Teachers are great here, but Common Core Standards are ruinging our schools. Superintendent and others close to her need to go in this district too. See recent headlines, there are TONS of negative ones for this district, yet they keep raising taxes.
Avon School is a perfect place for students to lean. They have great education. Their students have great responsibly. They have character counts at that school. Mrs. Dickermans class is a good role model for other kids. Also is Mrs. Zarras class. Keep on the good work guys!!!!! As for Ms. Bartus' class. As for the superintendent and the principle say ''Hi'' to Brianna Ochoa say that she is doing a good job, and to Jordan T Curtis. Avon Center Elementary School is a great school for your student. Trust Me
Has improved greatly. The teachers are wonderful. One thing I wish they did was have a little longer lunch and then recess after lunch everyday.
My children have gone to this school since 1986 and i still have 1 child attending now.This is a great school.
My kids have attended Avon since Kindergarten (now in 3rd and 1st). Overall, the teachers are absolutely wonderful, caring and involved -- willing to do whatever they can to help the individual child. The dowside of Avon is the antiquated building with no air conditioning in hot weather, small classrooms and too many kids per class. There also seems to be a higher than normal ratio of kids coming in with special needs (ADD, etc) that require more time and attention from the teacher -- in an overcrowded classroom, this makes it near impossible for the other kids to get their needs met. My daughter went for 1/2 the year not knowing what the computer test for reading was and how to master it because she was overlooked due to the distractions. Something needs to be done to address these issues.
No continuity for special education.If your child does not fit the box then they are outcast.A lot of bullying with no parent followup.Parents do not get that involved in the school.No time for parents.Difficult to get past the ofice during the day with concerns about your child.
Getting better. Apply a one-size-fits-all attitude toward special education. okay-sized classrooms. secure school with friendly staff. partially air-conditioned.
Avon Center is a great community school. Parents are very involved and appreciative of teachers. The teachers are dedicated and willing to put in extra time to give the children the support they need.
its a great school but lately they have started cutting programmes. the arts and english class are great. its has a large segment of spanic students.
The quality of academic programs is improving compared to last year, the budget cut did affect the class hours and music and art was totally eliminated. Thank God they reintroduced then again. My kids are happy that they get to go to Music and art class again.
The quality of aca demic programs is average. The music, art and sports program is a joke. The level of parent involvement is patronistic.
I'm pleased we moved to an area with such a nice school. This is my son's first year, and he's so excited! I'm happy to know that there is a lot of parent involvement and communication between the school and the parents. They are offered a variety of activities, and it's things they like to do. I'm proud to say my son attends AVON!
I can only say wonderful things about Avon Grade, my son transferred there from O'plain in Gurnee, IL and has had nothing but praise for the teachers and the school. He has a positive outlook about school in general and the teacher has always kept my family appraised of his progress good and bad. His class has 15 children, a teacher and 2 asssitants. All the parents who's children I know attend there will more than likely agree with my comments.
I had to pull my children out of D46 for them to obtain a content rich educational opportunity. The teachers were fantastic, the material the district had them using was the problem. You have to know that all the board members since then have been replaced and we now have a fabulous group in there interested in turning the district around and focus on a rich curriculum for their excellent teachers to work with.
My daughter is extremely shy, and I was concerned about her 'falling through the cracks' going into school. Avon has been nothing short of awesome. The teachers are wonderful, giving her the attention and the challenge that she needs at the pace she can handle. I feel that the teachers have really taken care of my daughter and she has begun to completely enjoy and excel in school- giving her a positive school experience that will last her a lifetime.
The student teacher ratio inside the classrooms is more like 35-28 to one. There are no aides in the 2nd, 3rd, 4th grades. They have a special reading program for exceptional students, but the students miss regular class time when they go to this special class and they are expected to make up the work they miss when they are not there.
Did you know...Avon Center is the only elementary school in CCSD #46 to recieve the Illinois Board of Education's 'Award for Excellence'? Did you know that the Chicagoland Golden Apple Foundation has only awarded their 'Golden Apple for Excellence in Teaching' to 11 teachers in Lake County? And that 3 of those 11 were teachers at Avon Center School? And that 2 of them were just this year and both from Avon Center School? So when you evaluate the district, and the schools within it, I challenge you to find another of this 'award-winning' quality!
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