KEITH COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL

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1 JACOBY PL
ROCKFORD, IL 61107
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Phone: 815-399-8823
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 0
  • Educational Climate: Average
  • Technology Measure: Low
  • Type: Private
  • Grades: Preschool - 12th Grade
  • District:
  • Students/Teacher: 8:1
  • Students/Grade: 21.4
  • Number Students: 300
  • Number Teachers: 50
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: N/A
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Dr Debra Dimke
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    School Reviews (31 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2015-03-12
    "This school honestly sucks, don't send anyone to this school, they're broke and all they care about is volleyball. Faculty kids are treated like kings."
    Student Review | Rating:
    Posted 2015-03-12
    "This school is on a sharp decline and doesnt look like it will stop anytime soon. They fired the best teachers and the last two headmasters were great. The student body constantly complains about cetain aspects of the school yet they still do nothing to fix it. The only things the school cares about is their image, volleyball, and theatre. The faculty is honestly so under qualified it is ridiculous. They hire young teachers with no experience and sometimes with a degree that doesn't even meet with what they are teaching. An example is a math teacher that taught here had a Russian literature degree. The head of school also seems very fake and the board of administration is just a bunch of parents that hire and fire who they don't like or like. They can not handle money that well and I honestly don't see this school existing in the future. The only thing making this school even run is parents donating large sums of cash. So the only reason I would send my chold here is if they play volleyball or LOVE theatre but even some public schools can match these departments."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2015-03-07
    "The beautiful thing about this country, city, and school is the choices and opportunities we are given. Is everything perfect? No, of course not, that is not the world we live in. But for the educational options we have in Rockford I believe Keith is the best option for my child. We have been with the school for 5 years and I believe my child has been given many opportunities that he may not have experienced if he would have been in a public school. The curriculum and teachers challenge him to be the best student he can be. I believe a good relationship between the child, teacher, and parent make a difference. If I ever have an issue with my child's progress the teachers are easy to contact and very responsive. The Arts, Sports, and extracurricular groups offer a great variety. Because there is such a small student body, many of these kids are in multiple activities at any given time and are able to manage everything including their schoolwork. We as parents along with the school are preparing our children for their future and for my child and I Keith Country Day School meets our needs. Freedom of choice is a wonderful thing, so we choose to be Keith Cougars!!"
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-08-13
    "This is the worst school one could send their child to. The teachers are not qualified nor are they good teachers at all. The teachers often have favorites and treat their students accordingly. The administration is horrible at decision making and so is the headmaster. Also, volleyball players and theater kids often get better treatment than the rest of the students, and one will notice this if they walk into the gym or the commons. This school is not worth the amount of money it charges to attend the school, and I see myself as a credible source seeing that I've attended the school for many years."
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-05-28
    "I have been going to Keith since kindergarten. I am a freshman now. I love the school now the same way I did when I was in lower school. I have never met a situation where it was not dealt with properly by the faculty there. The classes and curriculum are excellent. One of the things I admire most about the school is you make a personal connection with the teachers, and your not just a number. Another thing I noticed is that all the grades socialize with each other witch I don't think you get often at other schools. I feel like the people that write bad reviews are the ones that have been there a while, and are just getting bored with it so they are trying to come up an excuse to be mad. I would agree that the one department that needs help is Spanish. If people are leaving Keith for social reasons what I have noticed is you may have more "friends" at other schools but you wont make a connection with them like you would at Keith. So you would have a smaller amount of really close die hard friends versus a large amount of people you just hang out with. I'm not saying you wont make relationships with people at other schools you can but not like the ones you would have at Keith."
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