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Bartlett Elementary School

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Posted June 17, 2014

I have had two children complete k-6 at this school and my third is now entering 4th grade. The teachers have always provided relevant feedback and comments when necessary. The parent board in the school is strong and they run fun programs throughout the year. Participation by parents is strong but is typically the same set of parents running most programs. It would be nice to see more active involvement. That being said the school does participate in Junior Achievement which is 100% parent volunteers teaching the course. The school runs a strong character building program and rewards kids for positive behavior. The school is in need of additional technology tools. I know some surrounding districts provide kids with ipads in the classroom. This school does not yet have that in the classrooms.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2013

We have been so happy with this school. Great communication from principal and teachers. Weekly school newsletters come home. Great parent participation which really helps to make this a unique, extremely successful school. This is one of the top elementary schools in our district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2013

I have a 1st grader at Bartlett Elementary and so far it has been a positive experience. The teachers are great. They both challenge and support the kids. There are several after school enrichment activities available for the children to participate in. The parents at the school are also very involved and work hard to help raise money to support the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2013

Despite an obvious lack of resources (staffing, technology, funding, etc.) from the district/state, Bartlett Elementary manages to shine as a example of what a school can do when parents, teachers, and administrators all work together. The teachers here are dedicated to giving the best of themselves to their students, often going above and beyond expectations in the amount of time and personal attention that the students receive. Help in the school from parents is encouraged and appreciated, and I think that parental involvement has had a large impact on the success of the school. The PTB at the school fundraises often to ensure that the school can give the students the things they need to do well in school. The fundraising efforts are, at times, overwhelming, but also understandable given the school's obvious needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2013

Bartlett Elementary is a good school with a great community to back it! This school is filled with a very involved and well informed parent base. I love that the parents are so willing to step and help out at any opportunity!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2013

Bartlett Elementary is great! We have excellent teachers and involved parents dedicated to the children in our community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2011

We were at this school for 2 years and overall it was a very disappointing experience. The school is VERY focused on teaching to the test to the elimination of almost everything else. Fortunately the parents are very active in providing enrichment activities as after school program. My child was not challenged and I was told that if my child is ahead he will have to wait for the other kids to catch up because they do not have the resources to teach children that were beyond the required curriculum. The principle (new for the 2010 school year) has been rude and often sarcastic during discussions. I believe that some of the teachers do a good job of challenging all children, but I know it is difficult with the large classroom sizes found in U46 and the huge ability range that is found in the classroom. Also, the teachers repeatedly complained to us about problems my child was having in certain areas, like motor skills, but the school refused to test him or provide services because he was not failing academically. After 2 years of fighting the school and getting nowhere, we ended up getting testing and physical therapy done on our own.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

It's an excellent and wonderful school. It gives the children so much potential to thrive and grow. It's a wonderful environment, the teachers are personable and works one on one with such outstanding merit and partnership. It's a great place for a child!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

The front office and principal at this school have no respect for parents. They are rude and treat parents like they too busy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2008

While our school district as a whole is struggling in many ways, Bartlett Elementary is one of it's stars. My experience over the last few years has been very positive, with teachers dedicated to student success, and terrific parental involvement both during classes (running fundraising events and substitute teaching) to running after-school programs like Science, Spanish, Computer lab and Chess. It's not a perfect school, but we've taken what the District has given us and worked to improve it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2008

Fantastic Staff, always interested in helping my children to the next step. They are friendly, knowledgeable and encouraging. I always feel welcome, and my children feel and are safe. They have great programs before and after school - early bird reading, chess club, after school spanish, hands on science and many others. Overall, we've had a great experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2008

the principal is just an excellent leader, she has been so interested in helping us and finding the way to make my daughters to improve their efforts to adapt and to be challenge. The teachers have been just wonderful. A lot of understanding but demanding work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2006

My extremely disappointing personal experience: ineffective, uninterested principal who actually fell asleep during 2 of many IEP meetings I attended, certain teachers ill-equipped to deal with my special ed students, little respect for me when I dared question the system or stand up for my child, and woefully inadequate support for my special ed students. Inadequate one-on-one support when my kids struggled with certain subjects. Certain extracurricular program designed to be difficult for my special-ed student. System seems designed to encourage double standards, and favor students whose parents are heavily involved with PTB and other volunteer activities. Lunch moms, behaving more like prison guards, whose qualifications are questionable at best when it comes to being equipped with appropriate, fair, and effective ways of dealing with my child. A system which, when it came to my children, seemed to reward conformity and discourage individuality. Considering buying a home in this district? Don't!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2005

My child was transferred as part of no child left behind.This was the best decision we made. The principal is wonderful, knows all childrens names & teaches alll to be respectful. The after school programs such as hands on science were so enriching for my daughter. Coming from a school with the lowere-middle class students & no funding, we are so pleased to be part of BES. I cant say enough about this school & its staff. They truly care about their students, as well as parents. HH (Hanover Park)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2004

Wonderful school; excellent teachers who actually care about the students. It is strugling with funding problems, however that reflects the economic conditions of Bartlett; which is increasingly becoming lower-middle class. Unfortunately, the influx of low income students seems to be affecting the school negatively.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2004

Should be a great school in an affluent district but isn't due to financial problems due to the school board. Has a very high student ratio and moves boundries every two years or so. Students have no sense of stability.
—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

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
91%

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

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
100%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

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 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
94%

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

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
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 Students70%
Female72%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asian60%
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Low income57%
Non-low income74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)55%
Students without disabilities71%
English language learners36%

Reading

All Students68%
Female76%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asian60%
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Low income57%
Non-low income72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)36%
Students without disabilities71%
English language learners18%
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 Students75%
Female62%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Low income50%
Non-low income91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female65%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Low income50%
Non-low income89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students88%
Female83%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Low income74%
Non-low income96%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities90%
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 Students84%
Female86%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian91%
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Low income77%
Non-low income86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)40%
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female92%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian82%
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Low income73%
Non-low income88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)20%
Students without disabilities92%
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 Students68%
Female79%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Low income32%
Non-low income83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female88%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Low income48%
Non-low income83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
Students without disabilities81%
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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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 68% 51%
Hispanic 13% 24%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 4%
Black 5% 18%
Two or more races 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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111 East North Avenue
Bartlett, IL 60103
Phone: (630) 213-5545

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