My child is in the Early Childhood Program at John Shields and it has been wonderful for him. The teachers go above and beyond and have been fantastic. He is so excited about going to school and seeing his teachers and friends each day!
Kaneland John Shields Elementary School is a public elementary school in Sugar Grove. The principal of Kaneland John Shields Elementary School is Shelley Hueber. 642 children attend Kaneland John Shields Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 2% of the Kaneland John Shields Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 3% of the 642 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 0% are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Kaneland John Shields Elementary School is 15:1. Bristol Bay Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.
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I have been incredibly pleased with the attentiveness and caring nature of the teachers and administrators at John Shields Elementary School. When we first moved to the area I was worried because the community is not especially diverse ethnically but I have found the staff to be both open-minded and accommodating. My son has been encouraged to excel and has found opportunities to learn at an advanced pace when appropriate. In just one year he learned a staggering amount and acquired the building blocks to prepare him for a lifetime of academic curiosity and achievement. We have very high taxes here so I'm glad to see that we're getting what we pay for!
I have a child with spectrum disorders and adhd. The children are not tolerant of kids that are different and from my personal experience their parents are not either. The parents call my child names and tell their children not to play with my child. There is no tolerance. My child has experienced discrimination from all angles including staff members. As long as your child can fit into "the mold" at the school and not require any thing more than a typical school education then you shouldn't have any problems. But to give credit where it is due there are some good teachers that really care about the students.
My daugter has attended John Shields since Kintergarden and is currently a 4th grader. She loves the school and looks forward to attending every day! The teachers have a great connection with the students and the level of engagement is high. They work hard at keeping the environment very respectful with programs for anti-bullying etc. I really feel lucky to have her at this school!
My son is in kindergarten at John Shields and so far loves it. I love his teacher feel she really makes an effort to keep him engaged and involved. I also volunteer in his classroom and enjoy seeing the interaction between the kids and teacher. He loves going to school.
Unfortunately we have not been the least bit impressed by the curriculum the administration or the teachers. Our children used to love school and now that we are at Shields they beg not to go daily! Considering what Sugar Grove residents pay in taxes I am left wondering where all the money is spent. I can tell you not enough is spent on technology. While the world is changing Sugar Grove seems determined not to keep up. There are an unsettling number of instances of classroom bullying and violence that seem to go unchecked.
Great school! Our son's teachers have been wonderful. They encourage the kids in a positive and fun environment and give each child the attention and support needed. We are so happy with John Shields that we are determined to stay in Sugar Grove so our eldest can continue to attend the school he loves and our youngest will have the same opportunity once he is school age.
I am very happy with the school. My son has ADHD and I am very pleased with the way the school handles the situation. In addition The teachers are fantastic. They are there when you have questions or concerns. My child likes going to school. They also encourage positive relations between the children. So far a very positive experience.