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26051 West Nippersink Road
Ingleside, IL 60041

(847) 740-5322
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January 04, 2015
I have found in many years of scouting and other curricular activities, a school is as great as the teachers, the leadership but especially the involvement of parents. I have observed caring teachers, principals and their leadership at Big Hollow School district. And I thank every one of them! THANK YOU!

- submitted by a community member
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August 23, 2014
My school is the worst place ever. The Office Ladies never bother to look up at the security cameras screen.(if someone did, they could've caught who brought a BULLET to school) Bus Drivers r very BAD drivers. In summer, there r WEEDS everywhere on the grass LITERALLY. Making u PAY things that has RIP OFF prices and NOT in good condition.(for example for 6-8 graders has to pay plain gym uniforms that smells and is dirty for $15.00. If not bought, ur CHILD will get BAD GRADES. This school is TOTALLY UNFAIR and they DON'T REALLY CARE ABOUT THE KIDS, only the MONEY their parents have in their wallets.

- submitted by a community member

May 06, 2014
I was a student at this school in 6th and 7th grade and it sucked. I was treated very badly by everyone and no one respected

- submitted by a community member

September 09, 2013
Please know that this entire district is in located on one campus.There is one large building that houses the primary and elementary (in two separate wings) and one large 2-story building for 5th-8th grade students. I've had children in this district for almost 10 years. Compared to other schools my children have attended I would saw Big Hollow is just mediocre. The teachers are great but there is a history of the district really giving children a hard time when they struggle academically or have emotional concerns/family issues. Everything is black or white at this school. Many children who struggle here flourish in high school once exposed to a different environment and approach to learning/discipline.

- submitted by a parent

June 02, 2013
This school was great but in 2012-2013 it died i do not recommend this school because your kids will sit there with no homework and the most favorite thing that think is fun is watching movies for 3 HOURS

- submitted by a community member

May 28, 2013
I am a student at this school and I am in 7th grade. I have been going to Big Hollow since Kindergarten. I honestly could not wish for a better school with kinder teachers and thoughtful students. Most of my classmates at this school are very considerate of everyone. Our sports department is very advanced and we are very competitive. Most of our sports are only available for 7th and 8th graders, but there are plenty available for all of the other grades too. Yes. You should send your son/ daughter here.

- submitted by a community member

May 27, 2010
My son has been going to Big Hollow since 3rd grade, he is in 6th now. He LOVES the school. Recently we were forced to move and he was very upset at the potential of going to McHenry Schools. He has several friends there also and says he doesn't like what they say about it. We were lucky enough to find another place in the same district and he is thrilled. Some teachers he has had were better than others, but you will find that in any school. He is a straight A student and is still challenged but not overworked.

- submitted by a parent

October 15, 2009
Big Hollow School is terrific. My children are doing outstanding. They love going to school and they love their teachers. Their teachers always make themselves available for the kids and the parents.

- submitted by a parent

October 09, 2009
I was the social worker, on a contractual basis, at Big Hollow School District 38 from 2003 until June, 2008. I started with the Primary School and retired from the Middle School. The teachers, administration, parents and students, respected social work and the important role it plays in the education of students. I was permitted to 'move up' as the students I had developed important relationships with also moved up grade levels. As the school population increased, two more excellent, younger social workers were hired. We worked closely together, meeting on a weekly basis to share student information and ideas on the best ways to help students achieve their potential. Teachers were eager to ask us to work with them and provide ideas, help support, whatever they felt they needed in order to best educate the students in their classrooms. We, the social workers, were permitted, often requested, to spend time in classrooms to support the teachers in attempts to deal with bullying issues and to help prevent bullying in the future. I appreciate the freedom I was given in the Big Hollow School District to learn from students, parents, teachers and younger social workers. I am especially grateful I was permitted to use all I heve learned after many years of experience and all I was continued to learn, to work and to help teachers teach and students learn to the best of my ability. Thank you, Joan Herczeg

- submitted by a community member

September 27, 2009
Our students are always enthusiastic about being here and work hard to be the best.

- submitted by a teacher
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September 25, 2009
I love Big Hollow School because it has very dedicated teachers who strive to make all students successful!

- submitted by a parent
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September 25, 2008
Big Hollow all around is awesome-from kindergarden to middle school. My kids love it!!!! As for the other reviews-HMMMM-I must say there sure are alot of typo's.

- submitted by a parent

November 03, 2006
Tree of my kids go to this school and the problems that we had are very upstanding. The quality of education is getting lower and lower every year.We have ben in this district for the past 6 years.

- submitted by a parent

August 07, 2006
I'm very disapointed in Big Hallow.I went there as a kid ,and i thought it was the best school ever so i sent my children there.It was the worst thing to do.I have never in my whole life see so many students in a class room.And where is the individual attention i thought to my self?No where!I come home from a long day of work and then have to explain to my child every single word on the paper.

- submitted by a parent

August 06, 2006
I have been in this district for 11 years now, And all I have to say is that I am vary dissapointed. There is a major lack in education . My daughter does not enjoy this school and thats why we are moving this summer. I am vary upset to leave my house but for my daughter and son's education its a must.

- submitted by a parent
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Big Hollow Middle School
26051 West Nippersink Road, Ingleside, IL  60041
(847) 740-5322
Last modified Big Hollow Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Big Hollow Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 16 reviews. Top