Pierce Downer Elementary School

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1436 Grant St

Downers Grove, IL 60515

(630) 719-5860

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Grades: K - 6

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 420

Students Per Teacher: 23

Parent Reviews

9 Parent Reviews for Pierce Downer Elementary School

This school does not offer Foreign Language during the school day, gifted program, art more than 2 times a month, music, and PE. There are many angry parents that are involved in running this school without an educational background, and just because parents volunteer doesn't mean they should be used ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/05/13

Pierce Downer is a Blue Ribbon school. The principal leads a great team of teachers and the parents are very involved. It is a terrific school.

Posted by a parent on 11/03/09

I have had 3 children attend this school and all have achieved great success. The teachers are extremely dedicated and have went above and beyond. The special education department should be praised. And as far as parent involvement, I have never seen such devoted parents. Anytime I would need help, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/20/09

You can not find a better school in the area. the principal puts education first and all the other time wasting that passes as learning last. As a long time parent at the school it is stratospherically improved and now far outpaces the other schools in the district. Yes there is a lot of parent involvement ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/02/08

I am a volunteer for JA and just completed 5 weeks of sessions with both 5th grades - Mrs. Lockhart & Mrs. Murphy. I have volunteered at 5 other schools in the area. These students were a clear cut above any others I've worked with. They are more attentive and have a deeper apprehension level, while ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 05/21/08

There is more parent involvement at this school than teacher involvement at Pierce Downer. I feel as though the teachers are not really doing their job at this school. A lot of bullying goes on between children and nothing changes. This district offers less programs than surrounding districts. Overall, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/20/08

What some may consider involved parents..is really unqualified people teaching children because staff is at a premium! I work and I cannot begin to express my concerns that stay at home moms are allowed to pull my child from class and 'teach' them!

Posted by a parent on 02/24/08

Pierce Downer recently won the Blue Ribbon Award for academic excellence. Our school has incredibly involved parents and a dedicated staff. The principal exhibits exceptional leadership skills. Our school does feel cramped at times and repairs are needed; however this is not the fault of our school ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/20/07

School is cramped for the number of students attending. Upgrades desparately needed in kindergarten and sixth grade.

Posted by a parent on 10/11/07

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School Profile for Pierce Downer Elementary School

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Test scores for Pierce Downer Elementary School

ISAT* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Pierce Downer Elementary School
Downers Great School District 58
* 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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Downers Grove schools — Pierce Downer Elementary School is located at 1436 Grant St, Downers Grove IL 60515. 1436 Grant St is in the 60515 ZIP code in Downers Grove, IL The school district for Pierce Downer Elementary School is the Downers Great School District 58. Pierce Downer Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 6.
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