15 Parent Reviews for Brennemann Elementary School
Brennemann School is one of the top schools in uptown. The school has high expectations for all students and students leave prepared for high school. Class sizes are small and students get interventions based on their academic needs. The school team has written and received numerous grants to ensure
... Read more the students have the resources and tools to be successful. Read less
Posted by a teacher on 07/19/13
Good school for toddlers not for older kids. If you want your child to be computer literate or book smart you won't get it at this school. If they'r taking the ISAT, then they are being drilled for weeks so they can do good on the scores. Toward the end of the year they give project after project for
... Read more these kids who get no REAL computer time and who's library usage consists on the books they have in class. Bear in mind the teachers do what they are told or are yelled at by the principle and your kids will see a tearful teacher. If your a mother prepare to have a hostel greeting to your concerns. It would be best to have your husband present when speaking to the principle: Sarah D Abedelal. She will try and intimidate you and ask if your ready to transfer your child rather than working together. If you live in the area you can sign your kids up for after school programs because that's where the school learning starts. Its not really the schools fault rather the leadership with in it. You can pass children but give them the basses to learn and be able to use for future learning not setting them up to fail in life. Read less
Posted by a parent on 06/08/13
Totally great school my twins love it. They are at PK, they learn a lot every day, they have snacks and they can't wait Monday when it's weekend.
... Read moreRead less
Posted by a parent on 04/17/13
I have no idea how or why the principal, Sarah Abedela, is still working at this school. She is terrible to her staff and never does anything in the better interest of the children. I saw that she has a lawsuit against her by another teacher and I hope that it gets her out of the school. The students
... Read more and teachers deserve more and should not be in an enviornment where they are treated so badley. Read less
Posted by a teacher on 12/17/12
I also went to Brenneman in the 60's and 70's when the school was new. I agree that the principal, Miss Sager was old, cruel and did not connect well with students. I had some great teachers, though and got an amazing education there. I went on to college, and am now an Art Teacher. Some of the teachers
... Read more that made a big impact on me were Miss Brophy, Ms. Simmons, Miss McCune, Miss Nakagawa, Miss Crosby, Mrs. Borgminario, and Mr. Wilson (Gym Teacher) My older brother really connected with Mr. Levin. I also made some great friends while at Brenneman and still connect with some of them. Read less
Posted by a other on 10/21/12
the new principal dosn't care about the childern at this school at all and i talk from experience i went there for eight years. the principal only has select favorites that arn't even good kids. i feel bad for the kids still going ther because the curriculum is lower than average and the children do
... Read more not get any quality education. Read less
Posted by a other on 10/21/12
I went there in the 60s for 7th and 8th grade the school was like brand new.My teacher was one of only a few male teachers his name was Mr Levin.He was hard core but very good,he was the science teacher.The principal was an old lady named Mrs Sager.She was mean,crule and what she did'nt know about kids
... Read more was alot.Charles Manson wou'ld have been better then her.Have been looking for this teacher Mr.Levin to let him know his teachings realy payed off just like he said it would.He told me to stay in art,and i did.I have made a large fortune due to him.He was the only one that belived in me during a rough time in my life.My hats off to you william were ever you might be thx. Read less
Posted by a parent on 10/20/12
hi am 16 years old student from Turkey . I lived in chicago years 2001-2002 and was at first grade in this school. I want to find my old friends but dont remember their names and surnames . I want to send an email to principal or admirer of this school . I searched a lot but couldnt. there
... Read more isnt a website of this school. If anyone knows an email of here , could he or she write here ? will be very happy . thanks Read less
Posted by a other on 12/25/11
Joseph Brennemann Elementary School was progressing when Mr. Otis Dunson was the principal. The principal is very uninvolved with the students and parents. She brushes or dismisses parents as if they were children. She brags about her child going to a private school and how advanced her child is.
