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Westhaven Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 433 students

 

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Posted April 2, 2013

Westhaven is very good in math.Why did the scores fall 10 % since 2009 in reading?


Posted December 2, 2009

I am a parent of a 3 yr old in the developmental delay program. The teachers and staff are great. They remember each child's special needs and circumstances individually and I am very impressed. The only complaint that I have is about the office staff of secretaries. When visiting the school I have stood and waited for somebody to assist me for close to 20 minutes before being helped. I would watch them plan lunch and they would see me standing there and simply ignore me.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2009

Top-notch pre-k program. Amazing and creative opportunities for the children to learn. My Son loves going to school everyday. He has made a lot of great friends and we love his teacher! Couldn't ask for better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2009

i'd really thought the only way my daughter could get an excellent education was through private school. i am very happy to say that the teachers at westhaven have far exceeded my expectations. they care about their students and it shows. my daughter tests and performs well above her grade level; and principle slater is just wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2009

Westhaven is outstanding. My son went there for an Early Childhood P/T program and he graduated a completely different kid. The teachers are fantastic and really know their stuff and care about the kids. Both of my kids have done Kindergarten there and again, just wonderful results. Both are reading above level and learning so much. Above all other things, they're getting a great education. The principal is also a wonderful person and educator who really cares about his students (he remembered me after just one meeting). I love this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2007

Awesome school! Great Teachers who truly care! None better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2007

Great school! I am happy with the quality of education my children receive here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2006

My daughter is excelling in every respect at this school. I appreciate the respect that they teach the students. Overall a great school experience!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2005

My son goes to the Westhaven Early Childhood Program and I think it is wonderful! The teachers really care about how he is doing! I have heard so many horror stories about other schools from parents who have a special need child so I was terrified when my son started school. Needless to say I am completely excited about my son attending Westhavens Early Childhood Program again this year! Great School!
—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

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
77%

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

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%
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

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
88%

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 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

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

All Students45%
Female47%
Male43%
Black28%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Low income22%
Not low income65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)38%
Students without disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students57%
Female67%
Male48%
Black41%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Low income42%
Not low income70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)31%
Students without disabilities63%
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 Students73%
Female69%
Male79%
Black71%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Low income68%
Not low income77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)73%
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students67%
Female66%
Male68%
Black59%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Low income64%
Not low income69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)55%
Students without disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students88%
Female88%
Male89%
Black77%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Low income84%
Not low income92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)91%
Students without disabilities88%
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 Students76%
Female68%
Male83%
Black61%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Low income70%
Not low income83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)33%
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students64%
Female57%
Male69%
Black52%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Low income52%
Not low income77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities78%
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 Students90%
Female97%
Male85%
Black88%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Low income83%
Not low income97%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female90%
Male55%
Black76%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Low income57%
Not low income84%
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

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46%
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28%
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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 63% 51%
Black 31% 18%
Hispanic 5% 24%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mr. Geoffrey Schwalenberg

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118 Westhaven School Road
Belleville, IL 62220
Phone: (618) 257-9201

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