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PK-5
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Des Plaines, IL
Students enrolled: 418

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260 Dulles Road
Des Plaines, IL 60016

(847) 593-4401
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July 26, 2012
I'm so happy with this school! I've had children in two other schools in the area, and this staff is dedicated and committed to helping kids grow! Both the kindergarten and 4th grade teachers are beyond my expectations. They made my children's learning fun, challenging, and relevant to their lives. Wow... my kids never wanted to go to school before, and this year they're asking when they can go back!

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2012
Unhappy with the school. Boring, rude principal, unqualified teachers that lack common sense (and the principal does, no wonder, fish rots from the head),low quality education, inhumane attitude.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 24, 2010
When My son was deployed to Afghanistan My Grandson came to live with and enrolled at Brentwood . They were so helpful and understanding to My Grandson's needs

- submitted by a community member
March 05, 2010
My son excels in this school. His teacher really focuses on learning and helping children grow. Great experience!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
The school has fantastic learning resources in both the library and classrooms, and has dedicated staff that challenges each child to achieve their academic potential, My children have had extremely positive experiences with the staff. They not only work to confer information, but encourage the children to model exceptional character and are responsive to special circumstances. We deliberately moved to this district when we saw our friends' children blossom after they transferred here from another district. We love this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
Brentwood does have a wonderful principal that cares for all students. The teachers are just as special. All the work and effort is put into each and every child to achieve their goal. This is a school where the kids do come first. I love Brentwood School where kids never stop learning.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2009
It is a wonderful community of students, teachers, staff, and families!!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2009
The teachers and administrators really care about the children who attend Brentwood!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 20, 2009
I really love this school for my child. The teachers are great!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
My children have been there for for the last 4 years, and we have about 10 more years to go. The staff is wonderful. Helpful, accomodating. They are always willing to work with you and assist when needed. Principal is excellent.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2009
It's not just a school, it's a community of parents, teachers, staff all working together for the benefit of the kids. It's warm, loving, fun, creative, safe and nurturing.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
I love the school. Staff and teachers are excellent. Our kids love the teachers.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2009
The whole Brentwood Staff is exceptional! Miss Allen, the principal is the most caring and understanding person along with being very conscientious and organized even in crisis situations. We just had a 'soft lock down' due to the escaped convict. Miss Allen was very calm and handled the situation with impeccable work in a critical situation. The entire staff at Brentwood is caring, personable and are really aware of all the children's needs. Parents of Brentwood children are always willing and able to work with the school for any event or situation. Being a part of Brentwood school is like having a very large extended family!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
My kids have been at Brentwood for over 6 years (and counting) and it's the best elementary school we've ever been involved with. The staff and kids are so great, that last year I volunteered as a lunch supervisor. Getting to know the staff and students that well only strengthened our opinion of Brentwood, and we know we made the right decision in making this the only elementary school that our kids will ever attend.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
Brentwood Elementary is a great school. The teachers really care about their students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
This staff works diligently improve the educational lives of students. Each member reads, attends classes, meets with various building teams and meticulously plans to create and support superior individualize instruction to their diverse students. Our students make us better teachers!

- submitted by a teacher
September 16, 2009
Brentwood is a great school; I have to rave specificially about the special education services. My son is a very smart, high functioning autistic who easily could have been neglected had Brentwood staff not recognized that his learning style required some accomodations. He absolutely thrived under the nurturing staff at Brentwood

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
My son and daughter both go or went to Brentwood. Brentwood is a great school! My son has a form of autism in which he could have easily been overlooked. The special education services realized this and were able to accommodate his needs and he has performed better than we could have expected. All the teachers are extremely helpful and go out of their way to try and help the kids do their best.

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2009
I love this school. My son is receiving the extra help he needs because he is a auditory learner. The teachers and principal. incuding other staff members are warm and welcoming to all. My son is progressing wonderfully now and is in a classroom size of 18 and the teacher really goes out of her way to meet his needs. Thank you, Thank you Thank you!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2008
My daughter is in 1st grade and I couldn't be happier with this school . We switched from private school and the education here is much better. My daughter has advanced leaps and bounds. The only down side is class size is large, 24-25 in the english speaking rooms, 16-18 in ESL.

- submitted by a parent
April 05, 2007
I am moving basically because I do not approve of Brentwoods teaching ethics. I think they need to pay more attention to not just teaching the children new things but also making sure they understand what they are doing. You cannot just ask a class if they understand it because no child is going to raise there hand because of fear of being laughed at.

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
no rating January 10, 2006
As an an educator and a parent, I feel that Brentwood Elementary School is a wonderful place for children to learn and grow. The teachers at this school are all so dedicated and knowledgable. They always put children first and there are no politics dictating education. The school building itself provides a warm enviting atmosphere that is conducive to learning. This is truly a great place to learn!

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2005
This school is warm and friendly. They have new, research-supported materials and the teachers are available. They have clubs for the kids to join, and still offer parties when most schools I've been involved with has totally done away with them.

- submitted by a parent
January 05, 2005
There are little to no extra curricular activities. I believe that the teachers are very good and dedicated to their jobs. The principal is also good and there are many discipline charts proving that she is trying to improve the character/community of the school. There is also sufficient help for children that are having problems in certain areas of the curriculum. If there is a problem with this school it is that the parents that are very absorbed in this school are pretty 'clicky' and are not very open or friendly to other parents that are willing to help. It really is a deterant.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2004
This school is one of the worst managed schools I have ever seen. The class size in my child's room is 30. And none of the classes in my son's grade are under 27. If the school average class size is 16 then the teaching resources are poorly allocated. The principal is cold, indifferent and treats girls differently than boys. Half way through the school year a letter was sent about cutting the math class size in half due to the fact that the kids were not learning. Ever since the new principal came to this school the learning has went down hill.

- submitted by a parent
February 11, 2004
I think Brentwood does a good job of teaching the students and my child has and currently is provided extra help with learning to read and not by another student. I believe the school also really does try to work with the 6 character counts items. They include in their teaching morals and the correct behavior from incorrect behavior. I also know my child is learning a wide range of subjects including Science, Fine Arts, Computer, etc. His learning is well rounded. I also believe it is an important part for parents to make sure they are involved in their child's learning. That means making sure homework is done and reviewed and asking questions about the school day both from an academic and behavior issue. If a child doesn't learn at this school it his parents or his own fault.

- submitted by a parent
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Brentwood Elementary School
260 Dulles Road, Des Plaines, IL  60016
(847) 593-4401
Last modified Brentwood Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Brentwood Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 28 reviews. Top