Smyser is a great school. My child can be on the honor roll if she tries. The only thing is she has to like the teacher if the teacher doesnt yell she is fine. The only problem I have with smyser is no air conditioning for these kids.my child never liked a school with uniforms but if you ask her now if she wants a uniform or no uniform she will say uniform. All in all I like smyser.
Smyser Elementary School is a public middle school in Chicago. The principal of Smyser Elementary School is Jerry Travlos. 975 children attend Smyser Elementary School and identify primarily as Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Asian. 29% of the Smyser Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 66% of the 975 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 79% get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Smyser Elementary School is 21:1. St. Robert Bellarmine School is one of the nearest middle schools.
- Computer arts
- Drawing painting
- Theater drama
- Video film production
- Cross country
- P.E. classes
|Native American or Native Alaskan||0.4%||0.2%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||0.1%||%|
|Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program||79%||73%|
|Limited English proficiency||29%||14%|
Fact You will not find a better music program and department than Smyser Elementary on the Northwest side of Chicago for K-8 in either the private or public sector. As a parent I've been proud to introduce my children to music lessons I'd otherwise never approach. Beyond the arts their administration has always been welcoming and helpful. My children have consistently been challenged academically and the rising scored of the school's report card are evident of the compassion of their educators. I am lucky to be able to have a neighborhood school like Smyser.
Smyser is a great school. The website is user-friendly and all information is updated including policy and homework. Teachers post homework on website along with other websites to help students with learning. Administration is very attentive and truly cares about their students. The school has a great music program and athletics. Smyser also has a great PTO. My children enjoy going to school everyday. I am thankful for that.
My child's school is incredible. From the Principal and asst Principal to the teachers. They challenge my children Mrs. Hetrick Mrs. Warrios are both outstanding in their field and with children. In second grade one teacher realized her class was eager to learn so she introduced 3rd and 4th grade lessons!!! I do wish their was air conditioning for the teachers and the students though. It would make hotter days more comfortable. Overall I am very happy with Smyser.
My two girls go to Smyser and love it. The pre-K teachers are amazing and a wonderful way to start your child's education. We feel so lucky to be able to live in the Chicago and have our children go to a public school that not only takes their job seriously but exceeds expectations. The principal and assistant principal are very accessible and kind. I am a member of the PTO and feel that the parents that are helping and giving of their time are doing an outstanding job. I wish there were more members but it's understandable that most families have parents working two jobs and just getting by. We are thrilled with the diversity of the students parents teachers and the curriculum. We are very happy.
I was a student here this school is not good if you plan on moving to the suburbs where the schools are better and this school doesnt prepare you for highschool. you dont even have to work hard to pass
so far i'm happy that my kids are studding at this school the teachers are great
My daughter transferred to Smyser 1st grade from a magnet school gifted program in 2007 and her sister began K here at the same time. We are thrilled with the change. Learning is thorough integrated and fast-paced. The kids have gym 2 times a week and music 2 times a week. There is a wide variety of after-school classes available for the kids with registration taking place near the start of the school year. The teachers are excellent dedicated and approachable. The principal and assistant principal are visible everywhere it seems and interact with the kids and parents. Best of all we feel welcome in and around the school which was not the case at the magnet school we attended previously. The office staff is terrific helpful friendly welcoming. Expectations are set high for the children and they rise to that high level. Discipline is balanced appropriate and consistent.
I love this school. My sons teacher mrs. Seatsema is wonderful she keeps well informed on my sons process. Which i am happy to say is good. We work together to give my son the best education possible. The staff principal assist. Principal make you feel welcomed they have a great news letter and activities for kids. My son loves this school. I can't wait until my daughter is old enough to attend. Two more years to go.
Great school and I loved the teachers.
my child came here in the middle of the year and i think the teacher was excellent in making the transition easier for her she made her comfortable around other students. when my child transfered here she could not read after 2 months my child was reading books a great job smyser did and there was room for lots of parent involvement. i would recomend to everyone great school.
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