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Swift Elementary Specialty School Overview

5900 North Winthrop Avenue, Chicago, IL 60660 , Tel: +1 (773) 534-2695 City Of Chicago School District 299

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Swift Elementary Specialty School Ratings & Reviews

August 27, 2018 Submitted by a parent
Last year was our first year and the experience was a good one for my daughter's and i
May 02, 2018 Submitted by a parent
I would rate our experience as a 10/10. Principal Cannela is amazing and demonstrates genuine compassion for the students and the community. I see him outside the school every morning ensuring the safe arrival of students, working with the crossing guards and warmly greeting parents with a smile. He takes the time to greet students by their name. The Kindergarten teachers are excellent and in spite of dwindling education budgets, they have worked extremely hard to raise money for their classrooms by writing grants and community fundraisers to furnish classrooms with laptops, smart boards and other supplies. The recognize that one size doesn't fit all and have tailored their teaching techniques to assist students at an individual level. This school has made dramatic improvements in the last few years - both with technology resources, musical programs, infrastructure, etc. We are well pleased with the work the principal and staff are doing on a daily basis.
March 07, 2017 Submitted by a community member
I have been a student at Swift for 3 years and counting and this school is very diverse in ways but there is very limited celebration of diversity in the school. Swift didn't even have a black history month in February. I find that to be ironic because there was a celebration of every other culture, It made me feel like I didn't belong and that the black culture doesn't matter. I wouldn't recommend this school unless you want your child to only be exposed to certain cultures. The teachers also pile on lots of classwork which ends in doing homework to 11:30pm. No matter how much classwork we do there is still homework. The bathrooms are very out-dated and for some of the bathroom stalls you literally have to ask someone to hold it shut so it won't fly open while your using the bathroom. Over all there is always lots of drama and arguments between people.
December 11, 2015 Submitted by a parent
My daughter has been going been going to swift for 2 years now, currently a 5th grader. I feel her teachers she has had amd currently have are wonderful in their uniqueness to make learning fun and interesting. I just wish the school had more afterschool programs and sports. I love the new principal Swift has now. Mr. C is so welcoming and engaging, and this makew me feel good as a parent. I plan on my daughter graduating from here.
November 18, 2015 Submitted by a parent
The Swift community is welcoming! They took my son and our family in and helped us all adjust quickly to a new school. Their special education team of Ms. Zarate and Mr.Peterson is amazing. My son is an active participant in their dynamic class and wonderful school! I feel blessed to be a part of swift school!!!
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Chicago, IL Education Statistics

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  • Some College20%
  • Associate Degree5%
  • Bachelor Degree22%
  • Graduate Degree14%

Apartments and homes for rent near Swift Elementary Specialty 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 Swift Elementary Specialty 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 Swift Elementary Specialty School, and that should not be hard as you can currently choose from 1,148 apartments for rent available in this part of Chicago. Not familiar with rent prices in the area? The cheapest apartment near Swift Elementary Specialty School is currently at The Annabelle Apartments, renting for $839 per month, but if $4,595 is still within your budget, check out the more luxurious offers at Park Fullerton by Reside. 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 Swift Elementary Specialty School

Before you start packing, make sure Swift Elementary Specialty School is really the best option for your child. To recap, Swift Elementary Specialty School is a well-known public PK-8 school in Chicago. It is located at 5900 North Winthrop Ave, Chicago, IL 60660 and it is the second home of 703 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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