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About This School

Irene King Elementary School is a public elementary school in Romeoville. The principal of Irene King Elementary School is April Vacik. 577 children attend Irene King Elementary School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 0% of the Irene King Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 40% of the 577 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 60% have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Irene King Elementary School is 20:1. St. Andrew the Apostle School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Drawing painting
    • Theater drama
  • Sports

    • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 9% 24%
Hispanic 45% 34%
White, non-Hispanic 42% 32%
Multiracial 2% %
Asian 2% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.0% 6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.08%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 60% 47%
Limited English proficiency 0% 5%
Economically disadvantaged 40% 37%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    very disappoinment with the school. Underperforming and bullying is a big problem in this school I got my child tranfer.

  • (2 years ago)

    Very poor school. Kids are underperforming and cannot read and spell at acceptible levels. School officials do nothing about bullying. My son went to private school but we decided to try this school. Big mistake! We pulled him out after 1 month. He was physically and emotionally bullied on a daily basis and repeatedly threatened with physical harm on the playground. My son was repeatedly assaulted and when complaining to the school officials multiple times the principle presented us with an apology letter from the bullies. This was the bullies DISCIPLINE! An apology letter! We could hardly read either letter. As so many words were misspelled! These were 3rd graders who could not even spell sorry correctly! Even my younger son who was 3 and never attended school yet could spell sorry! I was embarrassed. In addition to this my son complained daily of being bored as 80% of his day consisted of only 2 subjects as the school was focusing on "teaching to the test" so they can keep getting government funding! He was miserable.

  • (2 years ago)

    Teachers are trying their best but for some reason scores are still low. School does not have challenging academic programs as other schools do in the surrounding neiborhoods schools. We need to pick it up. Scores are still low.

  • (2 years ago)

    The staff is awesome and the students are even better. Their reading and math scores keep going up. Way to go IHK!

  • (4 years ago)

    Great teachers and community!

  • (6 years ago)

    The leadership of this school is very poor. There are great teachers who don't get the praise they deserve.

  • (7 years ago)

    I really like that they take education seriously. my 1st grader is already reading and is doing very well in math. they have a very great reading program I really like this school for my children.

  • (7 years ago)

    great school with great teachers

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