Garvy J Elementary School

School Overview


5225 N Oak Park Ave

Chicago, IL 60656

(773) 534-1185

School Website

View map


Grades: K - 8

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 785

Students Per Teacher: 17

Parent Reviews

30 Parent Reviews for Garvy J Elementary School

Garvy is a great school that does not get the accolades it deserves. The teachers are involved and care for their students. The administration is top notch. There is a small but dedicated group of parent volunteers. This would be my only concern is the need for more parental involvement.

Posted by a parent on 06/07/14

I have 2 boys at Garvy age 11 and 12 who have been there since primary. Garvy is like a 2nd family to them. The teachers and principal look after them like thier own.Great PTA, who work very hard to support the kids with fundraising. Both have made steady improvements acedemically. Zero tolerance for ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/06/14

My child has gone to this school for 6 years until i decided that I did not want him to be in this environment. I think i waited to long. The teachers don't make any special relationships with their students and do not do anything about bullying, NOTHING. My child was bullied, he kept telling the teachers ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/30/13

Garvy is a terrific school. The staff is friendly and the student's teachers are very helpful and understanding. The PTA is incredibly generous. The school has many extra curricular activities that help the students get a broader education. Personally, I love Garvy! Everyone is so kind that they are ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 09/29/13

John W. Garvy is a GREAT school. The principal has old fashion methods and very stress out last year. She lets out the children for recess in 30 degrees Fahrenheit when it will be winter. Winter temperatures like 30 degrees Fahrenheit is too cold for kids/students. All year round, there should be ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/27/13

Garvy is my school. I love John W. Garvy. The staff is friendly and forgiving. They work hard, but no one is perfect. Everyone makes mistakes sometimes during their lifetime. Who is actually perfect?No one. We all need to be humble and learn from our mistakes. I had great experiences from their staff ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/27/13

I needed to move to this area and begrudgingly sent my kids to Garvy, thinking it was, at best, an average school. I was pleasantly surprised at what a great school it is! The principal is great with the kids, the teachers are pretty intelligent and caring, support staff is very friendly, and all students ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/27/13

I have 2 kids going to Garvy and we love this school. They have excellent teachers and challenging academic program, plus they still have time to always do something fun. There is always something going on at school, that makes my kids look forward to waking up in the morning and going there. We would ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/25/13

Garvy,I thought was a good school,however,my child has ADD and is on a 504 plan and they don't accommodate him. This will be my child's last year at this school because they don't help/care unless your child is a normal straight A student.

Posted by a parent on 02/06/13

I have no words to describe how great this school is this is my son's 3rd year there and since he started coming here we saw a huge change on him.. he loves going to school. he loves his teachers. I remember when he started they were all concerned. I love this school and the staff.. they all work very ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/24/12

Have a question about schools? Ask it at Trulia Voices. See more reviews at

School Profile for Garvy J Elementary School

Test scores
Test scores for Garvy J Elementary School

ISAT* Test Scores

Grade Level:

Test Year: 2012
Garvy J 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.

Homes for sale near Garvy J Elementary School

6746 W Gunnison St 6746 W Gunn...
3 br  2 ba
5928 N Northwest Hwy 5928 N Nort...
3 br  4 ½ ba
6900 W Summerdale Ave 6900 W Summ...
3 br  1 ba
5918 N Newburg Ave 5918 N Newb...
4 br  3 ba
5900 N Northwest Hwy 5900 N Nort...
3 br  4 ½ ba
5424 N Oak Park Ave 5424 N Oak ...
4 br  2 ba
Nearby Schools
Charts and Data
Chicago schools — Garvy J Elementary School is located at 5225 N Oak Park Ave, Chicago IL 60656. 5225 N Oak Park Ave is in the 60656 ZIP code in Chicago, IL The school district for Garvy J Elementary School is the City Of Chicago Sd 299. Garvy J Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 8.
School information provided by GreatSchools. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.
Copyright © 2015 Trulia, Inc. All rights reserved.   |  
Have a question? Visit our Help Center to find the answer