My 3 children have had wonderful experiences at Grand Prairie. My daughter struggles in school and her teachers have been very proactive in identifying her areas of deficiency. She is successful because of them. I feel like they treat her as they would their own! The math curriculum has been revised and is much better!
Grand Prairie Elementary School is a public elementary school in Joliet. The principal of Grand Prairie Elementary School is Janan Szurek. 712 children attend Grand Prairie Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 7% of the Grand Prairie Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 3% of the 712 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 20% are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Grand Prairie Elementary School is 19:1. Crystal Lawns Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.
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|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||0.3%||%|
|Native American or Native Alaskan||0.1%||0.1%|
|Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program||20%||8%|
|Limited English proficiency||7%||7%|
I love the Grand Prairie staff and families. I do however believe the math program is highly failing my child. As a parent it is hard to see your child having problems only to be told that the district is too large to allow one on one time. The individual teachers care but they have to follow the orders of the district which is sadly overcrowded and understaffed. I hope someone does something fast before it is too late for some of our children.
Grand Prairie is a wonderful school. However I feel that there could be some improvement in identifying and working with academically challenged students. My experience is if the student is naturally talented they will do fine; however if they have problems they might be missed until it is too late. The music and art programs at thee schools are great and the school has great parental support. I love the way that the school has helped students learn to deal with the recent catastrophes in our nation in a positive way.