Smyser Elementary School

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4310 N Melvina Ave

Chicago, IL 60634

(773) 534-3711

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Grades: PK - 8

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 1,080

Students Per Teacher: 24

Parent Reviews

13 Parent Reviews for Smyser Elementary School

I as a concerned mom thinks that smyser has alot to work on. Let's begin with the principal he lacks leadership and doesn't seem to show any concerns at all whatsoever when it comes to our children. What I personally experienced at smyser could have been better handled. Nothing at all was done when ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/23/14

The expectations for our students are high. The teachers are excellent at academics. Discipline should be more consistent.

Posted by a teacher on 06/22/14

My children's school is outstanding! The teachers are well qualified, the principal Mr. Travlos is professional, kind, and approachable. The school makes my children feel safe and nurtured. My children are learning Spanish, and we have a wonderful Art teacher Ms. Lee. Smyser aslo has a reputable ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/22/14

Smyser is a great school. My child can be on the honor roll if she tries. The only thing is she has to like the teacher if the teacher doesnt yell she is fine. The only problem I have with smyser is no air conditioning for these child never liked a school with uniforms but if you ask her now ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/02/14

Fact: You will not find a better music program and department than Smyser Elementary on the Northwest side of Chicago for K-8, in either the private or public sector. As a parent, I've been proud to introduce my children to music lessons I'd otherwise never approach. Beyond the arts, their administration ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/26/13

Smyser is a great school. The website is user-friendly and all information is updated including policy and homework. Teachers post homework on website along with other websites to help students with learning. Administration is very attentive and truly cares about their students. The school has ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/10/13

My two girls go to Smyser and love it. The pre-K teachers are amazing and a wonderful way to start your child's education. We feel so lucky to be able to live in the Chicago and have our children go to a public school that not only takes their job seriously but exceeds expectations. The principal and ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/16/10

I was a student here, this school is not good if you plan on moving to the suburbs where the schools are better and this school doesnt prepare you for highschool. you dont even have to work hard to pass

Posted by a student on 01/22/09

so far i'm happy that my kids are studding at this school the teachers are great

Posted by a parent on 09/07/08

My daughter transferred to Smyser 1st grade from a magnet school gifted program in 2007, and her sister began K here at the same time. We are thrilled with the change. Learning is thorough, integrated, and fast-paced. The kids have gym 2 times a week and music 2 times a week. There is a wide variety ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/27/08

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Test scores for Smyser Elementary School

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Test Year: 2012
Smyser 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 — Smyser Elementary School is located at 4310 N Melvina Ave, Chicago IL 60634. 4310 N Melvina Ave is in the 60634 ZIP code in Chicago, IL The school district for Smyser Elementary School is the City Of Chicago Sd 299. Smyser Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels PK - 8.
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