JOYCE KILMER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Go back
655 GOLFVIEW TER
BUFFALO GROVE, IL 60089
Visit this school's website
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)
    Page 1 of 2
    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."
    Page 1 of 2
    Community information and market data Powered by Onboard Informatics. Copyright ©2015 Onboard Informatics. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. * Based on a 30-year fixed rate of 4.75% with 20% down. The estimated payment is offered for convenience and is not an offer of credit. Due to market fluctuations, interest rates are subject to change at any time and without notice. Interest rates are also subject to credit and property approval based on secondary market guidelines. The rates shown are based on average rates for our best qualified customers. Your individual rate may vary. Rates may differ for FHA, VA or jumbo loans.
    C21 Properties In this Area C21 Offices Serving this Area C21 Agents Serving this Area
    View Agents
    John Kramarz
    CENTURY 21 Affiliated
    773.­282.8100
    5860 W. Irving Park Road
    Chicago, IL 60634
    Javier Anaya
    CENTURY 21 Affiliated
    773.­282.8100
    5860 W. Irving Park Road
    Chicago, IL 60634
    Ana Tamasan
    CENTURY 21 McMullen Real Estate, Inc.
    708.­244.5159
    6400 N. Northwest Highway
    Chicago, IL 60631
    Anthony Castillo
    CENTURY 21 McMullen Real Estate, Inc.
    773.­631.8300
    6400 N. Northwest Highway
    Chicago, IL 60631
    Viola Zdrzalka
    CENTURY 21 Elm Realtors
    847.­692.5522
    741 Devon Avenue
    Park Ridge, IL 60068
    Lori Amundsen
    CENTURY 21 McMullen Real Estate, Inc.
    773.­631.8300
    6400 N. Northwest Highway
    Chicago, IL 60631
    Ken Mrowiec
    CENTURY 21 Elm Realtors
    847.­692.5522
    741 Devon Avenue
    Park Ridge, IL 60068
    Naomi Ruthman
    CENTURY 21 Affiliated
    847.­677.1200
    3372 W. Devon
    Lincolnwood, IL 60712
    Paulette Rebeck
    CENTURY 21 McMullen Real Estate, Inc.
    773.­631.8300
    6400 N. Northwest Highway
    Chicago, IL 60631
    Elizabeth Bryant
    CENTURY 21 Kreuser & Seiler, Ltd.
    847.­367.1171
    200 North Milwaukee Avenue,
    Suite 100
    Libertyville, IL 60048
    Lavinia Besoaga
    CENTURY 21 Affiliated
    847.­677.1200
    3372 W. Devon
    Lincolnwood, IL 60712
    Joanne Tertipis
    CENTURY 21 Marino Real Estate, Inc.
    847.­967.5500
    5800 Dempster Street
    Morton Grove, IL 60053
    Lena Maratea
    CENTURY 21 Roberts and Andrews
    815.­344.1033
    3717 West Elm Street
    McHenry, IL 60050
    Holly Brewczynski
    CENTURY 21 1st Class Homes
    847.­882.4855
    724 East Schaumburg Road
    Schaumburg, IL 60194
    Mariola Lazarski
    CENTURY 21 McMullen Real Estate, Inc.
    773.­631.8300
    6400 N. Northwest Highway
    Chicago, IL 60631
    Dorota Kula
    CENTURY 21 McMullen Real Estate, Inc.
    773.­631.8300
    6400 N. Northwest Highway
    Chicago, IL 60631
    Kevin Sonken
    CENTURY 21 S.G.R., Inc.
    312.­326.2121
    1823 S. Michigan Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60616
    Mario Lopez
    CENTURY 21 Affiliated
    773.­282.8100
    5860 W. Irving Park Road
    Chicago, IL 60634
    Kathy Regel
    CENTURY 21 Kreuser & Seiler, Ltd.
    847.­367.1171
    200 North Milwaukee Avenue,
    Suite 100
    Libertyville, IL 60048
    Mariola Kulpa-Jaskulak
    CENTURY 21 McMullen Real Estate, Inc.
    773.­631.8300
    6400 N. Northwest Highway
    Chicago, IL 60631
    Lindsey Jafferali
    CENTURY 21 Lullo
    630.­543.5640
    16 West Lake Street
    Addison, IL 60101
    Mark Chruscinski
    CENTURY 21 McMullen Real Estate, Inc.
    773.­631.8300
    6400 N. Northwest Highway
    Chicago, IL 60631
    David Herman
    CENTURY 21 Affiliated
    815.­838.0110
    1215 East 9th Street
    Lockport, IL 60441
    Rocco Sardo
    CENTURY 21 Lullo
    630.­543.5640
    16 West Lake Street
    Addison, IL 60101