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K-8
Public
Chicago, IL
Students enrolled: 349

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11314 South Spaulding Avenue
Chicago, IL 60655

(773) 535-2640
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June 24, 2014
I have 2 children attending this school and they are both very happy. I do NOT have one negative thing to say about Cassell. The Principal and the staff are always going way and beyond.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2014
I had my son in a catholic school since kindergarten except 7th and 8th grade ,, if I could back I would save my money!! Cassell is wonderful school !! Plus if your kids need help all the teachers are very willing to help!! The principle and the office staff are extremely friendly and are willing to help as much as they can. My son loves cassell. Education is excellent! The only thing I would say is get more sports teams,,, This would keep the kids busy.

- submitted by a parent
February 19, 2014
Cassell is a great neighborhood school with great teachers who go up & beyond the call of duty! The children at school are kind & respectful! So happy my kids go here

- submitted by a parent
November 27, 2013
this school has very smart and nice kids!i would not trade it for any other!there should be more school like cassell!the students are well trained and behaved!

- submitted by a community member
August 27, 2013
While the school is okay, some parents have taken over and they run the school. its very "political" often feels like a lifetime movie. Overall its a good school and the teachers seem to really care a few bad apples by way of teachers and parents are making it a bad school along with overcrowding.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2013
This a great school and to be rated 7 out of 10 is injustice .Great school with a great programme and the best staff

- submitted by a parent
February 05, 2013
My children go to this school and it is less than satisfactory. My daughter is gifted and they tell me they can not challenge her and to send her to the gifted school. So I call the gifted school and the application process is October to December. Chicago Public School System is horrible and Cassell may be a decent school for a CPS school but it really is a terrible school in my opinion. 35 kids per class.

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2011
Cassell is great school. However, the overcrowding issue that continues yearly is not being addressed properly by the prinicpal or CPS. It is a shame that there are 43 children in the theird grade classroom in the first of their ISAT testing years. How can 1 teacher effectively meet the demands of all the children to ensure they are ready to take this very difficult and nerve racking test?????

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2011
Cassell was once an excellent school, but now it is just a good school. It has become extremely overcrowded in the past couple of years. Third grade has 42 students in the classroom and it is not the only grade with over 40 children in a classroom. The teachers at the school are very dedicated and competent. It is distracting for the students, however, to be in the classroom with so many other students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 10, 2010
My niece loves the school because of the great teachers and the attention they give to the students. I love that it's a magnet school and the students are more academically challenged.

- submitted by a community member
May 08, 2010
Cassell School is wonderful! My daughter is graduating this year and she is so well prepared for high school! The 8th Grade Students love Mrs. Cohan & Ms. Scanlan and all they have done to make their 8th grade year wonderful!!!! They also have had a great learning experience from Mrs. Cloney, Mrs. Rodriguez, Mrs. Pienta and all of their enrichment teachers! I highly recommend Cassell School!

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2010
The Art teacher is so great, my son loves to take art classes every Tuesday. They realy do great things and develop our kids minds to explore the art.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
Even though we are in a big city, Cassell has that smalll town school feeling. You always feel welcome at the school as a parent. My children feel loved and cared for while in school. The staff take their time to know and acknowledge every student and help them to succeed. All staff take pride in their responsiblity of caring for our children educationally and emotionally. Thank you everyone!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
The education children receive at Cassell School bridges the textbooks with life. This would not be possible without the vision from the administrators and the select teachers who choose to make that vision a reality.

