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Posted April 2, 2012

I have put 3 girls through this school and couldn't be more pleased with the whole experience. The teachers and staff are extremely children focused and provide the best environment for learning. It is one of the only elementary schools in the state to show progress EVERY year on ISAT and NCLBA. I credit most of that to the Principal. When you talk to her the first thing she asks is "How does it affect the Kids and what's best for them?". How can you beat that? High Academic achievement and caring staff. All my kids have gone on the excell at otjer schools because of the foundation they have. The only parents that I have seen that did not like it were parents of trouble kids that did not like the confrontation with the administration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2010

LOVE Douglas! From a nationwide parental support group I belong to, I heard horror story upon horror story about their experiences dealing with schools re: IEP's and other special needs issues. I was terribly nervous as we started dealing with the public school system on these issues. However, every staff member we've worked with has been super helpful - it has truly been a team effort to make sure that every need is identified, accounted for, and managed. The school and staff have been understanding, and my child's classroom teacher especially has been extremely proactive in making sure all our i's are dotted and t's crossed... to make the experience the best it can be for the kids. I agree with an earlier post, too: Parental support is vital in any school. Douglas has a good core group of active parents, & that makes a difference :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2010

I have had two children in this school and it was nothing but problems. I feel the principal was not to proffessional or understanding to all kids needs. Felt as if it was one sided and not for the best interest of academic status for the children. I love Franklin and Jefferson and feel the principals are excellent...keep up the good work!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2010

I think the school as a whole is OKAY at best. They do not take the extra time and attention needed for all students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2008

The staff of Douglas Elementary are among the best. I would put them up against anyone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2004

A great school providing both academic and extra curricular programs. Parent involvement is important and parents play a large roll in making this school a great place for the students. Teachers are great to work with, as well as office staff and administration. I had moved from this district to supposedly a better school district, and am now moving back!
—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

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
80%
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

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
82%
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

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
65%
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

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
76%

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

All Students41%
Female39%
Male43%
Black27%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White43%
Low income42%
Not low income40%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students49%
Female61%
Male36%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White52%
Low income32%
Not low income70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities58%
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 Students59%
Female58%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Low income52%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities59%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students55%
Female58%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Low income38%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities59%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students82%
Female78%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Low income80%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
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

Math

All Students53%
Female72%
Male36%
Black31%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Low income39%
Not low income73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)15%
Students without disabilities65%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students57%
Female68%
Male47%
Black54%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Low income52%
Not low income64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
Students without disabilities73%
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 Students65%
Female69%
Male60%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Low income55%
Not low income82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students61%
Female63%
Male60%
Black30%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low income60%
Not low income64%
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%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Reading growth at this school

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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 58% 51%
Black 30% 18%
Hispanic 6% 24%
Two or more races 6% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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125 Carlyle Avenue
Belleville, IL 62220
Phone: (618) 233-2417

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