Ray Elementary School

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5631 S Kimbark Ave

Chicago, IL 60637

(773) 535-0970

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Grades: PK - 6

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 700

Students Per Teacher: 13

Parent Reviews

29 Parent Reviews for Ray Elementary School

I cannot believe that more parents have not posted poor ratings for this school. My child never felt that any of the adults at the school cared about the children.. My child suffered greatly academically but received high grades, possibly because there was such little expectation for the students in ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/07/13

My daughter is currently in the 6th grade and has been at Ray school since she was in 1st grade. Her first 4 years at the school were excellent - not perfect - but on par with any strong elementary school in the country. This exprience significantly changed when a new principal was hired for the 2011-2012 ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/21/13

The new administration is completely incompetent. There are so many problems allover,but especially in the higher grades. The new measures of security are laughable because there only recently has been action to make sure the students are supervised at ALL times. Many parents do not feel welcome. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/17/13

This school suffers academically and many of the teachers lack professionalism and character and are bad role models for students. The 2012 test scores for the most part went down considerably which is a reflection of the teachers ability to teach the children. Perhaps more focus should be on the classroom ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/27/12

Ray School has had stagnant scores in the ISAT and NWEA for the past year. It is due to the majority of students that transfer out at the 3rd, 4th grades. And as for the ESL population, Ray School has a very small number of these students. It is a known fact within the department of Language and Culture. ...  Read more

Posted by a teacher on 06/01/12

I have two kids at Ray and I've been pleasantly surprised with the school, despite my initial reservations. The new principal, Dr. Tatia Beckwith, is wonderful, an exceptional leader. I really think she's moving this school in a great direction. As for those who don't understand why it's rated a 5, the ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/21/12

Ray is a school with a diverse (racially, ethnically, and socioeconomically) student population, a dedicated professional staff, and a determined new Principal. Class sizes can be big but somehow the amazing teachers make it work. Ray has always had recess because the teachers have supported a longer ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/12/11

I don't really understand how do parents rank a school with 5/5 stars when the test scores are so average.... Ray school is on the campus of Univ. of Chicago. It should be doing at least a 8/10. I don't think some of the parents are aware or they are just fake reviews. There is a new principal so ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/06/11

A great school has cooperation, collaboration and a strong sense of community. From the outside, Ray looks like it does, but it doesn't. The discipline problems in the upper grades are persistent. The staff has a few outstanding teachers, but the remaining are extremely rude and unprofessional. This ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/14/11

I have been so impressed by Ray Elementary. I couldn't ask for more in a neighborhood school. I love that my daughters go to school with kids in their own neighborhood. The classes are incredibly diverse, with children from all over the world. Their teachers are excellent, I can't imagine they could ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/12/11

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Test scores
Test scores for Ray Elementary School

ISAT* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Ray 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 — Ray Elementary School is located at 5631 S Kimbark Ave, Chicago IL 60637. 5631 S Kimbark Ave is in the 60637 ZIP code in Chicago, IL The school district for Ray Elementary School is the City Of Chicago Sd 299. Ray Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels PK - 6.
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