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PK-8
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Chicago, IL
Students enrolled: 600
Before care: No
After care: Yes

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1148 N Honore St
Chicago, IL 60622

(773) 534-0490
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April 30, 2014
LaSalle II is an excellent language school! Principal leadership, community support, parent engagement, and teacher quality are top notch. We are delighted our daughter is starting her educational journey at LaSalle II.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2014
I could not be happier about our choice to send our children to LaSalle II Language Academy. We have been very pleased with the level of support we receive from staff members and teachers. The new principal is a wonderful addition to this institution and she has been working tirelessly to ensure my child and others get the very best education possible. They offer a wide variety of learning tools from Promethian boards, computers in the classrooms, new science lab, beautiful library, art classes and of course, our languages. From the moment you step foot in the door, our wonderful security personnel and front desk staff are available to answer questions. The teachers are have been available anytime I've had a question or concern. Most of all, the parent community is such a tight group of folks who are all dedicated to our children's education and school life. I would make the choice to send my daughter(s) to LaSalle II over and over again.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2014
Great Language Academy!! Kids learn two languages 4 days a week - where do you get this in public education? Have a 1rst grader who is thriving.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2014
LaSalle II World Language Academy is a model for Chicago Public schools everywhere of the power of community. In a relatively short time, LaSalle II has become a top-performing school as a result of passionate and dedicated educators, administrators, PTO and LSC members, parents/caregivers, students and other community friends, neighbors and leaders. As a community, these parts come together to create a powerful collective that effects major improvements for the school through hugely-successful capital campaigns and partnerships with local businesses and civic leaders. Their efforts have resulted in a new playground featuring upgraded basketball courts, a mural installation and a learning garden, new laptops for teachers and funding for student "World Language" trips to Peru. Parents are intensely involved in committes on World Language, Education and Wellness, Fundraising, Room Parents and Ambassadorship, among many others. Principal Lauren Albani is smart, compassionate and effective, and the school will continue to thrive under her leadership. $5,000 would make the "WORLD" of difference to LaSalle II and would help make it a better school for its students, faculty and community.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2014
LaSalle II Language Academy offers my 4th and 2nd graders a window into the world everyday as part of their educational experience. My 4th graders is learnng French and my 2nd grader is learning Spanish. LaSalle II provides children with exposure to foreign language and cultures, which not only improves their academic achievement but also instills in them an appreciation for diversity and global citizenry. I love LaSalle II and so do my kids!

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2014
LaSalle II is an excellent school! Principal leadership, teacher quality and parent involvement is second to none. I believe education starts at home with parents/guardians and the parents/guardians of LaSalle II have certainly done their jobs! This speaks to the quality of students and the environment in which this school operates. LaSalle II is a great place to learn!

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2014
I have a 3rd Grader and Kindergartener at LaSalle II. I We have been extremely impressed with the level of education our children have received, the language instruction, and the great parental involvement. The new principal has made a real difference as well, bringing a fresh perspective on the school and education. It's a great place to send kids. It's well on its way to being a "10 out of 10" school!

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2014
LaSalle II is a great school, the administration and the teachers are very committed to the students. The parent involvement is outstanding. My son is in Mandarin and the language class teacher is remarkable. I am a proud parent of a Student of LaSalle II! I Highly recommend this School to all parents I meet.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2014
LaSalle 2 has an unexpected small school feeling within the larger, diverse urban Wicker Park setting. I love seeing how comfortable my child feels because she knows already and loves the fabulous school staff and teachers. There is also a large contingency of very caring and highly parents whose contributions have a huge impact on programming extras. We got into this school by lottery and it does make me feel like indeed we won the lottery.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2014
With its focus on foreign languages, we were really excited about LaSalle II. And we haven't been disappointed - just the opposite. Our daughter's teachers have been great and the principal is extremely receptive and helpful. I think the best part is the degree of parental involvement. I'm continually impressed by the degree to which LaSalle II parents are willing to contribute their time, energy and other resources to make the school a better place. And it is only going to get better! Do yourself a favor and send your child here. You won't be disappointed.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2014
We are very fortunate to be part of the LaSalle II family. Administration is solid. The teachers are passionate. The parents are engaged. A positive student experience is the result. The future is bright for this up and coming magnet school.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2014
I have three children at LaSalle II and feel extremely fortunate to have found such a diverse CPS school and supportive parent community. Administration and teachers do their very best to ensure all students are engaged and successful.

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2014
We have a 9- and 8-year-old daughter enrolled at this school. They have been there since kindergarten. We have been very impressed with both the teacher and parent community. If your child enrolls here, you get to pick a language to study. We highly recommend Arabic! The teacher is amazing.

