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Naperville, IL
Students enrolled: 639

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800 South Whispering Hills Drive
Naperville, IL 60540

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(630) 428-6700
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May 12, 2014
Follow up review 4 years after my last post....I now have 3 kids in this school and I love May Watts school. The teachers are really good and seem to care. One of my kids was falling behind the other two in reading and he was put in a supplementary program to help (prior to me asking) and he has since caught up. Regarding communication, I would say it comes in 3 formats: e-mail, kids' take-home folder, and on-line on their websites, so really good there. A nice community of parents that care in a safe environment. Overall, this is a great school, I would highly recommend it.

- submitted by a parent

March 14, 2014
This is a great school with teachers that really care about the kids and do a great job.

- submitted by a parent

March 13, 2014
Low quality for a school in Naperville. Poor communication As my child was a new student I was constantly requesting information about after school activities, when could we meet the teacher, and information about transportation. When I arrived at parent teacher conferences in November, I was shocked to find that my child who has always had above average grades was now earning below average grades due to missing projects. So almost 2.5 months into school I first find out that my child isn't completing major projects. After asking talking to my child why he did this they said that since no one said anything they didn't think the projects were important. Several months later I received a note that my child was disciplined for talking in class. After a lot of he said/she said I realized that the event happened two months prior to me being informed. The school had a fun fair on a weekend, this may be good info to put on the schools website, but they didn't list it. A/C No air conditioning! A school in Naperville doesn't have enough money for A/C. Which closes the school on hot days. Intramural sports None....

- submitted by a parent

September 07, 2013
I love this school I went there for 5 years 1st-5th grade. I loved all the teachers and staff. I wish I could still go there but now i am to old i will never forget that place it holds most of my childhood memories.

- submitted by a community member

July 30, 2010
Greaty school my daughter Alexis loves going to school there. Pricipal i nvolved in every thing and doing great job.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
February 13, 2010
Overall the school has been disappointing. I find some of the teachers to be great: caring, enthusiastic and involved. However this school lacks team spirit, pride, motivation, organization. There's a huge lack of events that could bring the students and parents together. Everything and everyone is so indifferent. Everyone is 'just doing their job' Statistics show this to be a great school but in my opinion walking into this school or walking into a barn in no different.

- submitted by a parent

December 02, 2008
My son and daughter both currently attend May Watts. The teachers and staff are excellent and really care about the students. I highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent

August 10, 2008
What's the deal with no air conditioning how can children focus and the teacher to student ration is High 28 +

- submitted by a parent

February 07, 2008
The teachers my kids have had at May Watts have been excellent. They each have their own style but I truly think they all care about the kids. I think it's an excellent school.

- submitted by a parent

February 07, 2007
I think May Watts is a phenomenal Elementary School!! I have not met a parent yet, that doesn't feel the same way. I have had several children attend, and have found the teachers to be exceptional! They value our children's education, and it shows. They are not just educating our children, but teaching them principles that will help them build moral character. My children have a great love for learning, and I accredit it to the teachers and staff at May Watts. We feel lucky to have our children attending such a great school!

- submitted by a parent

November 07, 2005
My son attended May Watts from 2nd through 5th grade. The overall quality of education was decent, however I felt that the teaching style at this school was lacking. The teachers and administrators seemed to focus on containing the kids within a very traditional approach (teacher at the blackboard, students in rows listening), instead of cultivating curiosity, creativity and individuality of the children. I felt that in an area such as Naperville, we can do better.

- submitted by a parent

September 18, 2004
My third child is currently going through May Watts school. The teachers, curriculum, staff and students are number one in my book. Everyone is very approachable and knowledgable. Parents need to be involved in their child's school in order to give a fair evaluation. I don't feel that 10 minutes of homework per grade level is too much. The children are also given time (for some subjects) to start their homework in class. If your child has more homework than is appropriate for their grade level than it is up to the parent to find out why. Be an advocate for your child. After all, they are our future. To all the May Watts Staff, Keep up the good work.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
August 25, 2003
May Watts may have good ISAT grades, but everyone there is suffering. They are being worked way overtime, and with no reward, not even praise, or light homwork for a day. I hated that school. The only teachers I liked arent working there anymore. If you want my honest opinion, the 10 minute lunches and recesses, constant homwork and studying, and 'card-pulling' made that school more like a high-security prison than a place to learn.

- submitted by a student

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May Watts Elementary School
800 South Whispering Hills Drive, Naperville, IL  60540
(630) 428-6700
Last modified May Watts Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
May Watts Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 16 reviews. Top