RIDDLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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4201 WESTERN AVE
MATTOON, IL 61938
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Phone: 217-238-3800
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 6
  • Educational Climate: Low
  • Technology Measure: High
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Kindergarten - 5th Grade
  • District: Mattoon Cusd 2
  • Students/Teacher: 15:1
  • Students/Grade: 128.3
  • Number Students: 770
  • Number Teachers: 64
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 5898
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Mr Bruce Barnard
  • 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 (8 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (5 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-08-15
    "This school has been a true life saver for my son! We moved here two years ago from a southern Illinois school district that was just horrible. My son has an IEP and the schools down there did not follow his IEP, they didn't push him to succeed, he was beginning to fall through the cracks! But Riddle has been wonderful. From the day we moved here they have asked "what can we do to make him feel welcome and comfortable with his environment." He is a completely different child and I contribute that to Riddle's fabulous staff!! I don't know what kind of child he would be today if we had not moved here and enrolled him in this wonderful school! I'm sad to say this is his last year at Riddle and we will miss everyone dearly! The teachers treat the children as if they are their own, they encourage them to try hard and push them to succeed, they don't allow / tolerate bullying. It is just an awesome school!!"
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2008-09-30
    "What does that mean? 'Higher Educated Students'? This school is a K-5 building and has an outstanding reputation. If your child is 'Higher Educated', why are you concerned about the 'No Child Left Behind Act'? And what do you know about this act? Riddle Elementary School certainly is following the law as is the entire Mattoon School District. It sounds like you have some serious issues that go beyond Riddle School, and you might visit the school to see how happy, well-behaved, and well-educated the students are. The students are very proud to know they meet the high expectations that are placed on them. The standards are set high, and my children are very proud to be associated with this school."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2008-09-14
    "This school is upsetting. They never have time for higher educated students. I can't belive they are not following the No Child Left Behind Act!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2006-05-09
    "I have no problem with the academics of riddle, I do however disagree with some of the rules. The children have to set when they get to school in the morning instead of playing and releasing some of that energy they haven't had time to get rid of. They have to be very quiet in the lunch room and have to seat with their class and not kids from other classes. Then their is picking up the kids at the school, doors are locked and can't even stand in the school and wait minutes before class is dismissed. Overall I believe there are to many kids under one roof and not enough help. I have no complaints about Mrs. Goodwin excellent teacher"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2006-04-05
    "My son has been going to Riddle since it opened, and I have found the school to be very rewarding for my child. He loves the teachers, and gets along with everyone. If there is a problem, the teacher is always more than happy to work with the child and the parent. The staff is totally outstanding! Very friendly."
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