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Lane Elementary School

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Posted September 17, 2009

I love Lane because the teachers are great and my son loves going to school there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2008

My daughter is in 2nd grade in Mrs. Ciraulo's class. She is a wonderful teacher. Very patient and sweet. No complaints. I love that they have 1/2 grades together. The 2nd graders help the 1st and vice versa. I have personally seen the improvement in the reading skills of the class from the beginning. This is a great school and teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2007

My daughter went to Lane when we moved to the Alsip area from third grade until sixth grade. I loved the teachers, they put forth their best efforts. My daughter loved the school and I have no complaints.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

My son just started attending Lane this fall for 2nd grade and so far I must say I am impressed. The teachers show a genuine concern for the well-being and overall educational atmosphere that the children receive while there. They value parent input and suggestions which I must say is refreshing. The new principal was once a teacher there so she knows how things work on both ends. I'm really hoping the rest of the year continues to be just as good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2006

The 1st/2nd grade teacher is wonderful!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 29, 2005

I attended Lane School a while ago, and I did not fully appreciate the value of Lane's high standards in education until we moved to another town. The principal is completely engaged in the learning process, as are all the teachers my sister and I had. Now I am a college student majoring in education, and in looking back at Lane I can see that they were ahead of the game, even back then. Lane is a great place to be.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 23, 2004

Lane School is very different than other schools around. The children are always busy and having fun learning. The saddest thing about leaving Alsip is leaving Lane School. Anyone moving into Alsip, should make sure they are moving into District 126. It's a wonderful school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2004

My daughter has been attending Lane since kindergarten and is now going in 4th grade. This is an excellent school. She's been above average in everything since starting here. The teachers don't let her get bored but find something more challenging for her to do to keep her interest up. I would highly recommend Lane to any family moving into the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
65%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
78%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
77%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
93%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students62%
Female75%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Low income68%
Non-low income53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities66%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students59%
Female75%
Male44%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Low income65%
Non-low income53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities70%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students61%
Female79%
Male50%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Low income60%
Non-low income61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students61%
Female93%
Male42%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Low income50%
Non-low income72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students92%
Female100%
Male88%
Black92%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Low income95%
Non-low income89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students64%
Female75%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Low income60%
Non-low income69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)60%
Students without disabilities65%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students50%
Female60%
Male38%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White46%
Low income55%
Non-low income44%
Students with disabilities (IEP)10%
Students without disabilities65%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students50%
Female52%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income42%
Non-low income64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students47%
Female62%
Male29%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White46%
Low income42%
Non-low income57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

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How schools in the state rate:

26%
of schools in the state are Below average
46%
of schools in the state are Average
28%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Average

Reading growth at this school

Below Average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 ISAT results from the state of Illinois.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 value table growth scores from the state of Illinois.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 41% 51%
Hispanic 36% 24%
Black 17% 18%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Patti Egan

Resources

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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4600 West 123rd Street
Alsip, IL 60803
Phone: (708) 371-0720

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