Concerned parent I just moved into the area and have tried calling the main office and no one replies this is the first time by the way I have older children that have attended schools and the attendants at the main office would respond briefly to the phones by pressing 0 not going towards voicemail. This school should be reputed by the complaints here to the better business bureau.
North River Elementary School is a public middle school in Chicago. The principal of North River Elementary School is Gilberto Sanchez. 355 students go to North River Elementary School and are mostly Hispanic; Asian; and Black, non-Hispanic. 29% of the North River Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 92% of the 355 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 89% have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at North River Elementary School is 20:1. Bateman Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.
|Native American or Native Alaskan||0.3%||0%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||0%||0%|
|Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program||89%||86%|
|Limited English proficiency||29%||13%|
I used to work here. Personal vendettas are the principal's priority. If you voice that you do not agree with him he targets to make your life miserable. He micromanages everything and staff does not have liberty to make professional decisions about curriculum. He writes people up for crazy things too! I think the principal is mentally unstable and don't understand how he still has a job there.
Terrible principal. His first priority is to display power and help his friends. No regard for quality of education parental concerns keeping good teachers or what should be the top priority -- the students.
I have a child in special education who has now has his teacher switched twice in the last two years. There is a culture of laziness supported by the principal and a complete disregard for the needs of special education students. The principal clearly values his friendships with the staff more than the needs of the students. In addition the principal has taken special needs supplies out of the room and has required the special education students to take on additional students not part of their program. When I tried to contact him about why my son's teacher was being replaced he told me "it was not subject to discussion." He has also gone on vendettas abusing his power to ensure that the replaced teachers cannot find work. Bottom line the students well-being and education especially the special education students are not a priority at this school and I think that the principal is a little mentally imbalanced or at least on a power trip. Stay away!