RAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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5631 S KIMBARK AVE
CHICAGO, IL 60637
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Phone: 773-535-0970
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 6
  • Educational Climate: Below Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Preschool - 7th Grade
  • District: City Of Chicago Sd 299
  • Students/Teacher: 19:1
  • Students/Grade: 77.8
  • Number Students: 700
  • Number Teachers: 53
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 6463
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Number Computers: 200
  • Principal: Dr Antonia Hill
  • 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 (32 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (29 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-07-07
    "I cannot believe that more parents have not posted poor ratings for this school. My child never felt that any of the adults at the school cared about the children.. My child suffered greatly academically but received high grades, possibly because there was such little expectation for the students in terms of growh and capabilities. There were practically NO hands on projects, material in language class was too advanced for younger children, and the librarian showed too many movies. The new leadership's plan to crack the whip academically does not include a plan for nurturing children, fostering a love for learning, and creating an environment where children will feel that they have a voice. I think the school is a disgrace. As in most schools, it's possible to luck up and get a good teacher here and there, but even they are stressed and barely able to focus on reaching each child in the class. If you have other choices, definitely try them before Ray. Also, NOT a nurturing environment for black children...boys in particular."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-01-21
    "My daughter is currently in the 6th grade and has been at Ray school since she was in 1st grade. Her first 4 years at the school were excellent - not perfect - but on par with any strong elementary school in the country. This exprience significantly changed when a new principal was hired for the 2011-2012 school year. The administration initially appeared to be energetic, visionary and intelligent. However, it was clear that her "visionary" goals for the school lacked planning, funds and overall competency. The principal has become a divisive figure in the school and the now defunct Ray University has nearly exhausted all school funds. Teachers report significant discontent to LSC and CPS board members and parents feel unwelcomed in the school. My strong hope is that a new administration will be able to lead the school back to previous strength and parents and students who left because of the poor leadership will consider returning to the school. Otherwise, I do believe that the school will continue to decline"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-01-17
    "The new administration is completely incompetent. There are so many problems allover,but especially in the higher grades. The new measures of security are laughable because there only recently has been action to make sure the students are supervised at ALL times. Many parents do not feel welcome. much work needs to be done or this school will absolutely end up on probation."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-12-27
    "This school suffers academically and many of the teachers lack professionalism and character and are bad role models for students. The 2012 test scores for the most part went down considerably which is a reflection of the teachers ability to teach the children. Perhaps more focus should be on the classroom and not so much on recess."
    Teacher Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-06-01
    "Ray School has had stagnant scores in the ISAT and NWEA for the past year. It is due to the majority of students that transfer out at the 3rd, 4th grades. And as for the ESL population, Ray School has a very small number of these students. It is a known fact within the department of Language and Culture. I wish parents would look ay data before posting such uninformed remarks"
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