School Details

Clinton Elementary School

6110 North Fairfield Avenue, Chicago, IL 60659
(773) 534-2025
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-8 1054 students 20 student/teacher

Test Scores by grade

46%
42%
55%
46%
45%
59%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2011-2012 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • City Of Chicago Sd 299 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

48%
51%
60%
47%
46%
59%
77%
74%
81%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2011-2012 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • City Of Chicago Sd 299 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

56%
50%
59%
49%
44%
59%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2011-2012 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • City Of Chicago Sd 299 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

59%
52%
60%
56%
49%
59%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2011-2012 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • City Of Chicago Sd 299 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

75%
53%
59%
49%
52%
59%
74%
73%
79%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2011-2012 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • City Of Chicago Sd 299 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

72%
54%
59%
58%
53%
60%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2011-2012 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • City Of Chicago Sd 299 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Clinton Elementary School is a public middle school in Chicago. The principal of Clinton Elementary School is Eduardo Donato Cesario. 1,054 children attend Clinton Elementary School and identify primarily as Asian, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Hispanic. 41% of the Clinton Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 89% of the 1,054 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 93% have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Clinton Elementary School is 20:1. Yeshivas Tiferes T2v1 is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus

Languages Taught

  • Cantonese
  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Field hockey
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 39% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 37% 4%
Hispanic 33% 41%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 0.2%
White, non-Hispanic 15% 9%
Black, non-Hispanic 10% 47%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1% %
Multiracial 0.8% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 93% 73%
Limited English proficiency 41% 14%
Economically disadvantaged 89% 85%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    This is a very good school. They have their own gifted classes. They have wonderful after school programs. A lot of schools are going green now. I think Clinton should think about how to communicate with all parents by email.

  • (1 year ago)

    Best school ever. This school is like a private school but public.No bully's at this school plus it's in a safe neighborhood.

  • (1 year ago)

    AS a continuation......Before sending your child to any Chicago school wait until the last bell rings and let the first-out teachers run to their cars and exit. These are the ones you probably want to avoid because they in all likelihood see their teaching career as a JOB! Then talk to the teachers who leave 30 or more minutes later. They are usually the ones who care about their school and more importantly the kids. They will tell you the truth about the teachers but not necessarily the principal unless they have tenure and are not subject to intimidation. Teachers know who the good ones are. If you can;t stay around late then talk to the teachers who show up an hour early. You can tell a lot by body language. Former teacher who loved my profession until a sociopath did me in.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school has always had amazing teachers. Teachers who work well together. As for the previous 9 reviews (starting from 2/23/2011) I'm convinced the administration is writing these reviews. All of sudden the reviews of Principal Cesario is making him sound like he is a god at our school or a knight in shining armor. Is he better than the previous regime a bit but not much better. My kids tell me he has a ferocious temper and is a typical type-a bully personality. The school neighborhood has changed in the past 7 years. The gangs have slowly left and so has the school culture. The teachers are fearful to speak their minds if it doesn't align with the administration. The renovated auditorium is nice but it is rarely used for school. Teaching has always been great and the teachers really keep me updated about my two kids progress. After school sports is great but there seems to be no funds to pay for buses anymore. Read the reviews below me and let me know if it sounds a little suspicious of what is really going on in this school. Parent involvement is average but we are getting better through the PAC.

  • (1 year ago)

    The staff here truly care about the students and meeting their academic and social emotional needs. In addition to a rigorous academic program there are a variety of fine arts enrichment offerings. Clinton also offers a wide variety of after school options like organized seasonal sports programs Drama Lego Robotics and Mad Science. Clinton has had recent renovations including the playground gym and auditorium. I'm excited to see what the future holds for Clinton Elementary!

  • (1 year ago)

    Clinton Elementary contains a stimulating environment that not only holds high expectations for students but the staff as well. Currently there are 10 teachers pursuing their National Board Certification the highest certificate a teacher can earn. This year long process requires candidates to demonstrate effective and accomplished teaching through videos written submissions and evidence of student learning. I look forward to working at Clinton Elementary as we become a premiere school in Chicago.

  • (1 year ago)

    I am the type to give second chances. After moving I knew we were going to have to transfer our son to a local school. Weeks before I called Cinton school just to inquire about the activities curriculum and about what was needed for the transfer. OMG! The lady who answered the phone in the main office was rude from her very first sentence...."Ok what do you want Miss what is your question?" I was astonished to say the very least. We talked 5 mins and she never changed her attitude during our conversation no matter how pleasant I was as a PARENT. My husband a couple of weeks later went to the school to register my son with my son by his side. Let's just say my husband returned home angry (and usually he just lets things roll off of his shoulders)...Lol well not this time he immediately told me that the staff is rude and I don't want my son going to a school where the staff aren't even respecting the PARENTS so just imagine how they'll treat our son? (He had a point!) BTW Our son called me..."Mommy I believe the old hispanic lady you talked to on the phone was the same one who was being mean to Daddy". OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BABES. Too bad this review made me give a star.

  • (2 years ago)

    Every school should have a Principal who is a great communicator facilitator and who gets things done! At Clinton that is what Mr Cesario is and I would like to say thank you for being a positive influence at our school! Keep it up!

  • (2 years ago)

    Thank you Mr. Cesario and all teachers and staff for a great year. What a great school! We are so happy to be part of the school. Thank you! Thank you!

