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Howe Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 359 students

 

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Posted September 17, 2009

Teachers take the time with students so they can not only excel, learning for the children is fun.


Posted September 4, 2009

Howe School is wonderful. This is my daughter's third year and she loves it. The teachers and staff are great. Two Thumbs up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2009

I think it's a great school for this area. My son goes there and he loves it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2006

Great leadership in this school! Just moving to the area and having my first child starting kindergarten made me very nervous. I called the principal and she returned my call within 1/2 day. She answered every question professionally and positively. Once I visited the school and met the teachers, I knew my daughter was going to thrive in the environment at Howe School. The school holds several family events througout the year, and I am sure you will see the principal attending most if not all of those! Great School! Be active in your child's school, it does wonders.
—Submitted by a parent


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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

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
69%
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

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
71%
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

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
66%
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 Students43%
Female54%
Male33%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Low income31%
Non-low income79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities40%
English language learners9%

Reading

All Students55%
Female65%
Male44%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Low income51%
Non-low income64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities55%
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 Students48%
Female48%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White61%
Low income41%
Non-low income60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities52%
English language learners60%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students43%
Female56%
Male32%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Low income31%
Non-low income64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities47%
English language learners10%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students64%
Female72%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Low income56%
Non-low income80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities65%
English language learners40%
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 Students59%
Female64%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Low income55%
Non-low income68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)50%
Students without disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students57%
Female64%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Low income50%
Non-low income68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)50%
Students without disabilities58%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 46% 23%
White 37% 51%
Black 11% 18%
Two or more races 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian 1% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Dr. Helene Delman

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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10271 West Beach Road
Beach Park, IL 60087
Phone: (847) 599-5362

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