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1400 Oakton Street
Evanston, IL 60202

(847) 859-8600
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March 14, 2015
It's simply one of the best middle schools in Evanston, with many extracurricular activities/ clubs and advanced arts classes to choose from including advanced art, drama, media arts, and music. The teachers in the school are simply thoughtful and great at getting students achieve our schools expectations in being responsible, respectful, and striving to be successful. And we have two different languages that you can take including Spanish, spanish for Spanish speakers for native Spanish speakers and French. Plus we have iPads one out of two schools in Evanston that reseave them for the chance for us students to have a better opportunities to have apps that would help us exceed in our ceducation. It can't get any better it's a good school and will always be. Love you CHUTE!!!!!!

- submitted by a community member

October 26, 2014
It's getting worse and worse as our kid has begun his 3rd year. The teachers are grate but the students get too much slack.

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October 14, 2014
My school is by far the most diverse in the district. It has great art programs. I am currently in advanced media arts. My media arts class is the most advanced out of the district. We are the only school in the district with a 3D printer. Also this year chute is teaming up with Verizon to get iPads for every student attending chute. This is really great because now kids who don't have a computer at home or who don't have WiFi can access there school work easily. Chute offers advanced math classes going up to geometry! We also have an amazing atheltic program. We have a huge gym with 6 volleyball nets, 6 basketball hoops, a climbing wall, and a high ropes course indoors. Outside we have 4 soccer fields, and 2 basketball hoops. When i grow up i want to send my children to chute!

- submitted by a community member

July 01, 2014
We were extremely and happily surprised that our son's years in Middle School were the happiest in his school career thus far! Chute Middle School provides all students with the structure and support they need to succeed. The teachers and staff are accessible and approachable to both parents and students. The plain exterior of the school belies what is inside, especially the beautiful garden courtyard in the center of the building. This school is a testament to what can happen with good leadership: the principal, Mr. Mac, tells everyone at the beginning of the year "everything is my business." He follows up to make sure all students feel safe and cared for. We are so grateful that our son wound up here!

- submitted by a parent

July 23, 2013
Chute students come from three elementary feeder school in District 65: Dawes, Oakton and Walker. They enjoy a host of extra curriculars from competitive after-school athletic opportunities to art clubs, high quality drama, orchestra, chorus and band performances, recycling clubs, Math Olympiad, student council and much more.

- submitted by a community member

June 04, 2013
Chute is a Title 1 school that has not met its school grade in the years that our child has attended Chute. The District has raised the maximum class size from 25 students per class to 30. this affected our child's math and english class size - two core subjects for student success. Our child's teachers have been extremely uncommunicative and my husband and I have substaintial concerns regarding the quality of education our child is receiving. We have been very disappointed with the response of principal and vice principal in addressing our concerns, and communications with teachers did not improve over the course of the school year.

- submitted by a parent

April 02, 2013
This is a fantastic school. My son started this year and I have been very impressed with the Principal and teachers. They keep intouch with parents, respond to emails and are helping prepare the kids for high school.

- submitted by a parent

January 10, 2013
I go to this school, and am only in 6th grade, but from what i heard at my old school, Oakton, it is great. Good lunch food, good school setup, and finally all the "bad" student behavior is our life and examples. In response to parent one star may 5 2007s dislike of the school, i'd say the the disrespect of adults is just us being more independent than private school zombies. We're poor, yet we get on. Horrifying isnt it. single-minded students. We are just not impressionable little obedience bags, we're people. About special needs kids, we treat them as equals, not different people.

- submitted by a community member

May 22, 2011
My daughter is about to complete her 3rd and final year at Chute. I can say that there is no other school I would rather she would have gone to. I wish my son had gone to Chute as well. The principal, Mr. Mac is as good as it gets! I wish he could come over to ETHS and help straighten out some of their problems! Excellent school, dedicated staff and they prepare the students (if the students try) for college prep high schools.

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April 19, 2010
Because of their dedication to providing excellent education opportunies for all students.

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March 08, 2009
Great teachers, superb principal!

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October 04, 2008
My daughter is in her second year at Chute. She loves it. Yes, the school may be a bit of an eye sore on the outside, but it is what goes on inside the school that counts. The principal and asst. principal, Mr. McHolland and Mr. Brown operate a tight ship, but yet have the respect of the students. The teachers really challenge the children and expect/demand a lot from them. Many teachers offer extended hours for assistance with homewok if needed. Unfortunately, because of budget restrictions, Chute may not have a wide range of after-school activties as other local private schools offer, but what they do offer is sufficient. There is a year book club, fitness club, technology type club, etc...I believe most are lead by teachers. They also offer various sporting activities such as lacrosse, volleyball. We are very pleased.

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December 23, 2007
My son loves Chute and is doing wonderful. His teachers are great and really know him. They all go the extra mile for the kids. My son is very bright and his teachers really challenge him. He is involved with several activities after school and enjoys them all. Communication with teachers is great. Mr. McHolland and Mr. Brown are on top of things. Great school!

- submitted by a parent

July 26, 2007
I had two children who graduated from Chute and both received a good education. The older one was a National Merit Scholar and the younger one is still in high school in all honors classes. They particularly liked the math and music programs. Mr. McHolland is a wonderful principal who truly cares about the students. Yes, there are some problem kids, but the school is trying to deal with them.

- submitted by a parent

May 05, 2007
The students don't receive enough extra activities like other schools do. Such as an own school team. The school is poor, the school is unclean. My child complains constantly about the school.The school has kids that are violent and direspect against adults. And now those teast scores are very low. The teachers volunteer their time to help kids with needs. Although I feel me child does not get enough help. I am seeking to remove my child from the school.

- submitted by a parent

February 25, 2006
Well I'm a student here and I'd have to say Chute is a good school with smart and fun teachers. The kids on the other hand are close to driving me and others to insanity. I feel many kids are dragged down due to the other student's attitudes. I also feel there is a lack of advanced classes. I am in honors geometry, the only advanced class. Overall I would give an A for the quality of teaching, and a C for the student attitude.

- submitted by a student
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Chute Middle School
1400 Oakton Street, Evanston, IL  60202
(847) 859-8600
Last modified Chute Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Chute Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 22 reviews. Top