WASCO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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4N782 SCHOOL ST
WASCO, IL 60183
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Phone: 630-377-4886
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 9
  • Educational Climate: Unclassified
  • Technology Measure: High
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Kindergarten - 5th Grade
  • District: St Charles Cusd 303
  • Students/Teacher: 19:1
  • Students/Grade: 70.8
  • Number Students: 425
  • Number Teachers: 30
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 6222
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Number Computers: 100
  • Principal: Ms Barbara Stokke
  • 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 (12 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (13 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-03-29
    "I truly feel this year has been a complete academic waste. Probably the only reason we have left our child in this school is for social skill development. From an academic development standpoint we have taken that challenge on ourself and essentially "home schooled" in the evenings. Glad I'm paying all this tax money for nothing! Ever heard the comment about putting lipstick on a pig? Well, it may look cute, but it's still a pig. That's how I would describe Wasco. On the surface it looks like a great school. Apparently the "9" rating is ancient and needs to be revisited because it is no longer accurate. We moved into this school district specifically for the purpose of sending our children to this school. Up until this year we have been happy. But all that changed this year with the implementation of "common core". Standards have fallen and the teachers don't even know what is going on. No spelling tests? Really? I understand the need to spend time with those that are struggling and those with special needs. They deserve adequate attention too. But why does this mean you neglect the middle and top of the class? These kids sit there bored and want to be challenged!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-03-19
    "Talk to other Wasco Parents before you enroll your child! Ask any Second Grade parent about their child's experience for the 2013-14 school year. It has been a complete disaster! The classrooms are crowded with 29 kids in one classroom and 30 in the other. The learning that takes place is limited. I am worried my child will not be prepared for the Third Grade. The "9" rating is misleading and I would highly recommend that you take the time to talk with other parents before you enroll your child at Wasco. Many parents are looking to pull their kids out after this year. Papers are not graded, tests are outdated, and the classroom can be described as a zoo! Parents are working hard to get the School Board to authorize a third teacher for next year. Many parents are frustrated that this could happen again in the Third grade! The school does offer a wide selection of Extra Curricular Activities. However, it does not make up for the below average teaching going on in the classroom."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-03-19
    "My son is a second grader at Wasco Elementary. My son loves going to school! I am extremely disappointed with the Second grade curriculum and the classroom environment. There are 2 Second grade classrooms. Each room has 29 students! It is complete chaos. The teachers teach to the below average and average students. That is the Common Core focus. The goal is to get all kids to hit the Average. If you are above average, you will be extremely bored. We moved to this area because we researched the schools and Wasco was rated high and known for smaller classroom size. We will not be returning for third grade. If you are serious about your child's education and you want your child to be challenged based on their abilities, I would not recommend Wasco. On a positive note, the staff and teachers are very caring towards the kids. The environment is positive. The curriculum is below average. The Second Grade had their first spelling test in March! Papers are not corrected because the teachers do not take the time. The teachers do not hold the kids accountable. Parents are petitioning the school for a third teacher next year. My son's education is too important to risk another year at Wasco."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2008-09-30
    "We also moved to St Charles from out of state and we agree 100% with the out-of -stater below. Everyone here thinks this is 'so great' but if you have lived elsewhere and attened other schools, you will be disappointed. The St Charles curriculum is not very good. I could go on and on with examples about that but can't here. Also, there is no gifted programs or accomodations made for those students who come into the district ahead of grade level (believe me, my kids were above grade level here and they are not gifted, just your average student). In fact, my first grader was doing 2nd grade level work according to their curriculum. I will agree that everyone is nice and friendly but I want more out of a school than that -- I want solid teaching and learning!!!!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2008-08-11
    "I had 4 of my 5 kids attending Wasco in the 2007-2008 school year. We moved to this area from Chicago in Jan 2006. We could not be happier! We are more than satisfied with all the academics, extra ciricular, the PTO, and the all around friendliness of this school. I feel it holds the standards of a privet school but in public one. I think anyone thinking of coming to Wasco will not be disappointed. My now 6th grader is sad to be leaving for middle school."
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