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About This School

Walter F Fierke Ed Center is a public elementary school in Oak Forest. The principal of Walter F Fierke Ed Center is Mark French. 268 students go to Walter F Fierke Ed Center and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Asian. 11% of the Walter F Fierke Ed Center students have "limited English proficiency." 12% of the 268 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 20% have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Walter F Fierke Ed Center is 14:1. Lee R Foster Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 81% 81%
Multiracial 4% %
Asian 4% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Hispanic 10% 10%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 20% 22%
Limited English proficiency 11% 8%
Economically disadvantaged 12% 19%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    i went to school here & it is no doubt the best school ever. i loved it and i still remember everything i learned while i went to fierke!!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    Fierke is like a big family. Everyone knows and likes each other. The parents and teachers are very close and connected. The kids are so happy to come to school and they love the teachers. The school has many parent volunteers. Even the crossing guards are part of our family. The most important thing is that the children feel so happy and safe at Fierke school. Many of the parents also attended Fierke when they were children!

  • (4 years ago)

    The teachers and staff are wonderful and dedicated to making everyday a good day while staying current! Great neighborhood school!.

  • (4 years ago)

    Fierke Education Center has been a very important part of our family for the last 6 years the staff and teachers there have always been very professional and courteous to my kids.I feel Fierke has been a great school in getting our kids ready for the next level.

  • (4 years ago)

    The school and parents work together to provide the best situations and opportunities for the children. It is important for schools to hear their commuinties voices and at Fierke Education Center they do.

  • (4 years ago)

    Megan Campbell is the best 1st grade teacher!

  • (6 years ago)

    Both my husband & I attended private schools - Kindergarten through High School. We were a little nervous about sending our child to a public school. We have very pleased with the teachers staff administration and other parents at Fierke. A great focus on academics but still make learning fun and so far not stressful for both the child and parent.

  • (7 years ago)

    Overall my wife and I are very pleased with the progress of our child. Our child has been enrolled in this school for two years and there are two things we have noticed Leadership and Parental involvement. Here the parents are told what is expected from there child. Also at this school my child has received more hands on instruction then in the other district. Extracurricular activities such as sports at this school are very poor and could use improvement. This would help increase School pride which lacks among the students . Inconclusion the school is clean and the Principal is the boss which is important. As I like to say the Children and Parents are not running the asylum.

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