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Matteson, IL
Students enrolled: 439

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21245 Main Street
Matteson, IL 60443

(708) 748-0480
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August 29, 2014
Matteson Elementary: You should know that Matteson Elem is highly STRUCTURED with a great curriculum. Disturbances of behavior and bully are dealt with right away. The teachers give a balance of nurture and independence. From the 1st grade teachers to the 3rd grade teachers. The music teachers are excellent and so is the art teacher!! Since the school as been under the guidance of Mrs. Powell things have change. Her no nonsense and expecting more has created a superb earning environment! They also have extra activity such as step group that perform at a college level. The administrative staff (2012-2013) were beyond helpful. I hope the superintendent and board members take heed to Matteson's culture and structure the other schools around this school (Sauk-we are watching you!!!!!) Huth your on our list. It would be great to send Mrs. Powell and her method to train other schools to be "Great Schools", use what you have, so, the public schools don't loose children leaving Matteson to private schools, therefore, less funding!! Thanks, if only Matteson went up to 6th grade, we would have no worries! love love this school!!!

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June 04, 2014
I feel that this school/district admin are completely unsupportive and do not tend to students needs whatsoever. If the child does not fit into a mold, he/she falls through the cracks. I gave the district 2 years and I am pulling my child out for second grade.

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May 01, 2013

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May 01, 2013
My daughter informed me of the oranges...It's said that we weren't informed as parents about this matter. I called the district yesterday and informed the district that I wanted my child to transfer to another school within the district. I was told I had to discuss this matter with Matteson School principal. As a parent it is my choice to remove my child. You can talk until your blue in the face and the situation will not change. I will be calling the superintendent today. I've never seen my child dislike a school so much. She's been in school since the age of three and complains everyday about something. The other day she stated that she had to lay her head down during lunch. She lifted her head and Mrs. Powell took recess away. Once again these are six year olds. They can't talk in the hallway, lunch room, etc. I thought lunch was leisure time for kids a break, you should be able to eat and talk. Not be rushed eating. Lunch is at 10:40am that is super early by the time 1:00 comes, I know that the kids are hungry. Maybe it's because that couldn't finish their lunch to begin with. When I volunteered a 1st grader (male) said to me he didn't get enough food to eat.

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October 13, 2011
Let me add to these thoughts. I also have a daughter in this school, and I'm pulling her out. I'll move if I have to. The teachers have been nice, when I was granted permission to speak to them. Yes, GRANTED permission to speak to them. The administration only let me speak to 2 teachers for a "short visit"; what I did get out of these visits is that the teachers fear for their jobs, their "new" principals (who were extremely rude to me) wouldn't listen when I told them about the fighting going on in this school between troubled students, the troubled students who need the most help are left for teachers to police them while having to teach their "nice" kids, no help from administrators, councellors, aides, no one. Even spoke to someone from the district who deals with special needs kids, and she basically told me, "It's being handled" and slammed the door. My daughter doesn't feel safe in this school, and was yelled at by the "assistant principal" AND the "principal" for being the last one to use the bathroom when THEY needed to "speak" to teachers. If things do not change, expect to hear from my lawyer.

- submitted by a parent

May 29, 2010
I have 2 sons currently attending Matteson school. My oldest has went to Matteson from K-3 and has maintained high test scores and grades the entire time. The principle is very active with this kids and the parents are also very active in this school. My youngest son is in Kdg and is reading 2nd grade books. I love this school and wish my boys could be here through 8th grade.

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July 14, 2008
This schools is terrible. My daughter was harrassed through out the year . The administration did nothing to stop it or even address it. The teacher could not speak proper english, much less teach it. There was no control in the class room. Due to these problems, my once bright eager-to-learn daughter dreads going to any school. I would recommend any parent moving into the district look at one of the many private schools in the area.

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November 10, 2007
Although this school is facing a serious budget problem. No expense was spared in the quality of education the children receive her at matteson school. My son is in the second grade here and his teacher Ms. Elliot is great. Not only is the principle Ms. Fears is always active with the students the test scores speak for themselves. Great students and a great school.

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May 31, 2007
Overall I feel that Matteson School is very good. They provide a wonderful learning environment for the children and my son has learned a lot in the 4 years that he has attended the school. The only problem that I have with the school is their grading scales. I understand setting higher standards for our children but when an 86% is considered a C I believe that is unfair and something needs to be done about it.

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April 26, 2006
The teachers and staff are genuinely involved with the children and the parents. They have lots of activities and fun nights where they host reading or math games or pajama nights. My children love it here.

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Matteson Elementary School
21245 Main Street, Matteson, IL  60443
(708) 748-0480
Last modified Matteson Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-3
Matteson Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 12 reviews. Top