12 Parent Reviews for Sleepy Hollow Elementary School
I have talked to many parents of students at this school. The principal who stepped down as of 2011 caused headaches for a lot of parents (said principal has decided to step out of school administration). When a child had an issue, nobody really sat and talked to the child about circumstances, and so
... Read more children got 'labeled' by the administrators and teachers. Teachers' skills vary greatly, the best of them was a veteran teacher in the fourth grade, who actually took into consideration individual learning styles. Others were not competent, and left or were 'transferred'. Read less
Posted by a parent on 05/08/12
My son was enrolled for Kindergarten at Sleepy Hollow Elementary 2007-2008 year and I was extremely disappointed. The classroom size was too large for any of the students to get the appropriate attention they needed. My son always was sent home with cards stating that he was bad in class, and instead
... Read more of discussing the problem with him they would put him in the corner for the remainder of the lesson. The cards would have the problem written on the back so I would be able to discuss it with him when he came home but half way through the year there was nothing written so I didn't even know what he was in trouble for. I had conferences with the teachers and thought that would help if I told them he needed more help with his phonics but they seemed to pay less attention since they figured he was a 'problem child'. The only thing I found to be a success was the Christmas recital which I greatly enjoyed. I changed my son's school for the following year and it was a complete opposite. He was sent home with notes every day stating that he was a joy to have in class and that he was a great help in the classroom. It seemed to me that Sleepy Hollow wants their students to be only one way and have no special characteristics of their own. I do not recommend this school. Read less
Posted by a parent on 08/17/09
I have a kindergarten who goes to shes and we love it. I wish he would be able to stay for the whole 5 years. Excellent school. but he will be going to a different school I am hoping they are as great as shes.
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Posted by a parent on 05/30/07
I have all 5 of our children through SHES,with only 2 left in that building. The others are now in middle school. The building itself is old; however, the staff in it is very fresh! The teachers go above and beyond and the leadership of the current principal is awesome. The ptc has many hard-working
... Read more parents and you can be as involved as YOU want to be. The families involved there are good families with high values. Yes, there are better schools out there I'm sure, but I also know that my children have had a terrific elemeentary foundation with a phenominal staff that cares about their academic, social and personal growth. Read less
Posted by a parent on 05/20/07
My daughter has attended Sleepy Hollow for the past five years. She has received a great education from wonderful and caring teachers. As a university professor and an educator of teachers myself, I am very happy with the interaction and pedagogy that the SHES teachers employ. Awesome Teachers!
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Posted by a parent on 04/02/07
Dual income families who want involvement in the school will find it difficult to find opportunities. PTA meetings etc. are all during the day. Communication is poor with little advance warning of events for working parents. The school does have lots of single-income-mother involvement, which is great,
... Read more but it would be nice to draw in more fathers, and more working moms. Additionally, teaching is very 'formula', and rules are strictly interpreted. Kids are *not* learning to think for themselves but rather how to follow a formula to get to an answer, which I find disturbing. The intentions are good, but poorly executed. Read less
Posted by a parent on 03/25/07
I have been very pleased with this school. My son has attended Sleepy Hollow 1- 3rd grade and we have always been very happy with his progress and the teachers.
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Posted by a parent on 10/13/05
I would like to stress how much of themselves the teachers give to make this school and incredible place to learn, laugh and love. Both of my children have attended this school and have received an exceptional education. Thank you Sleepy Hollow School and staff.
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Posted by a parent on 05/08/05
My daughter goes to SHES, she is in Kindergarten and loves it. I am very happy with how they are teaching. I can't believe all that she has learned and it's only Jan. I am upset that she won't be going to SHES next year and now I have to search for a great school all over again.
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Posted by a parent on 01/07/05
We have been very happy with Sleepy Hollow Elementary. Our children have done well academically as well as socially. As working parents, we have insured that the lines of communication between the teachers and ourselves remain open. The teachers have always been willing to meet at mutually convenient
... Read more times to discuss our questions and concerns. As a family, we have all been very happy with Sleepy Hollow Elementary and highly recommend the school. Read less
School Profile for Sleepy Hollow Elementary School
ISAT* Test Scores
Test Year: 2012
Sleepy Hollow Elementary School
* 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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creative and productive thinking, the ability to produce new ideas;
leadership ability, the ability to direct individuals or groups to a common decision or action;
visual and performing arts, special talents in visual art, music, dance, drama, or other related studies;
psychomotor ability, such as practical, spatial, mechanical, and physical skills.
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Special Education Classes
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Adult Education Classes
Programs offering GED or equivalent courses for adults within regular schools, whether classes are held during evening or daytime schedules.
English as Second Language
English language classes for students whose first language is not English.
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Sleepy Hollow schools — Sleepy Hollow Elementary School is located at 898 Glen Oak Dr, Sleepy Hollow IL 60118. 898 Glen Oak Dr is in the 60118 ZIP code in Sleepy Hollow, IL The school district for Sleepy Hollow Elementary School is the Cusd 300. Sleepy Hollow Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 5.
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