55 out of 10GreatSchools

James C Bush Elementary School

Johnsburg, IL
  • Public
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  • Grades 3-5
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  • Enrollment: 351


James C Bush Elementary School
2118 West Church Street
Johnsburg, IL 60051
(815) 385-3731
James C Bush Elementary School is located in Johnsburg, IL and serves grades 3-5.It received a GreatSchool rating of 5 out of 10
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Student Diversity



Native American
Two or more races

Reviews6 Reviews

This school is now Johnsburg Elementary School. If you want a teacher that will always give your child an "A" no matter what then 5th grade teacher Brett Smith is the one you want. He gives A's for missing work, incomplete assignments as well as worksheets and tests that clearly have the wrong answers on them. Parents watch your child's graded tests and worksheets!!! You'll find that nothing is ever graded at all, or if it is graded, it is graded incorrectly! You will never get a clear indication of how your child is really doing academically. This teacher either never pays attention or is just plain lazy and gives all good grades because he really doesn't want to take the time to grade things properly. It seems as if he always gives an A for effort and now all of these students will be completely unprepared for middle school. He was rumored to be a favorite by students because he is "easy" and is now known by parents as being "lazy." Every Friday is also known to be a "free Friday" because students of his say they usually just play games all day. I've double checked tests by finding answer keys and grading keys online for math tests which were marked as A's on Skyward, but were really supposed to be D's. Report cards always look awesome because it makes him look awesome as a teacher. I'm not quite sure how a teacher can get away with falsely recording grades all the time like this. The school principal/administration/staff really needs to take a closer look at this guy. He's messing with our children futures.
Want a school with a caring leader who listens to your concerns as a parent? Then Bush School and their new leader, Dr. Belcasto, will certainly disappoint. She doesn't answer emails or calls, has a "higher than thou" attitude, and not only is rude to parents but also the students. She barks orders into a megaphone in the halls and is texting on her phone rather than trying to build a rapport with the pupils. It is truly a shame that the previous principal had to go. The only thing that saves this school is the decent teaching staff. I am worried, however, how that staff will suffer under Belcastro's reign.
This school has been excellent. The teachers are wonderful and children flourish in this building.
The teachers in this school are excellent, compassionate, and help the students that are needing extra help without making them feel awkward. I would highly recommend this school for your little ones!
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