Bright Elementary School

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10740 S Calhoun Ave

Chicago, IL 60617

(773) 535-6215

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Grades: PK - 8

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 370

Students Per Teacher: 18

Parent Reviews

7 Parent Reviews for Bright Elementary School

This school could be better if staff and parents work together...There is a little parent involvement...We do not have a permanent principal, and we do not know for how long this will be...

Posted by a parent on 09/10/13

Intolerable principal scares teachers away. Every year. This is how it goes: principal begins "dropping in" unannounced at a classroom. She tells the teacher that she does not know how to teach and that she is "concerned." Next, principal begins calling the teacher to her office every day after school ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/08/13

Worst principal ever at Orville T. Bright Elementary in Chicago. O.T. Bright has had excellent teachers even Golden Apple Award winners and some Nationally Board Certified teachers. Unfortunately, we have lost every single one of these great teachers. The principal harasses and publicly humiliates staff ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/08/12

Horrible environment for children, teachers, and assistant principals. That's why enrolment keeps dropping, positions are being eliminated and why teachers transfer and quit this school throughout the school year. I've seen the principal yelling at teachers in front of students. What message does this ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/05/12

Terrible principal yells at everybody. The school s test scores have plummeted. Enrolment has dropped. Teaching positions have been cut. Many teachers leave in the middle of the year. 8 teachers that started the school year in September left by February. Why? I have heard the principal yelling at students ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/30/12

I agree about there being a lot of turmoil at Bright. I don't understand why so many good teachers end up leaving every year. Even the counselor and assistant principal did not return this year. I want to know why the students don't get all the workbooks they need until so late in the year. Is turmoil ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/02/11

The staff there has been very inspirational for all of us students, whom attended past and present. It has survived decades of hardship and turmoil. They have still managed to successfully produce excellent students.

Posted by a parent on 04/19/10

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Test scores for Bright Elementary School

ISAT* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Bright 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 — Bright Elementary School is located at 10740 S Calhoun Ave, Chicago IL 60617. 10740 S Calhoun Ave is in the 60617 ZIP code in Chicago, IL The school district for Bright Elementary School is the City Of Chicago Sd 299. Bright Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels PK - 8.
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