22 out of 10GreatSchools

Curtis Elementary School

Chicago, IL
  • Public
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  • Grades PK-8
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  • Enrollment: 524


Curtis Elementary School
32 East 115th Street
Chicago, IL 60628
(773) 535-5050
Curtis Elementary School is located in Chicago, IL and serves grades PK-8.It received a GreatSchool rating of 2 out of 10
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Student Diversity



Native American
Two or more races

Reviews3 Reviews

Let me start by saying that Curtis offers great programs and some of the teachers are really good. I have frequented Curtis for the past year and a half for various events and reasons with my nieces and nephews. Academically and program-wise, Curtis is on point. However, the saying "one bad apple spoils the bunch" is true when it comes to this school. The fish stank from the head down and Principal Laquita Louie is that fish! In all my years as a parent, student, teacher, and volunteer, I have NEVER encountered a principal whose sole principle is to cause chaos and make the school environment difficult or uncomfortable for a child. Let alone, a parent trying to enroll their child.Contrary to what Louie may think, parents work, have other children, and also attend school themselves so they do not have the ability to come to the school again AFTER they've already spoken to her about transferring their child in since Curtis is the child's home-school. I was denied an enrollment packet because it was said I needed his birth certificate and proof of residency. Okay then, I obtained the requested documents but could not get off again to come back to the school while they were open. So I called and asked for the forms to be sent home with my niece and I'd would bring them to the school on Monday with his documents. This way I wouldn't have to prolong the process of completing the forms when I arrive on Monday. ANY business-oriented and organized person would appreciate the gesture of being proactive, except Louie. This is even after I spoke with the Board and complained that she refused to give me an enrollment packet the first time. Per them, they didn't understand it and said she could send the packet home. It's not like my child will be admitted into the school without all of the required documentation anyway. These are FACTS!If the leadership is rotten, then there's no room for growth within the staff or student body. There is a long list of incidents involving Louie and her inability to interact with parents and students on a professional level. Petty, messy, and miserable isn't professionalism. She is 100% what's wrong with Curtis School of Excellence!
This school is full of grown people who have no respect for the kids so far my kids have had some outstanding teachers in so good staff but it's more than just the 8\10 good people there its a lot of people that's there in don't mean the kids no good in its only getting worse