44 out of 10GreatSchools

Hearst Elementary School

Chicago, IL
  • Public
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  • Grades PK-8
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  • Enrollment: 363


Hearst Elementary School
4640 South Lamon Avenue
Chicago, IL 60638
(773) 535-2376
Hearst Elementary School is located in Chicago, IL and serves grades PK-8.It received a GreatSchool rating of 4 out of 10
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Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
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Reviews14 Reviews

I would rate my experience as poor due to principal Chrobak’s behavior towards parents and students.
My son use to attend Hearst Elementary as of November 15,16The second week of school my son would say there was a boy who kept hitting and kicking him. As I would complain to the teacher, she said she would handle it. As weeks past I hear other Parents complain to the teacher. Again the teacher would say she was going to write him up and have a talk with the child. Seeing this little boy walk up to a little girl and just kick her for no reason,instantly upset me!!I just went to speak to the principle. She seemed concerned said she would talk w my son and the other little boy. Still the boy was continuing to hit and kick. So on the 15 of November while I'm waiting for my son to come out of school I see a bandaid on his eye brow The teacher said she didn't know exactly what happened but my son had explained that they were getting ready to go home, getting their things out of the locker. My son said the little boy called his name and he looked the little boys way, the little boy slammed the locker door in my sons face and ran! I'm so pisssd !!!! I go to speak to the principle once again! So as I let her know what happened. She said that theres a process in the way they handle things at Hearst! I disagree that handling a bully takes more than ten weeks! It should have been nipped in the butt asap! If this child has behavioral issues he should have an aid with him. There is no excuse that my son should walk around being bullied and now with a bruised eye! #Rant #AngryMother
As you can see, the reviews are worse the farther back into time you go. When Hearst Elementary acquired their new principal Mrs. Chrobak, everything turned around. The building is much more lively, clean, and welcoming. She is a tough principal on both the staff and the students, but she respects everyone, and works to bring out the best in everyone. She was truly a blessing to the school, and it is now a school quickly on the rise! Although more community activity and support could help the school, everyone there is doing a good job nonetheless! The school's test sores have improved dramatically, and the children seem much happier to be in the school. I hope Mrs. Chrobak stays for much longer and helps the school even more!
As a teacher at Hearst School, I am thrilled to be a part of a school that is growing through innovative techniques set forth by the administration. It is a great working environment where teachers collaborate and expect the best from their students. The new administration has recently brought Hearst from a level 1 to a level 2 school. I feel that Hearst’s greatest strength is that the staff works together just like family and is dedicated to their profession.
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