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Naperville, IL

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1024 Magnolia Lane
Naperville, IL 60540

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(630) 420-6341
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March 14, 2015
We have been very happy with Elmwood. They seem to know each student's strengths and weaknesses and tailor the work for them. There are many opportunities for family involvement, and communication with the teachers has been wonderful.

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August 13, 2014
Amazing staff, so dedicated and hard working the teachers and staff really look out for the children's best interests. I have seen many teachers and volunteers and even the principal working well into the late evening hours to support the science fair, Multi cultural day. Even Mr Cleveland volunteers and devotes so much time to the children of Elmwood to run extra curricular clubs like Run Club and Environmental Club. We are so fortunate to have our children at Elmwood!! The new gym is amazing with a rock wall! The children love indoor recess and shake and jiggle dancing to the wii. Our kids loved their new school we moved from the east coast a year ago. They are so happy at Elmwood and as parents we couldn't be more satisfied with the 203 school district!

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May 13, 2014
This is a very good school, my son is a 5th grader and his teacher and his P.I and honors math teacher treat him with great respect. They are very smart and there are many fun classes that will get your children involved and having a lot of fun. This school is very inclusive with very kind teachers and a lot of respect to children with special needs and/or disabilities. If you are looking for a school where your boy/girl can be included, no matter what they look like, or are like in general....choose Elmwood Elementary School K-5

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May 11, 2014
This school is rapidly going downhill more each year. The new leadership (principal and asst) are terrible and the school is overcrowded since the district rezoned. No one seems happy to be there--the teachers have more than they can handle and the parents are unhappy with the direction the school is going.

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November 16, 2013
Best school ever! Everything here is great and the new gym is epic! If you are looking for a great school for your child pick elmwood elementary school in naperville illinois!

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February 06, 2012
The school is good so long as your child fits into their confined definition of 'acceptable'. They are quick to put children in 'special needs' to isolate them so that those children won't affect their ' great ratings'. Otherwise, just like other schools they have great teachers who are very involved and challenge the kids to be greater and they have those who are just coasting by and could care less to be there. K and 1st grade teachers are much better than the upper grades.

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November 22, 2009
You will not find a more kid friendly school in District 203. The admin. in outstanding and always puts students first. The teachers are outstanding and challange each student. Parents are involved and are always welcome to assist in any fashion.

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November 06, 2008
Too many temp/sub teachers and they are used too often.

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January 10, 2008
My special needs child was enrolled in the early childhood program. Not only was I insulted by the director but the staff was unwilling to work with constructive ideas from parents well educated about special needs. They hardly focused on the IEP and completely ignored the general ISBE curriculum as well. They keep low standards at early childhood level. It is a crying shame. They were concerned about keeping the 'appearance' of a high standard however, failed miserbly. I was insulted time and time again.....

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February 18, 2007
Elmwood is a good school. The teachers in the lower grades are motivated and encouraging to the younger students. My son enjoys going to school and has been able to take advantage of the special reading program for students having difficulty learning to read. The school (and the district for that matter) do not have a scientifically researched reading program and that might account for the low 80 percentile score in the ISAT reading test. There is very little homework and low pressure on the students. There is a high ratio student to teacher and aides available only to the special pull out programs.

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July 19, 2006
My daughter attended Elmwood from kindergarten through second grade. We were very pleased with the school and were sad to leave it due to a move. The parent participation is amazing as were the teachers we encountered. My daughter absolutely loved going to school every day and I attribute that attitude to the teachers. I was very impressed with the curriculum. The class size is large, but that's not isolated to Naperville as most public schools in larger communities have large class sizes. I would move back to Naperville in a heartbeat, and especially back to Elmwood!

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April 25, 2006
Elmwood is a fine school. My second grader is finishing his first year there, and I attribute his very positive experience to his teacher, Ms. Laura Schmitt, a first year teacher! I believe that her energy and unconditional positive regard for children is unique. Any negatives I might attribute to the Naperville system are related to population size. There is a high student to teacher ratio (though my son had a wonderful aide, Mrs. Kohler, in his class due to the number -- 28 -- I hear that aides won't be available to my son's class next year in third grade), and a limit on the number of kids invited to perform in the school talent show (auditions were held, and some didn't make the cut). Absurd. This just inhibits kids' creativity and courage. The high schools are so large (over 2,000)-- competition and 'getting lost' are reportedly common experiences.

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Elmwood Elementary School
1024 Magnolia Lane, Naperville, IL  60540
(630) 420-6341
Last modified Elmwood Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Elmwood Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 14 reviews. Top