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Centennial School

Public | K-6 | 484 students

 
 

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Posted August 14, 2013

Centennial School - very little help for students with ADHD. Student was diagnosed and given meds, but little help from staff.


Posted May 12, 2013

The principal and teachers are great. The problems are with what the district has to offer. 2 hours and 45 min. is not a long enough day for kindergarten. It's a joke. No after school programs - science, second language, music? Very little technology- only a few elmo boards, no ipads like other schools in the surrounding areas, still operating on xp. Poor playground equipment. Basically the schools seem to be a low priority for Orland's government. I would not have moved to Orland if I knew then what I know now especially considering what we pay in taxes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2013

No buses! Parking lot too small for the kids to drop off in the morning and They line the kids up outside snow, sleet 20 degrees doesn't matter.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2011

My kids go to this school and have for the past 2.5 years. There are some things I wish were different, but I give it 5 stars because it gets the important stuff right. 1. In spite of the fact that this school covers K-6, it has a small school feel. Teachers are caring and every one that we've had has been excellent. 2. The range of extracurricular programs and opportunities has grown. Many of these have a participation fee attached, but there's something for everyone. 4. While the U-46 district is huge and has its issues, we've heard only great things about Bartlett schools all the way through high school. The test scores are high YOY and based on the math improvement I've seen in my older son, the curriculum and instruction seem sound. It's true budget cuts have affected the district and the school. They're strapped for resources and have comp lab/art/music once a week. If you live within 1.5 miles of the school, there's no bus service. That's not the school's decision - it's an economic reality of the district. Only thing I wish was different is that teacher conf times and mtgs with principal were during hours that are friendlier to working, commuting parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2008

The staff - from principal and teachers to office assistants and specialists, all seem extremely committed to the school and the children. Some extracurricular activities are offered, but it would be great to have additional activities - a science club or math club would be great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2006

This is a great school with very involved parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2005

Overall happy with school progress. Need more time for physical activities to stimulate a childs brain.The U-46 System needs to be more together between all teachers and grades in teaching programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2005

Centennial is a phenomenal school with excellent teachers. The parents are very involved in the classroom and in other school activities. The drawback to Centennial is that it is part of the U-46 school district, a large, mismanaged and debt laden school district. This does affect Centennial in resources and class sizes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2004

I agree with the other poster. The school could be great but it in an awful district that controls 40,000 students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

I feel the school is outstanding and sets very high standards, with an excellent curriculum. The teachers take pride in challenging the children and helping them to exceed standards. Unfortunately, we are part of U-46, which is a disgrace to the education system, and we have had to cut excellent teachers and extra curricular classes and programs, which in the end, hurts our students and children.
—Submitted by a parent


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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

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%

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 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
90%
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

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
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

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
94%
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 Students77%
Female79%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Low income63%
Not low income80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)53%
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female74%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Low income56%
Not low income68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)38%
Students without disabilities73%
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 Students81%
Female90%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Low income75%
Not low income83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)25%
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female90%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Low income75%
Not low income70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students89%
Female94%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Low income94%
Not low income88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)50%
Students without disabilities97%
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 Students88%
Female80%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Low income88%
Not low income88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)71%
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female77%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Low income65%
Not low income84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)50%
Students without disabilities87%
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 Students69%
Female72%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Low income40%
Not low income74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female67%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Low income60%
Not low income66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities68%
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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28%
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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 73% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 4%
Hispanic 11% 24%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Black 1% 18%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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234 East Stearns Road
Bartlett, IL 60103
Phone: (630) 213-5632

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