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Christ The King

Private | PK-8 | 41 students

 

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $119,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $650.

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Posted April 16, 2014

We have been so happy with Christ the King School! My daughter graduated a few years ago and she was well prepared for High School. My youngest attends the preschool program and loves it! The students practice their faith daily and learn to walk with Jesus. My youngest said it best, " I love Christ The King , the teachers are nice"
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2014

Excellent teacher-student ratio; Advanced academics; very current technology; faith based and morally upstanding school; caring compassionate environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2014

I am a graduate of Christ the King, and now my son attends the school. I couldn't be happier with CTK, both as a student and as a parent of a student. The environment is safe, positive and encouraging, and it feels like a second home. The other families are wonderful, and all of the parents are so involved and caring. If you are considering this school, I wouldn't look anywhere else - it is fantastic! The academics are challenging and interesting, and the teachers prepare students above and beyond for high school and college. I had absolutely no trouble transitioning to both high school and college, thanks to the phenomenal education I received at CTK.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2014

I have gone to Christ the King since I was in PreK. I would not change the education I got at that school for any other school in the world. The faculty and staff were wonderful, respectful people who encouraged students to do their best. The school offers challenges for above-average kids and wonderful resource teachers for the struggling students. It's a bit expensive, but the money is worth it for the great education. The school has great extra-curricular programs as well. I participated in cross country and volleyball, scholastic bowl, math counts, mission club, and the school choir. Homework is slim if you use your time wisely. The 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th graders participate in a math and history fair, presented at the third quarter open house. Based on these projects, you can tell that the teachers are doing a great job encouraging the students. This is a great school and it prepares your kids for high school. The only shaky thing about the school is the principal. But she isn't involved enough to make a huge difference. Overall, I think this is a great school. I could and have made a whole essay on this topic. If you send your kids to this school, you will not regret it.


Posted December 1, 2010

Christ the King is an excellent school. Strong in academics and extra-curricula activities. Would not send my kids to any other school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2010

Have two in the school. Works very well for those that are average or slightly above. Not sure kids are challenged if they are above average or get help if below average. Dedicated staff. Weak principal. Nice families. Have not experienced that it is all about money at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2009

christ the king school is so amazing it has great academics and it realy shows great faith the teachers are great and all the other reviews are completly wrong there are no cliques no gossip they truley give you your moneys worth!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2009

I am the parent of two straight A students. Both of my students attended Christ the King school and were very happy there. My son was involved in the scouting program and my daughter was on the softball team as well as the scholastic bowl team. I think CTK is an excellent school even though it is rather expensive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2009

Christ the King is an excellent choice if you have the means and don't mind spending what I think is a tremendous amount of money for a mediocre education and although members of the parish get a small break it is still quite costly. The curriculum is questionable as is some of the teaching staff. However for the most part the teachers,staff and current principal are all very pleasant and the volunteer support from the parents is second to none. But unless you just want your child/children to only learn how nice the staff of a school can be than I say go for it this school is for you. Besides that; and I hate having to say it, but this school does not prepare their students for highschool at all and I do speak from experience. Please for the sake your childs future education pass on this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 26, 2008

this school is horrible, the education is extremly poor, my daughter recently changed schools and is so glad that she did. the emphasis at christ the king is on MONEY, and you only 'fit in' if you spend money on the school. the school is a disaster. dont go there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2008

very very poor. we moved to springfield this year, and my son flunked half of his classes in the first and second quarters. we switched to a different catholic school (ironically, the rival) , and he did amazing. he is now at the top of his class, and while he rarley hung out with the other kids at CTK, he joined the blessed sacrament basketball team and has become close friends with all of his team mates. this school has done a much better job in preparing the kids for highschool, and i am very happy we switched DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD TO CTK! you will regret it. there, they emphesise cliques and popularity, and dont seem to care about grades AT ALL or real friends.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2008

Excellent school that prepares students well for high school and college. Challenges students to be organized and responsible for their actions. Good extracurricular programs and support from the parent families.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2006

This was not a good school for my daughter. The teachers are not supportive and did not respond to her needs. The teachers feel no obligation to respond to parent concerns and communication with the teachers was very difficult. Support staff are poor quality. Individaul needs are not addressed. My repeated attempts to contact the staff and teachers met with no success. She has blossomed in public school and is currently on the Honor Roll and involved in IMSA Science and the highest level math class in 6th grad. I can not in good conscience recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2006

Excellence education for all students. Extracurricular activities are nearly limitless. Average class size is around 25-30 with two classes for each grade level. Parent involvement varies by the student, but overall is great. Does a great job of preparing the students for high school.
—Submitted by a former student


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 96% 51%
Black 2% 18%
Hispanic 2% 24%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 2:45 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 5:30 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Jeanine Kolb
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Affiliation
  • Roman catholic
Associations
  • NCEA

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Diocese of Springfield
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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1920 Barberry Drive
Springfield, IL 62704
Phone: (217) 546-2159

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