« Back to compare
/ / School Profile
K-5
Public
Evanston, IL
Students enrolled: 483

Contact this school

1551 Wesley Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201

(847) 859-8140
Nearby homes for sale
Map of Dewey Elementary School address.

Profile Completeness

INTERMEDIATE

Want to improve this school’s profile? You can!

All schools on GreatSchools begin with BASIC completeness, which includes important information like contact details and test scores. It’s up to the school community to take the next steps. As a parent or community member, you can share what you know with other families by writing a review or answering a few questions about what the school offers. As a school leader, you can upload photos, describe school programs, and more with an Official school profile.

The completeness meter moves to INTERMEDIATE, then ADVANCED, and finally HONOR ROLL as you complete the following: 10 or more reviews, at least 1 photo, and 9 program questions parents find helpful.

Want to improve this school's profile?
for Parents
for Schools
 
September 10, 2013
Dewey is a wonderful school. The new principal is wonderful, the teachers are very dedicated and have a vested interest in their students, the parents pitch in together. It is not only a school, but a really caring community.

- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2011
My step-son came to live with us this summer, and I'm so glad our house happens to be zoned for Dewey! All the staff, including the new principal, seem very engaged in meeting the needs of the children. His teacher promptly answeres e-mails and is very approachable. My boy's classroom has laptops for all the kids to use, the PTA is VERY involved (they even have a Compost Committee!), and they use positive recognition (Tiger Tickets) to reward the good behavior, instead of constanty drawing attention to poor behavior. This school seems very progressive, even in their methods of teaching. I really like that all the teachers can post the homework assignements on-line. There is also a new Multi Purpose Room that was built this past summer. Too bad this school wasn't around when I was a kid!

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2011
We moved to Evanston three years ago and particularly wanted our children to attend Dewey School. We have not been disappointed. All of our children have had fantastic teachers that are caring and energetic. They really have gone the extra mile. We also love the parent community at Dewey. The parents at this school are highly involved and deeply care about education. There is a brand new principal this year as well he is great with parents and students. We couldn't have asked for a better school.

- submitted by a parent
December 01, 2010
The way this principal treats people is unprofessional and outrageous. (I wish others would not excuse his behavior.) He seems to be all about tooting his own horn (knack for hiring talent?). This is hardly the best school in Evanston.

- submitted by a teacher
November 29, 2010
Our two kids attend Dewey. Lots of weird policies-- like on cold or wet days, they are forced to watch TV as "indoor recess". They never get to meet their teacher before the first day of school. Not to mention that the sun rises and sets with "tiger tickets" which is their only means of dealing with behavior. I feel bad for the kids that need any kind of pro social opportunities--it's just not allowed here.

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2010
Dewey is a world-class school: smart kids, talented teachers, and a principal with a knack for hiring talent. Unquestionably the best school in Evanston, by far.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2010
We are not happy with the school at all. Our child's teacher is not helpful and neither is the front office staff. They should remember why they are there...

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 17, 2010
very difficult school culture-seem to be all about the test scores--in countless ways, as a whole, they don't seem very informed about child development--

- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2010
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
January 03, 2010
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
no rating December 17, 2009
The principal has been here for a very long time. While dedicated, he's not the most open person and the school is not the most progressive. I wish he would move on, and give the chance for some fresh air to come into the school. And while not inspiring, my kids do, at least, feel safe going to school there.

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 14, 2009
My children attend Dewey and we've had constant struggles. I find they focus on test scores, and not the whole child. The staff (esp Principal) come across as hostile to others/outside opinions and POVs. We're looking forwad to our home selling so that we can send our kids to a different school...

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2009
Three children have been through Dewey Elementary, and all three had committed caring teachers in an environment that celebrates learning and children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 25, 2009
It is a great place for learning; the teachers are very professional and nice and do their best for the kids every day

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2009
Dewey truly is a special community and is also such a welcoming and great place for kids to learn. The Dewey Do's are also an excellent tool.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
Dewey has the best teachers, principal, staff, students & parent community!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
I love that they offer Two Way Immersion Program, which is a great way for the kids to learn another language. I like the teachers and the new library!!!

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
AMAZING faculty and staff really seem to care about every child doing well and being happy. Kids really enjoy going to school, instead of dreading it.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
My daughter just started kindergarten at Dewey and loves it! Her teachers are wonderful and she loves to tell about her day and all the new things she did. Wonderful principal and great parents, too!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 15, 2009
Great diverse community of involved parents; dedicated, creative, challenging teachers; supportive and involved principal

- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2007
As a parent of a Dewey School student. I enjoy that the child likes the school and loves learning. The atmosphere is good. Quality of academic programs are good. Level of parental involvement is always requested. Lots of extracurricular activities are at hand.

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2007
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
October 16, 2006
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
March 20, 2006
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
Need help choosing a school? We can help »

Media Gallery

Media missing

Uh oh! No photos. This frame will look much better when you upload photos »


Facebook


Nearby homes for sale

     

Last modified: December 15, 2014

Sign up for email updates

Connect with us

Translate this web page

About GreatSchools

Our mission is to help millions of parents get a great education for their kids. GreatSchools.org is an independent nonprofit and the leading national source of school information for families.


GreatSchools.org 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612

©1998-2014 GreatSchools.org All Rights Reserved. GreatSchools is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization | Ad Choices

Dewey Elementary School
1551 Wesley Avenue, Evanston, IL  60201
(847) 859-8140
Last modified Dewey Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Dewey Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 24 reviews. Top