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Robeson Elementary School

10 reviews
2501 Southmoor Drive
Champaign, IL 61821
(217) 351-3884

Illinois Assessment of Readiness

Robeson Elementary School
Based on data from the 2019 school year

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Completely disappointed. I would have given this school 1 star, but our experience with the first year of attending was decent with no issues, so if your child is compliant,does their work, and doesn’t ever cross that “line” the entire time they transition through k-5, they should have no problem getting a mediocre education here. But if you have a strong willed, likes to venture outside the box type of child that needs some extra attention and effort to get them to apply themselves, look elsewhere for more experienced teachers & staff that have training in these areas. A lot of the issues I saw were situational and stemmed from his homeroom teacher who just didn’t jive well with my child from the beginning. However, with that said, It was my first experience in dealing with the administration, & I saw things from a different prospective and how ineffective they are in working with the teacher and diffusing situations from a behavioral standpoint. Saw a lot of misbehaving children screaming in the hallways or the office, frustrated parents having to leave work because the staff can’t “handle” redirecting children back into the classroom. Very by the book and straightforward with discipline that is not age appropriate for younger children, no large amount of compassion or desire to truly help children succeed to their fullest potential was seen. A few attempts here and there but nothing strategic or impactful was put forth in effort enough to stay consistent. We are transferring to a different school. Good riddance!
Posted by a parent on 7/16/2018
There is a serious problem about the lack of discipline in Robeson. On the surface the school administration appears to care but no serious action is taken towards bullies, mean and disrespectful children. Only 'talks' and they are sent back to their class. There is chaos in the classroom, violence, emotional and physical abuse b/w children. With so much behavorial issues to handle, there is little time for education. Our child has been constently insulted, dragged to the floor, pushed, punched and nothing changed. We are not finishing this first year at Robeson and transferring to private school.
Posted by a parent on 3/10/2016
There has been a gradual decline in the school environment over the last couple of years. I understand the pressures of testing, it just doesn't feel like my child is getting the education he once was.
Posted by a parent on 3/9/2016
My child attended in 2011-2012 for only four months and four months was enough. In his classroom alone he saw the following behaviors: a child cursing the teacher and climbing up a bookcase, a child who would often come into the room angry and slam the contents of his desk onto the floor, throwing his chair and picking up a wastebasket and hurling it at a fellow student, fighting, yelling, at least on other children throwing a chair, even a hard football hurtling across the room on the day a substitute was there. These were some angry children with real behavioral problems and the school did not have the matter under control at all. Our son was traumatized. We had to remove him. On the bright side, I understand that the school has new leadership now, so hopefully things will be improving soon, thanks to the efforts of some brave and bold parents. I know the earlier principal was doing her best, but she really had her work cut out for her.
Posted by a parent on 10/9/2013
My daughter loved her kindergarten experience here! When I toured several Champaign elementary schools, Robeson stood out from others. It is my top Champaign choice for many reasons. The building is smaller and is located in a safe neighborhood. The classrooms and playgrounds are small so teachers can easily observe all the students as they learn, play, talk, and have free time. I wanted the teacher to be able to stop any chance of bullying immediately, which she did. My daughter never had a problem with other children mistreating her. I like that the Kindergarten students are sheltered in their interactions with older students. The Kindergarten classrooms have their own bathroom, hallway, and lunchtime. The kindergarten students are picked up from school 5 minutes before any older students are let out. This was important to me because I wanted her 5-year-old innocence to be preserved. This school emphasizes respecting others. I have seen the teachers, students, parents, and principals respect each other in every situation I have observed. My daughter's ability and desire to read and write escalated very quickly in Kindergarten. Great learning environment! We love Robeson!
Posted by a parent on 8/23/2012

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Champaign schools - Robeson Elementary School is located at 2501 Southmoor Drive, Champaign IL 61821. Robeson Elementary School is in the Champaign Community Unit School District 4. Robeson Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K-5.

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