Eleud Raigoza established roots in Chicago over 40 years ago. At the age of 14, Ms. Raigoza moved to the area from Mexico with her mom, dad, and eight siblings. She is now the mother of a senior, Jennifer at Mansueto High School.
How did you learn about Noble Network? Why did you choose to send your child to a Noble school?
Ms. Raigoza: I learned about Mansueto through my friend Cassandra who graduated from the Noble-OC, she told me I would not find a better school for Jennifer than Noble, so I did my research, I asked questions, and I became interested. I signed her up, I fought hard to get Mansueto in our community, we worked closely with Adrian and Angelica to get signatures and to protest, and thankfully we had the Alderman’s support, and we finally have our school! My daughter, Jennifer, is now a senior.
How has Noble impacted your family’s life?
Ms. Raigoza: My experience at Mansueto has been very positive, I like Noble’s discipline, their standard of education, and I know Jennifer’s experiences at Noble will help her get accepted to some of the best schools in the country. No other school will give her the quality education she is receiving at Noble. For me, education is the most important thing. I read that 98% of Noble students get accepted to college and I want my child to go to college.
Why do you continue to be an advocate for Noble schools?
Ms. Raigoza: I know it’s tough because their discipline is tough, but this will benefit them in the long run because at a job you have to arrive on time, come well dressed, and come well educated.
What advice do you have for current or future Noble parents?
Ms. Raigoza: I would recommend that any parent with a high-school-age kid look into Noble, it is the best thing that can happen to your family. We didn’t have a Noble school on the Southwest side of the City, now we have one, let’s take full advantage of it! The quality education your children will receive here, you will not get anywhere else. You will not regret it! After four years at Noble you will thank them!