Bell Elementary School

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3730 N Oakley Ave

Chicago, IL 60618

(773) 534-5150

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Grades: PK - 8

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 1,000

Students Per Teacher: 13

Parent Reviews

52 Parent Reviews for Bell Elementary School

I am happy that my daughter, who is now in 8th grade, is able to attend and graduate from Bell. It has been mostly a great experience - good teachers, parental involvement, and culturally diverse.

Posted by a parent on 09/26/13

With three different "schools" within the same building, Bell has an extremely diverse student population. Neighborhood, gifted and deaf/hard of hearing children have separate curricula but the faculty and administration are extremely creative in finding ways for the children to interact. On top of ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/29/13

Bell school is wonderful. My son has been there for two years and loves it. He has an IEP and we were very concerned about a school appropriately providing for his learning needs (after being at other good school, just to be disappointed). Not the case at this school. The community is wonderful and very ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/19/13

I am currently an 5th grade student at Bell School and I am frustrated with all "spirit" and festivals. In my opinion, they don't really have a real effect on the students' positive thinking and are a complete waste of time. I get that the staff is trying to promote kindness and acceptance, but, really, ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 06/05/13

I am currently an 8th grade student in the Bell school options department, and my experience with bell school has been, on a whole, very positive. I have had some issues with the new principle and slew of new hires - we had two 1st year teachers in three years, both of which had to completely rewrite ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 04/08/13

We have been at Bell (1st grade) for 4 months now and find it to be an exceptional school. We would love to get our daughter into the Options program but if given the choice between an option program in another school and staying in Bell's neighborhood program, i believe we would make the choice to ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/29/13

My son is in this school since 2011 and I am really happy to be a part of this school. Teachers are really really great. Their feedback is so helpful. Even Principle is so friendly and open to discuss anything. Good Education flow. Lots of helpful activities for Science, Maths and English. I must say ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/29/12

As a parent with two kids at Bell I can say the school is excellent. All of our teachers, past & present, have been outstanding & truly care. One of the best aspects of the school is the open attitude of the administration and the way they strongly encourage parent involvement. Teachers are easily accessible ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/07/12

Things are changing at Bell and not necessarily for the better. The new principal is not being a leader so much as running away from parents. Parents are not welcome into her office as was the case with the old principal. I have yet to see her smile at anyone. When issues have been raised concerning ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/11/12

I am a student at bell School. I will be going into the 7th grade options class this year. For me, all my teachers have been great every year. They truly do care about how we are doing academically. The teachers I have had also seem to care about how we are doing emotionally, as well. The one complaint ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 07/30/11

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Test scores for Bell Elementary School

ISAT* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Bell Elementary School
City Of Chicago Sd 299
* In 2011-2012 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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Chicago schools — Bell Elementary School is located at 3730 N Oakley Ave, Chicago IL 60618. 3730 N Oakley Ave is in the 60618 ZIP code in Chicago, IL The school district for Bell Elementary School is the City Of Chicago Sd 299. Bell Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels PK - 8.
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