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About This School

Sauk Elementary School is a public middle school in Richton Park. The principal of Sauk Elementary School is Michael Bauer. 457 students attend Sauk Elementary School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 0% of the Sauk Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 62% of the 457 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 83% get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Sauk Elementary School is 15:1. O W Huth Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • P.E. classes
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 89% 88%
White, non-Hispanic 6% 6%
Hispanic 3% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Multiracial 1% %
Asian 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.09%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 83% 61%
Limited English proficiency 0% 0.2%
Economically disadvantaged 62% 50%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    And I will never recommend this school. The teachers were so strict. It's also a poor learning environment and some of the teachers were really not good in their jobs. They just don't care if a student feels lost but anyway I think most of the students here don't care at all! I always hear curses and see obscene things from students but the teacher doesn't even care! All of them just don't care about their students. I'm a very bright student so I can see in an outsider's perspective and I can say that the school is really not good. Teachers were just after the textbooks and we watch movies all the time. Most of the students were just copying off with each other. We really don't have a real 'quiz'. We can answer any packet open notes so our only problem is finding the answer on the textbook. Never really taught me anything. No studying for the test or whatever. It's really... frustrating. When a bad kid starts something it affects us as a class and I really am angry about it. Most of the students were trying to fit in the cool crowd and I just hate the school. Don't send your children here trust me.

  • (1 year ago)

    The are some teachers that do not care about your child's education. The principal doesn't want to be bothered so he shifts the responsibility on to others to handle problems that were addressed to him. If you are looking for a quality education with caring teachers you may want to consider another school. This school is not what it used to be.

  • (1 year ago)

    I agree with one of the other comments about the principal and staff having a mean streak and they are good at making kids feel hated. I would not recommend this school. I don't feel that they put the kids first. The most important thing should be providing a quality education but I don't feel that this is the school's top priority. If you have the opportunity to put your child in another school I strongly suggest that you do so.

  • (1 year ago)

    I am a current student here in Sauk and what I can say is... it's okay...but i think the math is kind of late because i came from a private school from another country where there is no middle school. In my old school we already covered all we're studying in sauk. The faculty is strict where they make us line up when we go from one subject to another. But over all I think it's just OK.

  • (1 year ago)

    I have children attending this school in this school year. The school is grossly under staffed and unsupported by the school district...they are all doing the best with what they have to work with...but sometimes it is really tough to make wonderful out of nothing so all I can say to the parents that rate this school below average is if you are dissatisfied with the curriculum and the performance of the staff at the school...I see only one of two choices? 1. being remove your child and place him in a private institution 2. become more involved and supportive both financially and personally in what is going on with your child and become a participating factor in the school to which you pass judgement on.It is easy to past the blame for children's behavior. So let us lead by example not just in words.

  • (2 years ago)

    Based on treatment of students its horrible!! Both principle and staff seem to have mean streak. Daily routine is to issue write-ups and suspensions (during next visit may see stack of write-ups near secretary desk). Had to contact school after finding out other teachers (Art music lunch supervisor etc) have authority to cancel gym and recess based on issue they had with only one student at times. Gym is twice wk I personally feel gym should be mon-fri but to reduce it to missing entire week or more? Get the impression theres no compassion patience love for the kids or the job! Do understand write-ups are needed at times but some are pety ridiculous and vindictive! And after hearing about some of the things thats being said to the students Im convenced some of the behaviors/actions/responses are provoked!! Their good at making students feel well HATED which should be channeled toward making them feel welcomed and cared for and perhaps that high academic score sauk have would be even higher. Would NOT recommend attending at all! Would recommend transfer.

  • (3 years ago)

    Most information under activities is outdated. Kids don't have dance or drama etc. and the only children who learn Spanish are in the gifted program. The choir and band perform only ONCE out of the entire school year. As a parent I've never felt welcomed in the school outside of P-T conferences and the Principal is "distant" beyond a cordial hello or nod. Kids aren't allowed to play on the playground equipment. There are no enrichment activities no field trips no fun assemblies no before- or after-school clubs. There's no special send-off as the 6th graders move on to the 7th-8th building. This school is all about ISAT scores. To their credit they do an excellent job of preparing students by providing tutoring at the beginning of the school year challenging competitions in the classroom and additional homework. However test scores alone don't make for a well-rounded student District 162 is all about image at the expense of offering their students a global education. I can't speak for the other schools but the kids at Sauk are missing out on a world of knowledge and experiences that exist outside Richton Park. They'd be better served by the Asst. Principal.

  • (3 years ago)

    My child went to this school and I didn't care for it at all. The teachers and office staff were great but they were so afraid of the principal. The children were treated as if they were in the military instead of school. The principal didn't speak to parents he was just rude. He would make a better principal in high school not 4 -6 graders. He can't lead the children if they are afraid of him. The school would get 5 stars if the principal would calm down and remember this is not military its elementary.

  • (5 years ago)

    this school iz excellent.!my child comes home every day learnig something new.!

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a parent of Sauk my son attended Sauk and now my daughter. I do feel they have the discipline problems under control. Now they have to focus on academics. Reading and Math are not the only 2 subjects our children should be taught just for the ISAT scores. It's a shame when 4th-6th graders do not even know the capital of their own state that they live in.

  • (6 years ago)

    I feel the quality at this school is second to none! Especially for young men. I have never seen a school with so much parent involvement. The after-school program is wonderful. Although I have to move out of the school district I would recommend anyone to this school. My son used to hate going to school now he loves it. The principle as well as faculty is 100% involved. I support this school in anything.

  • (8 years ago)

    School seems to do well academically. Test scores seem high. The student to teacher ratio seems adequeate.

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