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Georgetown Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 566 students

 

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Posted September 23, 2014

Georgetown is an amazing school with a great staff and teachers. We have been at the school for six years between two children. While I can understand some of the concerns from the other commenters, I would not agree with the rating. I have one student who is gifted and another who is "average". They both get a great education and their individual needs have always been met due to teachers who go above and beyond what is necessary to meet those needs. The PTA at this school is amazing and very involved. The new principal is making many positive changes within the school and is always approachable and willing to listen to parents concerns and ideas. Georgetown is a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2014

Georgetown is an amazing school. My daughter came in as a kindergartner with a exceedingly rare eye condition- one that neither we nor her eye doctor had yet to figure out. When her skills were high, but she had trouble with writing, her teacher suggested a OT eval. Immediatley we were told it was not an OT problem, and even the name of the condition she had. We went to a specialist , the schools OT was right on ! My daughter got glasses and she thrived ! The eye doc said in MOST situations the child gets misdignosed as ADD in these situations, that most kids are not figured out till at least third grade. But Georgetown is not MOST schools. They have a new principal who is involved and very approachable. The PTA is amazing and creates many outstanding events each year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2014

My child attended Kindergarten and it was a great year for her. Teachers, principal and staff worked with the kids and parents upto my expectation. Begining of the year I was concerned hearing all kinds of troubles and low scores. But looks like school has taken up to bring back the perfection as it was few years ago. Keep up the good work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2014

Kids in ELL classes, in gifted program (PA), or those with IEPs are fine there, but the average student (aka the majority) get left behind. First year for a new Principal this year (2013-14), and it's clear the troublemaker students have zero fear of her: she just wants to be their friend. Same problem kids and consequences do nothing to curb awful behavior. Missing lunch and recess for any kind of offense is a cakewalk to kids (& parents) who don't care and have little respect for authority.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2014

My two children have done very well at Georgetown. This school offers great programs that address the individual needs of each student. The teachers are wonderful and communicate with me as to my children's progress. I would definitely recommend this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2014

I have 2 children that attended Kindergarten through fifth grade at Georgetown. My eldest child attended Project Arrow, an accelerated program which provided the challenges he needed to excel in his studies. He was a consistent "A" student - but boredom would set in quickly if he was not challenged by his teachers. Project Arrow helped my son to always think outside the box - which he still does to this day. My second child attended regular classes at Georgetown. Her teachers knew what it took to keep each class interesting - but fun at the same time. Every day she would be so excited to come home and show me her work and tell me about her day. In fifth grade orchestra she was introduced to the Viola, and learned to play quite beautifully. I have to say that thanks to the quality of teachers and the excellent curriculum offered at Georgetown Elementary School, my children received the best beginning of their education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2013

My son is a 2nd grader and is thriving at this school. The reading curriculum is fantastic and he was learning far ahead of his peers in other schools. There is a large hispanic population with english as a second language. The school recently developed classes for ESL students which I think has benefited all students. I was very happy with his kindergarten and first grade teachers. They took time to get to know my son and kept him challenged. There is a strong group of parents that participate in programs, PTA, volunteer. It is typically the same group that is most active in the school. There is a new principle this year, but otherwise I have found the rest of the administation very helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2013

Georgetown Elemntry School is excellent for families sending kids to Grade K-5, THe pricipal Ms. Kim pays personal attention to all all programs and PTA involvement, Kids gets challenged more and more to help them grow an learn concepts, Excellent and experienced teacher, can not expect more
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2013

All public schools unfortunately teach to the lowest common denominator, and the LCD here at Georgetown is far lower than what my child needs. Kids how excel do get some individualized attention, but for the most part, they're bored because they are not being challenged. Some teachers are good, a few are great. All the schools 204 utilize the Everyday Math Program, which is an atrocity and a severe injustice to our children's mathematical education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

Had 1 child in georgetown for 5 years and have a kindergartner going this year. Teachers are GREAT!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

I have had kids in this school for 5 years now... and the teachers are phenomenal! Very involved and very caring! Great school all around!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2005

Students can be challenged a little more. Some teachers have the perfect expectation. Pleasant attitude and demeaneour through out the school. Parents regulary involved and many ask to volunteer during class activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2005

Georgetown has wonderful teachers and great programs. The parents definitely need to be more involved in the PTA and with their own children's education. Mr. Steve Selle (principal) is always available to handle any issues.
—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

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
65%
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

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
66%

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

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
73%
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 Students65%
Female62%
Male67%
Black67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Low income58%
Not low income79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities68%
English language learners36%

Reading

All Students60%
Female62%
Male58%
Black72%
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Low income49%
Not low income82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities63%
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 Students56%
Female54%
Male59%
Black26%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracial54%
Native Americann/a
White86%
Low income44%
Not low income75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
Students without disabilities63%
English language learners27%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students51%
Female44%
Male55%
Black37%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracial46%
Native Americann/a
White82%
Low income33%
Not low income78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities57%
English language learners18%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students73%
Female72%
Male74%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracial77%
Native Americann/a
White100%
Low income63%
Not low income88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)29%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learners36%
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 Students61%
Female67%
Male53%
Black39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Low income49%
Not low income84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)40%
Students without disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students42%
Female56%
Male24%
Black26%
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Low income35%
Not low income55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)10%
Students without disabilities46%
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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 39% 24%
White 29% 51%
Black 18% 18%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 4%
Two or more races 6% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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