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Jefferson Elementary School

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Posted October 6, 2013

I attended this school from kindergarden through 5th grade and the staff makes you feel safe and you can have fun with them as well the staff makes sure Jefferson Elemantary School is a safe environment for the students I really recommend this school this year I am a new 6th grader at MacArthur Middle School and I really miss Jefferson and all the memories I have there but this year I plane to make new ones at MacArthur!!!


Posted April 1, 2009

I think the school is good, but could be better. I know that the teachers have a genuine interest and care for the children that they are servicing. I do think that there has been a lot of changes in Administration and Teachers (as far as turnover). My daughter is in the Gifted Program and she is being pushed that litle extra that I think she needs. Overall they are good school compared to the other schools in Bellwood.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2009

great school! teachers are very interested in children learning the class material
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2007

Jefferson School has been the blessing I need in my son's academic future. Jefferson School offers programs geared toward success in school and self improvement. My son is a better student because of the time the teachers and school staff put into the students well-being. They even offer programs that include organizational skills and friendship workshops. I am really honored that my child could be a part of a school that really helps to make the parents life a little easier, and gives the students a chance at bettering themselves. I thank Jefferson School and everyone involved.
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Posted August 24, 2004

Jefferson Elementary school is a really great school academically. My child has learned so much and now my daughter is starting Kindergarten there and has a wonderful teacher. I am very proud to say I have a child that attends Jefferson Elementary School. I only wish that MacArthur Middle School had the same reputation.
—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

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
70%

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

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
51%
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

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
59%

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

All Students17%
Female11%
Male24%
Black13%
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income15%
Non-low income27%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities19%
English language learners5%

Reading

All Students41%
Female43%
Male38%
Black45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income37%
Non-low income64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities45%
English language learners9%
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 Students46%
Female54%
Male40%
Black41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income40%
Non-low income80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities51%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students51%
Female61%
Male43%
Black53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income43%
Non-low income90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities55%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students72%
Female75%
Male69%
Black63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income68%
Non-low income90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities75%
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 Students27%
Female18%
Male32%
Black15%
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income25%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students48%
Female46%
Male50%
Black52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income48%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities54%
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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How schools in the state rate:

26%
of schools in the state are Below average
46%
of schools in the state are Average
28%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Below Average

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
Black 50% 18%
Hispanic 46% 24%
Two or more races 3% 3%
White 1% 51%
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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School Leader's name
  • Mrs. LaTesh Travis

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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225 46th Avenue
Bellwood, IL 60104
Phone: (708) 449-3165

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