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30W240 Bruce Lane
Naperville, IL 60563

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(630) 428-6789
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July 22, 2015
Longwood is a small neighborhood school in North Naperville, IL. Our son thrived here after being transferred from another school in district 204. The teachers are really what make the school a great place. Don't be fooled by the rating of this school - Naperville has become a major melting pot of the Midwest - with a multi-cultural presence. With that, language barriers impact the scores. It's a great school with awesome teachers! I hear that this year Longwood is getting a NEW Principal! This is a great thing - The principal is being promoted to a Director in the District. This is disappointing because I believe that she held Longwood back in many ways. The general consensus of many parents is that she wasn't approachable - which was our experience too. I'm disappointed that she was promoted, especially when she was no part of the progress at Longwood. Her leaving is extremely good for Longwood - I have high hopes for the new principal and what's in store there.

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Teacher effectiveness: Very effective
July 22, 2015
My son was in Longwood for three years and really really did well. Don't let the rating fool you - Longwood (like many schools in Naperville) are multi-cultural because Naperville simply is a melting pot, filled with people from all cultures. It's a small neighborhood school with great teachers. I here there getting a new principal this year which is even better. The principal that was there was difficult to communicate with and not very approachable. Longwood has come great things in-store and if you're considering moving to the area you won't be disappointed!

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November 13, 2014
My school is the greatest school ever. I have put my children in the school for 6/7 years and they always come home with great new knowledge. I love this school!

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August 02, 2014
Extremely poor education and no discipline maintained. I had to change the school for my son just for this reason.

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August 01, 2014
Longwood elementary school has certainly improved and is conscious of its low rating in the past. There have been significant efforts to ensure proper student teacher balance is established. Teaching staff is experienced and my son has found it relatively easier to grasp the concept under the supervision of these teachers.

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October 15, 2013
I am more annoyed with this school each and everyday. First the The student to teacher ratio the say is completely wrong. My daughter currently has a teacher though being a teacher for many years has no idea how to use a computer yet they they have Bring your own technology. Some of the rules are ridiculous. Like NO TAG on the playground yet wrestling in the grass is ok. Kids can't play with the basketball hoop unless someone is watching and no games to be played. This school simply won't let the kids be kids. The principal is a just lazy. She goes around shouting out her mouth but really she is the most unproductive principal I have ever encountered. Last year kids had to change kindergarten classes because of overcrowding. So to answer the overcrowding what do they do the next year eliminate teaching staff. The school fall under the guidelines set by the state. You have a choice to go to another school and I highly recommend you do it. This will be the last year my children attend this school. I have talked to other faculty and this has to be one of the worst choices of elementary schools in Naperville.

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September 27, 2013
the school management is very good.they take care of students in all aspects especially in studies and they focuss on every kid.monthly schedule is very good.

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August 10, 2013
Longwood is an excellent school and my children have been well educated and happy there. Upon going to a meeting about test scores, I was so impressed with the gains the students have made over the past four years. The teachers are dedicated and accommodating and always go the extra mile for students. The school's diversity is a huge asset, as kids are taught about different cultures and how to get along with everyone. The school was even distinguished as a top PBIS school. Students have academic and social- emotional learning targets they work on each day, which is wonderful. Great school in District 204.

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June 05, 2013
I have had 6 children through Longwood. It is ethnically diverse which I always felt was an advantage to my children. They use the inclusion approach for students with special needs. I believe they have grown to be more tolerant due to this exposure at an early age. Regarding academics, are there other schools in Naperville with better scores? Yes. However, what I can say; The oldest is in med school working on a md/phD with a focus in neurology; the next is working on a Masters in behavioral psychology, Child 3 graduated a year ago with a BS in biochemistry, My fourth has a bachelors in culinary art. Still in school is child 5, at U of W Madison, in their pre-med program. Child 6 just graduated Metea as an Indian Prairie scholar and will attend U of I in their Engineering program with a focus in astronautics. I credit the whole school system with their preparation, but particularly Longwood's diversity to have them ready for any and all nationalities, creeds, and religions later in life. This is a unique experience, particularly in Naperville, which will serve them through-out their subsequent schools as well as the rest of their life.

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June 27, 2012
We are planning to move to that area and have done alot of research about that school. We Met a few parents, current students and one ex-student. Everyone was very happy about the school. Some of the parents were actually surprised to hear about the comments on this site. No one thinks that any racism exists in that school, by no one i mean a polish family, 2 white, 1 indian and a hongkong family.

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July 30, 2010
This school has large problems with race relations and violence from child to child. The principal is a figure head and only stays in the office. They do not have enough resources to deal with special ed needs so they spread these kids out and it impacts innocent children. Also problem children have no consequences.

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November 02, 2009
Don't judge a school on test scores alone, this is a wonderful place with amazing teachers and staff, dedicated to the students. Longwood has a very diverse group of children, and a large transient student population due to rentals in the area. The test scores presented do not include any student who didn't attend school the previous year, or any student that is in the country for the first time, so the results presented are very limited, and, in my opinion, inaccurate. This is a special place, where kids are challenged academically, and learn about the beauty of every student.

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July 16, 2008
My son was studying in this school. I feel the standard is poor. There is lot of partiality towards ethinicity. I dont see much challenge posed by the teacher to the students.

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June 04, 2008
My son is a second grader and his teacher Mrs. Robyn Jamison is such a wonderful teacher who cares and strives to bring the best out of the kids. I can see such good progress with my kid for which all the credit goes to his teachers and the friendly school environment.

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January 31, 2008
Longwood is a small school but it has great teachers excellent resources and is a great learning environment.

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October 02, 2006
We found Longwood school to be a very poor quality school. It might be ok for regular students but for kids with challenges, it's a very poor school. The teacher quality can't be that great if the reading & math scores are so low, much lower than the closest school.

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August 11, 2005
This is an excellent school with lot of potential. Teachers are great with kids and provide individual attention. My kids learned lot academically and socially. Parent involvement is very visible and community is also very friendly. Good gifted,music and art programs.

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June 29, 2005
Longwood Elementary School is a wonderful school. All of the teachers are magnificent and they really care about the students. There is not a mediocre teacher at this school. They are all exemplary! The academics are superb (guided reading) and the test prep for the ISATS really helped my child.

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May 11, 2005
Longwood School is a great school. My second child is moving on to Hill next year and my third child will be starting. Longwood has taught my children so much more than the ABCs of school. Longwood teaches respect, honor, diversity as well as good study habits. I have found most of the teachers were dedicated to helping my children become the best that they can be. We recently got a new principal here and she is a wonderful asset to our school.

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March 29, 2004
I love this school! It's awesome. I have great memories here and wouldn't have wanted to go anywhere else.

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Longwood Elementary School
30W240 Bruce Lane, Naperville, IL  60563
(630) 428-6789
Last modified Longwood Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Longwood Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 28 reviews. Top