ST WALTER SCHOOL

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11741 S WESTERN AVE
CHICAGO, IL 60643
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Phone: 773-445-8850
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 0
  • Educational Climate: Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium
  • Type: Catholic
  • Grades: Preschool - 8th Grade
  • District:
  • Students/Teacher: 17:1
  • Students/Grade: 22.5
  • Number Students: 225
  • Number Teachers: 12
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: N/A
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Ms Laura Kennedy
  • 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 (20 ratings)
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    School Reviews (21 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2015-03-03
    "i totally disagree everyone wants to blame the princple,she took my family in with welcoming arms ,helped get a scholarship so my children didnt have to be in a public school district,as for the bullying i feel that starts in the home,i have met some parents who are bullys themselves ,so to blame the principle is a very cowardly way of saying you are the problem,teach your children to be the best they can be,"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-02-06
    "Formerly a really good school. Parent involvement is declining and I believe it to be the unwelcoming atmosphere led by the principle. Teachers are great but need better leadership; they are bound to the principle rules which is not parent or student friendly. Academically this school is average in comparison to some public schools so, definitely not worth the money. It's unfortunate as our family has long history at St. Walter. I wish the Pastor and School Board would recognize the problem and change the principle. Unfortunately even if they do for next year, it's too late for us. We are leaving after this year. Can't wait but feel sorry for those who will stay."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-01-10
    "My son went to school for 2 years there. The Carmelite Sisters are very good and extremely dedicated. I really cannot rate above 5th grade teachers, as I do not have the experience with them. However; the principal, as one person previously described as standoff-ish, but the main reason we left is because the principal is inexperienced, has no open door policy (not comfortable interracting with parents). In addition, there are several half-days, and do not always seem reasonable. The paperwork, administrative letters are not very organized. Not sure if this is due to disorganization or lack of help. It is pretty obvious that this school used to be highly ranked exceptional, but is not the case anymore."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-11-21
    "St. Walter use to be a very family oriented school. In recent years, since the new administration came aboard, all of that has changed. I am a parent of a St. Walter graduate and of a current student; unfortunately, this will be my last and final year (along with other families). The academics are mediocre, at best and the school and most of the programs and organizations are very unorganized. The faculty for the most part are pleasant, however the principal is VERY standoffish and VERY unapproachable. I chose to send my children to a Catholic school versus a public school because I felt the education and classrooms would have more structure and although this use to be the case, it is no longer a fact. I am currently seeking other options in the area both public and private. I would like for my child to maintain the diverse experience."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-09-17
    "Tight nit community school. Teachers are exceptional! Very integrated and lots of family/parent involvement is offered."
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