SHOESMITH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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1330 E 50TH ST
CHICAGO, IL 60615
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Phone: 773-535-1764
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 3
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: High
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Kindergarten - 6th Grade
  • District: City Of Chicago Sd 299
  • Students/Teacher: 19:1
  • Students/Grade: 42.9
  • Number Students: 300
  • Number Teachers: 30
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 6463
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Ms Sabrina Gates
  • 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 (18 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (16 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-04-02
    "Principal and some of the staff great...I've seen a lot of unprofessional things being from kindergarten teacher and assistant..."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-10-24
    "This is my son's first year at Shoesmith and after a bumpy start he seems to be doing well. He was homeschool for kindergarten so it took some adjustment on his part but the school was very open. They allow the parents into the classroom and that was a great help for him. I like his teacher but I think the main area that this school could improve in is communication. Seems like they are more geared toward parents who have free time during the day which my husband and I lack. They are also very last minute with communication on events at the school. The staff is very friendly but a little disorganized which is why I gave the 3 rating. They have lots of activities and a good atmosphere."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-03-26
    "I strongly suggest you look into other schools before deciding to have your children attend Shoesmith. The first year things were OK. The second year, I started to get fed up with the lack of respect and mannerisms of the administration. The way some teachers speak to the children is not something I find to be acceptable. Do not let the extra curricular activities sway you. They only have basketball and cheerleading."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-04-22
    "Shoesmith Elementary is a work in progress! A school that once thrived in its neighborhood and was once a choice school for children in the area, is getting back to just that. Despite its past struggles (low test scores, lackadaisical teachers, lack of rigor...etc), much is being done about that currently under new leadership, determined and motivated parents and supportive community members who all share a passion for quality education. This school is going places and the transformation is happening every single day, from the curriculum to the special programs offered, to the classrooms and the resources being brought into the school. When you take the time to get to know and nurture your neighborhood school, it truly makes a difference."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-04-22
    "I was initially reluctant to send my child here based on some of the past reviews and it's overall Great School rating. However, after being dissatisfied with other choices, I decided to give my neighborhood school a try. I immediately saw a lot of positives and I can honestly say that I have seen great improvement over the almost two years my child has been there. There is a new principal, and dedicated parent and community groups committed to the school s success. The atmosphere is very welcoming and I have been very happy with my child s second and third grade teachers. Although my daughter is an A student, they both challenged her to push further out of her comfort zone and gave me tools to use at home. I do realize that there is room for improvement but I am very confident that the school is moving in the right direction. This has been the first school where my daughter has been happy and I see positive changes in her academically and socially. I would encourage potential parents to take time to visit Shoesmith and find out all the great things the school has to offer that unfortunately are not reflected in it s current rating."
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