Dirksen Elementary School

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8601 W Foster Ave

Chicago, IL 60656

(773) 534-1090

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Grades: PK - 8

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 800

Students Per Teacher: 16

Parent Reviews

25 Parent Reviews for Dirksen Elementary School

Fantastic school. I went there and absolutely loved it. The teachers were great, the staff was great, and most importantly the curriculum was great. This school has an ESL program, and the great thing is they have multiple teachers who speak different languages. The classrooms usually have an aid to ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/30/14

I am a former parent and am a LSC member if you all have issues with this school and the staff you may address this monthly meeting . We need to know what parents need and want . Our meetings are on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 7 pm please you feel that sethong is not right tells us. This school ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 09/24/13

Horrible school. My kids went to this school 2009/2010. It was so bad that we had to move. Now we are in excellent school district and I see how great school look like with caring teachers and great administration.

Posted by a parent on 08/27/13

Dirksen is an excellent school. My three children attend and they love it! The teachers are really nice and caring, I would recommend this school to anyone

Posted by a parent on 08/21/13

Dirksen did not prepare me well enough for high school. I only have a few months left of high school, and when I started I didn't know any math. When I was in 8th grade, they put a teacher in the position to be a math teacher for 7th/8th graders. That was such a bad decision. He did not prepare me at ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 04/04/13

We always appreciated the old principal, he always had time for you and he smiled a lot. We felt he cared. But he has ben gone about 2 years now. We have a new principal. The new principal seems very friendly and smiles too. Overcrowding is an issue that should be brought up with the School Board. A ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/06/12

Its really easy to go up to a parent and tell them that the teachers are mean and dont listen.Thats how a child gets out of studying and homework. If you really want to know more about your students teacher, then dont listen to your child, just go to the teacher. Dirksen is one of the schools with the ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 12/05/12

I am very displeased with this school. Most of the teachers, along with the principal, don't understand the children's problems and ignore the parents.Whenever they make a mistake, they don't admit to it. They treat the children thoughtlessly. The school is their personal farm; not a fellowship with ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/12/12

I have been getting email with the reviews of Dirksen School. For all the negative reviews are the parents involved in communication between the student and teacher. They have excellent teachers and staff and I have worked with the with positive results. I do not believe they are removing negative posts ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/29/12

as I subscriber I always receive email notification if someone posts a review . Few days ago I read negative reviews about this school, and today that review is not here anymore Removed by admin :-)...3rd parent in a row whos review being removed by web/admin. If parents can only share positive reviews ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 08/27/12

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Test scores for Dirksen Elementary School

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Test Year: 2012
Dirksen Elementary School
City Of Chicago Sd 299
* 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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Chicago schools — Dirksen Elementary School is located at 8601 W Foster Ave, Chicago IL 60656. 8601 W Foster Ave is in the 60656 ZIP code in Chicago, IL The school district for Dirksen Elementary School is the City Of Chicago Sd 299. Dirksen Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels PK - 8.
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