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Jefferson Elementary School

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Posted April 10, 2014

All of the other reviews are old. This school has a new principal and a lot of new teachers. The school has gone down hill fast. Bullying is a huge issue here. Several parents have complained about it and nothing is done. The test scores are also not good. Also if you are a minority do not go here, your child will most likely be labeled and once that happens there is no getting away from it. The staff acts like a bunch of politicians they will smile and tell you what they think you want to hear. If you don't believe it just come up and ask some parents I can guarantee you'll find some who are disgusted with the school. There are teachers at this school who yell and scream and children all the time. I'm sure there are some parents who think this school is just great but it is only great if you grew up in the area and they all know you, then your child will be treated like gold.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2010

The staff is outstanding and I've had a great relationship with all of my children's teachers with only one exception (and that teacher is no longer with the school and only lasted 2 years). The only down side is there seems to be little or no parental involvement. The PTA is nonexistent and no parents seem interested in taking up the flag.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2010

My daughter has struggled with medical complications all her life and will only continue to struggle. The staff at Jefferson Elementary are outstanding! They have helped me and my daughter tremendously not only with her educational needs, but her medical needs as well. Mrs. Reel, you mean the world to us. You have gone above and beyond for us and we can't thank you enough. Exceptional!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

Jefferson Elementary is a great school. My daughter is in the am pre-k class and loves it. I like that they are going to introduce her the the kindergarten and different teachers/staff at the school to make her transition into kindergarten go smoother. Excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2009

My son is currently going into fourth grade and we love this school, he has been on the honor roll every every year so far. They teach not only academics but also character education, be in the right place doing the right thing at the right time. We love this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2008

jefferson is a great school and all staff and teachers our wounderful. my son loves this school very much thank you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2008

This is a wonderful school. My daughter has attended this school for the last two years and the principle and teachers are awsome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2006

My sons have attended Jefferson for the past 4 years. Our current Principal Dr Eichenlaub is spectacular! My sons have learned a great deal at this school. I will hate for them to have to leave it. My oldest has been a honor roll student every year he has attended. My youngest has been a honor roll student off and on. Great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2006

My children love this school. When we recently had to move, I had to find a place that was still in the Jefferson School district. They are learning not only academics, but also human character. 'Character Counts'
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2005

Loved it.Loved it. Loved it. My children and I. I was sad to have to move my son to another school that offered the LD class. Jefferson focuses not only on education but also molding our students to become productive citizens in our society.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2005

A great school. I find it hard to move to another school in the district. Nothing compares to test scores and overall atmosphere. The staff is well qualified and always willing to help. Also the summercamp and spanish classes are not available everywhere.
—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

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
78%
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

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
100%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
63%
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

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
83%
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

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
86%
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%
Female26%
Male52%
Black14%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Low income34%
Not low income57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students41%
Female37%
Male44%
Black29%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White52%
Low income41%
Not low income43%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities47%
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 Students55%
Female58%
Male50%
Black35%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Low income51%
Not low income60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
Students without disabilities65%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students36%
Female36%
Male38%
Black35%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White41%
Low income32%
Not low income45%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
Students without disabilities44%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students75%
Female71%
Male79%
Black71%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Low income66%
Not low income90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)50%
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 Students57%
Female63%
Male50%
Black29%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Low income56%
Not low income60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students50%
Female63%
Male35%
Black41%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Low income50%
Not low income50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities60%
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 Students61%
Female66%
Male56%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Low income53%
Not low income76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)25%
Students without disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students63%
Female63%
Male64%
Black57%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Low income53%
Not low income81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)25%
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

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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 54% 51%
Black 35% 18%
Hispanic 4% 24%
Two or more races 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Jamerson McCloskey

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1400 North Charles Street
Belleville, IL 62221
Phone: (618) 233-3798

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