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300 North Hamlin Avenue
Park Ridge, IL 60068

(847) 318-4370
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September 06, 2015
Our oldest child's teacher has in place a proper manners program that helps install these ideals in the entire class.

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September 06, 2015
Very good school in a great community. Our oldest has been there for three years and the teachers have created individualized learning strategies to maximize our child's learning. Having weekly primary challenge is a plus. Our youngest is enjoying the school and looks forward to going back every day to try and learn something new and to work on the basics.

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August 25, 2015
We are new to the school and Already feel So welcomed. Couldn't be happier with the school, staff and kids.

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July 08, 2015
A few months ago this was rated 10 out of 10. Some goofball parent gives it 1 star because it doesn't have a full day kindergarten? That's ridiculous. This is a 10 out of 10 school with great test scores, great teachers, high performing students with great parental involvement, and the average household income has to be in excess of $100,000 a year. This is a 10 out of 10 school and whoever rated it one out of 10 should be ashamed of themselves as they just lowered the property values for everyone in the neighborhood. Go move to Des Plaines or Niles if you want full day kindergarten.

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February 03, 2015
Kindergarten program is pointless. So frustrated there are not full day options in Park Ridge. I strongly believe in the public school system so this just heartbreaking to be thinking about private school.

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December 18, 2012
Many of the teachers have had a very long career at this school and truly care about each of the students. There is a high population of special needs kids which really teaches all the kids to be understanding of everyone's differences. My oldest has been in the advanced programs such as Primary Challenge and the Channels of Challenge since 2nd grade to help move him forward in math since this is an area he excels in. When we were looking to upgrade our home - our objective was to stay in the district because of this school. Down side - there's been some turnover with the principals, and the building is a bit outdated and really needs a number of upgrades. Overall, it's a wonderful school tucked into the neighborhood with smaller class sizes than many of the other schools in the district.

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January 14, 2009
I think the principal is a great leader in the school. She is a great asset and I'm happy having my kids at Carpenter.

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January 08, 2009
My kids have been so happy at Carpenter Elementary School. We have loved the teachers and appreciate their 'gifted' program.

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January 06, 2008
If you are not as involved with your kids' progress, expect a poor result. The principal is very much aware of what goes on the school ground. You will see her in classrooms and around the playground. The teachers need to refresh their agenda, the same boring lessons my child took 4-5 yrs ago, and now my youngest is still doing the same lessons. They prioritize the 'special needs' which is great but the big downfall is that the other kids are left behind. The class suffers in most cases. I know I witness it first hand.

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December 11, 2007
We love this school and our child is thriving there. I find the teachers, the principal, the social worker and the other specialists to be very collaborative which seems to benefit the students. The small size adds to the sense of community and there are ample opportunities to get involved. As a working mom who can't help out all the time, it's nice to have different options.

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April 02, 2006
I like the sense of community in this small school. Parents seem very involved. The teachers overall so far have impressed me, especially kindergarten. My son is very happy there, and recently we have decided to move and specifically looked at houses in the same area to keep our kids at Carpenter.

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George B Carpenter Elementary School
300 North Hamlin Avenue, Park Ridge, IL  60068
(847) 318-4370
Last modified George B Carpenter Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
George B Carpenter Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 22 reviews. Top