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About This School

Walnut Trails Elementary School is a public elementary school in Shorewood. The principal of Walnut Trails Elementary School is Mrs. Kathleen Cheshareck. 501 children attend Walnut Trails Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 5% of the Walnut Trails Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 7% of the 501 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 12% are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Walnut Trails Elementary School is 22:1. Thomas Jefferson Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 83% 73%
Hispanic 7% 15%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 6%
Multiracial 4% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Asian 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 12% 15%
Limited English proficiency 5% 8%
Economically disadvantaged 7% 11%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (2 months ago)

    We feel very fortunate to have had our kids go through this school. Excellent staff very willing to help and always keep parents informed with what's going on. So glad we are in this school district so much better than Plainfield schools.

  • (11 months ago)

    I have two second-graders at this school. We have been there since kindergarten. The teachers principal and staff are all very involved and concerned. Any emails I've sent are returned (or else I get a telephone call) the very same day. The principal seems to know the kids by name. LOTS of opportunities to be involved as a parent and lots of parents do get involved. I once chaperoned a field trip and there were so many parents we each only had two kids in our group! This is a really great place to send your kids. You will be glad you're in this neighborhood.

  • (1 year ago)

    Between all of my children we have spent 7 years here. I have unceasingly been supported by an excellent group of teachers that have a genuine concern for the student. The principal has been very positive and proactive when situations occur. The PTO is phenomenal. I dread the day my youngest walks out of 4th grade and has to leave this school for 5th at MIS.

  • (3 years ago)

    I couldn't be more pleased with this school. I have two children here for a combined total of 6 years and I dread the day that they matriculate to the Intermediate School. Awesome teachers administration PTO wonderful building and supportive parents. No one could ask for anything more.

  • (3 years ago)

    I have had two children attend Walnut Trails since it opened. You will not find a more dedicated teaching and administrative staff. While there was over-crowding this has been remedied by the opening of a new school and the learning environment was never compromised. Parents here are dedicated too!

  • (6 years ago)

    This is one of the best schools I know in Illinois. I think the teachers and the principal really care about the children.

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