Students enrolled 741
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School leader Mrs. Karen M. Hronek
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District Parma City School District
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5401 West 54th St
Parma, OH 44129

(440) 885-2352
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August 28, 2014
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- submitted by a community member
August 05, 2014
I personally don't like this school. I've had 2 kids go through this school and one loved it and one hated it. I don't think they are very nice either. They aren't very helpful to the kids either when they don't understand. I will be sending my younger kids to a different school in Parma when its time in a few years.

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2014
Thoreau Park has rude, ill-manned teachers and staff. Every time I walked in to the school students where get screamed at. On the first day I walked my son in to this school a teacher was repeated yelling at him because he did not now who his teacher was, where is class room was, and he did not have his rain gear. I had to say something to that teacher. This school is unsafe on many levels. They do not follow safety rules that I have seen. They have no organization for pick up and drop of students. Teacher are suppose to watch the children go to the parents when school is out. I have seen a teacher open the door let her students out, and she went back in a shut the door. This was a very cold day when this happened. They have a huge lack of supervision. I went to eat lunch with my son When I seen that they trays with food where on top of each other, plus the food was not hot. Health department needs to shut that lunch room down!! 2 Lunch ladies were talk about a student right beside me and in front of other students. This school does not know what confidentiality is. I took my son out of this school and will never take him back.

- submitted by a parent
December 11, 2012
huge dissapointment in comparison to the school my kids were previously in. The pick up and drop off rules are ridiulous, I have kids in 3 different grades and I have to drop each one off in a differnt location and pick each one up in a different location every day. It would make a whole lot more sense to just have one central drop off point for the students. Also the required school supplies is rediculous there is a huge list and it is very specific for each grade and expensive for each student. My kids last school all they needed was a bookbag nothing specific but here if the color of the notebook is wrong they cant use it. just overall disgusted with how this school operates.:( will be moving in a month and this school is the reason

- submitted by a parent
September 02, 2011
most of the teachers are amazing, but the school is way to crowded!!! not enough individual attention for the children

- submitted by a parent
January 18, 2011
Im a kid that,used to go to thoreau park.I love this school .I've been begging my parents to move back to parma.Youll have lots of friends .I still have friends that live there,like,vance case,kevin pierce,quintoria syler,jenna preasly ,john,Rahem,vicky,alexis,autumn,amber,julie,cameron.this is just a few examples.imagine how much more friends I have....in parma.p.s.dont move to lakewood.i would rate 10,000,000,000,0000,000stars if I could.

- submitted by a community member
April 23, 2010
I graduated from Thoreau Park a few years ago. It was a really good school and I still go and visit some of my old teachers.

- submitted by a community member
no rating December 14, 2009
Well its almost 2010 and I have had a child in that school for the last 5 yrs..looks like nothing has changed since these reviews, except that 3 more schools in the city where closed and now the schools are more over crowded than previous posts...and the staff has not changed like the other reviews they listen but no one is willing to help solve any problems with teachers or students.

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2009
I love this school! I pulled my son out of a private school 2 years ago because I thought he needed some extra attention. Boy was I wrong! The private school was terrible! Since I've put him in Thoreau Park, his reading is better, his grades are up in every subject and he loves going to school. I've been very happy with them so far.

- submitted by a parent
February 07, 2009
I love the teachers and the entire staff. Great academic standards.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 12, 2007
The administrative staff did not work with me and my children. They may have sat and listened, but at the end of the year we were still in the same spot having problems. I even brought our problems to the attention of the school board and nothing was ever resolved. I can not give this school a single star!

- submitted by a parent
February 05, 2005
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- submitted by a student
January 02, 2005
I currently have 3 daughters at Thoreau Park, and I must say that I am looking into alternative schools. I feel that the school is too crowded, too much homework is given, and the administrative staff is not willing to work with parents (they will waste your time listening to you, but do as they please anyway). I also am displeased with the school board. The administration is also unwilling to solve problems that parents may have with school staff, yet they keep asking parents to pass levies. Threats of teacher cutbacks and outrageous pay-to-play fees are scare tactics,and our children should not suffer while the school board administration gets richer. Most of the teachers at Thoreau Park are good, however there are some bad apples in the barrel. I would say that Thoreau Park is an average school, but not as good as some in the district.

- submitted by a parent
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Thoreau Park Elementary School
5401 West 54th St, Parma, OH  44129
(440) 885-2352
Last modified Thoreau Park Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Thoreau Park Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 13 reviews.