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13716 5th Street
Pekin, IL 61554

(309) 346-3182
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January 11, 2014
This school has a horrible bullying problem. My child was bullied constantly and was miserable much of the time. His teachers and principal did absolutely nothing to make the treatment of my child stop. The teachers are extremely weak when it comes to discipline. They stand by and let the bullying happen without raising a finger to stop it. The principal, Mr. King is the worse principal I have ever had the misfortune to meet. He will not listen to students, even when they ask for help to make the bullying stop. My advice is to seriously reconsider allowing your child to attend this school. If your child must attend this school, then please monitor the situation constantly. If parents do not speak up, then the bullying will continue and nothing will change.

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August 21, 2009
Alot of the reviews talk about how small the classes are. I don't know what other schools are like but my son's class is 23 students to one teacher. There are no aides in the classrooms, which I don't agree with, especially at the lower grades. I didn't feel like my son really learned much last year in his class of 26. About the discipline, I haven't seen any. My son was repeatedly bullied at the school and nothing was done about it. He would tell the teacher and they would just say ok. I finally gave him permission to defend himself and he never got in trouble for it. I whole heartedly agree about the principal/superindent. He is very condensending when speaking to parents. It is a very small group of people that make the decisions at the school and it's hard to be a new person and be accepted.

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December 22, 2008
I love that the classes in this school are small, allowing for more one-on-one time with your child. The teachers and staff for the most part are excellent. The superintendent, however, needs to go. He shows absolutely no respect for others and is very power happy. He is not warm towards the children and treats his employees terribly. I'm a parent at this school and unfortunately have witnessed his behavior. The junior high principal, though, is great with the kids and handles discipline appropriately and does care for the children. I think the students get a great education at Rankin, which is most important, and would highly recommend Rankin.

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September 11, 2008
The teachers and staff are excellent. It is a small school so it is nice to know that teachers and staff know the children and families and can call them by name. Rankin school is highly ranked and I believe that the administration has done a good job in hiring these great teachers, making decisions, taking action in situations or not, and creating a clean, safe and healthy school. Complaints of Rankin's discipline being strict or that there is no respect here? I want strict discipline, and I am sure running a school isn't like it was 30 years ago! It seems that there are many positive parents getting involved with different parent group activities that help the school and students at Rankin, like their new playground. If you are dedicated to your child's school career and want to get involved, this would be the school for you.

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July 28, 2008
The teachers are fantastic. Average to small class sizes, which allows for more one on one attention. The children all know each other since the school size is pretty small compared to other schools in the area. My son likes Rankin school.He loves the kids and the teachers. As a parent I appreciate the great teachers.The principal whom is also the superintendent shows no care or respect for the teachers, parents or children at this school. All decisions are made in house. Any outside opinions will guarantee you a difficult school experience for your child. If you would like to be a room mom (someone whom helps run class parties), This would not be the school for you. I was extremely disappointed to find that the staff at rankin plans and does the parties. Discipline is extremely stict at this school.

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May 15, 2007
The teachers are superior. The individual attention each child receives ensures academic excellance. The children grow and mature k-8 with familiar faces who are truly interested in their success. Rankin kids get a positive elementary experience and they are prepared for high school.

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January 14, 2006
The academic programs are okay, they don't have excelled programs which is a disappointment. The art, music, and sports programs are excellent if that is what appeals to you. Parent involvement is good, but one thing I did notice is that when the parents get involved, alot of times the principals disregard the opinions of the parents and make their own decisions anyway. They 'brush' the parents off on numerous occasions. The like to keep everything 'in house'.

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April 13, 2005
Phones are always a problem, 90% when you call during school hours you get a voice mail, and I have never been called back. Teachers are GREAT, but my problems is how the school is ran is a big issue.

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Rankin Elementary School
13716 5th Street, Pekin, IL  61554
(309) 346-3182
Last modified Rankin Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Rankin Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 10 reviews. Top