This is our third year at Pritzker and we are very happy there. Pritzker has an outstanding arts programming with amazing art and music teachers. They offer drama and dance to all ages. My child started at Pritzker in the 1st grade and we felt immediately welcomed by the community. This is also one
... Read more of the truly diverse schools in the city and that is one of its assets. The front desk staff I have always found to be helpful. They know my child by name and know what classroom she is in without having to ask. Once, when my child forgot her lunch at home, the front desk staff went down to the lunchroom to make sure she took a hot lunch even though she did not have any lunch money with her. The parents have done amazing things at this school, including a recent library renovation, upgrading the auditorium sound system, purchasing an ipad cart and more. The school does 1-2 musicals every year which include all the children who want to participate. The PTO sponsors great activities, the highlight of which is Science Night which included viewing solar flares through a telescope. The teachers are great and really dedicated to the students. Read less
Posted by a parent on 09/28/13
This is my son's 2nd year . He had a wonderful teacher last year. I can only say positive things as I have an older son and have noticed the difference in learning . I see quite a lot of parents actively involved in the school. This to me means a lot. I hope that this school continues success .
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Posted by a parent on 08/22/13
As a parent who was involved with this school for over 3 years I am not shocked by the bad reviews of Pritzker! My daughter attended the fine arts program and I was shocked by the fact that there was very little supervision, bullying, yelling at students, unsupervised lunch and recess ( I became a volunteer
... Read more because I was extremely concerned). The front desk staff and administration are rude, unwilling to answer/ address important questions about the level of violence/ bullying (yes! There is a lot of bullying and any parent/ person who says there isn't is a sorely mistaken!). If a parent raises concerns/ is too vocal about the problems in the classroom the administration blames the teacher or the parent raising concerns. I'm honestly not sure how someone could give this school a great review?? I wasn't impressed with my child's home room teacher ( music and art teachers where ok). I really wish I would have had a chance to observe the classroom/lunch/recess before we enrolled our daughter! Read less
Posted by a parent on 07/21/13
My children attend this school and have are in both tracks (fine arts and options) for several years now. They are both very happy with the school. Fine Arts opportunties are exceptional and available to ALL students, in all programs. Parent groups are open to ALL parents of all backgrounds and all parents
... Read more are strongly encouraged to get involved with the school in any way they wish! No one is excluded. I The accusations of constant violence and bullying have not been our experience at Pritzker at all. Though of course statistics cannot speak to individual student's experience, those researching the school might want to check out the 5Essentials survey (completed by students and teachers, and developed by The University of Chicago Urban Education Institute. This survey has a lot of objective statistics and information on CPS schools. Pritzker's safety ratings (bullying, safe environment) were very strong, and well above CPS average. You can find out this and much more data about the school at the CPS survey link https://cps.5-essentials.org/2012/s/610229/measures/safe/ Read less
Posted by a parent on 07/17/13
Pritzker school has awesome primary staff ( I would give this program five stars) and ancillary teachers and is an incredibly diverse school racially, and economically. One of the reasons our family chose this school. It has an incredible fine art program, with art and music full time teachers with
... Read more a middle school student ability to focus on one area of the arts (drama, art, dance, band or keyboard classes). That is most positive thing about the Fine Arts middle school. Academically speaking, if your child can gain acceptance into an Academic Center, run don't walk away from the middle school program. With the exception of only three or four of the middle school teachers, these teachers can be extremely unprofessional in the classroom; bully, bait, curse and shame students while the admin looks the other way. Events happen at this school due to parent volunteers who organize and have hands in or run activities. Some parents have too much control given by the admin and exclude those who do not belong in the same tax bracket or ethnicity. Office staff is often uninformed or rude, esp if English is not your native language. Our family is glad to have left this school this year. Read less
Posted by a parent on 06/24/13
All those glitters is not gold. Music, art, spanish, dance, and theatre for the children is a promise. Principal does not know how to run a school with foresight. There are severe problems that leak into the education. Ex: The school went 2 semesters without a Spanish teacher so the kids had Spanish
... Read more scheduled and were not taught Spanish. After years of Spanish my child could not even say, "My name is __." in Spanish. Principal is very good at shifting blame. Spanish teachers fault. Teachers cannot teach because the school won't uphold a basic level of behavior standards. I have heard things like, "that is just a bad class" which, again, the blame is shifted. Since when does an administrator get to blame the kids for running things? Children's fault. Do not try to discuss anything with the principal, she is always "meeting a deadline" and expects your children to communicate school activities with you. She will criticize you when you go in to clarify the disturbing things that your child reports for taking the word of a child. This school is pushing hard to fill slots, so ask yourself, if it is such a great school, why do they have so many openings so often? I volunteered often Ed. Read less
Posted by a parent on 05/17/13
I am amazed by the bad reviews on this school and the disrepect towards the principal and staff. My son is in first grade and has had two outstanding teachers so far and Dr Reese, in my opinion, has the children's education foremost despite working for a nearly bankrupt school system, county and state.
... Read more If you have things you would like to see improved then please volunteer at the school, I am on the PTO and we can barely get enoug officers to serve as a board. If you think you can improve the school please help. Edward Reagan Pritzker parent Edward Reagan Parent and PTO Treasurer Read less
Posted by a parent on 05/16/13
My child is in his 3rd year in the options program. Largely I have been impressed with the quality of the teachers, some are phenomenal. We had some issues with bullying, but I was vociferous about the issue and it is resolved. The school has an amazing fine arts program -- the music and dance programs
... Read more are exceptional. The choice program is adequately challenging but yes, class sizes are large (32). There is a great group of dedicated parents who are making improvements and fundraising. The weak link is the administration, particularly the principal. Pritzker is poised for a renaissance, but it needs a visionary to build a strong coalition of parents and faculty, not just a "manager". My child is happy there and loves his teachers, but I do agree the administration tends to be "reactive", not "proactive. I believe this will change in the near term. In the meantime, other parents that I know whose children are there are very pleased with the school. Pritzker contains an "options" program, a magnet program and a neighborhood program. It is a very diverse community, which I find valuable. Read less
Posted by a parent on 01/26/13
I am very happy with the progress my kids ae making. I was a bit apprehensive when I had to split them in to both programs RGC/FineArts. The teachers have made all the difference and the administration worked hard after the strike to do more with less. Now that we have the recess aides things have gotten
... Read more better. Lunchroom atmosphere could be better, but I can honestly say it was about the same 30 years ago when I was a kid. I highly recommend the school. Read less
Posted by a parent on 01/25/13
This is my daughters first year here and at First i was very excited. I was looking forward to a rigurous curriculum and many after school activities to stimulate my child. She will be not attending this school next year.. One day she came home with a huge not on her head and the school failed to call
... Read more me.. which is a huge laibility.. when i called the nurse she said that they had recorded my number being called but i carry my cell phone with me at all times and never received a call.. when i toldthe nurse that my daughter said that he did not even receive an ice pack but instead a wet paper towel to apply to her wound.. the nurse said " oh well thats because we are out..do you know how many kids get a injures a day"... are you serious.. also there was a boy who bullies my daughter and has ripped her luncg tray and thrown it away and etc.. when my daughter finally stood up to the bully because obviously the staff and monitors were unconcerened.. my daughter was given a wriiten misconduct...and yes sometimes the staff can be a bit rude..I pay so much to transport her to and from school and I am finding its not worth the extra stuggle... Read less
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