33 out of 10GreatSchools

Central Jr High School

Evergreen Park, IL
  • Public
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  • Grades 6-8
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  • Enrollment: 623


Central Jr High School
9400 South Sawyer Avenue
Evergreen Park, IL 60805
(708) 424-0148
Central Jr High School is located in Evergreen Park, IL and serves grades 6-8.It received a GreatSchool rating of 3 out of 10
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Student Diversity



Native American
Two or more races

Reviews10 Reviews

Central used to be a great school, but has changed dramatically over the past few years. The leadership does not seem to be able to address the changing needs of students and the community.
The teachers are not equip to teach imperfect children. Most of them do not reach out to parents when they see that a student has a low grade and are not consistent when a parent as them to help their child and the communication from EVERYONE is EXTREMELY POOR!
This school is not a great choice for students. There are various issues in the school that are never resolved. The staff claim they resolve it, but they usually don't, or there "Solution" is actually worse then before. One example of this is I was getting bullied at my lunch table here, and the "solution" is to put me with the lunch detention kids (Where kids go if they are not acting right in lunch, or if they are not prepared for lunch.) which are worse then my lunch table bullies.When staff are having a bad day, they take it out on the students, and most of them don't know how to teach outright. They claim they can deal with various types of student disabilities, but it just seems like they watched a 2 minute youtube video on how to deal with a temper tantrum (Because they try to talk to your child for about 2 minutes calmly, then if they don't respond, they start treating the student with a disability as a normal one, and they will call the office and put your child in detention.) and they are classified as a teacher that can teach students with disabilities. Some of them just treat students with disabilities as normal students, which is NOT the proper way to deal with them. The school bathrooms are also not safe for your child, because if you tap a stall door like you would with a smartphone's screen, the door unlocks wide open, and bullies will bully your child while they are going to the bathroom.I am still trying to talk to higher authorities to resolve various problems with this school, but so far I am not having any luck. Below is a 1 to 5 scale of the school's offerings. 5 is best, 1 is the worse.Staff: (Includes Teachers, Aids, ETC)2/5Bullies:1/5Lunch Choices:2/5Helping Normal Students with Obstacles:4/5Helping Students with Disabilities with Obstacles:1/5Nice Students:4/5Mean Students: 1/5
Overall the school is pretty good, the only thing i have is they don't have very much homework to do. The staff are great. They send stuff home on time. and my granddaughter seems to like it.
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