88 out of 10GreatSchools

Oriole Park Elementary School

Chicago, IL
  • Public
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  • Grades PK-8
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  • Enrollment: 751


Oriole Park Elementary School
5424 North Oketo Ave
Chicago, IL 60656
(773) 534-1201
Oriole Park Elementary School is located in Chicago, IL and serves grades PK-8.It received a GreatSchool rating of 8 out of 10
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Student Diversity



Native American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Two or more races

Reviews5 Reviews

My family and I have been a part of the Oriole Park School community for the last 9 years. We moved into the neighborhood, for the school, and we have been very happy. The teachers have been wonderful and the administration goes above and beyond to make themselves available for any help. Like most schools, they do testing, but I have never felt any pressure on the kids. We have had some issues with bullying and it has always been addressed. Should you have any questions, the staff is very approachable and accommodating. The neighbors that we have met, have been nothing but kind. And the friendships that our children have developed, are amazing!
Oriole Park was a great school in a caring and helpful community up until a couple years ago. Education has taken a back seat recently and they seem to be more concerned with pushing a liberal political agenda than educating kids. Test scores have dropped and the schools rating went from 3rd to 18th.
I wish someone would've written a review like this before I sent my kids to Oriole Park Elementary. While the school definitely has some teachers who are talented and caring, the overall school culture and leadership supports white supremacy, emboldens racism, and does not address bullying. School is about much more than learning how to read and write - it is about learning how to cooperate and collaborate with others who may not be just like you, how to solve and address real-world problems, and how to be a caring citizen. I do not feel that Oriole Park prioritizes these characteristics.
Unfortunately, this school has been tainted by CPS’ insane idea of administering too many tests that these poor kids are forced to take, including Kindergarten students! It’s all about tests, tests, and more tests. It appears that CPS forces educators to “prepare” students to take tests more so than actually teaching them.Are the students actually learning anything??
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