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Liberty Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 643 students

 
 

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Posted July 31, 2013

I have two children at Liberty Elementary (3rd grade and kindergarten) and so I am very happy with Liberty. One exception is the teacher my son had for 2nd grade as she wasn't as strong of a teacher as I would have liked. After voicing my concerns with the principal, my issues were addressed and my son still did well overall. My son also has some learning disabilities and this school has accommodated him well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2013

Liberty has a great PTO and very involved parents. The teachers have been great to my children. We are sad to see Principal Burger leave, but wish him luck in his new role!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2012

Not happy with the education my children received while at Liberty. Since my son has left, he's been thriving in his new school and has made the high honor roll each quarter.......NOT the case at all at Liberty.....Glad my children are no longer there
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2012

I feel the quality of education my children received at Liberty Elementary school was VERY poor. I also do not support Multiage (split) classrooms for young children. My child was placed in a Multiage classroom in 1st grade (half first grader and half second graders). The pace of the class was much quicker than the straight first grade class and the work was the same my son did in second grade..............my child greatly struggled in that class
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2010

Sometimes people get up on the wrong side of the bed (as they say), and sometimes they're just having a bad day, but I think hospitality training might be in order for some of the office staff at Liberty school. One staff person, in particular, made me feel so unwelcome as a prospective parent that I was immediately persuaded to look elsewhere. This person's attitude made my decision very easy - thanks.


Posted July 14, 2010

Liberty is a decent school. It does seem to have a pretty big bullying problem in some of the grades. Basically, repeated bullying of students seldom results in much more than a slap on the wrist for the offender. Punishment is applied very liberally--in other words seldom. The current principal ,Mr Burger is a nice guy, but a bit over his head. Most of the teachers have been excellent. With the few, typical, exceptions. It suffers a bit from the usual liberalism which restricts childrens decision making and attempts to force a liberal view on the students instead of staying neutral.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

Top notch Staff Leader and supporting staff members, teaching kids thru class or grade overlap concepts.


Posted April 25, 2006

Dont like the idea of looping wished I got to know the other teachers before I leave to go to middle school. I hope there will be more activities going on next year.
—Submitted by a student


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

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
72%
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

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
79%
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

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
78%

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

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
90%

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

All Students70%
Female71%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asian68%
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Low income53%
Non-low income79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)70%
Students without disabilities70%
English language learners44%

Reading

All Students68%
Female75%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asian57%
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Low income59%
Non-low income73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)50%
Students without disabilities70%
English language learners42%
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 Students66%
Female66%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asian67%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Low income37%
Non-low income77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)55%
Students without disabilities68%
English language learners35%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students66%
Female69%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asian63%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Low income33%
Non-low income77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)55%
Students without disabilities68%
English language learners27%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students81%
Female86%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian78%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Low income63%
Non-low income88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)70%
Students without disabilities83%
English language learners56%
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 Students67%
Female66%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asian92%
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Low income54%
Non-low income76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students58%
Female66%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asian57%
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Low income46%
Non-low income66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities64%
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%
Female69%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asian67%
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low income43%
Non-low income81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)30%
Students without disabilities75%
English language learners30%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students63%
Female59%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asian57%
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Low income39%
Non-low income74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)10%
Students without disabilities71%
English language learners10%
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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26%
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46%
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28%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

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 46% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 38% 4%
Hispanic 11% 24%
Black 3% 18%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1375 W Bartlett Rd
Bartlett, IL 60103
Phone: (630) 540-7680

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