33 out of 10GreatSchools

Piccolo Elementary Specialty School

Chicago, IL
  • Public
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  • Grades PK-8
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  • Enrollment: 601


Piccolo Elementary Specialty School
1040 North Keeler Avenue
Chicago, IL 60651
(773) 534-4425
Piccolo Elementary Specialty School is located in Chicago, IL and serves grades PK-8.It received a GreatSchool rating of 3 out of 10
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Student Diversity



Native American
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Reviews4 Reviews

The turnover in this school is too high for an environment that needs consistency. Behavior is an obvious problem at Piccolo and administration is not present enough to be respected by students. Wheno administration is not respected it sets a tone for the entire school. When I was there students were running out of classrooms, physically fighting, and cursing out administration and staff. Another CPS school that will do anything to get a good test score out of students, and not create an environment that leads them to be successful.
I aggree with the last reviewer that the students of Brian Piccolo have a great deal of potential. They are living and functioning in challenging situtaions at home and in the community. Piccolo is place where they can come and feel safe knowing that there are adults who care about them and feel that they are capable of success. The administration recognizes the behavioral issues of students and parents that are faced by staff regularly and supports coming to resolution in a way that promotes the behaviors we want to see form our children. Piccolo school is definitely looking for ways to get parent and community members involved in a positive way. We are begging for parent patrol memebers, local school council memebers and classroom volunteers. However, volunteers must be willing to present themselves as role models for children. Piccolo is definitely a different place than in years past. There is much more structure and a higher level of accountability for students, staff and any visitors to Piccolo. As the instructional Leader of the school Piccolo must be a place where high quality learning takes place and is safe. Nothing else is acceptable. I recognize that his ruffles some feathers sometimes. If Piccolo is truly to improve everyone must be on board with making it so. I welcome any and all questions, comments or concerns. If as a parent, community member or staff member you have problems, come with solutions as well.
I think there needs to be more one on one help for the kids and the class rooms are over crowded. Over all I think the kids scores will improve with a litte more help from teachers there are at least 30 kids to a classroom that is too many, and the school don't have enough computers for the students, but the staff is wonderful. But that's just not enough.