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Juliette Low Elementary School

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Posted November 8, 2012

I've had children at Juliette Low for 6 years now and each year I'm humbled by the amazing support we get from our Teachers and Staff. The academic resources are wonderful and there is a constant growth not only in technology but in finding new ways to enhance our children's learning. I also just love the community and am thankful my kids have this kind of support.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2011

I have been a part of Juliette Low School for almost 10 years now, and I give it two thumbs up! The test scores are misleading, due to spanish speaking students only being allowed to test in english. Both my kids are involved in the TDP program for gifted kids. On the other spectrum is available help for those struggling with reading, math, or speech. Lots of parent involvement shows that "making learning happen together" is really what it is all about! This is a great neighborhood school that sometimes gets a bad wrap due to it's diversity. The world is diverse, we need to embrace it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2010

I am happy that my kids are attending Juliette Low. My twins are now going into third grade and are doing very well academically. The teachers have helped them blossom socially, as well. The PTO is excellent! The prinicipal started when my kids entered kindergarten and he is doing an outstanding job! He is such a caring person. For the parent who said... "take a look at their test scores".... Well I have helped a lot in the classrooms and I've seen MANY smart kids at work! Almost half the student population is bilingual so maybe it's difficult for these children to do well with standardized tests that are only given in English. There are many parents who also help this school be successful. The school is well maintained and has many resources for the children. I am excited about our new addition that is presently being constructed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2009

With three children invested in this wonderful school, I must brag about the outstanding leadership, dedicated staff and wonderfully diverse environment. This school's commitment to continuous improvement despite the challenges of NCLB is evident everywhere you look. Great,great school! We have a wonderful hard working PTO and great community support.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2008

Take a look at the test scores and you'll know that J Low is not a great school. Most of the scores are below the state average!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2008

I am pretty happy with this school. The new principal proved to be a great leader! There is always events happening and plenty of activities to join and be a part of. And the staff is ok.. although some could use a lesson in people skills but other than that.. it's a great place for you child to get an education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2008

We are so satisfied with everything, we just love this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2007

This is the best school! i'm very proud that my daughter goes to this 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.

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

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
62%

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 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
75%
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

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
74%
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 Students61%
Female70%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income39%
Not low income81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)36%
Students without disabilities67%
English language learners39%

Reading

All Students47%
Female60%
Male34%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income14%
Not low income77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
Students without disabilities54%
English language learners14%
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 Students67%
Female75%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Low income46%
Not low income93%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities73%
English language learners31%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students56%
Female70%
Male43%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Low income26%
Not low income93%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities62%
English language learners15%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students77%
Female79%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Low income63%
Not low income93%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities82%
English language learners52%
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 Students69%
Female74%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Low income60%
Not low income78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)30%
Students without disabilities77%
English language learners9%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students59%
Female65%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Low income43%
Not low income74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)20%
Students without disabilities67%
English language learners0%
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

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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
Hispanic 53% 24%
White 36% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 4%
Black 3% 18%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1530 South Highland Avenue
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
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