Forrestal Elementary School

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2833 E Washington Ave

Great Lakes, IL 60088

(847) 689-6310

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Grades: K - 5

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 400

Students Per Teacher: 17

Parent Reviews

46 Parent Reviews for Forrestal Elementary School

This is my daughter's second year at this school. She had great experiences there and her teacher for the past 2 years is great. She keeps the parents informed daily via email and my daughter is doing well there. Dr. Brooks, the Principal, is great, personable and professional.

Posted by a parent on 02/01/15

I am a parent of one former student of Forrestal . I love this school and the teachers and the Principal Ms Brooks. The principal is outstanding as we'll and provides great leadership to the school. My daughter had great teachers for kindergarten Ms Hardy and Ms May. Get involved,and work with your ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/20/14

I am a parent of one former student of Forrestal. Based on the school rating and reviews, I was hesitant to send my son to the school. However, I couldn't have been more wrong! My son had great teachers for kindergarten and first grade (both Ms. T's), and he was taught a curriculum above grade level. ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 04/05/14

Look elsewhere for housing! Forrestal Elementary School is a horrible place to send your children! We arrived at Thanksgiving and were immediately told that there was no room for our daughter to attend Kindergarten, there was no waiting list and that I needed to contact them periodically to see if a ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/16/13

Getting better... Wish they didn't change the schedule to start school so early, but that seemed to be a choice from the district not principal. As well as the cut backs to music and other programs - its district and their budget issues. And now with their garbage of wanting to split the school which ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/05/13

I just moved to the area and I have to say this is very disappointing to hear, as well as a Doctor from the hospital telling me I should think elsewhere! I have only seen a handful of wonderful comments, and about a dozen or more negative feed back! I am skeptical about putting my children into a school ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/05/13

I have read through these reviews. We ahve been in Forrestal for the last 3 years, and these are the furthest from the truth. These must be some lazy non participant parents to thing that this school is so bad. I LOVE this school and the teachers and Principal Dr. Brooks. She is the BEST!! If the ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/20/13

This school is the prime example of what you do not want a school to be like. Teachers always yelling and screaming at your children, saying things to put them down. Teachers talking to the kids like they are nothing. Very unprofessional. I do agree with the fact that some of the teachers do have personal ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/17/12

This school does a disservice to military families who are constantly on the move. We gambled and hoped it was slow paced because it was the beginning of the school year and now we regret it. I have gone through 3 different school districts and this was our 2nd state and it is by far the worst school ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/20/12

The staff in the front office are the most unorganized and unprofessional group of people that I have ever seen!! They never smile very unhelpful They will just keep having a personal conversation while you are standing right in front of them waiting to be even acknowledged. They have this uncaring ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/22/12

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Test scores for Forrestal Elementary School

ISAT* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Forrestal Elementary School
North Chicago Cusd 187
* 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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Great Lakes schools — Forrestal Elementary School is located at 2833 E Washington Ave, Great Lakes IL 60088. 2833 E Washington Ave is in the 60088 ZIP code in Great Lakes, IL The school district for Forrestal Elementary School is the North Chicago Cusd 187. Forrestal Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 5.
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