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Roosevelt Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 365 students

 
 

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Posted August 25, 2010

Roosevelt has to be the best school around. The teachers, staff and Mr. Hayes are so wonderful to the kids, they make them feel like the school is their second home. I wish other schools in the area would look to Roosevelt for guidance on how to run a truely family friendly, kid friendly school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2009

You can't find a better elementary school in Belleville. It's not too big, not too small, wonderful facilities and amazing teachers. They treat each other, the students and parents like family. It's truly a wonderful experience all the way around.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2008

This school is great. The staff and teachers are wonderful and always available to speak to parents if needed. The learning atmosphere for the kids is top notch. The teachers and staff know every student by their name. They have numerous social gatherings, community service work, and sports for the students to be involved in. The staff treats all students with respect and makes the students feel special. The school concentrates on character of each child and they reward the students for 'doing the right thing'. Every kid needs to know that they are special and unique. Roosevelt Elementary is definitely a student's 'Home Away From Home'.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2007

This place is Heaven! My 4 kids go to Roosevelt and they all feel safe, special, and get all the help they need! From administration to teachers staff and parents, this school has a amazing sense of spirit, pride, community and adesire for learning. Every teacher honestly and genuinely cares for their students in all manners of their lives. Parents are very involved, and it's been great meeting other parents in the community! All school events are well attended and focused on the children. They also believe in not just investing in their educations, but also the content of their characters. You can reach teachers and administrators anytime! The staff has been so loving and are very valuable to our children, family and home, we love Roosevelt! -SuLyn Musselman
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2007

Parents generally are very involved in the workings of the school and the way knowledge is evaluated and graded. The school enjoys a nice mix of diversity. Belleville removes kids with behavioral problems to a single school that offers the special care for those kids and another school receives kids who have true cognitive learning disabilities. Art takes a back seat to decent music and sports programs in 118. It is a real shame that more is not done in a creative way to offer a well-rounded program that can be used in adulthood. Roosevelt has some of the best and most dedicated teachers in the district with some receiving national recognition. The staff is serious and efficient while remaining friendly and caring. All in all, a very well tooled atmosphere conducive to learning. Library is pathetic!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2006

At Roosevelt, my daughter feels important. She's going into 5th,been there since 1st, loves it! Lots of extracurriculars, awesome teachers who are attentive and receptive to parental interaction, and they teach music, PE, art, all the extras even though funding has gone down for these significantly. They have a library and good latchkey program, the neighborhood and community support is outstanding, & respect for all ethnicities is strong. There are a wide variety of families from different backgrounds and races, making it a melting pot of culture and understanding. Lots of activities including a campus campout and bonfire for bonding. We love Roosevelt and I know you will too. They also have a reading enrichment program and the kids consistently bring in top testing scores! Academics are stressed here, these kids go to college!
—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

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
90%

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

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
85%
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

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
86%

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 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
87%

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

All Students70%
Female73%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Low income55%
Non-low income85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students66%
Female68%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income52%
Non-low income79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities72%
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 Students69%
Female66%
Male72%
Black41%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Low income62%
Non-low income76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students67%
Female69%
Male64%
Black59%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Low income66%
Non-low income68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students82%
Female76%
Male88%
Black71%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Low income76%
Non-low income88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities80%
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 Students81%
Female84%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Low income71%
Non-low income88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female68%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Low income54%
Non-low income88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities76%
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 Students84%
Female80%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Low income75%
Non-low income90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female80%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Low income71%
Non-low income85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities85%
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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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 78% 51%
Black 17% 18%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 3% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Hispanic 0% 24%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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700 West Cleveland Avenue
Belleville, IL 62220
Phone: (618) 233-1608

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