Advertisement
Advertisement

GreatSchools Rating

Sycamore Trails Elementary School

Public | K-6

 
 

Last modified
Community Rating

4 stars


Teacher quality

Principal leadership

Parent involvement

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

10 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted May 25, 2010

My child has been at this school for two years. He loves it and so do I ! The teachers are wonderful. I have personally met a lot of them. The principal is very tolerant and fair. Parents can be critical. I'd like to see them be a principal for a day. I've worked at public schools. Not an easy job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2008

We have been at this school for 6 years, 2 children attending. Wonderful, tenured teachers. Even those that are newer have been a great experience and our youngest has learned a great deal from Miss Senn's class. She is a great person and teacher. I haven't dealt with Ms.Husinga one on one but I do feel the drop off/pick up situation is out of hand and she, herself as a principal, should be out there running the show. So many parents just don't get the simple task of drop-off. She really should be out there for the 1st full month of school directing or personally stopping traffic to advise or procedure. Many ignorant parent dropping their children off in very UNSAFE places. Someone will be hit. Other than that--terrific school! Kids are very happy also.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2008

Can't believe the reviews of a wonderful principal! We've had nothing but cooperation and respect from the principal at this school. We've found that everyone we've approached at the school from teachers to aides to principal, has been uniformly helpful and open-minded. The key is to approach with your OWN open-mind! Too bad the school doesn't get more support from the district. Have to agree about the report cards - they are pretty useless - they don't tell you a thing despite being very wordy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2007

I am a parent of a child that has gone through Sycamore Trails and currently have a student attending Sycamore Trails. With my son 90% of our experience was wonderful. We still talk about the room that 'smiles' and Ms. Lenart playing the piano, and of course MS. Mentik made the most impression on my son! The few areas of concern where handled and are no longer a concern. As far as the principal I feel that if you go to her with a reasonable problem with possible solutions she is the best! (Not everyone will agree when it comes to decisions made that involve your child.) But she will defiantly work with you. I'm not thrilled with the report cards and would like to see letter grades with room for comments. The parking needs attention I hate that it takes 20 minutes to drop off in the winter.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2007

The teachers(except for a couple...which is a rarity at any school)are unbelievably wonderful! I have a dichotomus opinion of the principal. She can be quite inflexible, disregarding. At another time, she has a heart of gold going above and beyond the call. A quandary. I have known her since she came to the school. The school is safe, clean, and well run. This has much to do with the principal's effort and skill. The after school SAFE Program seems very well run as well..a blessing for working parents. The new lunch program is 'different'. I wish our schools would contract a healthy food program such as Natural Ovens of Wisconsin. With rising obesity and health issues and lack of daily exercise one would think this would be priority. The cost is just about the same for the healthy alternative. Send a lunch in the meantime!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2007

We have been involved with this school for 4 years now and it has been wonderful. My daughter and son have excelled in school. Great teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2006

Great school in a wonderful town with much parental involvement. Some teachers are nationally recognized for their exemplary work. Teachers are highly approachable, but some of them are very old fashioned in their teaching methodology. School has lot of potential for growth, if the teachers are shuffled to suit the grades and only if the principal be more democratic in her thinking. Current Principal is perceived as a very political, uncooperative and close minded individual. Biggest drawback is the lack of school bus and adequate parking facilities. Fun stops when you have to drop/pick the kids. The school street parking is also subjected to adverse parking regulations. You either end walking in the freezing weather or you end up in the long line of congested traffic. Either way it is no win situation. After school, SAFE program is a blessing in disguise for working parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2006

Great teachers very caring and creative
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2005

Sycamore Trials is a nice, well run elementary school. It is clean and well kept. The teachers are caring and good educators
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2005

At Sycamore Trails, there is a high level of parent involvement in the classroom as well as out of classroom activities such as fund raisers and class trips. The students are respectful of their school and classmates. There are daily 'specials' classes including art, music, gym, and computers. The students have a full day of academics taught by some of the brightest, most caring teachers I have known.
—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

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
76%
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

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
87%
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

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
89%

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

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%
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 Students76%
Female89%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income70%
Not low income77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students70%
Female80%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Low income80%
Not low income68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities82%
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 Students68%
Female62%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Low income40%
Not low income74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students61%
Female72%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Low incomen/a
Not low income68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students83%
Female81%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Low income50%
Not low income90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities91%
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 Students76%
Female75%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Low income85%
Not low income75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female75%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Low income62%
Not low income75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities78%
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 Students76%
Female83%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Low income69%
Not low income78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)25%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students67%
Female82%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Low income67%
Not low income67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
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

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
Above average

Test score rating
Student growth rating

1-3 Below Average

4-7 Average

8-10 Above Average

 

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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

Test score rating 20131What's this?

Test score rating examines how students at this school performed on standardized tests compared with other schools in the state.

Close
This school
District
State
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

Student growth rating 20132What's this?

Student growth rating measures whether students at this school are making academic progress over time. Specifically, the rating looks at how much progress individual students have made on reading and math assessments during the past year or more.

Close
This school
District
State
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

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 70% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 14% 4%
Hispanic 10% 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

Oops! We currently do not have any teacher information for this school. We rely on the state Department of Education, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and in some cases school administrators such as registrars and principals for this data.

What makes a great teacher? Study after study shows the single most important factor determining the quality of the education a child receives is the quality of his teacher. Here are some characteristics to look for »

This school has not yet provided program information.


Help other families

Millions of families turn to GreatSchools for help with their
school search. You can help these families by providing
a few details about this school.

Administrators & teachers: Let your school shine!

Help your school shine online by adding program highlights, photos and more on GreatSchools! Get started »

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
Date
Title
  • {{date}}
    {{title}}
Export calendar
Outlook.com
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...
POWERED BY
Tandem
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

1025 Sycamore Lane
Bartlett, IL 60103
Phone: (630) 213-5641

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools

Centennial School
Bartlett, IL




Clare Woods Academy
Bartlett, IL




ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT