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About This School

Oakton Elementary School is a public elementary school in Evanston. The principal of Oakton Elementary School is Mr. Churchill Daniels Jr. 399 students go to Oakton Elementary School and identify mostly as Multiracial; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 17% of the Oakton Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 71% of the 399 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 68% are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Oakton Elementary School is 11:1. Pope John XXIII School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Football
    • Gymnastics
    • Martial arts self defense
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Track
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 5% %
Black, non-Hispanic 41% 32%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 5%
Hispanic 32% 15%
White, non-Hispanic 20% 42%
Asian 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 68% 39%
Limited English proficiency 17% 9%
Economically disadvantaged 71% 41%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    This school has amazing staff and support staff who help to create a loving and nurturing environment for all students faculty and families. I am proud to be a roaring cougar.

  • (10 months ago)

    "Unconditionally".. Oakton's Elementary (Staff') Will...For their students...Is an.."Early/Continous Life Educational Experience" .consisting of an.."One On One"..."Child/Parent"..guidance/support... to their "Students" Well Being/Educational Needs...As I"ve noticed/witnessed..."Oakton Elementary"...Is an "No Nonsence/Zero Tolerance"...from it's Staff...inregards to "Any Child Left Behnd"...regarding their "Abilities" to "Succeeding"! Again...wish to include..."ALL" of Oakton's Goals for the "Success" of their "Students"...surely Falls under their "Goal" in "Making an Difference" in the "Life" of their "Students"...But Again...It takes an "Village" to "Raise/Teach an Child".. This is where...Oakton Elementary School..Falls Under..Teaching their Students...Reaching Out to it's "Parents"...for "The Greater Educational Being/Achievements of their Childrens/Students!!!!!

  • (3 years ago)

    At first we were a bit nervous about sending our son here because of the school's low test scores. We were so wrong! Our son has flourished here and we are very happy with having him attend our local school.

  • (3 years ago)

    Fabulous school. My three children have excelled there. Great teachers who get to know and show concern for each student. The creativity and inspiration of the teachers has been remarkable. The principal is approachable and willing to work with parents. I have found the curriculum to be very challenging. Children learn how to work independently and also how to work in groups. We enjoy the wonderfully diverse student population and the different ethnicities are shared and appreciated in a very relaxed environment.

  • (4 years ago)

    One of a kind in the nation combining general education two-way immersion and an African-centered curriculum! We are a Spotlight School and have great kids teachers and administrative staff.

  • (4 years ago)

    I also feel the need to chime in on what a great experience we've had since our oldest began kindergarten. He has homework and loves it because he loves his teacher! Wow! We would've never expected this level of learning in K but the way it''s presented we're totally on board. We love the Principal and how he has managed to bring everyone together. The music program at our recent 'brotherhood night' had us all in tears. So happy to be in a diversified environment that actually functions! a loving parent

  • (4 years ago)

    We are thrilled to be part of the Oakton Elementary School and it's multi cultural community. Our children have excelled in all areas math reading and science. By the time they were entering 2nd grade - they were reading at a 3rd grade level. I would highly recommend Oakton!

  • (4 years ago)

    Our experience with Oakton has been totally positive! Not only is our child challenged academically (Oakton was recently named an Illinois Spotlight School) but the school has a total commitment to teaching the value of cultural diversity through both classroom and all school events - this is ensuring my child is receiving the most well rounded education possible. All of this in conjunction with involved parents excellent teachers and a supportive and creative school principle has made Oakton a gem for our entire community.

  • (4 years ago)

    This is a school community that s shown great academic improvement on the D65 curriculum platform and astounding resilience against the naysayers. My kids at Oakton are already reading above their level and doing math in their heads. I m under no illusion that they re geniuses; the whole class is doing well using the differentiated instruction method. Their teachers engage them every day and they have home work every night. I m completely happy with their progress and have confidence they will continue to perform well in this challenging environment.

  • (4 years ago)

    This is a very poor school. There is no level of competiveness amongst the student body and the teachers/ principal could care less. They only try to prep the kids for the ISAT so that it can appear the academic progress is increasing when the kids are learning nothing. I would not recommend this school to a dog!

  • (4 years ago)

    Fantastic Principal...willing make positive change

  • (4 years ago)

    We are new to the area! Everyone was so helpful and Welcoming!

  • (4 years ago)

    The strong sense of community at Oakton is what helps contribute to it's uniqueness! Oakton school is filled with wonderful students staff and parents!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    Oakton is a wonderful community of dedicated teachers an outstanding principal parents who care about the school and the larger community and hard-working students.

  • (4 years ago)

    Oakton is a wonderful school with a warm welcoming community. The teachers and staff are fantastic. The principal is a skilled leader who works hard to facilitate a cohesive environment between the three curricula offered. It took us a while to find our school & 'home' but we've found it at Oakton!

  • (4 years ago)

    Oakton has a great network of parents working together. Our teachers are wonderful!

  • (4 years ago)

    dedicated staff involved parents.

  • (4 years ago)

    It is a diverse mix of students and parents many of whom struggle financially. But despite their socioeconomic struggles they are parents who do their best to provide a good education for their children. There is an amazingly dedicated principal with an equally dedicated staff... including everyone from the classroom teachers to the librarian art and music teachers to the custodial staff. Oakton is a school that makes me happy every time I walk through the door with or without my kids. I always see a smiling face. Not to mention my children (kindergarten and 2nd grade) love their teachers and look forward to being at school.

  • (5 years ago)

    I'm the parent of a student in the Kindergarten TWI (Two Way Immersion) program and we love this school. Any hesitation we had coming in has been completely erased. Mr Daniels the principal is making things happen dramatic improvement in test scores and motivated teachers students and parents alike. There is a strong active PTA. Wonderful diversity. Strong community outreach/involvement. It's the type of school that motivates you as a parent to get involved because all of the above.

  • (5 years ago)

    Oakton is great!!!! My daughter has now in 3rd and my son in 1st. The class sizes are small and all the teachers that we have had has been really helpful. When my daughter fell behined in reading she was put into several extra reading help groups both during and after school. The Sat. morning reading and math was was fun for both of my children. Besides that the parents at Oakton are really great and involved even for a working parent they make it easy to comunicate with everyone through email groups. Last year's production of Song of Roland was something I never thought I would see at an elementery school level. And the most important thing is that my kids are happy.

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