FRANCIS W PARKER SCHOOL

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330 W WEBSTER AVE
CHICAGO, IL 60614
Phone: 773-353-3000
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 0
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium
  • Type: Private
  • Grades: Preschool - 12th Grade
  • District:
  • Students/Teacher: 9:1
  • Students/Grade: 60.9
  • Number Students: 853
  • Number Teachers: 94
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: N/A
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Number Computers: 60
  • Principal: Mr Dan Frank
  • 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 (14 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (12 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2010-01-11
    "Our daughter is enrolled in the Lower School. Unlike most kids who got in based on alumni and sibling connections, she got in based on merit. The school grounds are nice and the teaching quality is very good. However, there ought to be more diversity. And, the quality of the students, while strong, could reach the exceptional level of Exeter/Andover/Groton-types if FWP could make more room for merit-based enrollment. The vast majority of these kids (unlike the student body of those East Coast private schools) are not heading to Ivy League-calliber colleges."
    Student Review | Rating:
    Posted 2009-05-16
    "a great k-12 school. although it lacks diversity, it has a very progressive atmosphere. Teachers and students have great relationships throughout your Francis Parker experience. I have teachers I remember from lower school that I still know and say hi to. Parker also does a great job with combining the high school, middle school, and lower school. Parker also has a lovely assembly every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday where all students are brought together to see a speaker or student put on what we call a Morning Ex. Overall Parker has a very unique teaching style that can create, not only intelligent students, but great people."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2009-03-06
    "As a parent of a couple Parker children I too agree that the education is good - but is it worth $25,00 a year per child with a need to give $2500 more per child (donation) annually - NO! The pressure to give give give is insane. And the demands to do do in this rough economy is disturbing. The tuition soars each year minimum of 6% with the care or end in sight. The principal has no concerns about where parents will find this extra money to pay."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2009-03-04
    "As a parent of a child at Parker, new parents have a right to a more balanced view of the school than the brochure-postings placed previously. Yes, the education is great but not the best - I have visited other private schools to check out the competition - others are good too. Parker also comes at a price. Parents have to constantly 'jump hoops' to stay part of the 'community'. There is a constant pressure to be active in the 'community', to constantly donate to various fund-raising efforts. Every week, there are requests for donations. There is also the indoctrination of both kids and parents that I find mildly disturbing - that there is nowhere like Parker, no where is as good, no where as wonderful. An almost mindless ra-ra-ra of self-congratulation that we have attained nirvana. Come on - we all need to get real."
    Student Review | Rating:
    Posted 2008-08-30
    "i love my school. it is a great open,relaxed atmosphere. the classes are great, the teachers are fun. And i am truly excited to going to school and learning."
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