Shoesmith Elementary School

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1330 E 50th St

Chicago, IL 60615

(773) 535-1764

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Grades: K - 6

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 300

Students Per Teacher: 10

Parent Reviews

16 Parent Reviews for Shoesmith Elementary School

Principal and some of the staff great...I've seen a lot of unprofessional things being from kindergarten teacher and assistant...

Posted by a parent on 04/02/14

This is my son's first year at Shoesmith and after a bumpy start he seems to be doing well. He was homeschool for kindergarten so it took some adjustment on his part but the school was very open. They allow the parents into the classroom and that was a great help for him. I like his teacher but I think ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/24/13

I strongly suggest you look into other schools before deciding to have your children attend Shoesmith. The first year things were OK. The second year, I started to get fed up with the lack of respect and mannerisms of the administration. The way some teachers speak to the children is not something I ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/26/13

Shoesmith Elementary is a work in progress! A school that once thrived in its neighborhood and was once a choice school for children in the area, is getting back to just that. Despite its past struggles (low test scores, lackadaisical teachers, lack of rigor...etc), much is being done about that currently ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/22/12

I was initially reluctant to send my child here based on some of the past reviews and it's overall Great School rating. However, after being dissatisfied with other choices, I decided to give my neighborhood school a try. I immediately saw a lot of positives and I can honestly say that I have seen great ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/22/12

This school is the worse. My child attended the school from kindergarten to the fourth grade. The principle seems to be motivated but the rest of the staff is unprofessional and non-caring. The school counselor I had to report to the school board because she was that unskilled. During a parent-teacher ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/05/11

I think this school lacks basic structure. The focus was staying on GREEN and not RED. There is indeed a behavioral issue in the school. Some staff is not friendly. My child is now enrolled another school and doing extremely well. I Repeatedly told teachers and administration that his curriculum needed ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 02/27/11

This school cares about attendance, not education. Today I received a letter stating that the absences on Feb 4, 2011 would be excused if parents wrote a letter. As a parent, if I made the effort to make sure my child was present, what is the incentive the next time around? My child was present, and ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/08/11

It's been 25 years since I was enrolled by children in kindergarten and 1st grade at Shoesmith. Last week, I enrolled my granddaughter. What can we do to improve the outcome for our children? An overall score of 3 out of 10 is awful. We can't let this next generation of kids fall behind. How can ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 09/14/10

I really like shoesmith elem; I have one that graduated from shoesmith, one that is in the 4th grade & one that will be starting in august. Keep up the good work showsmith.

Posted by a parent on 04/27/10

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Test Year: 2012
Shoesmith 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 — Shoesmith Elementary School is located at 1330 E 50th St, Chicago IL 60615. 1330 E 50th St is in the 60615 ZIP code in Chicago, IL The school district for Shoesmith Elementary School is the City Of Chicago Sd 299. Shoesmith Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 6.
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