My son attends Colona school and has since pre-school. He loves all of his friends and teachers there. Mrs. Toone is excellent! My son and I have had the pleasure of her being our kindergarten and 1st grade teacher and she has always kept me very informed of good and some bad behavior and I feel that
... Read more we all have worked together to educate my child. I have witnessed bad behavior by parents and students that I feel should be addressed. For example, I have seen many parents smoking in the school parking lot and heard cursing while waiting outside to pick up my child (which wouldn't be an issue if my 2 year old wasn't also listening) I have also repeatedly heard older students screaming curse words after school. Also parents park in no parking zones during pick up and it makes it unsafe for little ones walking to cars and home! My child was raised to understand rules are rules and that behavior is unacceptable. Lets class it up a little parents set a good example and it would be a better place! The school itself is decent staff is friendly but the people outside need work. Also the pre school is great loved mrs whipple and mrs sottos!! Read less
Posted by a parent on 01/04/14
The teachers are working hard to make Colona a high quality school. Extra curricular activities are top level. We need more parents at Colona to make their child's education a priority! Join the PTA. Talk to your child's teacher. Help your child with their homework!! We are their parents. We can
... Read more not expect a school to raise our children. THAT IS OUR JOB!! Read less
Posted by a parent on 05/16/13
I have had 6 kids go through this school and my daughter is moving back to Colona this summer so my grandson can start here!! We love the small class sizes, low turn over staff, and all the extra curricular activities that the children get here at Colona. My children hated to leave when it was their
... Read more time to move to UTHS. They get a lot of one on one attention at Colona. The only draw back is the high number of parents that don't raise their own children!! There are way to many students who come to school who don't know simple manners or have good behavior. It is NOT THE SCHOOLS JOB!!! Parents need to teach their children at home also! So I feel sometimes the school has to spend too much teaching time with discipline issues that the parents should be taking care of. Read less
Posted by a parent on 05/16/13
The unfortunate thing about Colona Grade School is the high number of children with behavioral problems. My daughter went there for one year before we put her in another school. She was so stressed everyday because all the teacher did was yell at the other kids who were out of control. Some of the
... Read more behavior we witnessed from grade school children was appalling. The root of the problem lies with the parents and the children's home environment. If a child is not taught proper manners and discipline at home, there is only so much a teacher can do at school. Unfortunately, the learning of other children is affected. Read less
Posted by a parent on 12/17/12
As a past parent and now a grandparent of a child in Colona Grade School, I can honestly say that I feel it is a terrific school! Parents need to realize that manners, responsibility, respect and the will to learn and excell begin before a child ever reaches school age. The teachers at Colona School
... Read more are there to nurture and advance those traits in each student. Most parents don't get involved or volunteer but they're there to complain. THAT'S SAD! Children learn what they live - and it begins at home. I love Colona School!! Read less
Posted by a other on 08/16/10
I am very pleased with our school. I love knowing almost all of the teachers, and I really like how the teachers interact with the children
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I don't feel like this is a good school. The focus of learning is not present in this school. Communication is horrible, the principal is not attentive to problems and does not make good changes. As a parent I will never be so happy to get my children out of this school.
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Posted by a parent on 12/12/07
I have three children that attend this school and I think it is a great place for children to grow and learn. The teachers ,for the most part, are good caring people. The school has a GREAT band that always scores high in state compitions and send many students up to the high school band. I think the
... Read more bad thing about Colona school is that so many parents expect others to raise their children. Instead of working with their children at home they expect others to do all their parenting work for them. Parents need to discipline their own kids then the school wouldn't have to!! Read less
Posted by a parent on 01/19/07
There are definitely some things we are working on here at Colona School. We do have an initiative in the elementary wing that teaches responsibility, and caring. Every morning we say the pledge of allegiance and the school pledge. I urge you to read that pledge. While it is a bit unorthodox for
... Read more a parent to 'sit' in on classes, I welcome you to mine pending principal approval. Be ready to take notes please. Nick Danek 7th-8th grade Math Teacher Colona Grade School Read less
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Colona schools — Colona Grade School is located at 700 1st St, Colona IL 61241. 700 1st St is in the 61241 ZIP code in Colona, IL The school district for Colona Grade School is the Colona Sd 190. Colona Grade School is a Public school that serves grade levels PK - 8.
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