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Oakland Elementary School

Public | 2-5 | 425 students

 
 

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Posted March 19, 2014

My schools are hill crest and oakland they are awesome schools the teachers and staff are caring and prepare the children we'll to move on to the next class. The teachers and staff have been so helpful with suggesting and getting my son through the process of a learning disability. It has been a great experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2013

I have been very pleased with Oakland. Despite the previously mentioned high taxes, which you find throughout Lake County and northern IL, this school district offers a wide array of differentiated learning. My son was able to complete two years of advanced math in one year while in fifth grade. he is now taking Freshman math as a 7th grader at AUGS. My younger son has also gotten the reading help he needs and this is one of the few school districts that still offers PE every day - awesome! As for Lakes High School, it received an award for having one of the highest ACT scores per/ class last year. You are going to find high taxes everywhere nowadays, but this is one of the best school districts in this area by far.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2012

I am sad to say we are moving and short selling our home due to the fact that we just can't stay in this school district any longer. So many people in our neighborhoods are doing the same, and at a exhorbitant loss of money in order to get our children a better education experience. Oakland Elementary has no air conditioning, is broken down, does not hire the best teachers due to the conditions they are forced to teach in. We have been paying 15K per year in property taxes for a 400K home which is absolutely insane and my child comes home with headaches from being in a hot class all day. The administrators of course, do have A/C. They allowed for an abusive teacher to come back from leave without following up with her and her behavior continues to remain unstable. The high school is a newer facility, has a great principal, and has 2 high schools in 1 district. Get this...they had 2 superintendents for 2 high schools!!! That's it! One superintendent for each high school!! That was called out and is going to stop this year. Can someone say where are the exhorbitant taxes going? Not where they should here... People need to voice their opinions for change or else nothing will.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2012

My son is in the second grade and I couldn't be happier. The staff and teachers are very caring. One of a few school districts that haven't cut PE from the school, they have it daily. He stays challenged with his work and he has an appropriate amount of homework for a second grader. His teacher saw he was in too easy of a math class, so she put him in harder class and he loves it. He is very happy there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2012

My daughter is in 3rd grade at Oakland. She has a new teacher to the school, which my wife and I were concerned about initially, but it's turned out great. Her teacher has been wonderful, and she's really really progressing well, and getting over being somewhat shy in class also.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

Both of my kids went to Oakland. They were well prepared for AUGS and High School.
—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.

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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

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
82%
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

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
86%
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

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
94%
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 Students57%
Female50%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Low income13%
Non-low income64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)20%
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students70%
Female80%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Low income38%
Non-low income75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)27%
Students without disabilities76%
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 Students73%
Female75%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Low income52%
Non-low income77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)25%
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students70%
Female71%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Low income52%
Non-low income73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students94%
Female92%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Low income86%
Non-low income96%
Students with disabilities (IEP)67%
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 Students80%
Female76%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Low income61%
Non-low income83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female89%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Low income61%
Non-low income89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities87%
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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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

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Reading growth at this school

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 79% 51%
Hispanic 10% 24%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 4%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Black 2% 18%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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