12 Parent Reviews for Oak Terrace Elementary School
Oak Terrace is an excellent school with excellent teachers. It has been closely allied with the community ever since its beginnings. Best wishes to a new school year. As a former OTS teacher I know how hard everyone at Oak Terrace works to improve education for its students.
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Posted by a other on 09/11/13
We originally chose this school and moved to this area because of the dual language program. Unfortunately, my son ended up having a learning disability and could not participate in the dual language program. However, the resources available for him have been fantastic and his special education teacher
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Posted by a parent on 07/25/11
I have had 3 children at this school and would NOT recommend this school AT ALL. The leadership is so poor that there is high teacher turnover and no consistency. This school is too big and too chaotic and the principal is unable to deal with this in any way, shape, or form. We are pulling our kids
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Posted by a parent on 05/15/10
Oak Terrace administration and teachers work collaboratively to ensure that each and every child feels safe at Oak Terrace and free to pursue the quality North Shore School District education that is proffered.
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Posted by a parent on 04/24/10
Oak Terrace is a fabulous school. Our home school is Lincoln, but my kids travel to OT get a wonderful education. The teachers are dedicated, the facility is modern and well-equipped, the population is diverse and the principal is simply the best. You can't beat Oak Terrace for a quality education.
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Posted by a parent on 09/10/08
We have been at Oak Terrace School for 5 years. We did not 'happen' upon it by chance, we choose it. Next August we will finally have all three of our children attending. The school does an amazing job bringing many different programs together( bi-lingual, dual language, monolingual, special ed.,
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Posted by a parent on 04/01/08
Our son started second grade at Oak Terrace in August 2007. We moved from a Spanish immersion program in Indianapolis and sought out this school because of its strong language program and its cultural diversity. From our first day we have been impressed with friendliness and professionalism of all the
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Posted by a parent on 03/14/08
My son went to this son for a few years and I wish we didn't have to move from IL to TX. The people who work in this school know all of the children for the most part, even the children not in their classes. The teachers listen to you and are there to help you just as much as they are there to help your
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Posted by a parent on 12/29/07
One of my greatest complaints about the school is trying to pick up your child - at the same time as the parents of the other 500 children are picking up their child. The deplorable parking facilities are inexcusable for a building that is only 5 years old. Our child's teacher is amazing...but much
... Read more of the rest of Oak Terrace's program is lacking. The school prides itself on being a magnet school for bilingual students - at the expense of those students who are native speakers of English and are not in the bilingual program. My son repeatedly has reported feeling excluded from the main focus of the school. Read less
Posted by a parent on 07/30/07
We love the teachers and the staff. They are supportive and listen to your families needs. They offer a comprehensive curriculum and allow the children to excel. The only downfall is that some things the school offers are expensive.
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* 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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English as Second Language
English language classes for students whose first language is not English.
Highwood schools — Oak Terrace Elementary School is located at 240 Prairie Ave, Highwood IL 60040. 240 Prairie Ave is in the 60040 ZIP code in Highwood, IL The school district for Oak Terrace Elementary School is the North Shore Sd 112. Oak Terrace Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 5.
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