IDA CROWN JEWISH ACADEMY

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8233 CENTRAL PARK AVE
SKOKIE, IL 60076
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Phone: 773-973-1450
School Information
  • School Rating: 0
  • Educational Climate: Average
  • Technology Measure: High
  • Type: Private
  • Grades: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • District:
  • Students/Teacher: 6:1
  • Students/Grade: 71.3
  • Number Students: 285
  • Number Teachers: 43
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: N/A
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Rabbi Leonard Matanky
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
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  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
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  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
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  • AYP SCHOOL
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  • MAGNET SCHOOL
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School Ratings (408 ratings)
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    School Reviews (18 Reviews)
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    Topic: Overall Experience | Rating:
    Posted 2016-07-01
    "The relationship students are able to have with teachers really makes a difference in the school. Students can bring up issues and be assured that they will be addressed to the best of the faculty's ability. The school is a community and there is a special type of atmosphere it has. Since it is on the smaller side, most students know each other and will greet each other when passing in the hallways. There also is a lot of food sharing, which bounds students. The long day and duel curriculum make the school unique and give students the opportunity to learn both secular and Jewish studies. I would choose this school again because of the friends I have made here, the teachers who have taught me a lot, the environment and the duel curriculum."
    Topic: Teachers | Rating:
    Posted 2016-07-01
    "There are a lot of different teachers and each have their own way of doing everything. Regarding teaching styles, some teachers prefer to have class discussion, some have students do group projects and then present to the class, some lecture and most use a combination. Most of the teachers are very knowledgeable regarding their subject matter. They are interested in their students and do whatever they can to ensure success. They communicate well with student through being available at lunch, free periods and after school as well as each teacher having an email. Grading is consistent and teachers do not grade based on favorite students."
    Topic: Overall Experience | Rating:
    Posted 2016-06-01
    "I wish I could start over and go to a public high school or a different private high school."
    Topic: Overall Experience | Rating:
    Posted 2016-03-01
    "I felt that my creativity was dulled, the environment was hostile, and my Jewish faith was diminished. I felt personally targeted for being a woman at ICJA, and the male teachers were demeaning toward their female students. What makes this school unique is how outdated and backwards their morals are. I would not come back here or send my children here. The kids at this school are downright cold, the teachers could be better, and the administration does not seem the least bit interested in the lives of the students. If you go here, you'll just be another name in the system. You will not be special; you will not feel at home."
    Topic: Teachers | Rating:
    Posted 2016-03-01
    "Ida Crown Jewish Academy dulls creativity and teaches students to conform to their ideas of what a "Good Jew" is. They are completely backwards in their religious teaching practices, and their teachers for Judaic studies teachers seem uneducated and too closed-minded. Though the new building is beautiful, Ida Crown presents the same, mediocre education that it always has. I do not feel prepared for the real world; if anything, I feel violently unprepared. I was too sheltered in ICJA, and I was not taught how to deal with modern issues. The education/staff isn't even the worst of it. The students are disrespectful, completely oblivious to real-world issues, and just all around bratty. I did not enjoy my time there, and I do not plan on returning for a visit."
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