This is a good school. We live in district 91 specifically for this school. I am a college professor and I know what I am talking about. There are a lot of lower income families in the district and the school does a good job in spite of poor parental involvement.
Milne Grove Elementary School is a public elementary school in Lockport. The principal of Milne Grove Elementary School is Mrs. Jaime Koziol. 270 children attend Milne Grove Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 0% of the Milne Grove Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 10% of the 270 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 27% have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Milne Grove Elementary School is 20:1. St Joseph Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.
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government education is one size fits all . the kids who need extra attention get the minimum while the advanced kids get bored. it is up to the parents to supplement their child's education. trusting state run schools to educate our most valuable asset is silly. why do you think private schools do so well? the parents who can afford to send their children to private education know it is worth it. the teachers and staff do great jobs in public schools but are handcuffed by regulation and government rules. SCHOOL VOUCHERS BANISH INEFFECTIVENESS.
I feel this school has a "one size fits all" education policy. My child is advanced and is forced to be bored and crawl under the teacher's level of expectation daily. Alot of the teachers will only do what is required nothing more. They seem more concerned by state test scores than educating the child. I wish they could group the kids by ability so all of them can be educated.
I love Milne Grove - everyone there goes above and beyond to help not only the students but parents as well.
I agree with another post about teaching with the states testing in mind. I feel that my sons' have learned nothing while attending Milne. I too feel that the students are restricted from expanding their knowledge. Everything is so regimented. I understand that they need structure but there is so much more that they could be learning in the classroom. I am so tired of seeing the same math pages . It is so repetitious that I wonder if the kids have it memorized and are just going thru the motions. I really don't understand why it was voted in the top 10. But again that was almost 4 years ago. It is time for the school to step it up a bit. The teachers need a new approach to teaching to make it fun for the kids as well.
They have the most dedicated staff caring teachers who try to insure that each child has their needs met.
My children really enjoy this school. It has a nice student teacher ratio. My oldest son was in second grade when we transfered into this district (now in fourth grade) he really enjoys it. My younger boy is very shy and he also enjoys teachers and overall setting. I think this is an excellent school. It is however time to replace or close Milne grove and just build-on at Kelvin Grove the school is just worn out!! They do make the best of what they have there though. I'm glad to be in this district.
I am really happy with this school. We just moved to the area this summer so this is my (twin)3rd graders' first year here. Their grades have improved they have made lots of friends and they actually enjoy going to school which they did not at their last school in Orland. The only complaint I have is the amount of snow/cold days this year.
I have found this school to be good in some areas and weak in others. I feel like my child has learned quite a bit this year but I am dissatisfied with the way they learned. Their teacher has told the kids that school is not supposed to be fun. She has loaded them up with an excessive amount of homework each night. When my child was absent the teacher refused to send work home and made my child miss recess instead to complete it. So for one absence my child lost over a week of recess. Seemed like punishment to me and my child. My child no longer likes school since transferring there and I am seriously considering private school for my child and younger children before they go there. Its sad that such a young child can be made to hate school so early on!