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About This School

Eisenhower Academy is a public elementary school in Joliet. The principal of Eisenhower Academy is Ms. Wendy DiBartolomeo. 278 children attend Eisenhower Academy and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 0% of the Eisenhower Academy students have "limited English proficiency." 23% of the 278 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 29% have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Eisenhower Academy is 24:1. T E Culbertson Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Theater drama

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 52% 16%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 0.6%
Asian 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 19% 30%
Hispanic 14% 48%
Multiracial 13% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 29% 67%
Limited English proficiency 0% 11%
Economically disadvantaged 23% 72%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    I am very glad that my child attends to Eisenhower it is a school where I can see my son's progress every day! I see my son very motivated and happy. Professional teachers and highly skilled a respectful and profecional principal and a very friendly staff. Thank you Eisenhower Team.

  • (1 year ago)

    Lets be clear Eisenhower is a magnet school for Joliet residents. In order to be accepted into the school you have to meet or exceed grade level requirements. So Eisenhower doesn't only accept gifted students. Students are given multiple opportunities to succeed and meet the requirements for their grade level if they can not meet the requirements they are dismissed back to their neighborhood school. So the students are not dismissed after a lack luster quarter or semester or even a year. Like I said before they are given multiple opportunities to succeed. Students can also be dismissed for behavioral problems and if the student isn't meeting the schools discipline policy. The school is relatively small therefore the students and staff know one another for the most part. And this provides an environment that feels safe and nurturing for the students to learn in.

  • (1 year ago)

    Let's be clear- this is a gifted school. I know they don't call it that and I know all the kids aren't gifted but the kids who excel here are the gifted ones. I've heard of more than one child being basically shown the door because they can't handle the expectations. The reason for the high test scores and 'great school ranking' is that Eisenhower is selective admission. You could basically stick these kids with the mediocre teachers in a mediocre school and they would still test well. Having said all that it is a good school for kids who are gifted or above grade level. During kindergarten S basically did nothing but drew pictures- there wasn't learning as he was academically at the 2nd-3rd grade level. Eisenhower was fantastic for him because he is now challenged. The teachers are good the curriculum is good (and almost identical to the neighborhood schools) but the fact that they are basically working with very bright and gifted kids means they can better meet their needs. On the other hand P is right where he needs to be. He is bright but at grade level. Thankfully really he wasn't accepted into Eisenhower and is thriving at his neighborhood school.

  • (4 years ago)

    i loved eisenhower so much. i am now a junior at Joliet West in the honors program. the teachers were great at eisenhower and i miss it so much. the only problem i have had is the fact that the academy (the junior high for eisenhower students) was placed at Washington junior high the worst school i have ever attended. the teachers in the academy are great but the principal and other students were terrible. We were made fun of by the other students on a regular bases and i couldn't wait to leave. eisenhower is definetly the best school ever and i recomend it to everyone. i made a lot of great memories and friends.

  • (5 years ago)

    i loved this school this was my last year and now i am going into hufford i.e. I loved the teachers and the principal was great!! i wish i could spend another year there. It was awesome.

  • (6 years ago)

    I once went to this school and it was the best school i ever went to. The staff and teachers were amazing I was challenged but I enjoyed it with all my classes throughout my five years. I miss Eisenhower and I wish I still went there. I had tons of fun and i give this school a double thumbs up and feive stars as a over all reveiw! Student of 2001-2006 ke

  • (8 years ago)

    My daughter attends Eisenhower Academy and I couldn't be more pleased. The staff is exceptional and the students are held to a very high standard. It is a magnet school the best of the best. I feel that having a school like this in our district is a priviledge. Just as attending this school is a priviledge not a right. The students at Eisenhower are learning more about life at Eisenhower. The staff gives the students respect and the students respond with respect. Eisenhower has a wonderful discipline program as well as a superb curricullum. I have two children in the wings and I hope they will be Eisenhower Graduates. Keep up the good work.

  • (9 years ago)

    My son is in first grade he is doing great the staff is very good they are dedicated to teaching the children.

  • (9 years ago)

    My son attended Eisenhower and my daughter still does. This school while quite advanced in curriculum has a little too much emphasis on quantity of work. Racing through chapters to show how much our children can learn seems a bit overkill. This is a magnet school so we know our students are smart no need to show off. Also nearly every teacher our chilren have had so far is after the 'Stepford Student' who does not question and retains everything that is given to them. Sounds like a lousy review huh? It's not though since the teachers that have given the kids time to dream and question have enriched our children's lives to such a degree that the other teachers are tolerated. The test scores will be there so lighten up on the pressure and give the kids a little more leash to run free.

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