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435 North Street
Crete, IL 60417

(708) 672-2647
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November 13, 2014
Crete Elementary is a fantastic school. I'm sorry everyone feels the need to give negative ratings because your child has too much homework. You have a child, you have a commitment to work with them.

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September 19, 2014
Its hard keeping up with work cooking etc for my family of 6 then to spend hours and hours on a packet as thick as the bible is tiring !!!! Some of the teachers (staff)treat some students with inequality

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April 20, 2011
My daughter started Kindergarten this year at crete elementary and we love it. She was already smart and had learned alot in pre-k. However, her teacher Ms. Chavez is great. She has learned so much more and still continues to learn. There is alot of homework, but the homework is basically to reinterate what they have learned in class, to make sure that they understand it and to give them time to practice the material. From reading some of the reviews....it seems that some parents don't like all of the homework, but when you see the reward that comes from........your child coming home and reading a whole book to you in a matter of 5 months and knowing basic math , without needing assistance.......I can say I definitely appreciate the school and the teachers there......keep up the good work.......

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September 17, 2009
I'm really sorry to hear your daughter is having such an experience. I'm also very surprised. We never had such problems in 3rd grade. I would strongly suggest you discuss your concerns with the teacher and/or the principal, and be persistent. I've taken this approach in the past and it was very successful. Who knows, it may be just a simple case of miscommunication.

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September 16, 2009
I feel your pain with all of the homework, but our class (3rd grade) does not get the option of turning it in late. Last night we had 4 1/2 hours of homework!! What happened to the 'rule' of 10 minutes per grade level? My child is in tears when she gets home, and fights me about going to school. She's always loved school until this year. What used to be excitement about school is now dread.

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September 15, 2009
My daughter has been going to crete elementary for three weeks now and is in kindergarten and has already come home with 31 pages of homework within a two week period and where talking about a child who is in kindergarten. What is she doing in the classroom during the day to come home with that much homework. My child is going to end up hating school by the time she finishes this school year at crete elementary. Do not recommended at all.

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September 27, 2007
This is an excellent school. This year the fine arts programs have been added back in to the curriculum. The test scores are good, teachers are very dedicated, there are cutting edge things happening and best practices are utilized by the staff in all classrooms. The taxes are not high for Will County, and with little industry, the school district does whatever is possible to conserve resources and [rovide the best program possible.

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January 20, 2007
Crete Elementary School is excellent. They have excellent test scores. The teachers are sincere and dedicated. This school is one of the best keep secrets in the southeast suburbs.

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June 17, 2006
Music, art, and PE are non-existent in this school and its a shame. Though the teachers do try to add it all into the cirriculum, it's not enough, especially PE. Children need an outlet for energy instead of acting out in the classroom.

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March 07, 2006
Very good test scores. Unfortunate Budget Cutbacks have hurt school terribly however. No art, music or PE. Large class sizes. The current Principal (2005/2006) is quite excellent.

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November 17, 2004
I used to go to this school and let me tell you something. I loved it. I have so many great memories. The teachers are excellent and only want the best for their 'kids'. I am now in 8th grade and my friends and I always look back at those days. Crete Elm is so much like a big family. Everyone cares, teachers are great, so is the principle. Oh my goodness I loved that school. I learned so much and made so many friends that I am sure I will have forever. I do suggest that you think about sending your children here it is excellent. A 5 stars on my part!

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November 02, 2004
We think Crete Elementary is a great school! Laura Hirsch, the principal, is an enthusiastic and supportive principal. My child loves this school and his teacher. Many programs have been cut, however, this does not dampen the spirit of most teachers and parents. The PTO is a great group of people who provide some of the extras needed and who encourage school spirit by sponsoring many school functions. Maybe more children would be successful if their parents got more involved with their learning. There is a sense of family in the building. The recent Night of Science was awesome. The teachers and children worked very hard to present some wonderful works in the hallways. I could not ask for a better learning environment for my son. Way to go to all staff at Crete Elementary! We support you! Thank you for all you do.

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June 06, 2004
Hated sending my child to school. Something bad happens almost every day. Has made very little progress in the last 4 yrs. Is still learning to read and write. Extremly high taxes in Crete! Thousands! Yet it is never enough. Now the school district wants even more money. They are cutting a lot of programs such as gym, art and music etc.. Where is the money going! When will this district be accountable! All Crete schools are bad.

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Crete Elementary School
435 North Street, Crete, IL  60417
(708) 672-2647
Last modified Crete Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Crete Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 20 reviews. Top