Orrington Elementary School

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2636 Orrington Ave

Evanston, IL 60201

(847) 859-8780

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Grades: PK - 5

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 370

Students Per Teacher: 8

Parent Reviews

12 Parent Reviews for Orrington Elementary School

Orrington school has over 100 years of history and continuously offers new events where every student and parent can be involved in. PTA is actively working to improve learning environments here.

Posted by a parent on 11/26/14

This is an amazing school. The teachers really care about the students. They provide lots of attention and opportunities to both gifted and less-gifted kids. The parents are extremely involved (maybe a bit too involved at times). Facilities are in great shape.

Posted by a parent on 05/13/13

We've been thrilled by our experience at Orrington. In my daughter's previous school, she went under the radar invisible to her teachers as a good student who loved her work and stayed out of trouble. Here, she's challenged and encouraged. I'm most impressed by how well the teachers manage to equip the ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/11/13

Orrington School is exceptional! We are in our first year at this school, and I could not be happier with my child's teacher and the school's principal. My child's teacher is wonderful and very communicative. The principal is very hands on, he greets children as they come off the bus in the AM and ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/20/11

Teachers and staff are fine but the principal is very difficult to work with. There is an especially nice custodian.

Posted by a parent on 07/28/11

my kids just started from this school and I was overwhelmed by the warm welcome from the principal and teachers. They are friendly and amazingly hospitable. I found the school and it's ammenities stunning. I hope my kids will pick up fast and get along quick. It was a right decision for me.

Posted by a parent on 04/08/10

Excellent teachers, principle and staff always putting the child first! Also, a wonderful group of parents busy working for the school and for their children.

Posted by a parent on 10/20/09

My biggest complaint is the class size. There are 25 kids in my daughters 1st grade class with only one teacher. Evanston does not even have teacher assistants. We had the same experience with kindergarten. Would like to see more afterschool programs/clubs.

Posted by a parent on 09/03/09

We have been at Orrington for 12 years so far and still going. Our four children received excellent educations by very dedicated and enthusiatic teachers and support staff. Everyone, social workers, reading specialists, school secretaries, janitorial staff, etc. goes beyond their duty. I can imagine ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/26/09

I found this school outstanding.

Posted by a parent on 05/11/06

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Test scores
Test scores for Orrington Elementary School

ISAT* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Orrington Elementary School
Evanston Ccsd 65
* 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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Evanston schools — Orrington Elementary School is located at 2636 Orrington Ave, Evanston IL 60201. 2636 Orrington Ave is in the 60201 ZIP code in Evanston, IL The school district for Orrington Elementary School is the Evanston Ccsd 65. Orrington Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels PK - 5.
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