VOLTA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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4950 N AVERS AVE
CHICAGO, IL 60625
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Phone: 773-534-5080
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 3
  • Educational Climate: Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Preschool - 8th Grade
  • District: City Of Chicago Sd 299
  • Students/Teacher: 20:1
  • Students/Grade: 100
  • Number Students: 1000
  • Number Teachers: 60
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 6463
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Mr Roger Johnson
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (15 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (12 Reviews)
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    Posted 2013-10-28
    "I am a former student who transferred to Edison and I think that Volta was terrible back when they had a gifted program. They fired my kindergarten teacher because they needed more Hispanic teachers. I think that Mr Johnson spends way too much effort on trying to make kids who aren't bilingual focus on non-main subjects. When I was in the gifted program, they let anyone in. In my class alone, which was split into two grades that were taught by the same teacher, at least four kids had to go to summer school and were not kicked out of the gifted program. And don't get me started on gym. They have had the same (ex-science and math) gym teacher for around 15+ years and on some days he would let us play anything as long as it involved a certain item, whether jump rope or basketball that would be basically it. And let me tell you, the school was built in the 50s and some classrooms haven't changed since. That is what I think about Volta (but not the teachers other than the gym teacher)."
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    Posted 2013-10-12
    "As a community member, I have seen the consistent decline of this school since the current principal has taken over. Truly too bad!"
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-06-14
    "Volta has great teachers and it is a very good school. Now for all the haters out there, why dont u try actually going to Volta and checking it out. For all i know, you guys dont know anything about this school and it may be one of the best Elementary schools out there."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-04-08
    "As a parent , I have a daughter that goes to Volta. All i can say about this school is that it is the worst school I ever saw in my entire life. Everyday she would be crying to me, because she would always be tease and pick on. I went to go report it so many times but the staff doesn't do anything at all. They always say they will do something about it but they don't do anything. I member she told that she will do anything to move out of that school. So if any person is reading this right now , I suggest that you don't go to this school. It is the worst school ever in my entire life."
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    Posted 2012-01-04
    "Hi.. I am a 8th grader at Volta ,and i am also in there gifted program. I would like to say Volta has bad administration. The student's are also very unique..The teacher try there best with what little time we are given. I personally would not advice parents to send there children to Volta because i and many others believe that Volta is ending up to be ridiculously bad."
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