Two of of my boys went to Heritage School and they did very well by graduating with lots of academic excellent awards. They are in high school now and when they were in middle school they excelled in math science english and in orchestra class. They are doing well even today because had very good foundation in their elementary education. Their success is not only dependent on their school or teachers but also on the support they receive at home and my sons strong will to learn. The school have some dedicated and capable teachers who are doing their best to be educationally engaging. My 3rd youngest son also goes to this school presently and he too is doing very well academically.
Heritage Elementary School is a public middle school in Streamwood. The principal of Heritage Elementary School is Catherine Fletcher. 535 students attend Heritage Elementary School and identify primarily as Asian/Pacific Islander, Asian, and Hispanic. 43% of the Heritage Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 58% of the 535 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 70% get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Heritage Elementary School is 21:1. Tefft Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.
|Native American or Native Alaskan||0.4%||0.2%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||0%||%|
|Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program||70%||47%|
|Limited English proficiency||43%||20%|
went to visit one time to see my cousin.. staff are very nice and friendly.. i can see how my cousin love the school his classmates and teachers as well.. he always comes home with exciting stories to tell..
My 2 boys attended Heritage elem. school and they had great teachers and good friends. They liked it finished elementary without any problems. My other son is in 3rd grade and he says that he has the best 3rd grade teacher!
I'm disappointed for a first impression as my son transfered here from a superb school we both didn't want to leave but had no choice due to a move. The principal whom was brand new was the only real assistance I received when I asked questions. The school's outside organization is horrible. There is no real pick up and drop off for the kids and they go in and out several different doors. There is no real parking lot for parents either and no room on the side street to park. This first week we got yelled at by different student cross guards to get onto the sidewalk but I have permission from the principal to park in their only lot to pick up and drop off my kid. They need more discipline and manners! The pick up is horrible. There is no way out to go home except one road
Overall this school has been an extreme disappointment. School caters to non english speaking students 58% state aver is 7% and provides them with special classes to learn english up to third grade. 67% of enrollment is hispanic state aver is 18%. 61% is low income state aver is 39%. 26% of the clases are taught by not highly qualified teachers state average is 2%. The caliber of most teachers is below average and a great disappointment. Programs are mediocre at best. There are no extra cirrucular activities offered by the school except 6th graders. Uniforms were implemeted in 2005/2006 but too many choices given consequently you don't even find continuity in that. You'll do your child a great disservice by sending him/her to this school.
When I went here for kindergarden though 5th grade I got to know the building and other kids. But one thing I didn't like was the bathroom stalls. The walls were too short. I am tall for my age and I was self-concious. I hope this get changed in the future for other kids who don't like it. Overall I liked my teachers and the staff.
Heritage's multicultural diversity is a plus. Classes are a bit tight however and it is harder to give the individualized attention to the younger kids. My daughter attended Kindergarten here and loved it.