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About This School

Fox Chase Elementary School is a public elementary school in Oswego. The principal of Fox Chase Elementary School is Mrs. Sue Tiedt. 625 students attend Fox Chase Elementary School and are mostly Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 1% of the Fox Chase Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 6% of the 625 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 19% have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Fox Chase Elementary School is 21:1. Boulder Hill Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 8% %
White, non-Hispanic 71% 64%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 8%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
Asian 2% %
Hispanic 14% 17%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 19% 16%
Limited English proficiency 1% 4%
Economically disadvantaged 6% 9%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    Great school. Very accommodating. Staff genuinely cares about the kids. My son has an IEP and we have seen great improvements with him at this school. Families very much involved in the school.

  • (2 years ago)

    So glad my child goes to this school it is excellent. The staff is great and she is learning so much.

  • (2 years ago)

    We love our daughter's experience at Fox Chase their staff is lead by a great principle Mrs. Teeth who is 100% committed to the success of her students. I love the programs they have for children who need assistance they are very proactive and a please to deal with. Great School Highly Recommended.

  • (2 years ago)

    I transferred to this school in the middle of 5th grade back in 2003 so I only went to this school for a few months but I have a few good things to say about this school. I transferred in from a school with an average rating so I didn't do very well at first but my teacher Mrs. Rutherford bent over backwards for me to make sure that I caught up with the rest of the class. Also I loved switching classes for math. Not only did it slowly prepare me for junior high but math has never been one of my strongest subjects so that helped me in the areas where I needed some reinforcement. If I had kids I would move back to the area just to be able to send them to this school.

  • (3 years ago)

    The teachers at Fox Chase really care about their students. My daughter struggled with some issues in 1st grade and her wonderful teacher went out of her way to help my daughter. My daughter had a wonderful year academically and socially.

  • (3 years ago)

    I am very disappointed with my son's education and feel he will have to spend the summer with a tutor to 'catch-up'. I will do everything in my power to not have my son attend there next year. They are inconsistent and the teachers 'run the show'. Is anyone else concerned that 1st graders eat lunch at 1pm? We have a lot of work to do ensure our child has a stable learning base and he unfortunately did not acquire it here....I will add that his kindergarten teacher was STELLAR. Too bad she couldn't follow our child through 5th grade.

  • (4 years ago)

    My child is a current student. I agree with the posting that the teachers thinking its social hour and arent watching the kids. I chaperoned a field trip and was amazed at the behavior that was allowed. Teacher was too busy chatting with another mother to care. The reading teachers ROCK!! There is one that took time to get to know my child and he excelled with her. He looked forward to seeing her. (His teacher claimed he couldnt read but he was removed from the program becuase he read just fine) I think the teachers here (based on my interactions with them) need to focus on teaching the kids and not becoming buddies with the parents.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a college student on the path of procuring my B.A. in early education. To fulfill some of my course requirements I was approved to observe 'student teach' and get some internship hours done at Fox Chase School. Each experience has been positive in all respects. The office staff warmly greeted visitors. The teachers were prepared knowledgeable and creative. The principal made impromptu visits to the classrooms and shared encouraging words with both the teachers and the children. The librarians get the children excited about reading. The students seem eager to attend and get involved. Fox Chase is a high caliber school and I am glad it is where my neighbors send their children for a quality education.

  • (5 years ago)

    Having lived in the district 308 school district for 8 years now I have been able to see how 4 of the elementary schools have been run. Due to boundry changes and a move my children are now at Fox Chase. I am utterly suprised at the complete difference from the 3 other elementary school I have dealt with. Fox Chase seems completly unorganized. What I have seen so far is a complete dissapointment. District 308 is a great district but this school needs immediate attention. The faculty (but not all) pay less attention to the students and seem to think it is 'social' time. They huddle together at recess pay no attention to children. Teachers seem to have lost intrest in 'TEACHING' rather focus on getting by. The principal does not compare to any other principal in the district. I think the super intendant needs to look closely at FoxChase!

