Western Trails. My daughter attended the school for 6 years and had a great experience. She was challenged which is a good thing - and very caring teachers. She always felt safe and the educators know how to balance fun activities to keep the kids engaged with serious learning. I never had any problems with any staff members.
Western Trails Elementary School is a public elementary school in Carol Stream. The principal of Western Trails Elementary School is Ms. Julie Tobin. 486 students attend Western Trails Elementary School and identify primarily as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 13% of the Western Trails Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 9% of the 486 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 35% are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Western Trails Elementary School is 15:1. Roy De Shane Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.
- Computer arts
- Drawing painting
- P.E. classes
|Native American or Native Alaskan||0.4%||0%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||0%||0%|
|Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program||35%||29%|
|Limited English proficiency||13%||16%|
I've had one good experience with one teacher only. My second grader currently is having trouble with math. Instead of these people helping me they give me more stress to deal with. The teacher told my son he was going to flunk if he kept getting pulled out early from class. And told him to tell me and not to get mad. I believe that is very unprofessional and the principal said she would ask her to call me and let me know what happened. But the teacher never even bothered to contact me at all. The secretaries are rude I called once to see if they can release my son to a friend that her daughter went to school there with him as well. She asked do you know her last name I said I don't know her last name. She asked do you know this person I said yes but bot the daughter I haven't gotten the chance to meet her personally. She responded "well I don't know I don't know is that her last name then ?" Very rude and unprofessional I believe. I'm taking my son out this school for this and many more reasons. Maybe they are like this to only Hispanic parents.
this is a really really good school with excellent teachers...the principal is very friendly and nice
They have the best teacher and the lady's in the office are great
My child is just starting the 2nd year at western Trails The staff at the school is both helpful and supportive His teacher last year went above and beyond my expectations. However I'm less than impressed with the district and how they handel IEP's While the school and the staff there were helpful and supportive towards my son's unique needs. My husband and I felt more attacked then supported by the district. With unrealistic time frames for improvement. Continual miscommunication as to what the district felt would be helpful along with a general dismissal as to what his teacher seem to say was working for my child. We we're also left feeling as if the district felt we we're unaware of our childs issues. The parents at the school are very involved and for new students the staff makes children feel special and accepted.
I love this school. They have great communication with parents. The school has many activities through out the school year.
Our 7 year experience with Western Trails has been excellent. Both kids are thriving and well prepared for Jay Stream Middle School. Most of the teachers have shown a personal interest in our kids. The secretaries are marvelous to communicate with. The administration is actively involved with all the extra curricular events. I love the diverse population of students. My kids have literally no conceptions of stigmas or stereotypes based on appearance or race which I am certain is a benefit of this student population. This is a five star school.
This was the first year my son was in school. I loved his teacher and the wonderful structure he had in her classroom.
I am very happy with the way my children are being taught. It is a real friendly atmosphere and my children enjoy attending school.