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South Elementary School

Glencoe, IL
  • Public
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  • Grades PK-2
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  • Enrollment: 383


South Elementary School
266 Linden Avenue
Glencoe, IL 60022
(847) 835-6400
South Elementary School is located in Glencoe, IL and serves grades PK-2.
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Student Diversity



Native American
Two or more races

Reviews3 Reviews

Picture perfect school in picture perfect town. Principal and staff know all the children's names and parent's names. Lots of opportunities for parent involvement and volunteering and most moms are there regularly. Incredible technology presence due to generous PTO and foundation. Smart boards in every room and iPads and computers available for teachers to sign out and use for lessons. The PTO sponsors free before school clubs such as math, guitar, environment, video announcement, yoga. The park district supplements half day kindergarten and after school time with nearby sports, art, chess and computer classes. Specials include Spanish, Art, Music, Library and Gym. 1st and 2nd grade gets gym every day. Teachers are specifically matched to students for the following school year by using a long process of talking to all the specials teachers. All teachers make effort to differentiate within the classroom for students learning above grade level but wish they would bring back the differentiation (gifted) specialist. The curriculum includes SEL Social and Emoional Learning where students are encouraged to communicate with each other about their feelings. Bullying is not tolerated.
My kids attended this school from K-2. School does a good job matching teacher personalities to students. Happy, fun-loving principal was "let go" after 2011-2012 school year. Coincidental with timing of new board members--be careful not to get on bad side. New principal is not very visible. PTO committee chairs play favorites with their kids and those of same religion. Be on the "in crowd" or don't plan to be called on when you volunteer or plan on your kid to be included (playmates, carpools, parties). Many overachieving parents in this area, so expectations are high, but people are catty. Kindergarten is only half day. We supplemented with park district, but coming out of full-day Montessori, it wasn't challenging. Academically 1st and 2nd grade picked up, teachers are terrific and class sizes are small (20 +/-). School is modern, clean and feels safe.
Absolutely fabulous - the principal runs a tight and happy ship - the teachers are a joy to be with - the school is clean and beautiful and boards in most rooms and a wonderful playground - the kids leard an amazing amount each day - so happy