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Wayne Elementary School is a public middle school in Wayne. The principal of Wayne Elementary School is Karen Beck. 474 students go to Wayne Elementary School and identify mostly as Asian/Pacific Islander; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 1% of the Wayne Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 6% of the 474 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 13% have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Wayne Elementary School is 20:1. Wredling Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 8%
White, non-Hispanic 74% 38%
Multiracial 4% %
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 7%
Hispanic 11% 44%
Asian 10% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 13% 47%
Limited English proficiency 1% 20%
Economically disadvantaged 6% 43%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This school has been nothing but one bad experience after another. My oldest was bullied and came home crying and nothing was done. The principle yells at the children and let's them sweat in the summer in this school or freeze during the winter. They never have enough school lunches and the kids get the vegetarian lunch when they run out ( raisins and salad ). The principal won't help the children that need help and are falling behind but she is always taking the credit for the gifted children that are there. This school always has some type of fund raiser and wants are help and our money but puts $0 twards these children. This principle replaces great teachers if they don't side or get along with her. The only option my husband and I feel like we have left is to go to a lawyer so our child gets what he needs before its to late. He is being left behind. I know at least 20 parents that feel the same way about this principal and their kids are having similar issues.

  • (2 years ago)

    I cannot get my child out of this school fast enough. Wayne School is a "School of Excellence" with the state of Illinois. It's easy to be excellent when the education is dumbed down about 2 grades. There is a MAJOR problem with bullying in this school especially once you get past 4th grade - and the administration does nothing. Way to much authority is given to parent volunteers. The classrooms are over-crowded and the school heating/cooling systems need to be upgraded. The teachers for for the lower grades are fine but for 4th 5th & 6th leave much to be desired!!

  • (3 years ago)

    my daughter has enjoyed her three years attending Wayne Elementary and really liked all the teachers she has had.

  • (5 years ago)

    Wayne school has the best teachers. They are innovative and dedicated. One retired teacher volunteered to go back and teach for the last 7 years because it is such a great environment for students.

  • (5 years ago)

    My son has been attending Wayne for two years now and I do not think the kids are learnign as much as the other schools in the area. The prinicpal is very slow in responding to parent issues and everything is about fund raising. What about teaching the children what they need to know. In kindergarden they put my son on the school bus instead of the daycare bus and then blamed it on a parent volunteer. How scary to be left on a bus on your first day of school.

  • (5 years ago)

    Wayne school is great for our children. Teachers are caring and parents are involved to make a great environment.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is about as good as it gets in U46 and that isn't saying much. The level of parent participation is high and there is much local support for the school and the teachers. Still class sizes are larger than nearby schools. You had better like Wayne to go to school here because as good as a school it is you'd be better off in Geneva.

  • (6 years ago)

    Wayne Elementary is a wonderful school to attend. Parent involvement is very high and the PTO does an excellent job of adding programs and materials for all of the grade levels. Teachers are dedicated and professional. Class sizes are a bit high but I've always felt my children have received enough individual attention.

  • (6 years ago)

    The average class size is 31-33 kids with no teacher's aid.

  • (7 years ago)

    We have a first-grader and kindergartner there now. The kindergarten teachers need help as in aides badly. They say the district doesn't have the money to pay assistants. We think our first-grader would have fared much better in a smaller kindergarten class. The district leaves much to be desired. Period.

  • (8 years ago)

    We've found the Wayne to school to be good for our child. The teachers seem to care about the students and challenge them on the basics. Class size is an area of concern and although it may be slightly better here than at other U46 schools it is still appreciably larger than the St. Charles schools less than 5 miles away. As a nod to budgetary cuts the orchestra is pooled with other schools and the kids are bussed to the middle school in South Elgin.

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