PORTAGE PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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5330 W BERTEAU AVE
CHICAGO, IL 60641
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Phone: 773-534-3576
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 6
  • Educational Climate: Below Average
  • Technology Measure: Not Reported
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Preschool - 8th Grade
  • District: City Of Chicago Sd 299
  • Students/Teacher: 20:1
  • Students/Grade: 104.6
  • Number Students: 1046
  • Number Teachers: 67
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: N/A
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Ms Maureen Ready
  • 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 (53 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (47 Reviews)
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    Teacher Review | Rating:
    Posted 2015-02-28
    "One of the review contains false information. I need to defend my school and my principal. She is always available to see parents- you just need to make an appointment because she spends her day in classrooms working with teachers and students. She doesn't sit in her office waiting for parents to visit. Also, it is false that only one letter was sent home about the math teaher. The 5th grade math teacher left to be a special education teacher so a high-quality substitute was placed in the math position. A letter was sent home to inform parents. Then when a permanent teacher was found there was another letter sent home to inform parents. There was always communication to parents. Perhaps your nephew didn't bring the notes home or you didn't check the school website. Both notes are posted there too. Finally, our 5th grade NWEA MAP scores have gone up this winter. So I am unsure why your nephew did poorly. Perhaps he didn't study, do his homework or try. Are you working with him at home? Don't blame the teacher because there was a good math teacher in place at all times."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2015-02-27
    "Unfortunately this is my child's neighborhood school, we are stuck here until we get lucky enough to be picked through the lottery process for a magnet school. I have to disagree with the "teacher" stating that community members and parents are welcome at any time into the school. This is absolutely false. The principal makes it almost impossible to visit during school hours. I do agree with many of the reviews about Mrs.Ready, questioning her leadership. I also have a nephew in the 5th grade and it took 3 months to replace their math teacher. The teacher just left from one day to the next. I understand the departure might've been out of the principal's control, but months of subs without a notification to the parents is ridiculous. Only 1 letter was sent about this, like two months into the problem. My nephew dropped in his NWEA math score significantly. I do believe he was affected by this. I think the principal could've done more. Perhaps a parent's conference, math is a very sensitive subject! Now my nephew is behind in math according to his scores, when he was points ahead the national average last year. Very unsatisfactory"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2015-02-26
    "This school has a very poor performance at all academic aspect. Except from the teachers, I have not met a single pleasant or helpful administrator. In terms of applying school policies and being rude to parents this school is second to nothing."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-11-11
    "My child has been attending Portage Park since Pre school. I havent had an issue at all until this year. My child's teacher (One of this school's greatest teachers) Dr.Hopkins has left Portage Park. I'm concerned that my child has no permanent teacher now. 3 weeks and counting of substitute teachers isn't good at all for any student. Specially for 5th graders getting ready to go to Middle school next year. To make the matter worse, I wasn't even aware my child had no teacher since no letter was sent home or no call has been given, no notification whatsoever! I had to ask my child what is going on since I noticed a significant change in her homework (hardly any homework). Parent's have never been notified that the children don't have a teacher! I don't know anything about the changes being made or the actions being taken to this matter. I question the leadership of the principal... A call would be nice to let the parent's know there's no teacher, what's going on? what's going to happen? a simple notice. But nope, nothing whatsoever."
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-11-11
    "I am concerned about this school because I was actively involved in its progress many years ago."
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