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Crest Hill, IL
Students enrolled: 568

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1919 Caton Farm Road
Crest Hill, IL 60403

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(815) 725-8391
(815) 744-6196
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October 09, 2013
All of my kids attend here n by far this is the worst school. .they barely learned anything. .the staffs does not care or pay no attention to the kids. They do not have a strong academic nor behavioral skills toward the students. They need a better and more caring staffs. The students are so disrespectful n rude. The staff have the worst skills in handling matters. I would not given them any star but I have no choice but rate them in one.

- submitted by a parent

August 30, 2013
Richland has a poor accedemic rating and its behavior system is terrible. My son told me that kids disrespect eachother and their teachers and the staff does little to stop it.

- submitted by a community member

July 17, 2013
I went to richland for 4 years and i have to say worst school I have ever been to and i went to schools in the city. The education is weak at best and I never really learned anything in the class that I couldn't have learned over night.

- submitted by a community member

September 09, 2012
I am a parent of a current 2nd grader and 3rd grader. I have actually had the opposite experience from the previous parent who posted. My son was in the same class last year of the second grade teacher who was out on Maternity leave. I felt that she did an amazing job being in a situation of great change and joy in her life. I was very impressed that she came to open house night even though she was still on maternity leave and she did not have to be there. She was in constant contact with the substitute teacher and myself who also did a great job. When she returned, the students were obviously interested in her new baby and I am sure she did keep them informed of his progress. I would have done the same thing, However, I view this as a positive experience for the students. I feel that students need to find connections with their teachers and realize that they are normal people too. They have lives beyond the school and although she is a teacher, she is also a wife and a mother. Teachers are humas as we all are and we need to start respecting them for the time and energy that they put into their classrooms year after year. I love Richland teachers and all they do fo my kids.

- submitted by a parent

July 13, 2012
Attended 1st & 2nd grade at Richland.The 1st grade teacher was ill & gone most of the school year leaving her class with subs. 2nd grade started out w/ teacher on maternity leave.So, 2nd grade was taught by a substitute FULL time the first 2 months, then the teacher came back & couldn't concentrate,constantly talking about her baby and his milestones. She regularly left school to care for him and again left the class with regularly rotating subs.The front desk is staffed by people who are overworked and can't properly direct a call. The school has too many students, ie the staff can't remember your child a week after speaking to them.The school SENT my child to a day care center after school when she wasn't enrolled in daycare ANYWHERE! I was waiting at the bus stop for my child. My child told the teacher clearly that she didn't go to daycare and mommy is waiting @ home. My child was bullied & after so much bulling over the 2 years she struck the bully that had been reported repeatedly,my child went to detention & counceling.Bully got no punishment.School nurse thinks she knows more than Doc! No after school orginizations. REI is a flop. We are moving just to leave Richland.

- submitted by a parent

June 13, 2012
I have a 3rd grader and this school is terrible! If you have a gifted child this school is not for you. They say they have a "gifted program" but they really don't. Parents come and take a couple kids out of class and teach them in the hall. Not up to standards in my book. My child WILL NOT be returning.

- submitted by a parent

June 06, 2012
I have a soon to be 2nd grader as well as a 1st grader here. I am an very involved parent in the school. So far, my children have had extraordinary teachers who have really laid the perfect foundation for learning. My son is in a gifted class (pull out program) 2x's weekly. My experiences are focused more on the elementary side of the building. I have to say that our 2 years at Richland have been great. My children love Richland! My only complaint is that communication about events and such from the school (not the teachers) needs to come out with more notice. As a former teacher, I have to say that parents can't rely only on the school to educate a child. Parents need to do their share, too. Be involved, communicate with your child's teacher on a regular basis and more often that not, your child will have a successful year. Being so involved, I see so many kids who do not have parent support at home, it's critical.

- submitted by a parent

July 18, 2011
My two kids 5 and 12 attend speech therapy, and both of them are very happy with their teacher/therapist. I am always updated on their progress. Could'nt ask for a better mentor.

- submitted by a parent

February 01, 2011
This is a very good School.The principal ,staff and teachers are very caring,they response to parents promptly .They have extend the school area for KG and other classes ,very nice rooms and above all is their standards for education are highy admirable.My kids are studying their in Kg and 1st grade and they are doing good ,as per expectations.

- submitted by a parent

January 01, 2009
My son is in the Lasec program at Richland. I personally love this school. Everyone is always helpful and they are really involved in his education and therapy and I am alway kept up to date on everything.

- submitted by a parent

August 21, 2008
the administrators and teachers in the upper grades aren't willing to work with the parents of children with either health problems or mild disabilities

- submitted by a parent

June 07, 2007
I happen to think that the staff at Richland is doing the best that they can to accommodate the growing population until the new building is completed. I must compliment the staff, especially Ms. Barth. She has made so many adjustments in her classroom for my child, and she kept me updated on her success throughout the entire year. Trust me, when you come from a school district that ignores the individual needs of the students, then you become very grateful for the teachers that Richland employs. These teachers have my respect and gratitude for providing my child with the best education possible, even if the law only requires an appropriate education. All the teachers, especially Ms. Barth, should take a bow and remember that your students will help build a better future!

- submitted by a parent

May 03, 2007
I have a student in Kindergarten, 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 7th grade I think the Principal and the teachers have done a wonderful job. I know it has been hard since the student population has grown

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February 16, 2007
When I bought my home my daughter was 3 and I checked out Richland and was pleased with the results. By the time my daughter entered the school we had a new superintendent and the school had gone down hill fast. The communication to parents is almost non-existent and during emergency situations complete chaos. They expect all children to be on a level playing field with their education and that is impossible.

- submitted by a parent

December 08, 2006
I have a child in 4th and 8th grades in the 2006-2007 school year. I'm very impressed with the teachers and the curriculum. This is my kids 3rd year here and they have made friends and are doing well. I wish we would've moved here much sooner.

- submitted by a parent

September 21, 2006
Richland has beendoing a good job of keeping up with the growth of its student population to an extent. The buses are now full and cannot accomodate new band students in the 4th grade level to be transported to school only one morning a week.Also , their website is never updated. It doesn't have current activities, open house dates and times, lunch menus, or teachers stats and staff contact info including e-mail addresses.My son has no computer class this year(4th grade) unless they are working on a special project. Last year he had it for one hour a week on Mondays only.We all know how many Mondays teachers have off for holidays.The teachers are great and are trying their best in spite of the shortfalls. They improved the lunch menu to include 2 choices instead of one but do not accomadate food allergies by providing soy milk, etc.

- submitted by a parent

August 23, 2006
* No letter or Phone call stating, where or what time the bus would pick up the children. * No letter was sent home stating that the 1st day of school would let out early. I got a phone call from my daughter telling me she was waiting for someone to pick her up in the office. This has been a HORRIBLE experience for my daughter and I . We moved from the city to have a better life and in hopes of a better school as well but I think I made the wrong decision. I might have hurt my daughter more than I realize.

- submitted by a parent

February 24, 2005
My child has been going to Richland for 5years now. My family and I love the school. The teachers are great there. The rest of the staff is too. We are looking forward to our youngest starting this August.

- submitted by a parent

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Richland Elementary School
1919 Caton Farm Road, Crest Hill, IL  60403
(815) 725-8391
Last modified Richland Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-4. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Richland Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 25 reviews. Top