Forrestal Elementary School

2833 Washington St, Great Lakes, IL 60088 | (847) 689-6310
  • Grades: KG-5
  • Student Enrollment: 471
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1 out of 5 | 1 Review
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Principal or Admin: Doris Hardy
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
School District Details

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 471
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 21.9
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 21.5
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 220 (46.7%)
  • Females: 200 (42.5%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 89 (18.9%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 199 (42.3%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 288 (61.1%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Forrestal Elementary School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian--
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Forrestal Elementary School
  Number Percent
1st Grade8818.7%
2nd Grade7816.6%
3rd Grade7716.3%
4th Grade8518.0%
5th Grade5411.5%
6th Grade10.2%
Attendance, Graduation, and Dropout Rates (2010)
Attendance Rate
Teacher Credentials (2010)
Percent of Classes Not Taught by Highly Qualified Teachers
Source: IL Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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1 review for Forrestal Elementary School

  • Reviewed by Parent or Guardian on April 19, 2011
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I tried to remain optimistic about this school for over a year and I've had it. His teacher is very nice & communicates w/ us HOWEVER the North Chicago School Dist needs to step it up & challenge the students. My son rarely gets homework & isn't being challenged. I tried to contact the principal to ask about the guidelines & curriculum standards & she cut me off before I could finish my sentence. Her response was you need to speak to his teacher. I also wanted to visit during school hours & was told I couldn't because it I have to make an appointment. ALSO PTO doesn't keep parents posted & they haven't updated their web info on the school website. SO DO NOT BE FOOLED BY THE NICE MANICURED LAWN & CLEAN FACILITY because overall the quality of the education is poor.
    It is unfortunate that there are no charter schools in the North Chicago area. My son was in a Charter School prior to Forrestal & I wish we were there now.

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