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Oak Park Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 691 students

 

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Posted July 11, 2012

This school has undergone some big changes recently starting with the administration and nearly a quarter of the staff. The school is kept orderly and running smoothly with discipline being taken care of promptly and effectively. Education of the whole child is evident through student interactions and the respect shown by both students and teachers. Many wonderful children have gone through Oak Park and some have gone on to do great things, setting the stage for those that will follow in their footsteps, including one wining the Bill and Melinda Gates Scholarship. It will continue to be an positive attraction for those in the Aurora community as they continue to grow together.


Posted August 11, 2007

I ended up taking my child out of this school because of how she eas treated more like cattle being heared around trying to make room in the classes, than a human being. I then was refused part of the school supplies I had purshased and sent with her at the begining of the year. They worried more about dress code than anything else. This took place in 2005.
—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

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
29%
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

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
33%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
44%
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

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
45%
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 Students24%
Female24%
Male24%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income24%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities28%
English language learners9%

Reading

All Students24%
Female32%
Male18%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income24%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities28%
English language learners9%
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 Students19%
Female17%
Male20%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income19%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
Students without disabilities20%
English language learners3%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students26%
Female27%
Male26%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income27%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities30%
English language learners5%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students47%
Female44%
Male51%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income45%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)31%
Students without disabilities50%
English language learners21%
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 Students27%
Female31%
Male23%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income26%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities30%
English language learners11%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students22%
Female33%
Male12%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income21%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities25%
English language learners4%
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%
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Math growth at this school

Below 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
Hispanic 91% 24%
Black 4% 18%
White 3% 51%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Roberta Hedrich

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Aurora, IL 60505
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