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About This School

New Field Elementary School is a public elementary school in Chicago. The principal of New Field Elementary School is Susan Margaret Kilbane. 539 students attend New Field Elementary School and are mostly Hispanic, Asian, and Asian/Pacific Islander. 49% of the New Field Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 96% of the 539 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 93% get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at New Field Elementary School is 20:1. Eyes on the Future is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Theater drama
  • Sports

    • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 63% 41%
Asian 5% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 4% 9%
Multiracial 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 23% 47%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.9% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 93% 73%
Limited English proficiency 49% 14%
Economically disadvantaged 96% 85%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Wonderful School. My child attended kindergarten and is now in 1st grade. Great teachers Admin and Facility. I just wish it went past 3rd grade!!

  • (1 year ago)

    I am very satisfied with this school I have 2 boys in New field pk and 2nd. All the teachers I have come in contact with are very good with communicating w/parents. The principals are visible and they are concerned about child saftey. I reccomend this school to everybody!!!

  • (3 years ago)

    We think NF is GREAT ! Our child has bee there for 3 yrs. WE wish they could attend 4 & 5th grade at NF. The principal & asst. principal & ofc staff are always courteous & helpful. The teachers are wonderful too.

  • (3 years ago)

    Since my initial visit at the school 3 years ago I was mostly impressed it being a Chicago Public school. My children have been attending the past 3 years we now have an amazing principal who supports and encourages the teachers connected with the parents by taking time to greet and talk to parents during drop off time in the morning and pick up time in the afternoon outside in the playground areas. The principal knows my children by name she is aware of what my kids' classroom is learning wonderful teachers who cares and works w/ my kids as children learn in different stages as a class the teachers work w/ my kid according to the level he is at. I cannot be happier with the great environment of New Field. Now I only wish NF would add a couple more grades so that will be a couple more years i would not have to worry about beyond 3rd grade when we get there.

  • (3 years ago)

    My child has attended Kindergarten and first grade at New Field and im so pleased with everything and everyone there that i am about to enroll my boy for kindergarten as well. What i like mostly about it is that they are all lil children pre k-3. They don't have to deal with bullies and they don't see everything that the older kids do therefore they don't want to mimic them.......I love that school.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is a gem. Only PreK-3rd grade means mostly wonderful kids. Principal Kilbane is out there meeting parents and knowing the names of kids. Each child is known by the lunchroom staff other teachers administrators. I could not be happier with the excellent attention my children receive and how incredibly much they are learning! They are keeping up with the kids at top rated school like Blaine!

  • (4 years ago)

    I don't recommend this school if you are raising a well rounded child . Don't let the shinny new building and fake smiling staff distract you. My child has attended this school for 3 years and has being treated unfairly by 2 teachers. Teachers who treat children as numbers and not individual persons. I thought the goal was to learn about each and every child. Then construct different teaching methods to teach the whole group. Not going strictly by the black and white student teacher text manual. There doesn't seem to be much hands on experience with with children and their developmental differences. My child lacked the teachings needed to grow as a productive student. So now I am opting out of this school for a private school. This way I know my child will receive a nurturing personalized education. And not some distant cold robotic styled institutionalized one.

  • (4 years ago)

    I visited this school and did puppet shows. the children and the faculty were terrific. Attentive responsive and cooperative. An awesome combination.

  • (4 years ago)

    I do not recommend this school to anyone. We have been here for 3 years and our daughter is just now getting the extra help we said she needed more than a year ago. We are disappointed in the education she has received.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am very unhappy with all the moves made in the preschool this year the lack of communication and the lack of leadership. We are looking for a different school for next year.

  • (5 years ago)

    My son is in preschool here. We're very impressed with his teacher she seems to have a very orderly classroom where the children really enjoy themselves. And she's been great fulfilling my requests such as communicating via email making sure my son is in speech therapy etc. As far as the school itself it's in a beautiful new building which is immaculate. In my experience that's somewhat unusual w/ CPS. We've also been impressed with the principal she seems to have a real passion for her work.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter started preschool at New Field this fall. The classroom is full of fun toys and learning tools and her teacher is terrific. My husband and I have also found the administration to be very available to parents.

  • (5 years ago)

    I had my child join this school because I heard it was a partial magnet school. I find the teachers to be very informative and they accepted him even though he is not in their district. I am impressed because my child even gets breakfast and lunch and he is only there for 3 hours a day. Awsome school

  • (5 years ago)

    We live a block from New Field. Our daughter goes to preschool there. The teacher and aide are wonderful very energetic and supportive. The principal is very responsive. The preschool classrooms are beautiful and well-stocked with lots of activities. Overall the facilities are great as it's a new school and well maintained. Also it's a tremendously diverse school a wonderful place for our kids to learn together.

  • (6 years ago)

    I really like the way the parents and the teachers interact with one another. You get a real sense of community in the school

  • (8 years ago)

    I like this school because the teachers are a group of professionals that really care about the quality and content of material they present to their students. The school is on the up and up. The academic programs are top-notch. The diverse availability of music art sports and other educational programs are great as well. This school stresses the importance of culture and is very multicultural in that the student make-up is diverse. There are Latinos Blacks and some Africans students as well. Parental involvement is good here too. They have a lot good programs that boost parent-student interaction. There is one called Family Night.

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