Funston's motto: Where We Focus on Children. Funston's students are their number one priority. Its incentive programs help students strive for the best. Students receive recognition for Student of the Month, Honor Roll, Raising Stars, and Award Winners. They also participate in color guards, student patrol, and area sports championships.
Funston School has made Adequate Yearly Progress as indicated by the No Child Left Behind Act for the past five years. The school has been recognized as an Honor Roll School, A School of Distinction, and more recently, a Spotlight School Award Winner for academic achievement. Funston embraces a caring and safe environment that is conducive to excellent teaching and learning. It features a comprehensive core literacy and math program where students are provided many opportunities to excel. Funston offers a variety of resource programs that meet the diverse student needs such as bilingual education, English as a Second Language, special education via inclusion, gifted, remedial, and enrichment. In addition, all students receive additional resources, such as technology lab, art, library, and physical education. Funston has a highly motivated staff with highly qualified teachers, who are committed to excellence and use best instructional practices. Funston School partners with Chicago Communities in Schools and Logan Square Neighborhood Association. Funston has several programs available to the parents and the community that support parental involvement, empowerment and support