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Rolling Meadows, IL
Students enrolled: 539

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2905 Meadow Drive
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008

(847) 963-5200
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June 22, 2014
If anyone thinks Kimball Hill is a good school they don't know anything about quality. The principal is rude and has the personality of a rock. The teachers hired are some of the worst I have encountered. The assistants in the building especially the short one with dyed blond hair and glasses and the big mouth who smells like smoke are terrible to the children. Any future schools these kids go to will have to do catch up work. One word to describe the school is brutal!

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March 18, 2014
After a revolving door of principals we have had the same one for three school years now, so that's an improvement. On the positive side....there are two or three teachers who are utterly amazing. The kind of teachers parents dream of their children having. Jerry, the head custodian is one of the nicest people you could meet, and there seems to finally be a long term admin. On the negative side, most teachers are rude, non caring and seem to care less about students. The PAs are frightening in their treatment if children, building security is a joke at best and bullying is rampant. Despite the no tolerance policy on bullying here nothing is done to enforce it. I've often seen deliberate bullying take place right in front of a PA with no consequences. My child has been taught almost nothing in this entire school year that he didn't walk in the first day already knowing. if I could take my children out of this school, i would without hesitation.

- submitted by a parent

March 15, 2014
Our daughter is having a wonderful experience at Kimball Hill. The administration, teachers and support staff are positive, proactive and genuinely care for the students. They are creative and responsive to students needs.

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February 27, 2014
Kimball Hill is an awful school. The only decent person in the building is Jerry the maintenance man. The teachers are rude. Everyone is whispering and talking behind each others backs. The aides in the classrooms scream and yell and demean the children. Sadly, the special ed students are victim to this the most. Parents need to be concerned.

- submitted by a community member

November 14, 2013
Kimball Hill is an ok school. BTW this is from a students standpoint of view. The teachers ared pretty nice but the program assistants can get a lil annoying or sketchy. Sometimes rude to others( as far as i can see) Ik that we couldnt keep a principle but overall they've all been nice and this year they are better than past years. From kindergarten to 6th grade in which i am now, i have sorta not liked this school making me want to switch. The students however are kind of jerks at times in my years there and this is coming from a major minor point sheet student right here. Overall there are better choices

- submitted by a community member

September 28, 2013
Over the last three years the school has shown MUCH improvement, mainly because we finally have a principal who is dedicated to the school. District as a whole are very receptive to parent involvement. And for all the "failing school" marks below - Central Road failed this year. Focus on how well your student does - they are challenged, and if you keep on how they are doing, they will succeed.

- submitted by a parent

August 23, 2013
The school has had trouble with principals in the past but from what I have seen this far it seems to be taking on a new direction. Principal seems very dedicated to school and new assistant is very nice. Teachers have always been very hard workers and seem to work together. They have given me much support with helping my children. Hoping this newer principal stays due to the positive change occurring in school.

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June 04, 2013
I am very concerned that in the 5 years my children have been at Kimball Hill there have been 3 principals and as many Assistant Principals. Art teachers have also been inconsistant unfortunately. I do not feel that there is much accountability for the teachers and personal experience has taught that there is a strong political hierarchy. I feel that my children are receiving a mediocre education that we must supplement at home. I also feel that this decline in solid education that teaches critical thinking and independent reasoning is a thing of the past and Kimball Hill is likely no different from any other public school in that regard. I do not have much confidence in the current school administration and find communication to be weak. The fact that there is only one formal conference a year during the week of Thanksgiving none the less is tragic at best. My children have had a couple of very solid teachers and are honor roll children but overall I am not overly impressed with the quality, caring or passion of the leadership or staff of Kimball Hill. As a parent I continue to take full responsibility for my kids' education and do not rely on Kimball Hill.

- submitted by a parent

August 09, 2012
The school cannot keep a principal. Problems with our childs teacher,not seeming to care and wanting to blame it on ADD instead of looking into the problem of student not being challenged and being bored .We moved out child to Central road when we had the chance and Kinball failed their test again and we are completely thrilled with our choice.( just so happens that the whole add thing was resolved when professional, caring teaching was done) there seems to be some deep political problems holding the school down. maybe not the fault of the staff either way I dont want my kids to suffer as a result

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May 21, 2012
My child transferred to Central Rd. Kimball Hill has Rude Teacher's that have been yelling at their students and the Principal and V.P. don't do anything to stop it. In recent years at my home school it has not gotten better. It has only gotten worse. I don't recommend sending any child to this school. Especially if you don't want them to be bullied as my daughter has in the past few years!

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August 30, 2011
There is so much lacking at this school. They can't even keep a principal more than 2 years. That to me say volumes!! St. Colette is the better school! If you want your child to be ready for high school and beyond St. Colette is the way to go! I wish I had pulled my child out sooner than I did. The principal has be there for over 30 years and know exactly how a school needs to be run!

- submitted by a parent

August 04, 2011
Former parent of Kimball Hill. School was okay, but not at all challenging. Recently switched to St. Colette and are much happier. If you are unhappy with this school, consider St. Colette. Small class sizes and excellent teachers.

- submitted by a parent

April 26, 2011
Im the perent of 5th grade and i love the teachers quality they very helpful and kind and always for kid education wich is great but what bothers me it the office workers they very nice on the one hand but on the other they VERY disappointment not friendly not helpful they dont care about perents concern even they ask to leave the office !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! .

- submitted by a parent

July 17, 2010
At Kimball Hill the teachers are amazing.They really work with the kids and help them in SO many ways. Most of the Program Assitants are a tad mean and unfair but some are AMAZING.The kids can be a bit...not so nice but some teachers are very strict on that,some sadly aren't.The poeple and community are okay.They have a very good Special Education Dpt.But overall if anything go to this school for the teachers!They are the best.

- submitted by a community member
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Kimball Hill Elementary School
2905 Meadow Drive, Rolling Meadows, IL  60008
(847) 963-5200
Last modified Kimball Hill Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Kimball Hill Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 15 reviews. Top