88 out of 10GreatSchools

Locust Elementary School

Marengo, IL
  • Public
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  • Grades PK-3
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  • Enrollment: 477


Locust Elementary School
539 Locust Street
Marengo, IL 60152
(815) 568-7632
Locust Elementary School is located in Marengo, IL and serves grades PK-3.It received a GreatSchool rating of 8 out of 10
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Reviews8 Reviews

My daughter is in 1st grade here and I can't say enough how wonderful the staff has been. We dealt with some bullying last year, in Kindergarten, and the principal was quick to address and help resolve the issue. My daughter loves going to school every day and you can see how much the teachers and staff enjoy their job.
I’ve had two children go thru this school and I can’t say enough how wonderful it was. From the school nurse to teachers and Administration headed by Mrs Lopez. The communtiy is lucky to have such a wonderful school. I dont know why theae ratings aren’t 10+. Go meet with Mrs Lopez and youll see for yourself.
The teachers are inexperienced. They pay no attention to parent concerns. The school is dirty. The mood at school is depressing you rarely see a happy child.
I have a third grader and a Kindergartener attending Locust. I moved into this district from out of state in Jan 2009. My son finished 2nd grade at Locust and was doing ok. It was not until 2 days before the school year ended that I discovered he had been bullied on the bus since January. The bus driver, although aware, did nothing to address it or to bring it to my attention. Now in 3rd grade, he is not in a class that is helping him learn or build confidence. After paying the registration fees for public school, I now have to pay for tutoring as my son's teacher advised us that she has too many kids in class to be certain each one is grasping what she is teaching before moving on. The focus is to push through to prepare for the ISATs in March, despite the fact that half of her class is failing. A note was sent home advising parents the kids need to be sure they are returning with their "do over" papers corrected to improve their grades or half the class will fail midterms. My 8 year old hates school, feels like a failure, and dreads Mondays. He has never had issues in school prior to being in this district.
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