- submitted by a parent
February 11, 2014
We've been very happy with our experience at LaSalle II. Our oldest is in 1st grade and we think he's thriving: he's being academically challenged but having fun too. They have solid after school care programs and improving facilities. I would say don't be off-put by the lower standardized scores...as they transition from Anderson scores will rise dramatically as the curriculum takes root through all grades. In a few years this school will be one of the top schools in the city...

- submitted by a parent
January 28, 2014
Hands down a great school all around. Parents are involved and all are welcome to be involved. The principal is organized, personable and makes time for teachers, students, and parents. The teachers we have experienced have been fabulous! The teachers make learning fun and my kids are learning so much! You couldn't pay for a better education or experience for your kids! I am a former teacher and have my kids in another cps magnet school and I am so thankful my kids are all going to get to go to Lasalle 2 now!

- submitted by a parent
December 14, 2013
I started here during fourth grade. I had some very passionate teachers. (and some not so passionate) My class is graduating this year. My class is pretty rough and not as some other reviewers say " not homegrown" . There were fights and behavior problems when I was there. I would be cautious of putting a sensitive kid into my class or the current 7th grade. When I was here, the younger grades (pre k to 3) were favored, probably because of richer and more involved parents. I remember once I went to a PTO meeting with my mom and they decided to spend remaining funds on an after school dance class for pre k instead of a cooking class for 3rd to 8th graders. The preschoolers already had much more after school opportunities we would actually remember what was taught and could actually benefit. My last complaint is an emphasis on standardized testing. We literally had one hr Isat prep classes twice a week until march. It works though. In 4th, my class had 65% passing, now it has over 80%. Despite this, I loved my time at Lasalle. I made friends that I wouldn't have otherwise met and had the time of my life. Id like to think they also played a role in me getting into Whitney Young.

- submitted by a community member
November 20, 2013
My son loves this school, and we do too. The teachers are outstanding. The new principal is doing a great job of leading improvements in the school. Parents are very involved in supporting the instruction at home, fostering the school community with monthly events, and raising money to benefit the students. The only disappointment is the gym / auditorium. It isn't air conditioned which is an issue with the earlier start to the year. The gym / auditorium is used for a lot of things, so if one class needs to perform on stage the gym class has to go somewhere else. On the other hand, there is a lot of outdoor space and they have great plans to improve it over the year. I think air conditioning for the gym is part of the improvements planned too. As someone else said, this school allowed us to stay in Wicker Park, and that is awesome.

- submitted by a parent
November 13, 2013
LaSalle II is a wonderful school in large part due to the high number of involved and informed parents. The administration and teachers are top-notch. The arts programming should be expanded.

- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2013
We don't have to move to the suburbs! We have a very good school in the heart of Wicker Park.

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2013
Diverse school community with common goal of each student reaching his/her highest potential. Warm, comfortable, environment - hands-on involved administration - strong PTO Recent changes - new principal and assumption of students of Anderson school made some wrinkles but at the end of the day/year not a big deal. Great school - proud to be part of the family. Parent of a 5th grader

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2013
I rate Lasalle II 5 stars. It has done nothing but excelled since the doors opened. It has a great family community, fantastic administrators and excellent teachers. The language program is very strong, especially Mandarin with the amazing Mrs.Wong ( who pushes her students to perform at their highest potential). The scores continue to improve with each year as the school continues to advance towards one of he top schools in Chicago. Lasalle II continues to grow to bigger and bigger heights. I am very proud to day that my sons have attended the school from the beginning and I am excited for the future at Lasalle II.

- submitted by a parent
July 01, 2013
My child just completed kindergarten at LaSalle II. What a wonderful experience it has been! Truly, our child's teacher was top notch, professional, skilled, devoted, creative and caring. We have been very pleased with the quality and level of instruction and differentiation. Our child loves school and was sad to see the year end. What else could a parent ask for? The PTO, LSC and administration (we have a new principal starting this summer) have some great goals and initiatives in the works. We are excited to see the foreign language department preparing for their first international trip, a service learning opportunity for upper grade students to Peru, scheduled to take place this coming spring. We feel lucky to have been offered a spot at LaSalle II and are excited to see what the future holds. This is a great "newer" school with lots of potential and promise.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2013
a very nice school that bettered itself by moving into and merging with andersen.this school is the reason why andersen was shut down!

- submitted by a community member
September 12, 2012
I completely disagree with this, if this was one of the greatest school, why there is a LOT of bullying and no supervision what so ever, my daughter just started in the school she went home the 1st day crying then the next day i had to go pick her up because of the same situation 3rd day was the worse she begged me NOT to take her there anymore now she doesn't want to go to school and wants home schooling, my daughter used to love school and she does great in all her classes but thanks to this school now she doesn't want to go to school... I don't want my child to end up like other kids committing suicide for bullying... It's so sad there is no supervision.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 14, 2010
Fantastic teachers and staff. World languages/cultures. High parent involvement.

