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Shoesmith Elementary School

12 reviews
1330 East 50th Street
Chicago, IL 60615
(773) 535-1764

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Shoesmith Elementary School
Based on data from the 2019 school year

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Amazing for 4 years! Welcoming, great leadership, a positive learning environment with passionate teachers. Small classrooms!
Posted by a parent on 11/21/2018
Extremely disappointed with how my son has been handled this year. It's been a very stressful year for my son and I'm glad it's over. I've seen a lot of unprofessional things being from kindergarten teacher lack professionalism and character and she's a bad role model for students.( who I will be reporting to the board of education)... I'm currently looking for him to attend another school because this school has no structure, the principal is really nice however the staff is very rude they treat and talk to the kids like their a nobody. My son came home everyday sad and complaining about his teacher not being fair, and always being mean. Every time I called her on it and tried to discuss the situation with her she would blow me off. She showed favoritism, and she seems to really dislike certain parents too. I am amazed at how this particular teacher seem to be so uncaring and very rude!!!!
Posted by a parent on 6/15/2017
Principal and some of the staff great...I've seen a lot of unprofessional things being from kindergarten teacher and assistant...
Posted by a parent on 4/2/2014
This is my son's first year at Shoesmith and after a bumpy start he seems to be doing well. He was homeschool for kindergarten so it took some adjustment on his part but the school was very open. They allow the parents into the classroom and that was a great help for him. I like his teacher but I think the main area that this school could improve in is communication. Seems like they are more geared toward parents who have free time during the day which my husband and I lack. They are also very last minute with communication on events at the school. The staff is very friendly but a little disorganized which is why I gave the 3 rating. They have lots of activities and a good atmosphere.
Posted by a parent on 10/24/2013
I strongly suggest you look into other schools before deciding to have your children attend Shoesmith. The first year things were OK. The second year, I started to get fed up with the lack of respect and mannerisms of the administration. The way some teachers speak to the children is not something I find to be acceptable. Do not let the extra curricular activities sway you. They only have basketball and cheerleading.
Posted by a parent on 3/26/2013

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Chicago schools - Shoesmith Elementary School is located at 1330 East 50th Street, Chicago IL 60615. Shoesmith Elementary School is in the City Of Chicago School District 299. Shoesmith Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K-6.

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