Byrne Elementary School
- CHICAGO, IL
Byrne Elementary School Reviews
Rating 3.14 out of 5 7 reviews
The kids whom go to this school are rude and do not know respect. Are not at the academic level they should be always comparing other schools as being behind even though the other school kids are doing ten times better and academically doing better as well.
The school had a unique environment, with pretty dedicated teachers. As far as Chicago Public Schools go it was a great elementary school, although it doesn't have as many resources and extracurriculars as some private or suburban schools. I learned a lot, and improved college readiness by going there. The teachers overall are very dedicated and great at what they do. Unfortunately they are lacking in music and art programs, as well as sports. If you're thinking of sending your child there I suggest packing a lunch because the standard CPS food is very inedible, but that's not the individual schools fault. Overall it's pretty well rounded education, in a safe environment and neighborhood.
They had a security guard or two roaming the halls, but besides the security cameras that was it. Visitors had to sign in but it was easy to slip past the front desk without doing so.
I was a part of a Knitting club after school for some time in 6th grade, but besides that there wasn't much to do around the school. The average sports were offered but not a lot of kids participated.
The faculty are very kind and willing to help whether it is a school issue or personal issue. The school lacks discipline and this makes it extremely hard to learn. Students would leave the class to wander the school and no one would stop them. Classes consisted of students talking over one another and the teachers sitting back, unable to gather attention long enough to teach.
I struggled with people a lot in the school and i was bullied, not constantly, but it was occasionally. After I graduated i carry only one friend from the school, and I am okay with that. However, in the school i was mostly friends with the teachers. The teachers are very social and want to get to know you personally to know how their students learn individually. i was totally fine with connecting with my teachers more than the students since my education is more important to me. I only have a very select group of friends that have almost the same personality as me and Byrne taught me to be okay with that, since that is who I am.