DARWIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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3116 W BELDEN AVE
CHICAGO, IL 60647
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Phone: 773-534-4110
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 5
  • Educational Climate: Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Preschool - 8th Grade
  • District: City Of Chicago Sd 299
  • Students/Teacher: 18:1
  • Students/Grade: 56.8
  • Number Students: 568
  • Number Teachers: 34
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 100685
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Mr Mauricio Segovia
  • 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 (34 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (32 Reviews)
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    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2015-03-23
    "As someone who worked at Darwin I can say the school has a BIG BULLY not only with students but with his colleagues and staff his name is Mr. Segovia the principal. When working there he had me sit at the security desk 3-4 hours and when I would could be doing my job. Which was attendance clerk when I would bring up the subject of the school needing 2 security guards for each building he told me before he hired a security guard he would get rid of me so than he can have $$ to pay the security officer. So from what I know til this day he still only has 1 security officer for both buildings."
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2015-03-20
    "Great teachers but probably one of the worst places to work in the city. These teachers are pressured, overworked, and bullied by the administration. I should know I worked there and was basically forced out by a principal who cared more about his own political ego and success than the actual success of the students and working staff. I give four stars for the people that work there and the history of the place but make no doubt teachers here are miserable! I write this not to bash him but to support and let it be known about the working conditions for the teachers at Darwin."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2015-03-20
    "I transferred my daughter out of Darwin this past summer after learning about an incident that was spearheaded by the principal of Darwin, Mr. Segovia. Last year I learned would be the final year that CPS would have to administer the ISAT standardized test. In a brilliant attempt to motivate his students, I learned that Mr. Segovia organized AND lead an ISAT pep rally. Here is the KICKER all of the students that met or exceeded state standards wore pre-made shirts labelled met or exceeded on the back of their shirt. All of these students were led around the school by Mr. Segovia and the Darwin cheerleaders, while all of the students who did NOT meet or exceed (even Special Ed students) were told to stand and clap for their peers. What kind of a principal would promote this borderline abusive behavior, AND get away with it!?! My daughter came home in tears and told me what had happened, and how so many of her friends and classmates who had to stand and clap were humiliated and left feeling DUMB. Way to go Principal Segovia, what a standard you have set for your students!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2015-01-06
    "This school is such a great school from the teachers and staff to the diversity in the students. Every teacher is very supportive and is very hands great welcoming vibe from everyone there and a very hands on principal they do everything they can to see that your child succeeds."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-11-04
    "Darwin School has so much to offer to the students, parents and community. I am so happy that my children come to Darwin. This is their second home, where they not only prepare themselves for their future education but also where they feel safe and loved. Thank you to everyone at Darwin School, for working so hard!"
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