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Bright Elementary School Overview

10740 South Calhoun Ave, Chicago, IL 60617 , Tel: +1 (773) 535-6215 City Of Chicago School District 299

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Bright Elementary School Ratings & Reviews

October 01, 2017 Submitted by a teacher
After teaching there for a year, and being a demonstration teacher (where teachers from around the network came into my classroom to see great teaching techniques), I begrudgingly left. I had AMAZING co-workers that spent long hours before & after school trying to find ways to better each students' experience, but my administration (Ms. Lewis & Dr. Sanders) was unsupportive. They instituted a school closing time, kicking teachers out of the building earlier so we were unable to work in our classrooms, not allowing parents into the building and therefore into the classrooms to really see the amazing things that were happening in the rooms! Teachers were constantly pulled out of classrooms for extended meetings, and yet no additional support for our classrooms. I had 36 students in my classroom, which was a very large class, but my students excelled because of hard work by me, the parents and the students together. However, I received an email less than 5 days before the end of the school year from Admin wishing me the best of luck next year, however I had not made any plans to leave the school. I felt as though I was encouraged to find a better fit for me because my Adminstration didn't like my opinions nor my teaching style, even though I was highly effective (according to their evaluations of me). This school needs strong parents to stand up and fight for a better school environment! There were 8 teachers that left last year because we were mistreated and are doing amazing things at our new schools - I wish I would have been able to stay at Bright to make a bigger impact on their climate and culture. Although the school is moving up with rankings (from a 3 to 2+) admin are constantly unhappy and make the culture very punitive and stressful - and yet many of the decisions that were made did not have the students best interests at heart. Bright has the potential to be an amazing school...
December 15, 2015 Submitted by a community member
Bright Elementary School has been under the new administration of Alicia Lewis for the past two years. During this time, Bright school has grown and prospered! The school went from a Level 3 to a Level 2 school in 6 months; which, is not easy! When you walk into this school you feel welcomed and children feel safe. With all stake holders motivated, this school will continue to reach higher levels of success.
September 10, 2013 Submitted by a parent
This school could be better if staff and parents work together...There is a little parent involvement...We do not have a permanent principal, and we do not know for how long this will be...
January 08, 2013 Submitted by a parent
Intolerable principal scares teachers away. Every year. This is how it goes: principal begins "dropping in" unannounced at a classroom. She tells the teacher that she does not know how to teach and that she is "concerned." Next, principal begins calling the teacher to her office every day after school for 2-3 hour "meetings" where principal tells the teacher shes not following "best practices." Teacher cannot correct papers, set up her classroom, etc because of all the time wasted in the office as the principal takes phone calls and checks her texts. Next, the teacher quits or transfers before mid January when the principal promises to begin the E3 dismissal process which will ruin the teachers record. Then the principal replaces the bullied teacher by a current teacher that is teaching in another grade at the school. Finally, another new teacher --who has few rights according to the CTU contract-- is hired with open arms and TLC. Then the new teacher gets bullied toward the end of the school year and the beginning of the new school year until she quits by January before the principal can fire her using the dismissal process. This happens to 7+ teachers every year at Bright school.
November 08, 2012 Submitted by a parent
Worst principal ever at Orville T. Bright Elementary in Chicago. O.T. Bright has had excellent teachers even Golden Apple Award winners and some Nationally Board Certified teachers. Unfortunately, we have lost every single one of these great teachers. The principal harasses and publicly humiliates staff members then calls them "combative." This is why we have 80% new staff every year, including a new assistant principal every year.
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Apartments and homes for rent near Bright Elementary School

Your child’s education is your top priority. We know that because—well, you’re looking at this page, aren’t you? If you think your kid would feel right at home at Bright Elementary School, and you are contemplating moving closer so the little rascal will never miss a class, we have some good news for you and your family. Commute will never be an issue if you pick an apartment within 5 miles of Bright Elementary School, and that should not be hard as you can currently choose from 243 apartments for rent available in this part of Chicago. Not familiar with rent prices in the area? The cheapest apartment near Bright Elementary School is currently at 7850 S Constance Ave, renting for $585 per month, but if $1,165 is still within your budget, check out the more luxurious offers at 7316 S Jeffery Blvd. Or just do what most other parents do and go for the middle ground—that’s where you get the best value for money most of the time.

Things you should know about Bright Elementary School

Before you start packing, make sure Bright Elementary School is really the best option for your child. To recap, Bright Elementary School is a well-known public PK-8 school in Chicago. It is located at 10740 South Calhoun Ave, Chicago, IL 60617 and it is the second home of 292 students. Please note that available apartments near a given school are filtered by proximity, not by attendance zone. We advise parents to visit the schools in person and contact the admissions offices for further information on school performance and attendance zones before making a final decision.

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