I don't know what to say at this point. We are into our second year and I haven't been too impressed. First year my child came home with ticks from the play ground. We are in an area that is at risk for lime disease. I was told by the nurse that they had gotten a bad batch of wood chips for the play ground one year that had ticks and that they were aware of the problem. I took back 2 dead ticks and one live one to the office so they could see. And they sent my child home with one of them in a ziploc. Now that the new year has started we went to 1st grade open house and at the district office the hours for open house were listed as 4 30-6 30. We got there at 6 03. We made our way to the room and then we were told to put our things down and leave by an assistant principle. I asked why and she said open house ended at 6 00 and I said I saw at the district office it said 6 30. She said no it didn't and I was again told to leave. Not so sure these 1st two years sound so great. I am embarrassed that the assisted principle felt her behavior was professional. I didn't even know what room number to send my first grader to on the first day of school.
Leggee Elementary School is a public elementary school in Huntley. The principal of Leggee Elementary School is Mr. Scott Iddings. 1,064 students attend Leggee Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Asian. 5% of the Leggee Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 7% of the 1,064 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 8% have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Leggee Elementary School is 17:1. Gary D Wright Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.
|Native American or Native Alaskan||0.4%||0%|
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|Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program||8%||8%|
|Limited English proficiency||5%||2%|
If you want your child to have a WONDERFUL school Leggee is the place! We just moved to the area and even though it was hard to get our son into the school since we moved here almost right near registration cut off date I am SO glad we chose this area. First off Huntley itself has that All American small-town feel- but the schools are VERY progressive. When I first saw Leggee I wished I had been able to go to a school like that when I was a child. We all want our kids to have better than we did so my son is getting the best. His teacher wow all I can say is she is very down to earth and approachable. There is not a base that this school misses. I am looking forward to MANY years in Distict 158!
We have been in the area around 2 years and love this school. They are very proactive and extremely reactive. My kids class sizes are around 24. Much less than our previous district that lies on their profile. Awesome teachers and administrators. We came from what we thought was one of the best school districts in Illinois and it doesnt hold a candle to Dist 158.
We love this school. It offers so many opportunities for children to grow and develop. It is a great school with tons of interaction for both kids and parents. Teachers are some of the best in the country! Absolutely a fantastic school!!!
It's the offers so many opportunities for children to develop both academically and in learnin valuable life skills. It's a fantastic school!!!
Last year was our first year at Leggee and I was very impressed with the academic quality and level of organization. My boys were in K and 2nd grades last year and I thought that the level of Academic progress and learning was exemplary in comparison to their previous school. I also know that the fact that the city's population is growing so fast it is hard for any school to adapt. Leggee has been doing the bast job possible. Only one negative thought I have is regarding the school district board which I feel are not realistic to the city's needs and not managing the budgets well; but this in no way is a reflection of the actual school. One final thing I think a full day of K was Godsend and I thought the school did a great job in helping the students transition into the full day schedule.
i am not to happy with leggee. i think that they have too many children in the classrooms. i have a k student that came from byrd elementary and she loved her old school and all she does is cry and say that she doesent like her new school. i also dont like the idea 0of the all day k classes. i do want to say that patti at the front desk is wonderful and so is the nurse they do an outstanding job.
With Huntley's massive growth over the past few years this school and its District has kept up as much as they can by keeping classroom sizes down (currently 1 teacher for every 20-25 kids) having buses for all children within the district and having wonderful resources available for children and parents when needed.(i.e. homework help line...etc..) My family moved from the District 300 where many problems occured for the schools after the new homebuilders came in and all we can do is compare the two districts and say 'hats off' to Leggee Elementary and District 158 for keeping things level while all the new homes new people and new children have come in.
Leggee School has a wonderfully friendly and helpful staff. There is a high rate of parental involvement throughout the building. It is a child-centered atmosphere where I am proud to send my children.