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Wheaton, IL
Students enrolled: 399

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311 West Seminary Avenue
Wheaton, IL 60187

(630) 682-2080
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May 20, 2015
I would say that Longfellow is a public school but did a great job in educating our kids. The Battle of the Books contest made my daughter love reading more. Thanks to wonderful parents, Mrs. Rea and Mrs. Noland who trained the team to win 2nd overall. My other daughter has made a great progress in reading and math. Thanks to the ELL teachers, Mrs. Blount and Mrs. Davis, the speech teachers Mrs. Kotula and Mrs. Rubino, the hearing itinerants Mrs. Bauer and Mrs. Graham who tried their best to help our kids. Mrs. Curphey, Mrs. Castle, Mrs. Anderson, Mrs. Iverson and Mrs. Connelly were my kids' advisers and they were all great and loving teachers. The office staff, the nurses, the Principal Mrs. Thornburg, who is retiring this year, are all helping each other to have a great school. Their music teacher Mrs. Beth Chase does a great job in having beautiful choral presentations. The band teacher, Mr. Robert Blazek has inspired my daughter in playing the flute. Too bad he is retiring this year. Our youngest daughter will go to Longfellow this Fall and we are glad that she will have a wonderful experience as well!

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October 24, 2014
Our kids attended Longfellow for three years. It was absolutely superb with a truly invested and caring staff. Parental involvement made it a true community and a wonderful place to raise our kids. Our kids really miss it. The one thing lacking was diversity - both socio-economic and ethnic. However, I did appreciate one of our teacher's efforts to create cooperation with the few children who could not attend special events due to transportation constraints, etc. It really felt like a "family".

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August 13, 2013
The beloved principal, who earned the blue ribbon status, has retired. Since, the new leadership has been riding on the coat tails of her predecessor. The school has not progressed in the past 5 years & in many areas has digressed from excellence. The overall quality of the teaching staff is disappointing. While I can count a handful of truly outstanding teachers this school employs, most of the aging staff does not seem to be striving to improve instruction or inspire students. At least one teacher is a lawsuit waiting to happen. Despite the obstacles that the school faces, a firm foundation for improvement still exists. The facilities of the school are excellent. The building is less than 10 years old. The technological resources available are also fantastic. The parent support is excellent! A vast number of parents are directly involved in the day to day activities of the students from volunteering as reading buddies to shelving books in the library to running after school activities. The generosity of spirit & financial resources the school & its students receive from the parents is amazing! Wish I could say more, but the site has a1200 character limit...

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October 24, 2007
Longfellow BLUE RIBBON School, great teachers, excellent work great experience for my two children.

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October 18, 2007
Longfellow stresses responsibility, character and fairness. The teachers are SUPERB! Great parent involvement!

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September 01, 2007
By far one of the finest grade schools in the western suburbs. I great experince for my 2 children.

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Longfellow Elementary School
311 West Seminary Avenue, Wheaton, IL  60187
(630) 682-2080
Last modified Longfellow Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Longfellow Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 7 reviews. Top