FRANKLIN ELEMENTARY FINE ARTS CENTER

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225 W EVERGREEN AVE
CHICAGO, IL 60610
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Phone: 773-534-8510
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 10
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Not Reported
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Kindergarten - 8th Grade
  • District: City Of Chicago Sd 299
  • Students/Teacher: 15:1
  • Students/Grade: 41.1
  • Number Students: 370
  • Number Teachers: 24
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 100685
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Ms Margie Smagacz
  • 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 (31 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (32 Reviews)
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    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-12-09
    "This is an amazing school. I loved the math program, and I'm so sad I had to go to high school, leaving this amazing place. The people here were so nice. I'm proud to say I haven't been bullied at all in the 4 years I've been here- and, to top it off, never had an argument with my friends. Everyone knew everyone else's names. The teachers were all really supportive- I loved math, science and writing. What could I say? Just... incredible. There were a lot of arts- I was in piano, but you got to select the other ones every year. Well, for the upper grades you did, but the lower grades got everything. It was really challenging, and I loved everything. One of the problems the school has faced in the past was the underfunding- I don't think such a good school deserves this. But my friends tell me this year they've upgraded a whole lot of things- including this new giant stage in the auditorium. Yeah. What else could I say? They have a couple of sports teams, a science bowl competition, math team... a lot of various writing competitions... the park is beautiful, and everybody loved going to school and having fun. I'd do anything to see it again- I've taken a lot of things for granted."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-11-17
    "The administration at Franklin (Principal, Assistant Principal) are more interested in protecting their own image and that of the school than they are concerned about protecting the safety and well being of students! BULLYING IS DOWNPLAYED, DISMISSED AND COVERED UP.. regardless of the mental and physical abuse the student is enduring.. year after year! The only way to make it stop is to transfer out of the school. Which is just fine with them and they are quick to let you know that. One less problem they to have to deal with and cover up. They have no problem twisting your words to benefit their own agenda. They lie to you and about you. They don't follow the rules or the protocol set forth in the CPS Code of Conduct. And if you dare to question them or go against them.. Watch out because they are coming after you AND your child!!!! If there were a zero star rating I would have chosen that!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-11-15
    "You should check out community first, like any public school, this is who they cater to in terms of educating children. Then get to know better yet observe administrators, my experience not as bad as most,but definately in need of change of those in charge. They are not advocates of parental involvement and will treat your child based on sterio types and their (administrators) previous school experiences,which are for the most part, not very positive; sure most have been the the public school system for decades, the question is job security vs positive experiences vs dedication to ALL children. I think the 5 star rating is a result of most of them writing their own reviews!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-11-15
    "Good: Arts programs. Test scores. Parent involvement - money raised to improve school. Smaller school (won't get lost in the crowd). Arts teachers and science teachers were very passionate and clearly cared about the students. Diverse student body. Some of the administrators were positive and professional. Needs Improvement: Bullying was not always addressed if not involving physical assault. Some faculty seemed burned out. Principal was available but not easy to communicate with. Some teachers would mock/ridicule students."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-07-08
    "FFAC was everything my wife and I could have asked for in an early childhood education. Both of my sons (rising Freshman and Junior) received a quality education that allowed them to attend one of the best selective enrollment high schools in the State (Go Dolphins!) I liked that the arts were an integral part of the curriculum and not just a passing thought. My sons acted, danced and were participants in many school productions, The productions were 1st rate and some students not only worked on stage but they worked lights and cameras. The confidence garnered through participation in the arts is unmeasurable. My eldest son has taken all honors classes in h.s. and received straight A's. The recent FFAC grad will also be taking all honors classes and has placed out of algebra and can take geometry in his 1st year. The math program is very strong at Franklin especially if your child is able to place in and take the advanced math. The parent participation is unrivaled and a key to the school's success. FFAC prepared my boys well and gave them the tools needed to succeed at the next level and I am definitely a fan of the school."
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