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About This School

Melzer School is a public middle school in Morton Grove. The principal of Melzer School is Dr. Shawn Schleizer. 355 children attend Melzer School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 4% of the Melzer School students are "limited in English proficiency." 9% of the 355 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 29% get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Melzer School is 12:1. Childrens Learning World is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
    • Theater drama
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Gymnastics
    • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 45% 36%
Asian 39% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 37% 36%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 5%
Hispanic 11% 20%
Multiracial 1.0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 29% 34%
Limited English proficiency 4% 15%
Economically disadvantaged 9% 32%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    great school. There is a commitment by the staff to create a warm caring and welcoming learning community where all children can learn and be successful. I couldn't dream of a better learning environment for my children

  • (2 years ago)

    Overall a great school with a big PTA involvement. Teachers and staff members are caring and want what s best for the children. A very friendly environment with clean building smart kids and involved parents. I wish they would eliminate the multi-age curriculum and revert to the single age group class. More homework should be assigned and better weekly communication between teacher and parent s should be provided. The communication between school administration and home is adequate.

  • (3 years ago)

    Horrible school! New principals every year & a lot of politics. My daughter was attacked by an unattended student prior to the morning bell INSIDE the school! Did I mentions she was on crutches? We go to St. John Brebuef in Niles now & can see the neglect at Melzer. Review the principal prior to enrollment.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have a first and second grader at Melzer and am so far very happy with it. The PTO is very involved and does a good job raising money for fun activities at the school (back to school bash fall fest spring fest). My kids love it and are growing both socially and academically.

  • (5 years ago)

    Very good school. Best in the district and may be beyond. Very good Parent Teacher Org. Communication to parent is excellent. Progess report is very well written. Teachers shares samples of your kids work at the begining of school and current level. I like their slogan of Peaceful Respectful and Responsible whcih they do enforce effectively. Most of the teachers have their website and they update it periodically.

  • (6 years ago)

    Very Good School. My son goes there for 2 years. Teachers are very kind. Wonderful school

  • (8 years ago)

    Melzer is a wonderful place to send your children. I have full confidence that my daughter is getting a top notch and well rounded educational experience there.

  • (9 years ago)

    My daughter has been at Melzer for two years. Since starting at Melzer she has blossomed from a shy only child to an outgoing and self-confident learner. The teachers are engergetic and engaging. During conferences I noticed that my daughter's teacher really wants her to grasp a love of learning by encouraging her to recognize the reward within her own academic accomplishments whether big or small. This is an approach that I believe will serve her well in the future. In comparison to other schools that I have heard about the class sizes are very good. The on-site before and afterschool programs available (through the MG Park District) is a MAJOR plus for working parents.

  • (9 years ago)

    My daughter going second year to Melzer school. The teachers are highly skilled and work hard to bring out the best in each child. The principal Susan Deaton is very kind and kids just love her. She is a great leader and good person. My daughter was attending pre-k program. She have two excellent teachers Sue Ban and Margaret. Kids and parents were very happy. Very good school!

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