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Algonquin Primary Center

Public | PK-2 | 198 students


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Posted August 21, 2013

algonquin they have a great staff and teachers and i would like to say my kids are lucky with the teachers they had. my daughter will be in 1st this year and i cant wait for them to go back to this school!!
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Posted August 10, 2011

My son attended Algonquin Primary Center for kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades. The excellent staff at Algonquin did a great job of preparing him for the intermediate grades. He was always a top performer. Now he is in 6th grade, and has gotten high honors every quarter since 3rd grade (that is when our district starts giving letter grades). He is part of the gifted program, reads at 12th grade level., his math skills are very high as well. I am so pleased my son got to attend Algonquin and Park Forest School District 163 schools.
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Posted November 4, 2007

When my son was in the first grade, I partnered with the teacher, principal and reading coach to prepare lessons for him because he is at a higher grade level. In the first grade, he was at a .38 reading level (3rd grade). He's now in the 2nd grade and the pace has slowed down because the teacher and dist in whole are not equipped to educated higher learners/gifted students at this level. It's due to the no child left behind. No child left behind to me means children forgotten. We need to implement a gifted program or pull out program for higher learners.
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Posted August 9, 2004

This is a great school to have your child attend. My daughter has a speech problem and the school found that out when she was in kdg. The social workers and the teachers have benn working with her every since. She is now in the third grade this year commoing up ang she is still reciveing the speech srevices but she has made a huge improvement in her skills considering where she started out at.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 76% 18%
Two or more races 11% 3%
White 7% 51%
Hispanic 6% 24%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Ms. Caletha White


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170 Algonquin Street
Park Forest, IL 60466
Phone: (708) 668-9200


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