  • (5 years ago)

    In reading some of these reviews I am appalled!! Never in my 4 years of having students enrolled in Fox Chase have I encountered 1 negative experience. Mrs. Tiedt is an excellent Principal and yes there have been many changes at Fox Chase that comes along with the continous growth we have all seen in our community. The teachers at Fox Chase (many who are residents of the community as well) are so caring and have a genuine love of all of our children. Although the class sizes have gotten a bit larger we now have our Art and Music Rooms back and the kids love it!!! Come this time next year we will even be able to spread out a bit more with our new addition that will be started soon. Parents who are thinking about moving into this school have no fear!! Your kids will love it here!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    This is an excellent school with an energetic educated caring staff. Great test scores. Low teacher/student ratio compared to other districts. Great parental involvement. Strong sense of community. Very pleased!

  • (7 years ago)

    The students are not taught to be kind to each other. If one is being picked on it seems like it's no big deal. I would not reccomend this school to anyone coming in. Art on a cart...come on. With the high property tax you would think the schools would be great but this one is not. Think before you send your child here. I can't wait to move.

  • (7 years ago)

    We moved to Oswego after an extensive school search. If we could do it all over again we would have never moved to the town. A significant decline in the quality and safety of this school. Decisions are never made; incidents are only 'investigated' with no outcome seemingly due to the fact that everyone is so paralyzed by being politically correct. The last year and a half have been an absolute nightmare living and learning situation. We've moved out of state wanting to forget Illinois and Fox Chase completely.

  • (7 years ago)

    This is our second year. The teachers here are excellent and centered around the needs of the students. The new principal has done a great job of dealing with safety issues - example student pick-up and morning line-up policy. I loved to see the principal and assistant principal going door to door to support district 308 in its growth. Keep up the great work!

  • (7 years ago)

    Good academics. Fine Parent involvement. Past Principal and Asst. Principals were better. But it is our first year with them. The Office has improved. Still think the principal and asst principle could be nicer.

  • (7 years ago)

    Music and Art are 'on a cart'. Overall the school is not the same as it used to be. the principal and asst principal now spend more time with administration and it appears less time with the kids. A leather couch in the library with the kids? come on now. I cant pinpoint it but it certainly has changed from a year ago. Less parent involvement from a year ago but still okay. With over 700 kids I think the school could be made more safe out in the playground area.

  • (7 years ago)

    Do not like the new art curriculum for the class my child is in. No art room. Excellent library. Great teachers overall. The current principal and asst principal are not as good as in the past - just my opinion. They seem to stay behind closed doors alot more. They dont participate in games as much as in the past. The office has improved this year. Some (only some) teachers assistants are pretty snotty when you ask them a question on school property. Lotsa luck on future boundary changes for this area.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school was excellent for 5 years under the leadership of Bryan Buck however in one year both the principal and vice principal have changed making this school less than spectacular. You either get a really excellent teacher or a so so one. Last year we were thrilled. Now we can't wait to move to get our child out of a school that is spinning out of control because of administration.

  • (8 years ago)

    I've been extremely impressed with the Fox Chase staff and administration. The principal Brian Buck is a highly qualified sensitive and caring leader while the teachers are truly committed to making learning enjoyable and effective.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school is more than a institution of learning it's your childs home away frome home. The entire staff from the building engineer to the principal treats every child with respect in a warm loving atmostphere. They are always thinking of what is best for each individual child and what is best for the school. The principal gives the staff a lot of leeway when it comes to trying out new things in their classrooms. They are encouraged to attend conferences and learn new stratagies to pass on to the rest of the staff. The staff also provides a safe enviorment for the children and any kind of unacceptable behavior is not tolerated. There is a lot of parent involvement at this school and it's encourged by the staff. My two children have been going here for 3 years and it doesn't even measure up to the other schools they've attened.

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