  • (3 years ago)

    Clinton School is a gem of a neighborhood school. The school climate is one of high academic expectations while at the same time addressing the individual needs of each student. Focus on the social/emotional learning of students results in a calm atmosphere where students feel safe and where a sense academic competence can be instilled. The administration maintains an "open door policy" and is accessible to parents and students. There is a feeling of being a part of a family with whom all student's best interests are in mind and which includes all faculty and staff. This school gets it right and will only get better every year.

  • (3 years ago)

    Having personally experienced the transformation of Clinton I am thrilled to be part of s school that has a dynamic and visionary principal and an outstanding faculty that brought to fruition Principal Cesario's innovative programs. Clinton teachers are true practitioners of Differentiated Instruction Response To Intervention and Project-based learning. And barely a day goes by without an improvement or upgrade to further facilitate student growth and learning. Clinton is a "Community School" with a fully staffed resource center that serves parents arranges student enrichment programs and offers students and their families a continuum of support services. Clinton faculty and students joyfully reflect the culturally diverse community in an atmosphere of respect and cooperation. But don't take my word. Go see for yourself. Clinton is a hidden gem with a brilliant future.

  • (3 years ago)

    Clinton school is an excellent school. My child currently attends Clinton. There was a "dark period" where Clinton was under horrible leadership. Since the new Principal Mr. Cesario has joined the staff the school has done a 360. I would recommend this school to anyone in the neighborhood. It is an excellent education with an excellent atmosphere. I am so happy we are here.

  • (3 years ago)

    Principal Cesario has done wonders for Clinton School and the neighborhood. The overall atmosphere of the school is cheerful and upbeat. The halls reflect student artwork and murals painted by adult volunteers. All of the staff seems to get along and come to work on a daily basis devoted to student success. There are several before school and after school programs focusing on academics and social-emotional learning. There are several counselors available at any time to talk to students. In addition Clinton school is now a Community School focusing on improving not only the school but the community by offering ELL programs for the parents the "abc's of homework " and other programs which allow the parents to also become involved. Clinton also offers Music and Drama to the students. There is an outside dance program and various programs which other schools highly rated schools do not have. It is sad to read the horrible reviews from the past years. Clinton is a really great place and I am confident that our parents and students are happy with the successes Clinton has accomplished under the new leadership.

  • (4 years ago)

    I taught at Clinton for over 20 years and reluctantly retired because of what I considered outrageously poor leadership on the part of the then principal and local school council. A once great school became a 'toy' of a few and the children and staff were the victims. Since then the principal has left. I hope new leadership can rebuild a once great school.

  • (4 years ago)

    Aside from the teachers who are trying the best with what they are given i do not have many great things to say about the school itself. The violence lack of discipline and guidance is absolutely atrocious..... it is extremely chaotic with little organization. The neighborhood is great being the most diverse in the city and this spills over into the school which is wonderful. If they would implicate this true gift of such great diversity into the curriculum it would be such an advantage to both the students and faculty as well as the community. I feel bad for the students attending this school they are really being shorted on the education they should be receiving... which is sad. I know many wonderful students from this school and i do not want to discredit them in any way its just the school itself is such a disappointment.

  • (6 years ago)

    The school environment and administration make Clinton a miserable place to be. The school is too over-crowded. There are 2 buildings with minimal comminication between them. The staff is so poorly treated and disrespected by administration that most are burnt out and miserable. There is very little parental support discipline and communication. Do not send your child here and definitely do not accept a job here!

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is overcrowed employees in office are not helpful my son didnt even get his progress report when you want to talk to princaple not availble they dont even have funding for my childs your sibling to attent (pre-k)

  • (6 years ago)

    Clinton is in one of the most ethnically diverse neighborhoods in the city of Chicago. It has potential but is not there yet. There is an unfortunate lack of Physical education and extracurricular. More so than most schools in this NCLB world. Science is not daily either. I was a little shocked. They use Open court reading to prep for th etest but there is little encouragement for the students to excel past these low standards. The teachers are involved and care about the students they are given little support or encouragement to push the students. Overall the education my son received was serviceable but I want more for him than mediocrity and merely passing the test.

  • (6 years ago)

    Clinton has the potential of being one of the top schools in Chicago; however this will not happen as long as the current administration is in place. The administration places low expectations on students is weak at maintaining control of students' discipline and the curriculum at all grade levels teaches to the test. For example seventh grade students score high on math standardized tests but their overall analytical knowledge of basic math concepts is at a fourth grade level. The curriculum does not prepare students for high school and beyond. The dicipline is the biggest problem. At the times the halls and lunch room are extremely loud and chaotic. Other elements that are non existent is a bi-lingual and specal education program. Special ed students do not get their required hours and ofter slip through the cracks. Parent be aware of Clinton.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a teacher at Clinton for the upper grade levels. This school shows well from the outside but from the inside it is a diffrent story. The majority of the students that attend Clinton are good kids. However just like in any school you will find rotten apples. That is where the real tragedy lies with Clinton. The principle here has no sense of discpline and actually undermines the teachers -- criticizing them and countermanding the discipline the teachers do try an enforce. There is viloence foul language and disrespect. I would not recomend this school for your son or daughter or to teach in -- at least not untill the current administration is ousted from power.

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Overall score

(based on 34 ratings & reviews)

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  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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