66 out of 10GreatSchools

Garvy J Elementary School

Chicago, IL
  • Public
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  • Grades K-8
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  • Enrollment: 831


Garvy J Elementary School
5225 North Oak Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60656
(773) 534-1185
Garvy J Elementary School is located in Chicago, IL and serves grades K-8.It received a GreatSchool rating of 6 out of 10
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Reviews19 Reviews

I like this school a lot . Always clean ,teachers response quick ,office friendly ,my daughter loves her school .because of the school we can't move anywhere else .keep up the good work
Excellent school. Both of my children attended Garvy and I was always impressed by the dedication and skill of the teachers and administrators. Great community of parents if you want to be involved. My kids both were admitted to selective enrollment high schools and were well prepared.
Pretty bad. If it wasn’t the only CPS school in the area, I would take my child out. Also, they require a mandatory $75 fee that they claim is for supplies etc, yet make your child bring their own school supplies. When you bring your kids supplies they get taken away and thrown into a pile for all kids to use. Sorry I don’t pay for other kids school supplies, also, what is the $75 going to then? Field trip prices are astronomical, my childs old school did not charge that much, afterschool activities? Forget about it, they charge up butt for them. Once again my childs old school had a few afterschool activities were free. There is no such option here. Also band is in the mornings before school which is obnoxious. My child loved band but no longer can go because its too early in the morning. Everything is a cash grab at this school. Teachers have no real dedication to children, and in my personal opinion do not care. Not a good look. My spouse and I both grew up in the neighborhood we are familiar and this school is not acceptable. Wish I could take my child to oriole park or edison park! This school also has no diversity. Teachers and some staff are mainly white. No culture here. Its a shame.
We love Garvy! They go above and beyond to make school fun with behavior incentives like tickets and fun Friday. Teachers know the students and are involved and interested. Kids feel like they matter here. It is a warm environment that I feel good about sending my kids to.
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