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Reba O Steck Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 611 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted May 16, 2014

Amazing school the teachers there are great! There is a bookfair every 3 months! There is a computer lab that is air conditioned so that when it is warm out each class especially 4th and 5th. (because they are on the 2nd floor) Steck has clubs like chess club, earth club, Girls On The Run, lego robotics and student council! If you are looking for a good elementary school in Aurora choose Reba O Steck Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2014

We took our 3 children out of Steck when they were in the fifth and fourth grade. We had enough of terrible teachers that felt they were unapproachable and lazy. Our children were accepted into Saint Peter and Paul in Naperville. We should of done this much earlier because right away you can tell the higher curriculum and expectations ar SSPP. We were very unhappy with Steck and glad to have approached my children's education and solved it with a much better school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2013

Yuck!!! Just yuck!!! Not very many nice teachers, an uninvolved principal make Steck a non-memorable experience!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 24, 2012

I cannot rate this school, and I know one can't please everyone. I am responsible for the O in the school's name. I am a nephew. My father and Aunt Reba were brother and sister. It has been some time since I last visited the school, but I will the next time I leave Colorado Springs for Illinois. I donated Aunt Reba's school bell, and am on the dediction DVD. She was a lovely lady, and I miss her still.


Posted August 9, 2012

Naperville public schools, of which Steck is in District 204, are reportedly among the best in the nation, but our children's elementary school in Overland Park, Kansas was just as good if not better, and our former school was more welcoming to parents. Steck has a new principal who has alienated many parents, the school has lost good teachers due to budget cuts and because seniority takes precendent over the quality of teachers, the principal has held onto some teachers who are widely known to be horrible; class sizes seem to be mushrooming as well - yet the school had money this summer to repave the parking lots, which didn't seem to be in need of repair. I don't believe their schedule is good for students either, although that may be due to District policies. For example, school begins at 9:05am and ends around 3:30pm. How do they cram all those classes into such a tight schedule? By only allowing 15 minutes for lunch and an additional 15 minutes for recess. But a short recess is probably good, because the playground is abysmal. Given the incredibly high property taxes, you'd think we could do better...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2009

I did not care for this school at all. My son did not make any connections at this school. It is not diverse at all! My son was in Kindergarten and never talked about school ever. He never mentioned his teacher. I was very worried that he would not like school. Now he goes to another school in the district and he loves it. His 1st grade teacher was awesome and now he is loving 2nd grade. The difference is there is a lot more diversity and he his able to make connections! Learning is fun for him now!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2009

I am a sub and this school is excellent. The teachers are really car about the students and what they are teaching. For those who criticize the music and art programs, all I have to say is you come up with 75+ new lesson plans each year. The regular ed teachers do it, you just don't notice because your kids have moved up a grade.


Posted January 15, 2009

Very disappointed in specials at Steck. The music program does the same program over and over, year after year. If you have three kids...you will see the same program for each child. The art program needs to expand also. Again, the same projects are done year after year. At this year's Fine Arts Festival, I guarantee you there will be snowman and drawings of athletic shoes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2008

Teachers are very good, especially third and fourth grades. Administrators [are] out of touch with both the school and the students. Art and Music teachers also should be replaced. No imagination, no vision.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2005

Warm, caring atmosphere. Excellence expected.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2005

This school is wonderful! The principal runs it effectively and is highly regarded. The teachers love to teach, are very upbeat and are always willing to help. After switching our children from another school, this school far surpasses our previous school. It also goes above and beyond our expectations. I highly recommend this school, you will not be disappointed!
—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

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
89%

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

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
91%
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

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
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 Students78%
Female81%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian94%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Low income55%
Non-low income80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)36%
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female89%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asian88%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Low income73%
Non-low income80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)36%
Students without disabilities86%
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 Students87%
Female84%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Low income75%
Non-low income89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female78%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Low income67%
Non-low income83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students96%
Female100%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Low income92%
Non-low income97%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities98%
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%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Low income83%
Non-low income93%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female90%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian94%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Low income58%
Non-low income89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities94%
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%
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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

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 65% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 16% 4%
Hispanic 8% 24%
Black 7% 18%
Two or more races 5% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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