« Back to compare
Public district
Fairview Heights, IL
Students enrolled: 355

Contact this school

21 Circle Drive
Fairview Heights, IL 62208

(618) 398-5552
Nearby homes for sale
Map of Illini Elementary School address.

August 21, 2015
The Pre-K program outstanding. All the teachers my son has had have been wonderful. I could not have picked a better school. The principal is awesome and cares about every kid.

- submitted by a student

June 24, 2013
This is an amazing school. Between my 3 boys we have been there 5 years and have another 5 years there. The principal is very understanding and cares for everyone of his students. All the teachers have also been great and a lot of them have been teaching at Illini for many years.

- submitted by a parent

February 20, 2013
My daughter who is in kindergarten has been bullied on the bus since the beginning of the school year. From being punched in the head , kicked, choked, and items being thrown at her. The principle obviously did not want to punish the child who did it , and proceeded to tell me about the kids medication , and other info, which does not mean much to me . It took him almost 6 months to finally remove him from the bus. I do not think he has what it takes to be in charge , because he is not putting the kids first.

- submitted by a parent

April 23, 2011
Illini is a Great school. all 3 of my kids went there!. the teachers and principals ( past and present) are/were very approachable and friendly. I brag about them all the time. my kids know no other school dist. They may not be perfect, but I thinks it is great compared to private schooling.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
March 09, 2010
The teachers are excellent and full of passion. However, the administration could care less about the children's education or safety. For example, they have allowed my kindergartner to get on the bus when she was in the afterschool program. The afterschool program is also horrible. They rarely know where your child is and are extremely rude. My son has came home many times stating he was being picked on by the older children. They no longer go to the afterschool program.

- submitted by a parent

November 24, 2007
I feel proud that my children have attended Illini Elementary. I do feel the Administration should familiarize themselves a little better in the special needs department. Most of the services are contracted out through BASSC or TheraKids, and they are wonderful. Without a lot services coming directly from the school, I think the Administration Department doesn't find it necessesary to update themselves on current information in regards to autism or other developmental disabilities. The regular curriculum is wonderful and challenging. The teachers are caring and strive to truly educate the students - academically, socially, and emotionally.

- submitted by a parent

November 14, 2007
I have had three children attend Illini and they have all loved it. The PreK staff is wonderful! The teachers we have had in K, 1st, and 2nd have also been great! We have loved our time at Illini.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
June 11, 2007
The Pre-K program is excellent, and the teachers are wonderful.

- submitted by a parent

January 30, 2007
My son is 4 years old and in prek at Illini. He LOVES it there! All of his teachers are so patient and they make learning so fun for the kids. He always comes home and is excited to showe me what he did, and is learning stuff so quickly! I love this school!

- submitted by a parent

October 20, 2005
My son is three years old and is in preschool at Illini. He really likes it a lot. His teachers are very patient and capable.

- submitted by a parent

March 18, 2005
Daughter attended kindergarten and 1st grade. She excelled! Wonderful teachers and staff. We were very impressed with the academics. Our daughter was working on projects that her cousins were doing in 3rd grade (in a different state). Fantastic school! Great PTA! I have nothing but praise.

- 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 »


Find out what parents are saying about Illini Elementary School


Nearby homes for sale


Last modified: August 21, 2015

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

©1998-2015 GreatSchools.org All Rights Reserved. GreatSchools is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization | Ad Choices

Illini Elementary School
21 Circle Drive, Fairview Heights, IL  62208
(618) 398-5552
Last modified Illini Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-4. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Illini Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 16 reviews. Top