Carson Elementary School

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5516 S Maplewood Ave

Chicago, IL 60629

(773) 535-9222

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Grades: PK - 8

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 1,400

Students Per Teacher: 19

Parent Reviews

9 Parent Reviews for Carson Elementary School

I feel that this is an excellent school. I have raised my children in this neighborhood since 1991 when the school opened for 1-8th graders. My 4th and last child graduates this year. She's been an honor student with high test scores, like my other 3 (3rd child away at college now on scholarships).Every ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/11/13

Absolutely awful school! This school was once a great school, but sadly that is no longer the case. Test scores are not everything, but that's all this school worries about. My daughter was fine until she hit the 3rd grade and they started teaching the test to prepare for the ISAT. The office staff is ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/03/13

What is a ban dada? If you mean "vendetta" then I think you need to look at administration. They are really incompetent and unprofessional. Parents and teachers and students at Carson are treated like criminals. Not a safe place for my children so they are at Talman instead.

Posted by a parent on 05/01/13

As I looked at the review from 06/22/11 it seems that the person who wrote this comment obviously has his/her facts wrong since the school has not been at a downturn. The school s scores keep on going up. If you compare the scores from the schools surrounding the neighborhood you would see that it ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/07/12

Looking at the reviews of the school, it is apparent that the current principal is the cause of the school's downturn. He took over in 2005 and since then, the school has taken a drastic turn for the worse - the dates of the reviews confirms this. My son and daughter both go to the school and each ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/22/11

My Daughter has been in this school since kindergarten,now shes in 2nd gr, and she missed 3 wks of class because of a death in our family. I called and left a message to let them know. they contacted my father and he let them know wnat was going on. when she return she was no longer enroll in the school. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/10/11

the truth this school has no type of parent teacher relationship!!! office staff is always unwilling to hear or help!! you cant write a letter or call to speak to a teacher!! (at least the last couple of teachers my daughter has had!) my daughter has been there for two years and i still havent had a ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/27/10

Through out all of my chldhood life (K-8) I went to Carson Elem. This school is greatest because there, there was always someone who I could talk to about any of my problems. The teachers there are very nice and so is the rest of the staff and faculty. Another thing I liked about the school was it had ...  Read more

Posted by a former student on 05/26/04

I am a parent of three children, they have all attended Carson school. I think very highly of its staff, faculty and administrators. So much so that for many years I have been considering relocating to another area of the city but the quality of this school has kept me from doing so. Not only my husband ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/09/04

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Test scores for Carson Elementary School

ISAT* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Carson 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 — Carson Elementary School is located at 5516 S Maplewood Ave, Chicago IL 60629. 5516 S Maplewood Ave is in the 60629 ZIP code in Chicago, IL The school district for Carson Elementary School is the City Of Chicago Sd 299. Carson Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels PK - 8.
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