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Lake Zurich, IL
Students enrolled: 393

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555 Old Mill Grove Road
Lake Zurich, IL 60047

(847) 438-5986
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February 16, 2015
I thought this has actually been a good school, at least for my kids. My older son who went here is an honors student at LZHS, and my daughter is a straight A student at MSS. They obviously did something right.

- submitted by a parent

January 09, 2014
Sarah Adams is a declining school. It has large class size and little support. The principal is insincere, inconsistent and incompetent. Morale with the teachers is terrible. It is a low performing school; people are transferring out quickly. I pulled my kids and put them in private school; their grades are skyrocketing and they are happy. Punches were thrown at recess on a weekly basis. Special ed support is a joke. They don't care about low test scores.

- submitted by a parent

June 25, 2013
Sarah Adams is led by a principal who honestly is not a strong leader. I have met with her with my concerns and she politely listened and smiled . My concerns about my child were heard but no action was taken. No follow up with me at all.

- submitted by a parent

January 08, 2013
I've put two kids though this school. If you have a child that conforms to the traditional model of elementary school, and who can just get work done independently, then it's fine. If, however, you have a child who requires any sort of assistance or doesn't learn in a traditional sense, then look out! Some of the other comments about a few good teachers in the school are true...if you want one of them, then you need to make a lot of noise and demand your child be put in that classroom. There are parents who manage to do that every year.

- submitted by a parent

November 28, 2012
Our son is midway through second grade and we have had an exceptionally positive experience with Sarah Adams. Our son's reading and writing skills have improved dramtically and he has school pride. His first and second grade teachers have been spectacular.

- submitted by a parent

October 09, 2012
I have been very happy with Sarah Adams. My daughter is extremely excited to go to school every day. She is constantly bringing home ways parents can be involved, unfortunately, reality is that many parents work and are not able to participate like I'm sure they want to. Overall, I'm very pleased with this school.

- submitted by a parent

July 05, 2012
We moved to Lake Zurich hopping to find a better school for my kids and was not to happy with Sara Adams.

- submitted by a parent

April 29, 2012
Things have certainly changed at Sarah Adams since the new principal has taken over, it's taken a few years for the results to be evident but here they are. Declining ratings, declining parent involvement, all because the principal has a poor attitude and doesn't care to find out how parents feel about what is happening with their children.

- submitted by a parent

November 05, 2010
I agree that there should be a zero rating for this school! Aside from a small handful of "good" teachers, the remaining staff have poor, disrespectful attitudes towards both students and parents. They advocate parent involvement, but ignore questions or concerns. Academics are simply unacceptable - they "teach to the test" (literally) for both ISAT/state/standardized tests as well as classroom tests. Many teachers provide the questions AND the answers to tests prior to administering them (trying to ensure good scores). This school is particularly bad, but the entire district (CUSD 95) has the same problems. There is a HUGE problem with special education - unqualified teachers who don't know enough, and don't care enough to know. The district special ed. director has this same attitude, provides very poor leadership, and is disrespectful to parents.

- submitted by a parent

August 18, 2010
I wish they had a zero stars for this school. The teacher my child had this past year had 0 interest in his learning and didn't even notify me with concerns that he was failing. It took me almost all year to get it corrected and the principal really could care less when approached with concerns. I'm very disappointed in the school and the principal and really wouldn't recommend it to anyone. The reason there is no parent involvement is they keep asking for more money and people don't have jobs to barely send the kids to school let alone donate money. For Market Day pick up is always during the day and for some working parents, they aren't going to take off work to pick up food. .

- submitted by a parent
no rating
March 20, 2010
Bad attitudes! A lot of complaing by parents and very low involvement by the parents. No School Spirit. My concern is children with boarder line learning disabilities. What happened to NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND. It doesn't seem fair that your child has to be total dumb or some special handicap to get help.

- submitted by a parent

October 20, 2008
This is a great school, I agree that the principal issue is a serious concern. The teachers are amazing and truly care about their students. The turnover isn't as frequent as the previous poster suggests but the current principal seems to have control issues and doesn't seem to care how parents feel about situations, just her need to be in control. Overall it is an amazing school.

- submitted by a parent

November 18, 2007
Great school, highly recommended. Our son is motivated to learn, respects his teachers and enjoys going to school everyday. That says it all!

- submitted by a parent

May 25, 2006
The academic program seems very good. There is music, art, and PE, with recess every day. Parents are very involved in the school. Teachers are caring. I think it's a good school.

- submitted by a parent

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Sarah Adams Elementary School
555 Old Mill Grove Road, Lake Zurich, IL  60047
(847) 438-5986
Last modified Sarah Adams Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Sarah Adams Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 17 reviews. Top