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1-5
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Skokie, IL
Students enrolled: 535

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8300 Saint Louis Avenue
Skokie, IL 60076

(847) 673-1222
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June 16, 2014
There are systemic failures in this school. Faculty are focused solely on metrics and not on learning. The social-emotional well being of children is dismissed consistently. Interventions are not thought through and are detrimental to student learning. Although technology is available, it isn't used effectively. Our PowerSchool emails, received weekly are only updated every few months as the teachers update their gradebooks without consistency. Students are permitted to move from high acheivement to FAILING GRADES without parents being notified. My child actually LOST skills during the academic year, again, without teachers partnering with parents to aid in my child's success. The emotional and financial costs from exposing my child to this school are unsurmountable.

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2013
Our children attend pre-k and kindergarten in District 73.5. We are excited that we found this school district. The diversity is amazing! Having come from an urban educational system where school budgets, school facilities, and school stability were all inadequate, I have special appreciation for the fact that our children attend a school that is well-maintained, has small class sizes, and maintains great facilities.

- submitted by a parent
January 03, 2012
Middleton School is a top-notch place to get a great education; a true learning environment where diversity is celebrated. The teachers are fantastic. They are up-to-date on best practice in education and work hard to ensure that our children receive a quality of education in an atmosphere where academic expectations are extremely high. The Principal is a leader in all things. Her presence is felt throughout the building and she attends all evening events. Her motto of responsible, respectful and ready permeates the environment. Parents are encouraged to play an active role their child s education. Many teachers have web sites to provide a digital window into the classrooms and teachers are available at all times for conferences should concerns arise. If you are looking for a great school in a great community, you have found it.

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2011
Middleton has been everything I've wanted in a school, either private or public, AND MORE. I am an incredibly critical person when it comes to my children, and I have NOTHING bad to say about this school. The teachers and administration all CARE about our children. The extra curricular activities are wonderful, and the parents are all equally involved. Show me another school like that? You would have no idea that this was a public school from the quality of education and the pure caring over everyone, right down to the custodian. No other school comes close.

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2011
Middleton has been everything I've wanted in a school, either private or public, AND MORE. I am an incredibly critical person when it comes to my children, and I have NOTHING bad to say about this school. The teachers and administration all CARE about our children. The extra curricular activities are wonderful, and the parents are all equally involved. Show me another school like that? You would have no idea that this was a public school from the quality of education and the pure caring over everyone, right down to the custodian. No other school comes close.

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2011
My experience with Middleton School has been great! The school feels like a private, family-oriented environment. My son's first grade teacher offers the best in teaching practices and follows up on every situation that needs attention. Students know what is expected from them and the student community in regards to behavior is very good. The diverse student population also adds to student awareness of a culturally diverse world. The after-school enrichment programs offer a variety of classes that keep students' interest in staying at the school longer. Small classes (only 20 students in my son's first grade class) make it possible for individualized instruction. Math and reading literacy programs are superior in the state. I believe Middleton students' academic strengths far exceed any students' experiences in surrounding suburbs.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
The school is friendly and helpful and the children LEARN!!

- submitted by a community member
July 21, 2009
The teachers my daughter has had the past 3 years have all been wonderful. Their communication with me has been superb. The education and the way the children have been encouraged to participate is part of what has brought my daughter to a higher level. Even the custodian, lunchroom and nurse have all been great in regards to health and safety of the kids.

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January 29, 2008
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April 19, 2006
I would rate the quality of this school as good. The availability of music and arts is good but not for sports. My involvement has been with volunteering in the classroom as well as extracurricular activies. The extracurricular activities are average for the area. They include after school enrichment programs (for small fee), school picnic, PTA family fun nights, open houses (called round up), fine arts night just to name a few. I have had children in this school for the last 5 years. My child has a learning disability and their special education program is excellent. I do recommend Middleton.

- submitted by a parent
November 18, 2004
Middleton is a wonderful community school. The classes are small enough for the teachers to teach to each students individual needs. There are frequent evening and weekend activities that often involve families. The curriculum is strong in the basics but also makes time for the 'extras' like drama art and music. After school enrichment teaches cooking chess dance and spanish! This has been a terrific place for my child.

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John Middleton Elementary School
8300 Saint Louis Avenue, Skokie, IL  60076
(847) 673-1222
Last modified John Middleton Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades 1-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
John Middleton Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 11 reviews. Top