WARD J ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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2701 S SHIELDS AVE
CHICAGO, IL 60616
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Phone: 773-534-9050
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 9
  • Educational Climate: Average
  • Technology Measure: Low
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Preschool - 8th Grade
  • District: City Of Chicago Sd 299
  • Students/Teacher: 17:1
  • Students/Grade: 53
  • Number Students: 530
  • Number Teachers: 40
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 139739
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Ms Karen Anderson
  • 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 (7 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (3 Reviews)
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    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2010-08-23
    "I am a graduate of Ward Elementary School, and I can honestly say that the staff is exceptional. There is no bias here when I say that the teachers and administration are friendly, caring, professional, and even quite humorous. The teachers care about their students, and will go great lengths to help kids in need. However, the major problem I had at this school was that I felt like the curriculum was extremely watered down for the "slower" children. I yearned for knowledge, but there were not enough advanced courses to take at JWS. All in all, It's a great school and even though I felt restricted at times, I spent some great years here at Ward. I now attend one of Chicago's most prestigious high schools so I guess this elementary school is doing something right. 3/5 stars. (3 and 1/2 if i could)"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2009-08-26
    "My son had a wonderful experience at this school. His teachers were knowledgable and caring yet firm. He truly enjoyed attending this school. He also made many friends and discovered new interests and activities. Overall a great experience!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2009-08-25
    "I like this school due to it's size and caring atmosphere. The teacher's care and the school is diverse. The teacher's teach students to aim high and the work at all grades is challenging!"
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