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Fry is so academically driven that their is no room for fun or special events or field trips. While other schools around the district are going to the zoo or aboretum on field trips; Fry may bring in one in-house "field trip" for the year. While other schools in district are having Mother's Day tea, Fry cancelled their event due to lack of funds. It doesn't take any funding to have the students sing a few songs and give their mom an art project. The School's culture is to keep parents out. Most of the teachers do not welcome volunteers in their classroom. Also, I find many of the teachers lazy. They don't go above and beyond to do the little extra special activities. The teachers also only write comments on the report card for one marking period. I find that is out of complete laziness! As a parent that is not welcomed in the school, I feel that 2 or 3 sentences on the report card for each quarter is not too much too ask. If you request a 2nd conference for your average child in February be prepared for the teacher to look at you like you're crazy! I had one teachersay to me "what specifically do you want to talk about regarding your child?" I believe it is their job to give me some information regarding my child! They shouldn't make me feel bad for wanting to know my child's strengths and weaknesses. Every child has areas that need improvement. If you want a school that is not warm and fuzzy and doesn't encourage parental involvement then you found the right place at Fry!



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We have been with this school for 3 years now and our kids love the environment and their staff is great. I cannot expect a better school than this elementary school. Fry is the best in Naperville Area...


Teacher effectiveness: Strongly agree


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Teachers are well prepared and educated that i was looking for my kids.

Amount of homework: Strongly agree


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Regular homework is just enough for kids so that they can not be exhausted.



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Under the new leadership, this school is fantastic. Cannot say enough good. The new principal has a vision, is laid back, yet completely on top of the common core standards and additional state of the art programs for our kids. He is fantastic with parents and addresses concerns immediately and professionally. Fabulous school. Fabulous leadership.




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Poor communication from teachers and staff. Arrogant in every way imaginable. Too slow to realize they a second rate operation.



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There are some great teachers at Fry. If you are lucky enough to get them life is great. Overall, the school is too large to accomodate the needs of my children. The bullying is a big problem. Administration's hands seem to be tied when holding a bully accountable, and it ruins it for everyone else. Good job to the teachers who really care and work hard!



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Fry has become a large factory over the past years and this results in non-inclusive environment. Class sizes of 27 first grade students are the norm. The environment is extremely competitive and it has become nearly an obligation to enroll your child in math tutoring in order for him or her to keep up with peers in class. The principal and support staff are not responsive to parents and have a rather arrogant behavior. The school sends out an enrollment questionnaire asking parents for the names of children they do not want their sons/daughter to be in class with; rather than ensuring that an inclusive environment is created where occasional problems are discussed with all parties concerned and solved. Fry has become the victim of its own success and is going downhill big time.




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i completely agree with the reviews , it is a good school if your child is doing exceptional well, if your child is average..good luck!! teachers have very little understanding about the age and the diffrent ways in which each child learns and makes progress. the teachers have super expectations from the kids and some kids are working so hard to achive the pleasure of the teacher . the teachers dont encourage the kids enough. as a parent it is very frustrating when you hear mostly negatives about your child and little hope even for smallest shortcomings. i agree it is 'critiacl ' to be critical about the student but no so much that you forget to encourage them as well.



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Fry is a wonderful school. The only negatives are really a result of the high expectations of the parents. The bar is very high for the kids and the teachers. In the big picture, most children would be very lucky to go to school here.

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Last modified Fry 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.
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