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Rolling Meadows, IL
Students enrolled: 480

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4700 Barker Avenue
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008

(847) 963-7300
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September 28, 2015
I was a student at this school, not anymore. I would sometimes get myself in trouble, I've been in the office twice. I believe that it didn't matter if I went to the office or not, I'd still get in trouble. If you were bullied and told your teacher, they helped and send the bullies to the office. In the office the bully would tell the principal that it was your fault ( even when it wasn't ), and it just becomes one big, stressful mess. But in the end you both get in trouble. They ask you to tell them what happened, even if it doesn't matter. You're going to get a 'major' or 'Level 1'. It's like they talk to you to make you feel as if you have power in the situation, they just give you a 'major' and don't bother to fix the problem. An OK school, but some of the teachers way of teaching things might not work for everyone.

- submitted by a community member
Develops respect: Neutral
September 28, 2015
Some students are disrespectful and kids think it's cool, so they copy them and become disrespectful.

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April 05, 2014
Knowledge, like life is a cycle. It starts with a question for which you seek an answer. Next comes understanding the answer and analyzing it which then leads to necessary action or application. This in turn leads to another question and the cycle thus goes on and grows on. At Willow Bend Elementary School, children s freedom and space is respected to enable them to blossom into well groomed individuals who can observe and assimilate knowledge through a process of self-discovery. The school endeavors to keep this flame of inquisitiveness burning in the child and we are pleased to see such developments in our daughter that goes this great school.

- submitted by a parent

May 16, 2013
My daughter is a fifth grader at Willow Bend. She entered the school as a third grader. When she entered the school, she was behind in math, reading, and writing. She also needed speech therapy and she had discipline problems. The teachers and staff worked with her to help her get caught up and her speech therapist did an amazing job helping her with her verbal problems. Her teachers were very kind and patient with her and she worked with them as well to overcome her discipline problems. Math was caught up in about two months. Reading took a little longer because she didn't like to read. Now that she's in fifth grade, she loves reading and is beginning to excel. I commend the teachers at Willow Bend for helping to instill in her a love for reading.

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June 03, 2012
What impresses me about Willow Bend is that my 2nd grader remains challenged. Her teachers recognize when she is ready for the next level in a certain subject, and they move her up, so she is not bored and so she gets the most out of her classes. Somehow, they seem to be able to do this without discouraging students who are already at the appropriate level. My kids have not gone to other schools for comparison, but I am very pleased with the education my daugher has received so far and give Willow Bend five stars. Great school!

- submitted by a parent

June 02, 2012
I loved the teachers at Willow Bend. I loved the kids there on the first day school the children all were willing to greet me. The school really involves us into technology. The 5/6 teachers really motivate you to improve your ISAT scores. Mr.M the media teacher does really good in technology and really is nice.

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October 23, 2009
I am a parent of 2 former graduates of Willow Bend. As children age, you see what early life events impacted them in a positive way. The class size, two grades per room, the technology rich atmosphere are pluses they had during their Willow Bend years. Early exposure to the rich diversity of the student body especially prepares them to be world class adults.

- submitted by a parent

September 18, 2006
I believe Willow Bend is a wonderful environment for my children; teachers here give great example and set high standards. School is well equipped and very well staffed. Many things are done to keep the parents involved and informed.

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June 13, 2006
technology is an integral part of the school curriculum from kindergarten level. the kindergarten weekly letter is one of the best with new vocabulary words for kids to learn. teacher - parent co-operation is highly appreciable. i recommend this school for its academic growth.

- submitted by a parent
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Willow Bend Elementary School
4700 Barker Avenue, Rolling Meadows, IL  60008
(847) 963-7300
Last modified Willow Bend Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Willow Bend Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 11 reviews. Top