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Cortland, IL
Students enrolled: 534

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Cortland, IL 60112

(815) 754-2360
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October 17, 2014
Cortland elementary is horrible! My kid was in special Ed and had a iep. They repeatedly did not follow the iep after many phone calls. This school was also built right by a dump which many children and staff were sent to the hospital. I have since taken my kid out and put my child in private school

- submitted by a parent
January 22, 2014
This school was built right next to a dump. If I could give it 0 stars, I would. On January 14th, 2014 over 60 kids and staff were sent to the hospital because of a methane gas leak from the dump. Parents are now trying to get this school shut down. School board officials knew of the potential hazards of building a newer school next to a dump, but didn't care! A lot of people were against them building the school there. They are now probably saying to the school board, I told you so!! I am now scared to send my son to school everyday! Talk about reckless endangerment. Please avoid this school at all costs if you can. It's not worth your kids life!!!

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2013
The school is newer, which is great, but the teachers and staff do not use the technology they have available to them at their advantage. I can't believe my son's teacher doesn't put grades online. They have the website to do it, there is even a place for it on the site. But, my son's teacher just doesn't use it. It's just ridiculous in this day and age. We moved from a tiny town (575 ppl) in another state, that was way more technologically advanced than this school. I used to even get email grade alerts! I'm not impressed at all. Also, good luck with trying to find anyone that can answer any of your questions. I'm seriously contemplating private school next year.

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June 15, 2010
The new (2009) school, on Lexington Avenue, is built 1300 ft next to a dump. Since the beginning of the school year children have been exposed to a variety of toxic/poisonous gases.The staff was well aware of the toxic gases being emitted since the first day of school.(Windows on the south side of the school are sealed shut.)The "rotten egg" smell, H2S was present almost daily. I would grade Cortland School/staff with an "F" for Failure. Staff involvement would have had the school tested sooner.The school was tested in the spring and tested positve for H2S on June 2010. The school is toxic.Keep Out.

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April 22, 2010
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no rating April 17, 2010
It's a neat and clean school where the teachers and parents obviously care about the kids and their surroundings.

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May 07, 2009
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February 09, 2005
As a parent I am very satisfied with the school. The teacher's for the most part seem to be wonderful and nuturing to the children. My husband & I are glad we choose to live in a small town with such a close community and small school.

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2004
What a wonderful Small school with the best of the best. Great friendly teachers willing to take the extra time with your children. Mr. Fullerton (our Principal) is wonderful and was given the districts highest award this year. Thank you to all the staff and wonderful teachers involved. We also have tremendous amount a Parental support. Our PTA does so much to help the school.

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Cortland Elementary School
(815) 754-2360
Last modified Cortland Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Cortland Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 9 reviews. Top