, teachers very involved with the kids well-being.

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May 01, 2010
Great pre-k teachers! Wouldn't choose to go anywhere else!

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May 01, 2010
We rock! Our 2 year old school has done more in short amount of time than many schools every do! Committed teachers & parents are really making a difference.

- submitted by a parent
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May 01, 2010
My son is doing so well and loves it.

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May 01, 2010
The principal & tchrs are so involved with the children and do a very good job

- submitted by a community member
no rating
May 01, 2010
It's energetic, creative and it is all about the kids. New things are taking place all the time. Very modern thinking for a public school

- submitted by a parent

May 01, 2010
Edison Park Elementary is a great school. We have a fantastic principal and asst. principal and our teachers are amazing!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
May 01, 2010
Edison Park Elementary is a GREAT school. From the '24/7' hands-on Principal and the witty no-nonsense asst Principal to the cohesive, progressive thinking, well educated staff. They bring assorted experiences, personality, teaching style and backgrounds to the table, its all about the kids in the end.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
May 01, 2010
My twin grandsons are learning so much and also learning how to be nice to others

- submitted by a community member
no rating
May 01, 2010
Because its all about the kids! They really make it about our kids, and not about budget.

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no rating
May 01, 2010
Edison Park Elementary combines the expertise of an experienced faculty with the care, concern, and support of the parents and the end result are students that excel...Usually w/CPS you have overloaded schools and parents that leave the school in the hands of administrators just trying to get through the day...not so @ Edison Park Elementary...as parents of students we are going to keep watch over the excellent academic standard and the make sure the bar is raised high every year !!!

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April 20, 2010
I could not be happier with our experience at Edison Park. The staff and administration puts in 110% on a daily basis. We also have absolutely fantastic parent involvement! The combo of great teachers, great administration and great families make Edison Park the place to be. Go Wolves!!

- submitted by a parent

April 16, 2010
I think this school has a wonderful staff of caring and well educated teachers . I was invited to do a book reading and speaking engagement for several of the classes and found the teachers programs superior both on an educational level and recreational. All of the students I visited were well on their way to learning how to be good writers as well as enjoying reading books. Great program ...Thank you k-3. Marsha C

- submitted by a community member

April 12, 2010
I was excited about the possibilities a new school could offer but have been disappointed over and over. This is a school full of cliques, from the administration on down. The unprofessional atmosphere and the non-differentiated learning is leaving the kids who learn on a higher level behind. Don't be fooled by the scores -these are not indicative of the teaching happening here as the kids who are tested have all come from other schools. once the test scores come out for the 2011-2012 year then EPE can pat themselves on the back, or not as the case may be. I would never, ever recommend this school and will be leaving at the conclusion of this school year with all of my children.

- submitted by a parent

February 16, 2010
If this were a private school the tuition would exceed $10,000 dollars a year. The entire staff go out of their way to make sure each student is meeting their potential in a safe and positive environment. The principal is there and putting in 110% 24/7. 'It's all about the kids' is their slogan and truely it is.

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February 09, 2010
I LOVE this school. My kids have thrived and flourished at E.P.E. The entire staff is very involved and committed to giving children the best education possible.

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November 04, 2009
My two daughters go there and they seem to have made alot of progress in their educations and their grades are very good. The teachers have been doing a nice job in teaching the children.

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May 14, 2009
I can't say enough about this school. I'm continually impressed at the level of involvement of the teachers and staff. As a start-up neighborhood school it's outstanding in its efforts. My son transferred to Edison Park to finish middle school and it's been a positive experience for him.

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Edison Park Elementary School
6220 North Olcott Avenue, Chicago, IL  60631
(773) 534-0960
Last modified Edison Park Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Edison Park Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 28 reviews. Top