66 out of 10GreatSchools

Joyce Kilmer Elementary School

Buffalo Grove, IL
  • Public
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  • Grades PK-5
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  • Enrollment: 516


Joyce Kilmer Elementary School
655 Golfview Terrace
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
(847) 520-2760
Joyce Kilmer Elementary School is located in Buffalo Grove, IL and serves grades PK-5.It received a GreatSchool rating of 6 out of 10
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Student Diversity



Native American
Two or more races

Reviews7 Reviews

Excellent! This is the second year for my son and he is happy and he is learning! Friendly and safe environment.
I was pretty worried when I saw the scores from kilmer. My son is advanced and young for his grade. But we have had no problems at kilmer. I think my son will be all the better for having gone to a school with such diversity. My son is about to enter 5th grade now, he is still advanced, kind and bright. This low score school didn’t hurt him, and the inspiring teachers have really helped him grow. He has some great friends with great families from Kilmer.
I agree, don't let the test scores fool you! Kilmer has some AMAZING teachers and some amazing families. The receptionist (we love her) and the principle (she's new as of 2014 and great) are so kind and welcoming.
My two kids attended Kilmer and I have nothing but rave reviews for the school. My oldest attended another school in the district which is very high scoring but everyone we encountered came across as superior and were not friendly or accommodating. Kilmer staff across the board went above and beyond and actually cared for not only student but parents as well. Due to Government intervention that places un-realistic expectations on how schools must perform , kids cant be taught as teachers want to teach or in a way kids understand. To expect a school to perform well as compared with its neighboring schools and to penalize teachers when these goals are not met is not acceptable. Standardized testing given in English to a school with a majority of ESL students is also unrealistic. My two kids were excellent students who enjoyed their experience and their respective teachers . The ISAT percentages do not represent this school at all. This review is based off of 2012-13 yr and the teachers and principal during last yr
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