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Goudy Elementary School

12 reviews
5120 North Winthrop Avenue
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 534-2480

Illinois Assessment of Readiness

Goudy Elementary School
Based on data from the 2019 school year

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Our daughter has been a student for 2 years (pre-k and Kindergarten). So far, we've been overly impressed by the entire school. Our daughter feels encouraged and engaged, and has made some fantastic friends in one of the most culturally diverse environments I've ever seen. A+ to everyone at Goudy!
Posted by a parent on 1/8/2020
Very Good. My son’s first grade teacher is well equipped academically, and socially and culture informed to lead a diverse student body of 21st century learners.
Posted by a parent on 12/19/2019
Goudy has a lot to offer and is an excellent neighborhood school! My child loves the specials - Engineering Lab, Computer Lab, Drama, Music, Physical Education (twice weekly) and Library. The school is extremely diverse, with 40+ languages spoken. The administration is outstanding and works hard to keep classrooms small. And the kids are wonderful.
Posted by a parent on 11/7/2019
My daughter is enrolled in this school and I found this school one of the best elementary school in Chicago.
Posted by a parent on 11/6/2019
This school is amazing. #LOVE LIVES HERE, and they stand by these words. You have to meet the Principal Ms. Brandt to understand why. She cares. She truly cares about the kids, her staff, parents, and school. Good things happen only in places where people care. Before we toured the school, we thought of selling our house and moving somewhere with the "better schools." After we actually went to school, saw the school, and felt the atmosphere, we fell in love with this place and these people. I know that many people look at demographics, poverty level, number of kids who are native speakers, but none of that matters. Classes are small enough to accommodate everyone. Kids are smart, kind, and happy. Our child after just one month (!) in school (K) knows almost all the letters, started adding numbers, suddenly became obsessed with the art and engineering projects (Goudy is the only school in Chicago that has an engineering lab) at home (yes, our energetic crazy kid sits down and works on the "projects" for extended periods of time). Our child is happy to go to school! There is no whining in the mornings about not wanting to get up and go to school. Goudy is not given the praise it truly deserves. I don't understand why someone would pay $20+K for a private school when everything (including free breakfasts and lunches) is available right here. Without commute, without added anxieties of crazy parental and school expectations, without overpaying... Yes, Goudy doesn't have an effective after-school program, but there are plenty of after-care providers who come to school and pick up kids (3 to 6 pm). You want to change the community? Join the school and do something about making kids feel loved and cared for.
Posted by a parent on 10/18/2019

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Chicago schools - Goudy Elementary School is located at 5120 North Winthrop Avenue, Chicago IL 60640. Goudy Elementary School is in the City Of Chicago School District 299. Goudy Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels PK-8.

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