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Park Ridge, IL
Students enrolled: 384

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300 North Hamlin Avenue
Park Ridge, IL 60068

(847) 318-4370
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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.

- submitted by a parent
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 Down side - there's been some turnover with the principals, and the building is a bit outdated and really needs a number of upgrades.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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September 11, 2009
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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.

- submitted by a parent
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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June 29, 2008
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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.

- submitted by a parent
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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November 30, 2007
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June 26, 2007
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June 06, 2006
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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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August 18, 2003
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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 13 reviews. Top