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Do you feel this school develops honesty, integrity, and fairness in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Agree (2 responses)
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Do you feel this school develops compassion, caring, and empathy in its students?
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Do you feel this school develops respect in its students?
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Do you feel this school develops persistence, grit, and determination in its students?
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How do you feel about the amount of homework given at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Just right (2 responses)
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How effective do you feel the teachers are at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Very effective (1 response)
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There are 21 reviews about all of the school topics.

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Terrace Elementary School 4

Posted January 08, 2016
- a parent
We really like this school and our daughter is thriving there. Teachers, parents, and principal are all very involved. We've been impressed with the curriculum and instruction. Also, their before and after care program for working parents is very good and keeps the kids entertained and having fun. My only complaint (and this is really a complaint for the district overall) is that they only offer a half day Kindergarten program. Mrs. Schaefer does the best one could possibly do with what she has been given, but 2.5 hours per day is not enough instruction time. And the extended day K program offered through the district is a joke; it's glorified babysitting. We will be putting our younger child in a private full day K program unless they move to a full day format before that time.

Terrace Elementary School 5

Posted August 09, 2015
- a parent
Great school! Teachers are very dedicated. My kid absolutely is geting great school experience and is making such a big progress each year. Way to go Terrace!


Terrace Elementary School 5

Posted April 02, 2015
- a parent
Excellent elementary school with a "small town" feel. Small classroom sizes, attentive and caring staff ... great experience so far. Looking forward to many years with our children at this school. Mrs Schaefer is a fantastic kindergarten teacher.

Terrace Elementary School 5

Posted March 22, 2015
- a parent
The student body of Terrace is pulled mostly from the less troubled areas of Des Plaines. Kids who attend there as a whole come from good families with the intention of learning. My child will be finishing there this year. It's been a great 6 year experience. We are happy to have her grow up with down to earth kids, who are mostly well behaved, not bratty, and without any bullying issues. Kudos to Mr. Becker for making a big difference and a very positive influence in this school.

Terrace Elementary School 5

Posted January 27, 2014
- a parent
Keeps getting better and better. Well run and active teachers and parents. Bradley Stein has done a great job.


Terrace Elementary School 5

Posted May 10, 2006
- a parent
Great School! Small, close knit bunch! Very family oriented. Couldn't ask for a better school for my children!

Terrace Elementary School 2

Posted September 03, 2004
- a parent
My daughter went to this school for 2 years and finally we moved out of the district. The parents are very involved but the Principal was terrible. He allowed a teacher to refuse to accomodate my daughter's learning disability. There also aren't many extraciricular activities.

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Terrace Elementary School
735 South Westgate Road, Des Plaines, IL  60016
(847) 824-1501
Last modified Terrace 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.
Terrace Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 21 reviews. Top