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940 Western Avenue
Flossmoor, IL 60422

(708) 647-7400
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September 09, 2015
I do not care for the office staff of the school. Absolutely horrible when handling new students and parents. Apparently they need more training to learn how not to talk to people...

- submitted by a parent

August 27, 2015
My son has attended Western Ave for 3 years now, and we have seen a shift for the better. Last year we got a new principal, Dr. Prosen, who is extremely responsive. I appreciate the fact that we are able to communicate openly with him and the teachers, and feel that has made for a much better working relationship with the school.

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August 11, 2015
I am a parent of two children attending WA. The environment is very friendly and safe. My children feel valued by their teachers, which is so important. They also have a lot of options for children who need extra support as well as children who need an extra challenge. All around, I am very happy we chose this school.

- submitted by a community member

November 07, 2012
As a Parent and former employee, I have seen Western Ave seriously decline in the 6 years we have been involved. As a very involved parent, the staff has been shaken up, the cirriculum downgraded for the supposed "technology" upgrade, and the parent involvement has declined. With the quickly changing cummunity support, I do not see this school rising back to where they once were as an exceptional school. The district needs to get a new principal in there to get things back on track and not one who worries so much about her personal rapport

- submitted by a parent

May 17, 2012
Western's teachers are top notch, and parental involvement is encouraged at this school. Western is a K-5 school, not K-6 as prior posts indicate. Because of the changing culture, fewer parents are involved in their children's education. This could have a long term negative effect on this school. Western was an outstanding school 10+ years ago. While Western is still considered a great school, it is likely to "downgrade" to a mere "good" school within the next 5-10 years because of the rapidly changing culture. The glory days of Western Avenue are long gone and will never revert to how things used to be.

- submitted by a parent

May 06, 2012
Western Avenue School remains a top performer in educating K-6 students. Parental involvement remains high and steady. The parent who believes that "less" parents are involved may not see the involvement and therefore thinks there are fewer parents involved.

- submitted by a parent

October 06, 2011
This school has hard working and dedicated teachers who permit and encourage parental involvement at all levels. In reviewing some of the other reviews I note that families have trouble (as most of us do with our kids), it is our job to rise above it and work with the school to get what our kids need. The school is SMART and they take all of my many calls and always address my childs needs on as an individual basis as any public school or private school for that matter might. It is a gem in Flossmoor and most all families treasure its experience and get involved!

- submitted by a parent

January 29, 2010
My Children have been going to this school since kindergarden and enjoy everyday they have to spend at school.Porgrams at the school includes,Art,Music,Gym are exellent and wonderful in every way.If there is ever an emergency in the neighborhood I know that my children are safe from any threat at all.The teachers set a positive attidude on the children and are very strick when it comes to behavior problems. To ensure a safe, great school for your child I sugest Western Avenue Elementry for any family living in the surrounding area!

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September 18, 2008
We feel very fortunate to be a part of this school for it's academic achievements and extra curricular opportunities. Although we've been impressed with the teachings of the 'pillars' we find the observances and follow-through by the teachers and principals to be lacking. The relentless teasing and hurt feelings seem to fall on deaf ears.

- submitted by a parent

February 27, 2008
The school is wonderful! The school administrators are great, and the teachers are fantastic! Way to go Western Avenue!

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November 29, 2007
Ask and you shall receive. The new adminstration is very open to new ideas. The ISAT scores continue to increase so instruction should continue. My children are blossoming, the teachers are wonderful and the Gifted Ed teacher is outstanding. I am very pleased with my choice to enroll my children at Western Ave.

- submitted by a parent

June 21, 2007
There are many things to love about Western Avenue School: the Art program, Music program and PE are strong and vibrant. Most of the classroom teachers are caring and nurturing. The Gifted Ed teacher is superior. There is a lot of standardize testing in this district; and a lot of instructional hours spent towards preparing for the the standardized tests. Of some concern is the validity of the make-up sessions (when students miss scheduled tests). The spelling, handwriting and geography strands are a little tedious. I do not think this school has realized its' potential yet. I am hopeful that the new principal and new assistant principal --both young and new to administration--along with several new Board Members will enable this school to blossom.

- submitted by a parent

July 28, 2006
I have great concerns about this school's administrative support. Although they preach they want parent involvement, they tend feel they have total control over my child's discipline and turn a blind eye on teacher/support accountability. The teachers are wonderful, but seem to take the roll of a bullied employee. Put simply, the principal does not want any bad spots on her pristine apple. I say let kids be kids, or how will they ever learn to be adults? This isn't a military school for heavens sake! Oh, and don't look to the superintendant for support either. It will get you know where.

- submitted by a parent

April 03, 2006
This school is GREAT. Teachers are very skilled and attentive to children's need and have open communication with parents. We love this school.

- submitted by a parent

March 22, 2006
This school offers many opportunities for it's students to excell and work up to their potential. The programs are multi-leveled with room to advance.

- submitted by a parent
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Western Avenue Elementary School
940 Western Avenue, Flossmoor, IL  60422
(708) 647-7400
Last modified Western Avenue Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Western Avenue Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 30 reviews. Top