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K-8
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Ottawa, IL
Students enrolled: 331

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1463 North 33rd Road
Ottawa, IL 61350

(815) 433-2986
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Map of Wallace Elementary School address.

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November 21, 2014
What a mess! The school's "computer system" failed to update our address 4 times over 6 months. It resulted in my kindergartener being sent to the wrong place on her first day of school. The secretary, principal, & 2 drivers knew the address was not updated, but somehow put her on the wrong bus. Kindergarten classes do the "clip system". It's a great system if executed well. It's not at Wallace. Some kids are constantly on "OUTSTANDING" (the children of educators) while others struggled all year to get above "Ready to learn". My child's new school has the same system in every class and, while she was punished several days a week last year, has never been below "Ready to learn" this year. The kindergarten teachers will not tie the kids' shoes after winter break. Some 5-year-olds simply don't have the dexterity to tie shoes yet. My daughter was taught to read. She cried all the time learning, but doggone it, she can read! Keep in mind that we're now in a "distinguished" school (rated 10) & most of the other kids couldn't read starting first grade. Wallace is so bent on getting results that they don't care about shattering the children's spirits. What a shame.

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June 17, 2012
Excellent, caring staff. So much to offer students in curricular and extra curricular. Amazing special need/ speech teachers. If u come to Ottawa area, you definately want your kids going there. Better then a private school anyday!

- submitted by a parent
November 10, 2011
we are very pleased at how our children are adjusting and excelling at this school. The teachers are amazing at keeping in constant communication with parents. The principle is still new at this district but really seems to know how important staff and students are to him. What a wonderful school Thank-you for teaching my children!

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no rating August 02, 2008
K-8 School is great for my family to all attend one school. Good caring teachers, nice overall feeling of school community. All 4 of my children have attended and very happy with the class sizes, courses, activities and general feeling of a great school.

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Wallace Elementary School
1463 North 33rd Road, Ottawa, IL  61350
(815) 433-2986
Last modified Wallace Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Wallace Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 4 reviews. Top