This response submitted by a teacher on 6/4 is to a student who stated that s/he had an issue but the comment is no longer here.
Stevenson Elementary School is a public middle school in Chicago. The principal of Stevenson Elementary School is Katherine Konopasek. 1,308 students go to Stevenson Elementary School and identify as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 41% of the Stevenson Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 85% of the 1,308 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 94% have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Stevenson Elementary School is 21:1. St. Bede the Venerable is one of the nearest middle schools.
- P.E. classes
|Native American or Native Alaskan||1%||0%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||0.08%||0%|
|Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program||94%||86%|
|Limited English proficiency||41%||13%|
Great school! Stevenson has teachers that care and really want their students to succeed! They go the extra mile and they teach to the whole child!
I am a current 6th grade student at this school.This school is a great school for kids.The teachers are nice and fun but they do wat they have to.Lots of learning goes on.I been at this school since i was little.This school is a magnet school has P.E Lib Computers it also has lots of afterschool activities and sports.I love this school one thing though you alway need to do your work.This school helps students learn ther are also special ed
Parents are very welcomed at the school. They are encouraged to come & be a part of the school.....As long as you "Smile and Nod" at everything they do/say. The minute you bring up a concern complaint or just simply question them on a certain topic a HUGE target is placed on your forehead labeling you as a "Problem Parent". What is most frustrating is the lies you are told time&time again in the hopes that that will stop you from asking anymore questions.If that doesnt work intimidation is the next step.Why does it bother them so much that I want to be a part of the school that I want to do what I can to help the school(not only will it benefit the school but MY kids as well)? Why would I want to bring harm to the school if my kids are there?Wish I had another option.
I am sad to say that this school is no where near where it needs to be. This school has no Open house although it has been asked for for the past three years. No Holiday programs No Library No kindergarten graduation. There is no communication with or input from the parents. When a parent brings concerns to the attention of the adminstration they are all but ignored or excused away. This administration is worse then the other two before it. My child also has just been transferred out and yes it is sad. This is my neighborhood school and I wanted it to be just as good as Durkin. Not the case at all!! I soo wish I wouldve bought my home on the Durkin park side. For the stevenson parents It's up to YOUR L.S.C Make sure the people YOU elected do what you expect them to!
It is unfortunate that during a time that parents are being told of future cutbacks due to budget Stevenson parents have experienced this for the last two years with the current administration. When we ask why the response is always "My hands are tied" "The changes are from regional" This response has now become a broken record based on incompetency and disorganization at the administrative level. Ther is still no open house. Administration cannot get teachers who are frustrated with school leadership to attend. Holiday programs spring programs and extracurricular activities are rare at this school. Communication with parents especially for incidences of danger are limited. The response is "I called who I was supposed to." I is with great sadness because it is my neighborhood school that I cannot reccomend it. At the close of this year my children are out.
This school now has an administration that truly has the childrens best interests at heart. There are alot of issues that are on there way to getting some resolution. Parents are starting to get off their butts and participating.
This is an excellent school and it molded the foundation of my education with gold. I am in high school now but none of my understanding of the curriculm would have been marginably possible without the thourough base Stevenson gave me. I have several good memories of attending here and am not ashamed of it the least bit. I would recommend this school to any parent who has a child that does not speak english or has a learning disability. The teachers are excellent and caring; they definately disciplined me. And for that I am a better adolecent than I was yesterday (-Mrs. McGee 4th grade).
This school is terrible! The kids don't want to learn the teachers don't care they pass the students through. My son went through and he was not at all prepared for high school. Just terrible city schools are not good anymore none of them it's sad.
This is the second year that my daughter attends this school. I must say I have been very dissapointed because in her first year there was no open house offered by the school. I am a parent who wants and will be involved in my daughters education. Not having an open house was very dissapointed because as a new child and me as a parent wanted to get to know the school principals and the staff. Not having an open house is a sign that there probably won't be much interaction between the parent and staff in the school. I can't complain about the teachers she's had so far but they don't the communication needed for the parents and teachers to help ours students better. Second year and no open house. Without meeting the staff properly it's harder for parents to become involved.
Adlai Stevenson School has a state of the art computer lab. It is filled with the latest technology on the Apple computer. My children are able to create documents type and clip art. I believe diversity is embraced here. My children attend classes with various cultures giving them a more accurate view of the world. I believe this is very healthy and is such a wonderful experience!
This is not good at all. Last year the principal was removed and the new principal is not better than the old one. They need to change completely their philosophy because starting from secretaries all the wasy to teachers and principal don't care about the children at all. I've seen kids fihgting right outside the school and nobody does anything. The Policeman there is reading the nwespaper all the time and the principal doesn't care at all. Some of the teachers are very good but I think that is the principal who should do her work and take this school to the level it can be. No extracurricular activities at all
This school has children who dont care and dont want to learn. The teachers there want to do there job and teach but the children dont care.