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PK-8
Public district
Chicago, IL
Students enrolled: 850
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1313 North Claremont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622

(773) 534-4451
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November 06, 2013
this is a great school to sub at. i loved every second i subbed at diego.i really missed being a part of this fine school!the staff is very nice and friendly along with the kids!give me diego any time any day!i'm speaking as a african american man!sub center made me very happy every time they sent me to this school!

- submitted by a teacher
November 20, 2012
From the day my 10-year-old son enrolled at de Diego, our family was warmly welcomed by the administrative staff, who introduced us to my son's 5th grade teacher, guidance counselor and an assistant principal who really showed care for us as a family. In the office, an 8th grade teacher spontaneously welcomed my son to de Diego and asked him about his favorite subject, which is history. We were also greeted by a friendly, gifted second-grader we met by chance in the hallway. My son's 4-year-old brother longs for the day he can attend de Diego. This is a heartwarming educational experience for a new family in Chicago.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 30, 2010
They have great staff working with kids. They have vested interest in helping out the neighborhood. I can see it everyday how students enjoy going to school.

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2010
I love their whole education program, my son has never been so enthusiastic about school until he was enrolled in this school. Thank you!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 27, 2010
De Diego is a very personable school, staff including principal get to know our students and parents and actually remember who we are. They also keep us involved and participating with the school by having events for the parents to do with students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 24, 2010
De diego is a great school. It has zero tolerance and the student are taught by great teachers.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 22, 2010
I love the fact that the kids are challenged, but not excessively. They really like the school. Also, the staff genuinely seem to like their jobs as well as their students.

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2010
Deigo is a fabulous school, my dgter's reading & math scores have improved Significantly. These teacher's go way beyond to make sure that there students receive the education they're required to get. I wish all teacher's cared as much as these teacher's @ deigo do!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 21, 2010
The teachers and staff make you feel like family and they care about the students.

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2010
De Diego is a wonderful school, the Principal, staff and teachers make you feel welcome. They allways motivate the students in different ways, and that helps get helthy kids.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2010
At Jose De Diego we have the best staff, parents, and students. We are hard working, creative, and determined to be the best.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 20, 2010
Having three children in the educational system requires great care on my behalf to ensure that I choose a school representative of the academic needs of my children. I need a school that would challenge my children in all subject areas while providing a safe and nurturing environment in which they can learn. I truly believe Jose de Diego has provided that!

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2010
I love Diego because it is a great school with a wonderful staff and wonderful students. The school not only cares about the students, but the families and the community. I loved it when I attended and even more now that my child goes there.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2010
Jose de Diego has helpful and understanding staff. They have a great all star program allowing students to participate in a variety of sports. Overall, they offer an excellent elementary education and experience.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2010
Students are great. They are well behaved and eager to learn. Administration and staff are always there for the children and want the best for their students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2010
IT HAS A GREAT TEACHING AND LEARNING ENVIRONMENT. HAS MANY ADVANCE STUDY AND GIFTED CLASSES TO CHALLENGE THEIR STUDENTS

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2010
We love De Diego because of the teachers and the staff. Great attitude, always willing to listen and help our student with their education.

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2010
Jose De Diego is a wonderful school. Kids have opportunities to get involved in many programs like band, chorus, sports. This is a very big and clean school with a full auditorium and full swimming pool. The teachers here are very involved with the kids and care about the kids a lot. They hold family nights at the school which kids enjoy.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2010
Jose De diego has the best teachers, my experience with Diego school are great. The teachers are carring and good with student who need help. They go above and beyong with the students. I work till 5pm and my kids have no where to go afterschool, therefore diego has an afterschool program that kids can stay till parents pick them up, it is great for us parents who work!. I love Jose de Diego it is a great school.

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2010
My children have attended Diego school for two years now, and since their transfer to Diego their grades have changed drastically. The teachers at Diego keep close communication with parents and I have also noticed that they all take their jobs as teachers personally and these are the kind of teachers we need for our kids.

