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Edwards Elementary School

Public School | Grades PK-8 | City of Chicago SD 299
4815 South Karlov Ave
Chicago, IL 60632
(773) 535-4875

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Edwards Elementary School is located in Chicago, IL and is one of 639 schools in City Of Chicago School District 299. It is a public school that serves 1419 students in grades PK-8. See Edwards Elementary School's test results to learn more about school performance.

In 2011, Edwards Elementary School had 20 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Illinois average is 16 students per full-time equivalent teacher.

Student Ethnicity (2011)

Students (2011)


Students Per Teacher (2011)

Female/Male (2011)

47% 53%

Subsidized Lunch (2011)


District Spending (2010)

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Richard Edwards Elementary great programs, but is poorly run.  They get funding from International Baccelaureate, Avid and other enriching opportunities for students; unfortunately that funding is squandered on items like a professional development in foriegn countries rather than bringing the money back into the class room.

The hiring practices are questionable. There has not been a consistant staff in 5 years. There is no sense of community because the teachers are changed out every 3 years.

The LSC meetings occur at times that are not convinient for parents. They are held during the school day, usually around 10 in the morning. Working parents can't attend. Teachers can't attend.  It seems that there is a selection process to be on the LSC rather than having it open to the community. As a parent, I would have voted in a new principal for my children, but my boss did not allow me the time off.

With all the programs the school receives, I cannot check my child's progress online. The website is outdated and useless. Discipline rarely occurs on an official level. The teachers who control the class, do it well - there is little help from an official level.

Bottom line:
Go to the charter school down the street. I believe it is called UNO

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