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2010
My children have been attending Cassell for many years. It is a good school with a caring staff. Even with the increasing enrollment the students are still receiving a great education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
It is a small school where the teachers and staff know and care about every student.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
Cassell is such a welcoming and enriching school. The faculty and staff work so hard to enhance the students learning!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
Cassell has such a wonderful faculty and in such a small community. The teachers find ways to make learning enjoyable for the students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
Cassell is a wonderful school. The teachers and staff take pride in each and every child. They are building a great foundation in our children to succeed in the future. Thank you.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2010
Cassell is ran by a staff that truly cares about OUR children. It is a school where staff, students and parents all work together as a team with a common goal. To make OUR school the best it can be. And we continue to look for ways to make learning fun and exciting.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2010
I love Cassell because it isn't just a place where my child learns. It is where she spends most of her day with 'family.' It is a small school with huge hearts.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2010
Cassell is a great school, because the staff and teachers really care about the students. They reach out to everyone in their class room and make that difference in their learning.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
Our daughter transferred to Cassell last year. We wish we had transferred her sooner. We love the curriculum. More than that, the principal, teachers, and staff are proactive with regard to bullying issues. Clearly, the children are learning to treat each other with kindness and respect. Anything less is not tolerated.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
I love Cassell Elementary because they are great at promoting acceptance and inclusion for children with special needs. Kindness and respect for all are core values at Cassell and my child who has autism has benefitted greatly from these values.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
I love Cassell School because we are fortunate to have so many supportive parents working with us!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
A good school for core subjects in a great neighborhood.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
I love Cassell School because the parents and staff support bringing creativity and fun to the curriculum emphasizing the fine arts.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating May 02, 2010
Cassell's motto is 'Where learning is a fine art' - The faculty and staff take that motto to heart by enriching and stimulating the. The kids learn a lot in a very caring and fullfilling environment

- submitted by a parent
November 21, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
November 21, 2008
Unfortunately, ever since the school became an AMP school and and started focusing more and more on fine arts, those students that are not interested in those subjects have been pushed off to the side. This school needs to be put back under the CPS umbrella and they need to drop the fine arts curriculum, or at least offer an alternative. This is an elementary shcool, not HS, or college. I have one student that loves it, and one that hates it. And, guess what? The one that hates it is unengaged and constantly being singled out. It gets a little annoying after a while. Discipline here is very disproportionate, especially if the student is male, or if the student is uninterested in the arts. I am actually pulling my children and sending them to the catholic school next year.

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2008
I think that cassell gives an amazing education compared to some other schools in the surrounding area. there is a great environment, the teachers are caring and supportive and the parents are always involved with school functions. there obviously are always things to criticize, but nothing over the top or anything that can't be immediately handled.

- submitted by a community member
August 28, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
October 02, 2007
I believe children need balance and need to be critical thinkers, creative and computer savvy. Being computer literate is no longer a thing of the past or optional. This should not fall back on the classroom teacher they have more than enough to contend with. My children were learning so much in that class. With that said, I can also say that my daughters loves dance and music and both learn quite a bit from those teaches too. My review is not ment to take anything away from those teachers. Children need to be able to do things the old way and the new. I'm not saying give them calculators for tests, I'm saying teach them to how to use them.

- submitted by a parent
October 02, 2007
I happen to agree with both of you. Children need balance, as long as they are meeting/ exceeding the state standards, then why not challenge them in other subject area's. It is the school's responsibility to notify the parents of changes in the curriculum. Not all the parent's can attend LSC and PTT meetings, work schedules and other obligations sometimes prohibit this. Best way to communicate effectively big changes to your parents is written correspondence. However that does not mean that the rest are not concerned or dedicated. It's wonderful to see that we have some really dedicated parents at Cassell Elementary. Please keep in mind: Our libraries are now automated, so to find that book on 'creativity' our children better know how to look it up.

- submitted by a teacher
September 30, 2007
I understand that there is great need for children to understand technology. However, it seems with the school did the best they could maintaining their vision as a performing arts school. Students in the upper grades still receive technology class & they still have computers in their rooms. I think too much emphasis is put on computers, calculators, etc. Children definitely have to be exposed and learn to use the advances in technology. However, we forget they have to think for themselves first, be challenged mentally and develop creative thinking so that they can later do the advanced thinking using the latest in technology. Too many children do not think for themselves, do not know how to tap into their creative sides, but rely on being fed stimulation from computers, video games and tv. My overall view is that Cassell is a wonderful place for my child to receive her education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 27, 2007
What the shame here is that this other parent doesn't understand that the school is a fine and performing art school. Yes, unfortunately some changes have to be made, but I feel the school made them with the best interest of the students in mind.

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2005
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Cassell Elementary School
11314 South Spaulding Avenue, Chicago, IL  60655
(773) 535-2640
Last modified Cassell Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Cassell Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 37 reviews. Top