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2010
I have found the parent community warm and welcoming. The teacher community really cares for our children. The administration works hard to give the students the best possible education. I am so happy to be a parent with a child in attendance at LaSalle II.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
Because it provides a quality education with dedicated people who truly care.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 13, 2010
I love LaSalle II because is gives the family a full and rich school experience. The curriculum, faculty, staff, and the parent involvement are all superior.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
LaSalle II is a great school with dedicated faculty willing to go the extra mile. Not only are there four languages being studies, there are also numerous after school enrichment programs that greatly enhance the academic experience. My kids have been challenged academically by very caring teachers. We're very happy with the school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
I love: 1)The kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Whitters 2)The way things are communicated to parents 3)The administration 4)The fact that my son is learning another language, beginning in kindergarten

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2010
Dedication to its students and education. Aditionally, this school teaches Mandarin, Arabic, Spanish, and Irdu.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 11, 2010
This is a great school! The whole community (teachers, parents, administration) are so involved, and really help each other out. The teachers really work very hard with their students to guide them to excellence!

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2010
I have two kids who attended Pre-K at LaSalle II ("LS2"). One previously attended a "big name," well-known and expensive private Chicago Pre-K before going to Pre-K at LS2. The education my children received at LS2 was outstanding in all aspects and far exceeded the private school's education. My kids were in the blended program (regular and special ed students combined). The teachers were top notch with LOTS of experience, great communication with the parents and very personable. A bonus to the blended program is that there are two teachers and two teacher's aides, which increases the teacher to student ratio. The principal is superb, responds quickly to parents, and has a fabulous reputation within CPS and the community. I am active in the school and the parents are friendly. I wish posters would address their issues first with the teacher/principal b/f leaving a negative review. A+++ school!

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2010
My son is in one of the blended pre-K programs. I think it is well-run and the communication between teachers and parents has been great. As a parent of child with special needs, I am glad this program exists. My main complaint would be the therapists do not communicate with parents at all outside of IEP meetings, making it not seem like a team effort (parents, therapists, teachers).

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2010
I am a preschool parent. If you are not in the regular school program, parents are unfriendly and your opinion/volunteering doesn't count for much. The principal will not return your messages and you won't see her very much day to day down in the prek section of the building. The prek teachers are ok but for a magnet school, the program should be better. I am looking forward to my child attending a different school next year.

- submitted by a parent
March 20, 2010
We have been so pleased with just about every part of LaSalle 2. Our kindergartner has blossomed into a reader, writer, and very curious child this year thanks to his wonderful teacher. The communication is stellar when compared to other CPS schools. The administrative staff has been very attentive and available when needed. The parent community is also wonderful, very active and positive. We know we've made the right choice for our son's educational journey.

- submitted by a parent
March 17, 2010
My daughter absolutely loves her school. Her teacher is fantastic!

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 16, 2010
This is our first year at the school coming from a more co-operative type of environment in the past. We have been pretty unimpressed with our teacher thus far (our son is in kindergarten) and it's definitely effecting my view of the school as a whole. Right now i'm trying to be more involved with the school to see if we will stay on for 1st grade or seek out another option (i re-applied to most schools already). The parent community here seems very active and really great- that seems impressive to me. There are no scores yet so the jury is out on that for now. A sour kindergarten teacher experience is a rough way to start. I'd love to see what others think for older grades.

- submitted by a parent
March 16, 2010
This is my daughter's second year at LaSalleII, she is third grader. The teaching staff is excellent, and especially with her Chinese teacher.

- submitted by a parent
March 01, 2010
This is a great school. We switched from a private school and the education has so far exceeded last year. My son is in first grade and his teacher is wonderful. She pushes and challenges the kids. The parent community is also fantastic. My son is learning a new language which is also a bonus.

- submitted by a parent
December 07, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2009
I have just joined the school after my son and daughter attended a private Catholic school for many years. The principal is great and enthusiastic and I believe that we have an opportunity to create Chicago's next great school. The kids love it. It's great.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 23, 2009
My child attends this school. This is a new school so there was not much to base it on. But I'm happy with the interest and care the preschool teachers provide to the students. I am happy with the school. There is great parent involvement in making this school a great one.

- submitted by a parent
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Lasalle II Lang Acad Elementary School
1148 N Honore St, Chicago, IL  60622
(773) 534-0490
Last modified Lasalle II Lang Acad Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Lasalle II Lang Acad Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 43 reviews. Top