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Peter M Gombert Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 473 students

 

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Posted January 14, 2014

Update on below .other email regarding over 29.. that is a typo.. meant to indicate over 20 students in each class.. where does average of 15 come from?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2012

Gombert has great staff, and I had the pleasure of subbing at Gombert prior to moving here so the ranking did not bother me. As someone who has subbed and been a parent in both district 204 and 203 schools I can honestly say 204 is way better, especially if you have a child with special needs or a child that needs early intervention. 203 actually comes and observes 204 special needs classes because that is what we are known for and 204 was the pioneers of the inclusion movement. Gombert is not ranked very high in comparision to the other 204 schools but the curriculuum and quality of teachers is just as high as at White Eagle. The difference is we have a higher ESL population and standardized tests have been proven to be biased and not properly measure this kind of student, thus since the rank is based on test scores alone it does not give an accurate account of the ability level of students at Gombert . I love Gombert though and the neighborhood I live in ( I live less then a block from Gombert) and I plan on staying here for a long time, the jr. is also great and so is the highschool.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2011

I agree with the parents regarding the friendly atmosphere and parent involvement... however, I feel that the school does not adequately prepare students for the challenges, discipline, and rigors of middle school. It is also very discouraging to see that when our district's newsletter goes out that none of our teachers or school programs ever receive any acknoweldgements. I don't know if that's because our teachers don't get recognized on a state or district level for any achievements or if Gombert is simply overlooked. OUr test scores also always seem to be some of the lowest in our district as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2009

The teachers and staff at Gombert are wonderful! They went the 'extra mile' in making my daughter feel welcome as a new student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2009

I really have enjoyed the experience of my child attending Gombert Elementary. I truly think that she will have a solid foundation as she moves on to the middle school. I believe this not only in the educational things that she is learning but also in her social skills. I believe is well balanced in its commitment to teaching but also allowing the kids to experiment in different things to get an understanding of what things they would like to pursue. I am always amazed at some of the things she brings home as a5th grader. Sometimes some of things she is learning I learned in high school. There are no guarantees in life but I can honestly say if you have the desire to succeed, Gombert is very supportive in making that happen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2006

Gombert is very in tune with parents: the teachers that are not up to snuff seem to vanish pretty quickly and the ones that are there are beloved by our kids. Their math program is excellent and we think that they generally do a good job of challenging the kids into the next level of education. We love 'em.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2005

Gombert has a strong family volunteer spirit which offers the kids many wonderful programs like Chess club & Super Science.The teachers are all wonderful and have so much experience. The open lines of communication between the staff & parents is amazing. Having two children here & one who just left to middle school, I can truly say Gombert was an excellent choice for my childrens' academic foundation. Another impressive factor is the music/art programs.Simply amazing what they teach the kids to do. I highly recommend Gombert. Go Gators!
—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

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
85%
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

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
85%
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

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
84%
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 Students72%
Female70%
Male74%
Black20%
Asian85%
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income65%
Not low income75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students70%
Female70%
Male70%
Black20%
Asian69%
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Low income58%
Not low income76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
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 Students62%
Female56%
Male69%
Black9%
Asian100%
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Low income43%
Not low income83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
Students without disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students61%
Female61%
Male62%
Black18%
Asian100%
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Low income38%
Not low income85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students78%
Female74%
Male82%
Black36%
Asian100%
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Low income64%
Not low income93%
Students with disabilities (IEP)36%
Students without disabilities84%
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 Students72%
Female76%
Male68%
Black33%
Asian83%
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Low income52%
Not low income85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female78%
Male75%
Black50%
Asian89%
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Low income61%
Not low income87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities79%
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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26%
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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

Above 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%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 20% 4%
Hispanic 20% 24%
Black 12% 18%
Two or more races 7% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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