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Christina Stavropoulos

Central Park Elementary School3

Midlothian, IL | Cook County


August 4, 2014

Central park is an ok school for most part the principal Mrs. hamillton is great at maintaining the students there . I wish we get to go on more field trips more often and have more activities .it would be fun to leave the school for once and have a little break.the 8th graders only go on 1 trip a year and thats to six flags every year .for 8th grade trips you should try something more exciting like going to washington D.C and spending a night there or something we could have fundraisers to raise money The lunches are terrible i never eat them they are always undercooked and we have the same pizza dippers twice a week .We deserve a A.c in the prarie view gym because it get stuffy there and my friend almost had an asthma attack

April 17, 2014

I have 2 children who attended. Love this school. The staff is very focused on the students.

Submitted by a parent

October 3, 2013

THIS SCHOOL IS INSANE!!!!!!!!!!! i hate this school. my daughter transferred from Disney last year shes in 5th grade. As and as soon as she started learning she started learning things she learned in 3rd grade. there are not a lot of extra-curricular activities and the teachers are low quality

Submitted by a parent

June 26, 2012

My daughter has been in this school since Pre-K now going to 7th grade. She has consistently maintained all A's during these years. Since taking ISAT tests from 3rd grade on, her scores have always been in the top 10% "nationwide" compared to other students in the whole U.S. She loves this school so much that she's had perfect attendance for the last 3 years in a row. Mrs. Amraen is one of the best Principal's I have ever met. Her dedication to this school and its students is superb. My wife and I have learned to work in partnership with our daughter's teachers and so far it's been very beneficial to her. I would recommend Central Park to any parent who is willing to do his part in his child's education.

Submitted by a parent

January 15, 2011

I have two children at this school which started out reviving a great education, but as my older child hit middle school her grades were still the same but her test scores seemed to go down. I noticed that the younger more inexperienced teachers are far more interested in being friends with their students than actually teaching them. My fifth grader never came home with a homework assignment all year. During ISTAT'S her teacher even made them correct their mistakes . I reported this and nothing has been done. I will be removing my children as soon as possible!

Submitted by a parent

November 7, 2010

Because they always something for the children to do after school or even during school and i think it's a good place for our children to be.

Submitted by a parent

August 9, 2010

My children have been part of this school for a few years know and they love it. they have helped with my children development . I am proud to say I have my baby entering this years kindergarten class and she cant wait. Mrs Amran by far has to be the best principle ever.

Submitted by a parent

July 9, 2009

One of my daugthers told me that there are some problems at this school. She said some of the teachers like more of the eigth graders than the 7th graders. That they treat the 8th graders more better then the 7th graders. And talking about the teachers said the 7th grade don't give them respect. But the teachers don't give them respect as the 8th graders. So i rate this school a two. Even the poor gyms, the school is sooo tiny, i hope they'll be more space provided in the future....

Submitted by a parent

September 18, 2008

This school, I admit that it's a bad school. Well I teach my students in 7th and 8th how to behave, and teach them as well as I can so I'd give this school 3 stars.

Submitted by a teacher

January 9, 2008

its disappointing to know that they are serving poor lunches and that there are 3 gyms and none of them are for lunchrooms,no half days,and no field trips.

Submitted by a parent

July 30, 2007

I feel very blessed to be a part of Central Park School. The motto is 'a place to belong' and it fits perfectly. We have an open friendly environment where truly everyone is welcome. We have put an end to cliques in the parent group. Our teachers are loving and nurturing, and our principal is truly amazing. 800 students and she knows everyone's name! We do spend a lot of time on the ISATS there is no option, and quite frankly our children need to be up to par in math, english and science. I don't see the dilemma. We are growing in extra-curricular activities, and our children are in a positive environment. If we could just get more parents to reinforce at home what are teachers and staff work so hard to achieve in the classroom, what a wonderful world it would be!

Submitted by a teacher

March 8, 2007

I have 3 children enrolled in Central Park. i love the school for its parent-friendly atmosphere. The principal Ms. Amraen knows most parents and students on site because she is so involved personally with the families of all students. My children have maintained Honor Roll status and Central Park rewards these students greatly. Some teachers offer more of a challenge than others, but that is any school district. I love Ms. Jenkot in Pre-K, she and Mrs. Kmeic are so patient with kids and they always come up with the coolest crafts and activities.

Submitted by a parent

February 20, 2007

I am not thrilled with this school, however I really don't have much choice (can't afford private school). I really don't feel like my son is getting a great education and it scares me that they are not preparing him for high school. I hate that they teach for the ISATs-my son learns nothing during the month of Feb./March because of it. There should be less focus on teaching just for that test. I don't think my son retains much of what is taught and I'm not sure he is being challenged enough-that comes when he gets home and works with me. It's the only way I feel like he is learning anything (when I go over it again with him). I wish things would improve at CP but maybe it's just not in the budget? As for extracurricular activities-I wish there were more but again maybe that's the funding.

Submitted by a parent

September 28, 2006

This school is very poor in every catagory. They waste 2 months of learning prep for the isats. My son was jumping threw new work so fast he didn't have time to retain any of what he learned. The school still did poor on the test. I took my son out of the school.

Submitted by a parent

April 13, 2006

I am pleased with the extras they offer, such as band and basketball, BUT I am dissappointed in the lack of challenging course work. My child hAs attended this school for 2 years and as sad as I am to admit it, he received a more challenging education from his previous school in Chicago that had overcrowding, lack of books and various other problems that plague inner city schools. I am now in the process of finding a new schools because I am concerned for his high school career. He is an honor student but has become lazy because the work or lack there of is not requiring much of him. For the past few weeks he has had no homework or crossword puzzles! This is disturbing to me.

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