JOYCE KILMER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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655 GOLFVIEW TER
BUFFALO GROVE, IL 60089
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Phone: 847-520-2760
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 4
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Kindergarten - 5th Grade
  • District: Wheeling Ccsd 21
  • Students/Teacher: 17:1
  • Students/Grade: 78.3
  • Number Students: 470
  • Number Teachers: 45
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 7656
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Number Computers: 200
  • Principal: Ms Dianna Odonnell
  • 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 (8 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-05-19
    "I agree, don't let the test scores fool you! Kilmer has some AMAZING teachers and some amazing families. The receptionist (we love her) and the principle (she's new as of 2014 and great) are so kind and welcoming."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-03-23
    "My two kids attended Kilmer and I have nothing but rave reviews for the school. My oldest attended another school in the district which is very high scoring but everyone we encountered came across as superior and were not friendly or accommodating. Kilmer staff across the board went above and beyond and actually cared for not only student but parents as well. Due to Government intervention that places un-realistic expectations on how schools must perform , kids cant be taught as teachers want to teach or in a way kids understand. To expect a school to perform well as compared with its neighboring schools and to penalize teachers when these goals are not met is not acceptable. Standardized testing given in English to a school with a majority of ESL students is also unrealistic. My two kids were excellent students who enjoyed their experience and their respective teachers . The ISAT percentages do not represent this school at all. This review is based off of 2012-13 yr and the teachers and principal during last yr"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-04-26
    "This school is fantastic in every way! The scores are not an accurate representation of the quality of education that occurs here. The score shown are an example of what happens when you provide an exam in English to ESL students, of which there are some. The teachers are caring and experienced. My children have loved this school for six years!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2010-04-30
    "I don't know where the complaints are coming from. My daughter has been at Kilmer for 3 years and is the only diabetic child at the school currently. Everyone at Kilmer, including the principal has bent over backwards to accommodate her and her daily needs. Her teachers have all been amazing as well as the school nurse and health assistant. As far as academics, my daughter is smart and Kilmer has done their part to make sure she is challenged and doesn't get bored. You certainly couldn't ask better from a public school. I have been surprised day after day with this school. I'm glad my daughter goes here and not the Chicago Public School System like I did. More people should be grateful that we have great schools in our district."
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2010-03-17
    "Some of the teachers at Kilmer are great and go above and beyond to make sure their students learn. Others don't care. The principal allows overly pushy parents to get their way in things like who their kid will have as a teacher."
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