WESTCHESTER PRIMARY SCHOOL

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2400 DOWNING AVE
WESTCHESTER, IL 60154
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Phone: 708-562-1509
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 0
  • Educational Climate: Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Preschool - 2nd Grade
  • District: Westchester Sd 92-5
  • Students/Teacher: 16:1
  • Students/Grade: 107.5
  • Number Students: 430
  • Number Teachers: 40
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 4998
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Ms Lori Henkels
  • 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 (14 ratings)
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    School Reviews (12 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-06-22
    "Westchester Primary School is a great school. The teachers and staff are very helpful and so involved with the kids. They recognize academic issues and address them right away. The principal is great."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2011-05-31
    "Just finished our second year here, and I have nothing but high praise for WPS and its teaching staff. My daughter had a great year, and as a first grader has learned some impressive skills. The Author's Tea is a fantastic program, and I could only wish there were more instances for parents to come and witness their kids achievements. Otherwise, seeing how my daughter loves to learn, and "teach" us at home, I can't help but say "thank you" to WPS and all the dedicated teachers there."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2010-10-29
    "Due to the changes in our finances we have had to take our children out of Catholic school & put them in WPS. I will say there is positive & negative at both. There is way more family involvement at the Catholic school. You are not welcome at WPS if you need to bring a younger sibling with you. WPS doesn't provide nearly as much computer time. We have had to use the speech services & can not rave about it. One 15 session a week is not enough to deal with speech issues. At the end of Oct. our son has only had about 5 sessions since the begining of the year. The distrist is required to provide speech service, but it truly is very minimum. We will have to pay privately for what WPS is not providing. We feel our older children got a better education at Catholic school."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2009-03-23
    "My son is in the kindergarten here. He has received special attention by the teachers, who have figured out what teaching styles he responds best to. I have noticed that kindergarten ain't what it used to be! Now, everything is tested. A bit too much emphasis is put on worksheet-based learning. With all the testing requirements, kindergarten is the new first grade. However, the whole WPS staff (principal Akemi Sessler, the teachers, the special education department including Mary Momolella) are all VERY caring and committed, definitely going above and beyond to help each child."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2008-11-20
    "We have had a great experience with WPS. As with all schools, each child's experience will differ. We feel the teacher quality is excellent and school-wide programs are on target for these age groups. The new principal is engaged and committed to continuted improvement. We are very happy with this school."
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