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Ivy Hill Elementary School

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Posted February 5, 2014

Mostly utilize small group resource pull out for significant LD. Very basic, not very individualized, a one stop shop for all kids. No behavioral RTI to pick up on attentional issues. No reading or behavioral specialists available.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2013

Wonderful School , Great teachers , Excellent communication !!! My Son attended Ivy hill for 2 1/2 years ( 3rd , 4th and 5th). Although all the teachers are nice , Mrs. Williams and Mrs. Mekky have been his favorite teachers . Teachers are passionate about what they do and that makes all the difference .Teachers respond to students Email at any time, even over the weekends and also off hours , what else can we ask for :) . Miss Boston(Principal) is great , she is there at every event to welcome the parents and makes sure to receive everyone with a warm Hello ! This is a great school, we had to move to Texas because of job reasons and we left Ivy Hill with a heavy heart . We had really many many happy moments at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2012

Dickinson's Little Vaudeville recently performed a Food Pantry Benefit Show at Ivy Hill Elementary. The staff was wonderful to work with and the school's stage was a wonderful backdrop. A very friendly, welcoming place. Donna Dickinson Director, Dickinson's Little Vaudeville


Posted February 8, 2010

My son is studying in this school for past 2 years and now he is in 3rd grade. In my experience, the principal, teachers, admin staff and nurse - all are sensitive to the need of the children and the parents. They groom the children according to their nature and need and concentrate on overall development of the children rather than developments in silos. This is an excellent school I would recommend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2009

I think this school is excellent. My children are thriving here under the guidance of the teachers and school administration. The school community is friendly and caring and involved. I know my children are getting an excellent education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2009

I am so pleased with the education my children are receiving at Ivy Hill. The teachers are excellent! They strive to have each child work to their full potential and continually challenge them everyday. Yes, they expect a lot, but they are also very caring and understanding. Their dedication to each child is reflected in their ISAT scores. I would highly recommend this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2009

My child attended this school for one year, the experience was awful for him. The staff has no ability to deal with children who do not excel. My son who is of above average intelligence was made to feel 'stupid' and was singled out by his teacher. We have since moved and have spent two wonderful years at another school in the district.
—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.

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90%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

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

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
99%

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

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
100%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
97%
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 Students90%
Female88%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian95%
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Low income73%
Non-low income93%
Students with disabilities (IEP)60%
Students without disabilities96%
English language learners71%

Reading

All Students82%
Female85%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian90%
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Low income53%
Non-low income88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)53%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learners47%
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 Students86%
Female86%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)40%
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female90%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)50%
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students97%
Female98%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income98%
Students with disabilities (IEP)90%
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 Students92%
Female95%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian86%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)50%
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female95%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian93%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)70%
Students without disabilities93%
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

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Above 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 64% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 19% 4%
Hispanic 9% 24%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Black 2% 18%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Piper Boston

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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2211 North Burke Drive
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Phone: (847) 398-4275

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