I would not recommend this school to any parent considering it strongly. If you want your child to grow up with integrity you won't find it here. Most teachers at this school are there to collect a paycheck. There is also nepitism from administration to staff so accountability is not relavant because it's who you know not what you know. I agree with one of the reviews below about being from the town originally but that does not matter either. This school is worried about warm bodies for the seats and gossip. They could care less about academics.
Marcum-Illinois Union Elementary School is a public middle school in Nicolaus. 147 students attend Marcum-Illinois Union Elementary School and identify as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 5% of the Marcum-Illinois Union Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 70% of the 147 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Marcum-Illinois Union Elementary School is 16:1. Riverside Meadows Intermediate School is one of the nearest middle schools.
- Computer arts
- Drawing painting
- Theater drama
- P.E. classes
|Native American or Native Alaskan||0.7%||1%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||0%||2256%|
|Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program||70%||58%|
|Limited English proficiency||5%||7%|
I'm so glad I pulled my children out of this school. I know everyone says it has a wonderful small town atmosphere but only if you are from that small town. Maybe 2 or 3 teachers are good the rest I would not recommend. If you want your kids to be behind academically then I would recommend this school.
This is a great school with a wonderful small town atmosphere. All of the students are caring and strive to help each student achieve greatness. My students always feel safe cared for and challenged.
Great teachers small town atmosphere curriculum still includes music art P.E where most schools have eliminated them. Awesome interaction between students parents and the school.
Awesome school best staff so much one on one teachers put the kids first!!!
A small public school with the atmosphere of a private school. Great educating happening out here. Rate 5 Stars
Marcum is poised to have its students achieve great things. New facilities new teachers and a new principal all mean great new energy with a commitment to excellence. The Board is focused on individual achievement for every student. The school staff and community are supportive.