... Read more The present principal is seldom in the school because she is concentrating on her doctorate degree. I know of a child (4th grader) that was sent to her office and the principal did not let the child eat lunch, and she made the child stand up the whole time the child was in the principal's office. I have called the superintendent of our school district but I think the two of them are buddies. When I was attending the LSC meetings, I was overlooked by most of the members including the principal, when I voiced my concerns via questions. I pray that the Lord will remove this principal out of the children's lives and replace her with a caring principal that does REALLY care about the success of the children...and why wouldn't he or she. The children attending this school are reflections of the educators who are to mold and shape the children's live, preparing for the future. Read less
Posted by a parent on 12/06/11
The Principal is very...rude....,my child no longer attending this school.!! im calling Springfield on them to run investigation--> on Principal !! i feel children in that school is not getting any quality education!! the Principal doesn't seen to care about kids in the school..smh..
... Read moreRead less
* 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.
Students per teacher:
Number of classrooms:
*The resources listed are programs that the institution is staffed to support. Staffing for a program does not guarantee that it will be offered. This content is provided by the institution and may be incomplete. The institution may offer programs not listed here. Please contact the school directly for additional details.
AP classes are college-level classes offered at the high school level. Once a student completes an AP class and passes a final comprehensive examination conducted by the College Board, the student earns college credit for the course. AP classes are specific and not to be confused with other higher-level classes such as honors classes.
"Extended day" programs where the school day is extended before and after school to accommodate working parents. These programs should not be confused with common after school clubs or athletic activities.
Gifted and Talented
A school system may identify 10% to 15% or more of its student population as gifted and talented. A brief description of each area of giftedness or talent as defined by the Office of Gifted and Talented:
general intellectual ability or talent - high intelligence test score (usually two standard deviations above the mean), and high levels of vocabulary, memory, abstract work knowledge and abstract reasoning;
specific academic aptitude or talent in one area such as mathematics or language arts;
creative and productive thinking, the ability to produce new ideas;
leadership ability, the ability to direct individuals or groups to a common decision or action;
visual and performing arts, special talents in visual art, music, dance, drama, or other related studies;
psychomotor ability, such as practical, spatial, mechanical, and physical skills.
Vocational and/or technical courses offered within a comprehensive school, usually a senior high school.
Special Education Classes
A school or program within a school that provides services and training to students with moderate to severe mental and/or physical disabilities.
Adult Education Classes
Programs offering GED or equivalent courses for adults within regular schools, whether classes are held during evening or daytime schedules.
English as Second Language
English language classes for students whose first language is not English.
Chicago schools — Brennemann Elementary School is located at 4251 N Clarendon Ave, Chicago IL 60613. 4251 N Clarendon Ave is in the 60613 ZIP code in Chicago, IL The school district for Brennemann Elementary School is the City Of Chicago Sd 299. Brennemann Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels PK - 8.
School information provided by OnBoard Informatics Copyright (c) 2008. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.
Have a question? Visit our Help Center to find the answer
Email Property Alerts
Your Privacy is Important to Us
We won't spam you. Nor will we give, sell, rent or otherwise make your email address available to third parties.
These reviews include feedback from parents, students, former students, administrators and other staff. This feedback
may help you further evaluate and compare schools, along with other information such as test scores, academic programs,
school resources, classroom and teacher ratios, etc. The reviews are provided by GreatSchools.
Ask a question about this school on Trulia Voices to learn more
about this school or district from residents and other local experts.
Test Score Ratings
Test score ratings are based on the most recent standardized test results reported by this state. These ratings may help
you compare similar schools in this district or area. For example, a rating of 8 indicates that, on average, students in
this school scored better than 70% of the students in the state on the same tests. We have indicated below which tests
were used in calculating these ratings. Other factors should be considered when comparing schools, including teacher
experience, academic programs, extracurricular activities, resources for special needs students, etc. These ratings are
not provided by the state Department of Education, which may have their own rating systems.