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2010
I love DeDiego because it's a school that has been in the neighborhood for years. As an alumni class of 96, it's great to have a school thats like a second home. The teachers and staff are wonderful and have been since I attended some time ago. My daughter is a second grader at DeDiego and I couldn't be more pleased with the education she is receiving.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2010
"Excellent gifted program!"

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2010
I love Jose De Diego School because the teachers there go above and beyond to make sure our kids have a productive and fun loving school. They keep the kids motivated and eager to learn. I have a first grader there and she absolutely Loves it there. They offer so many programs there. Thank God for Jose De Diego School!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2010
My daughter has attended Jose de Diego since pre-school. She is now in the 6th grade. She loves it there. I love that they have advanced and gifted classes, among other great programs for the students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2010
I believe they are working at doing what's best for the children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2010
I love Jose De Diego Academy because it is a school that provides a quality education for the diverse population of students that attend our school. Our staff reflects that diversity which allows students to identify with a positive and successful role model at school. The staff is dedicated to providing the best education to each and every student each and every day. We, as a school, live up to our motto of "Being the Best We Can Be".

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 20, 2010
Jose' de Diego really is a community. Students, parents, teachers, support staff, and administrators collaborate to provide a safe space with rigorous instruction. Students have opportunities to flourish academically, creatively, and socially. I really enjoy coming to work! :)

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2010
The teachers are excellent!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2010
I love Diego because all the teachers do an awesome job. I love the challenge they give my kids & helping them prepare for the future.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2010
My son has attended several school but none of them have mesured up to jose de diego love this this school...

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2010
I love this school because, the teachers that my daughters have come in contact with are awesome. I feel this school has great potential if they were given what is needed to make progress, such as educational materials & funding.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2010
The principal, staff, and teachers, really care about the students. The school may be big with over 900 students but when you get connected and get involved in the school it has a family feel. Its a very clean school, and carries a spirit of exellence. You really feel and know that your kids will succeed and they will be encouraged to do their very best by everyone there. Our family loves Diego and will continue to support the school in any way we can. We truly feel that our kids can "Be the best that they can be" at their school.

- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2010
We have the hardest working teachers and administrators, always seeking to improve the academics and education for our students. We aim to provide all the best opportunities for our wonderful students and community!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 19, 2010
I love the band, the choir, and the visual arts programs.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 19, 2010
My daughters attend DeDiego and I have been very pleased with the education they are receiving there. The teachers are caring and have been responsive to my concerns. I am proud that my children attend Diego.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 19, 2010
Great environment for children to grow and learn

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 19, 2010
I love De Diego Academy because some of the best and caring teachers work there!!!

- submitted by a community member
October 19, 2010
I have worked in and with Chicago Public Schools for over 20 years, and I have been impressed consistently with the emphasis DeDiego places on the "whole child", providing a wide variety of learning experiences and opportunities for positive self-esteem for children with different learning styles. The inclusion of family and community also is an important component of the school's philosophy and values.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 19, 2010
I love Jose de Diego Community Academy, because we have the hardest working teachers, students, and parents. When I first came to Diego I was welcomed with open arms by the staff and community.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 19, 2010
We are like a family. All the staff know each other & the parents & kids by name. The teachers are amazing and truly care about our kids. They go beyond expectation to secure a great future for our kids. Our school is primarily lower income families & a lot are living check to check working so hard to provide for their families & a lot of times parents do not have time during the week to spend time w/ their families & when week ends come they might not have the finances to splurge & take their kids out on the town... So our school's NCLB has taken the initiative to set up family field trips to different parts around our beautiful city. We set up field trips to museums, shed aquariums, Navy Pier ect...ect... Any place that the parents vote on. Everything is taken care of & parents do not have to worry about paying to go to these fun, exciting & educational places. The buses & all are paid for in full & the parents & kids can go out as a family & not worry about any additional expenses. We pride ourselves in bringing families together & teaching parents to better communicate & build a relation ships w/ their children. As you can see our school is not just about targeting our kids education but also about providing & re enforcing the proper tools that parents need to build a healthy family life. We care deeply about our kids & will do what is best for them & their families. This is what makes our school unique & so so special. This is why I love our School & winning this will be a great boost for our school to go beyond & continue to provide for our students & parents.

- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2010
Jose de Diego Community Academy is defiantly that the "Community." Our school is full of music, art and gifted programs. The grade school is very large since it used to be Tuley High School. Last spring, the Mayor and our 1st ward Alderman came to visit our beautiful school on our annual Clean Up Day! Come check us out!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 15, 2009
This school is a joke the teachers as well as administration are a joke. They don't care about the students or their concerns. It's practiaclly impossible to meet or talk with the priniciple or vice principle and when you do talk with the vice principle she is rude and acts like only she is correct. I'm gald my son is done with that school they did not prepare him for High school at all. The teachers are only concerned about getting paid. Run and take your child elsewhere.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2008
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- submitted by a student
September 06, 2008
We LOVE Diego School. The Asst Principal, Mrs. K is amazing. The staff is caring and very helpful. My girls are both in advance classes. My oldest daughter went to diego and just graduating from Walter Payton HS and now going to ISU. I wouldn't send my kids anywhere else but Diego.

- submitted by a parent
September 04, 2008
There are very few opportunities for children at this school for them to explore areas that will allow them to excell in the competitive academic world we live in such as music or true partnerships with programs that can bring in better learning opportunities. Also the administration is very closed to parents.

- submitted by a parent
July 14, 2008
I was very pleased working at De Diego. I got to see how the teacher act with the kids. They take their time to teach them and they are supportive. Even the prinicpal Mrs. Vera know how to control all her staff,keep the school clean. She welcome all the parent with open arm and a smile. She take time to heard what the parent have to say and the student too. She a great prinical. For me,the kids are very lucky been in De Diego.

- submitted by a community member
January 03, 2008
I have two children at De Diego, a 3rd grader and 7th grader. They both have been their since Kindergarten. My oldest has type 1 diabetes and has been welcomed there with open arms from the 'get go'. All their teachers have been overly supportive of both my boys. The classrooms are fairly large but even so my children have academically developed well. My oldest is in advance studies and my youngest has had problems in reading but the school administration as well as his highly certified teacher have done wonders for him. So much that he has improved one grade and a half in less than a year. Overall, I believe the school does everything possible to nurture leaders.

- submitted by a parent
February 05, 2007
I am very pleased with the decision I made. I recently removed my child from St. Helen's School and put him into Diego. Yes, a public school. that was my first thought. The moment I entered the school, I knew it was the perfect school. (Mother's extinct) When My husband and I entered the school we were immediately greeted and ask who we wanted to see. The school was filled with friendly faces. We then got a tour of each pre-k classroom. I was impressed with the literacy program and hoping for an available space. I thought to myself I am wasting time. He needs to enroll today. I did just that. He has been De Diego for one week and I can see the improvement. The structure in the classroom the teamwork. I feel a great deal of relief every morning.

- submitted by a parent
October 07, 2006
i agree with kim's review. my child has an i.e.p as well and they do not do anything that their supposed to do reguarding it. also it seems as though the staff is there for money reasons only and not for the well being of the children. now that they have a new principal, there is no disciplinary actions taken and i fear for my children when they leave for school every morning.

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2005
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- submitted by a teacher
April 01, 2005
This is a great school. There is lots of different people to meet and talk to and just about everyone is nice here.

- submitted by a student
January 18, 2005
This school has good teachers, security, lunch people and students. I should know because I use to go there and especially its very strict.

- submitted by a former student
no rating August 04, 2004
I have heard many great things about this school. Caring teachers and good students. I enrolled my daughter in this school she is starting kinder and the staff was wonderfull; they were very friendly. I have my step son here in De Diego and he is on the honor roll. He loves it and my daughter is thrilled to be going to her big brother's school.

- submitted by a parent

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De Diego Elementary Community Academy
1313 North Claremont Avenue, Chicago, IL  60622
(773) 534-4451
Last modified De Diego Elementary Community Academy is a Public school that serves grades PK-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
De Diego Elementary Community Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 54 reviews. Top