The Joseph Sears School

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542 Abbotsford Rd

Kenilworth, IL 60043

(847) 256-5006

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Grades: PK - 8

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 502

Students Per Teacher: 10

Parent Reviews

15 Parent Reviews for The Joseph Sears School

As I student over the years the school has just become more unfair and more unfair As the new principal has arrived I have felt that her large amount of changes to the schools policy have been way to aggresive and have angered many. I find it very unfair that we have not have a say in any decisions being ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 01/14/15

As a student at sears, the new junior High science curriculum and program is highly lacking as is the math program. Very few kids make the high school level math program (infact nobody in my grade did) and the students in red math feel significantly under prepared for high school. In our science class ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 05/15/14

We have moved many time over the years, including overseas, and Sears is by far the best school our children have attended. It is not only the teachers, administration and curriculum that make for such a unique and rich experience for our children, but the entire community. It really does take a village, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/17/12

I validate the 9/11/09 post and last year Sears had a few issues that adminstration and school board took very seriously as appropriate and due to all the end of the year parent survey feedback. This year policies are adhered to more strongly and faculty disclosed more empowerment to do theire jobs even ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/27/10

As a former student at Sears, I can say with ease that it gave my classmates and I a significant advantage at New Trier High School over other students from various other schools in the area.

Posted by a other on 10/20/09

I can't imagine a better school experience for my children. This is a great school!

Posted by a parent on 09/15/09

Sears is an awesome school! The Village of Kenilworth is a tight knit community and Sears is the pulse. There is a lot of parent involvement both of time and money, which is the KEY to the success of a Public School. Yes, there is always room for improvement but overall you are hard pressed to find a ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/13/09

This school provides a top-level education in a private-like setting. With less than 600 students and grades pre-K through 8th grade at one location, the whole community supports and participates in school and related activities. I have had two children recently go all the way through school at Sears ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/10/09

We attended the school for two years and while the academics and teacher ratios were great, the social climate was not. There was a very strong air of entitlement among the kids (and parents) and a focus on how much money they could spend on birthday parties, clothes, etc. We move out of the area to ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/23/08

This school has an excellent learning environment. The teachers are extremely passionate about educating the children. Everyone is friendly and caring. The programs offered are outstanding, as are the technological resources. This is by far the best school in the area.

Posted by a parent on 09/20/08

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Test Year: 2012
The Joseph Sears School
Kenilworth Sd 38
* 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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Kenilworth schools — The Joseph Sears School is located at 542 Abbotsford Rd, Kenilworth IL 60043. 542 Abbotsford Rd is in the 60043 ZIP code in Kenilworth, IL The school district for The Joseph Sears School is the Kenilworth Sd 38. The Joseph Sears School is a Public school that serves grade levels PK - 8.
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