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About This School

Bartlett Elementary School is a public elementary school in Bartlett. The principal of Bartlett Elementary School is Karen Mink. 599 children attend Bartlett Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 3% of the Bartlett Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 14% of the 599 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 21% are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Bartlett Elementary School is 25:1. Clarewoods Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Football
    • P.E. classes
    • Track
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 70% 38%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 7%
Multiracial 2% %
Hispanic 15% 44%
Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 8%
Asian 10% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 21% 47%
Limited English proficiency 3% 20%
Economically disadvantaged 14% 43%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    Despite an obvious lack of resources (staffing technology funding etc.) from the district/state Bartlett Elementary manages to shine as a example of what a school can do when parents teachers and administrators all work together. The teachers here are dedicated to giving the best of themselves to their students often going above and beyond expectations in the amount of time and personal attention that the students receive. Help in the school from parents is encouraged and appreciated and I think that parental involvement has had a large impact on the success of the school. The PTB at the school fundraises often to ensure that the school can give the students the things they need to do well in school. The fundraising efforts are at times overwhelming but also understandable given the school's obvious needs.

  • (7 months ago)

    We have been so happy with this school. Great communication from principal and teachers. Weekly school newsletters come home. Great parent participation which really helps to make this a unique extremely successful school. This is one of the top elementary schools in our district.

  • (7 months ago)

    Bartlett Elementary is a good school with a great community to back it! This school is filled with a very involved and well informed parent base. I love that the parents are so willing to step and help out at any opportunity!

  • (7 months ago)

    Bartlett Elementary is great! We have excellent teachers and involved parents dedicated to the children in our community.

  • (7 months ago)

    I have a 1st grader at Bartlett Elementary and so far it has been a positive experience. The teachers are great. They both challenge and support the kids. There are several after school enrichment activities available for the children to participate in. The parents at the school are also very involved and work hard to help raise money to support the school.

  • (2 years ago)

    We were at this school for 2 years and overall it was a very disappointing experience. The school is VERY focused on teaching to the test to the elimination of almost everything else. Fortunately the parents are very active in providing enrichment activities as after school program. My child was not challenged and I was told that if my child is ahead he will have to wait for the other kids to catch up because they do not have the resources to teach children that were beyond the required curriculum. The principle (new for the 2010 school year) has been rude and often sarcastic during discussions. I believe that some of the teachers do a good job of challenging all children but I know it is difficult with the large classroom sizes found in U46 and the huge ability range that is found in the classroom. Also the teachers repeatedly complained to us about problems my child was having in certain areas like motor skills but the school refused to test him or provide services because he was not failing academically. After 2 years of fighting the school and getting nowhere we ended up getting testing and physical therapy done on our own.

  • (3 years ago)

    I have two children in this school and third one entering in 2010. We have always had very responsive teachers who have worked to challenge my children in their learning. The school has an active parent board that organizes evening events which are always a huge success.

  • (4 years ago)

    It's an excellent and wonderful school. It gives the children so much potential to thrive and grow. It's a wonderful environment the teachers are personable and works one on one with such outstanding merit and partnership. It's a great place for a child!

  • (4 years ago)

    The front office and principal at this school have no respect for parents. They are rude and treat parents like they too busy.

  • (5 years ago)

    While our school district as a whole is struggling in many ways Bartlett Elementary is one of it's stars. My experience over the last few years has been very positive with teachers dedicated to student success and terrific parental involvement both during classes (running fundraising events and substitute teaching) to running after-school programs like Science Spanish Computer lab and Chess. It's not a perfect school but we've taken what the District has given us and worked to improve it.

  • (6 years ago)

    Fantastic Staff always interested in helping my children to the next step. They are friendly knowledgeable and encouraging. I always feel welcome and my children feel and are safe. They have great programs before and after school - early bird reading chess club after school spanish hands on science and many others. Overall we've had a great experience.

  • (6 years ago)

    the principal is just an excellent leader she has been so interested in helping us and finding the way to make my daughters to improve their efforts to adapt and to be challenge. The teachers have been just wonderful. A lot of understanding but demanding work.

  • (7 years ago)

    My extremely disappointing personal experience ineffective uninterested principal who actually fell asleep during 2 of many IEP meetings I attended certain teachers ill-equipped to deal with my special ed students little respect for me when I dared question the system or stand up for my child and woefully inadequate support for my special ed students. Inadequate one-on-one support when my kids struggled with certain subjects. Certain extracurricular program designed to be difficult for my special-ed student. System seems designed to encourage double standards and favor students whose parents are heavily involved with PTB and other volunteer activities. Lunch moms behaving more like prison guards whose qualifications are questionable at best when it comes to being equipped with appropriate fair and effective ways of dealing with my child. A system which when it came to my children seemed to reward conformity and discourage individuality. Considering buying a home in this district? Don't!

  • (8 years ago)

    My child was transferred as part of no child left behind.This was the best decision we made. The principal is wonderful knows all childrens names & teaches alll to be respectful. The after school programs such as hands on science were so enriching for my daughter. Coming from a school with the lowere-middle class students & no funding we are so pleased to be part of BES. I cant say enough about this school & its staff. They truly care about their students as well as parents. HH (Hanover Park)

  • (9 years ago)

    Wonderful school; excellent teachers who actually care about the students. It is strugling with funding problems however that reflects the economic conditions of Bartlett; which is increasingly becoming lower-middle class. Unfortunately the influx of low income students seems to be affecting the school negatively.

  • (10 years ago)

    Should be a great school in an affluent district but isn't due to financial problems due to the school board. Has a very high student ratio and moves boundries every two years or so. Students have no sense of stability.

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