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: 5
  • 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: 103.4
  • Number Students: 1034
  • Number Teachers: 67
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 6463
  • 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 (50 ratings)
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    School Reviews (44 Reviews)
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    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."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-11-09
    "I support the fundraising efforts of the principle and teachers. We don't want our school to be on Mayor Emanuel's closing list next year. As he did close some really good Schools, I'm sure he would have no regrets in closing Portage Park. It's a good school and all parents want the best education possible for their kids. so we should all help out in any way we can."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-10-02
    "Every week my child comes home with flyers asking for money. These CPS budget cuts are ridiculous. I don't even know why Rahm Emanuel added an extra school hour to CPS, when that hour is being spent as "recess" time in Portage Park. Nothing is being learned during that added hour. If you can, run from the public system, Specially from this school. I don't agree with children being sent out in the cold during winter days for recess. Days as cold as 25 degrees. Over crowded recess area, it looks like a circus. Children are constantly getting hurt by their peers during this time, too many of them out there at once. On rainy days, students are sent to a crowded auditorium to watch movies. How is this helping my child's education? The new principal is ridiculous, even the faculty and teachers don't like her and disagree with her new policies. Don't get me wrong, not all is bad here. A few great teachers and friendly faculty staff, but it is hard to deal with a principal this arrogant."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-09-18
    "I wanted to like this school, as it is only a block from our house... But after attending the kindergarten orientation we were very disappointed. The orientation was unorganized and gave no information about the program or school. We didn't get to see the classrooms, or hear about what the daily schedule would be like. The principle was militant and lectured the parents about the importance of attendance, and stated," This is kindergarten, NOT preschool, bring your child even if they are sick! We have a school nurse, we will see if they are really sick or not. " How irresponsible is it to tell people to bring in sick children? And to talk to the parents as if we have no clue if our children are really ill?! Needless to say, we will not be attending this school."
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