MCKENZIE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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649 PRAIRIE AVE
WILMETTE, IL 60091
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Phone: 847-251-2295
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 8
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Not Reported
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Kindergarten - 4th Grade
  • District: Wilmette Sd 39
  • Students/Teacher: 14:1
  • Students/Grade: 109.2
  • Number Students: 546
  • Number Teachers: 34
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 8546
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Dr Denise Welter
  • 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 (11 ratings)
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    School Reviews (10 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2015-03-19
    "District 39 is a poorly run school district, many promises not much substance. We expected great things moving into District 39, we have been sadly disappointed with the program and response of the superintendent. The reading program is extremely poor and the math program even worse. I'm not surprised the board member who has written a review loves the district, board members get to hand pick their child's teacher, yes I did say they get to hand pick their child's teacher. District 39 lags behind the neighboring communities programs. If you are moving into the area look into Winnetka or Highland Park's programs, they are much stronger and more progressive than District 39."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-12-10
    "McKenzie has been great for all three of our children -- each of whom have distinctly different personalities from one another. The teachers, staff and administrators have been very responsive to our requests and concerns when they arise. The resources at the school are top notch, and the academic learning well prepares the students for middle school, junior high and high school. My youngest is currently receiving differentiated instruction in reading and math, which appears to be taking place quite seamlessly. Finally (and sometimes most importantly), the community is fantastic."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-10-30
    "We have never experienced such an inept staff in all our lives. The school teachers may be great but the administration is honestly one of the worst. Numerous phone calls that they never return simply asking for records then they flat out LIED to us that they don't keep them. It's law that they have to keep them until the child is 21yrs old! An issue that we wanted to discuss regarding switing classes and they kept telling us for over a month that they would get back to us and never did. A principal that is almost never there and when she is she doesn't return phone calls or have any time to deal with parents. Isn't that your JOB? We had to go in several times just to try and talk to her and she insists on you calling her "Doctor". How pretentious can you be?"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-09-30
    "Not what you'd expect when your hear the hype. Nothing exceptional is happening here. Do your research before choosing District 39! Certainly not worth the hefty tax burden.It's easy to maintain high test scores with this student population. The district and school are not serving students with nontraditional learning profiles, at least 20 percent of the population, instead expecting parents to pay for outside tutoring (thousands of dollars a ). The one plus is the community, it's wonderful!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-08-21
    "I have had three children go through McKenzie and have sat on their Executive Board. This is a very special place, I have experienced schools in different states and consider this a prime example of what an elementary school should be. The teachers are strong, the environment loving and the administration outstanding. This school always has a parent run variety show that unites the school like no other. Someone in an earlier review used the term family and I think that is spot on. I should mention my child received an IEP that was proactively given form the school. They worked to make sure my child was given the resources they needed to succeed. I don't think I have ever heard a school where they try to give your child extra resources. You could only consider yourself blessed to attend McKenzie school."
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