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Prairie Oak School

Public | K-5 | 941 students

 

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Posted April 2, 2014

This school is awsome. At lunch, they give the students time to put their heads down so they can think about what their gonna do the rest of the day and to let their brains relax of all the hard work they have done through- out the day. This school has brilliant teachers that help their students learn and to make right choices. Im a 5th grade student at this school and its the best school I've been to. This school has something special about it. Its so special that when your moving or going into another school it makes you cry and even not wanting to go somewhere else... Keep up the great work Prairie Oak Staff!!!!!


Posted December 13, 2013

Great school far as structor, but security needs to be more stronger on the floors. My daughter's personal item are being stolen periodically. I do believe that someone personally is targeting her. I do notice that security always sits in the office all the time and should be on the grounds.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2009

Excellent school, very good teachers, i just love the school and the activities. Thanks to this school my son is an axcellent student i'm very proud of it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2009

This is a very great school.I have a 8 year old son that's and special ed their.Name julian he enjoy talking about the teachers their and the students. Keep up the great job teachers thank you
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Posted March 22, 2009

I can tell the teachers and staff are dedicated and willing to work with the parents for student success. Great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2008

great school my grandson loves it and his teacher
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2005

My son is 6 yrs old and he is in 1st grade Mrs.Kelly's special ed class and I truly have to say she has done wonders with him.He would not leave my side or talk or even look at anyone about 1 1/2 years ago and now he can write,spell,even read alittle and he loves school.It up sets me that I have to transfer him and my daughter to a different school even district because we are moving.Mrs.Kelly is a great teacher.
—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

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
57%
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

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
61%
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

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
70%
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 Students25%
Female23%
Male25%
Black7%
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income24%
Not low income27%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities29%
English language learners3%

Reading

All Students38%
Female44%
Male33%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income39%
Not low income27%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities45%
English language learners3%
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 Students44%
Female46%
Male41%
Black25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income42%
Not low income64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities48%
English language learners5%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students51%
Female61%
Male40%
Black40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income48%
Not low income82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
Students without disabilities55%
English language learners14%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students65%
Female71%
Male60%
Black56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income64%
Not low income82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)25%
Students without disabilities70%
English language learners20%
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 Students46%
Female60%
Male32%
Black24%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Low income45%
Not low income55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)21%
Students without disabilities50%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students43%
Female54%
Male33%
Black29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Low income41%
Not low income70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)21%
Students without disabilities48%
English language learners0%
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

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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
Hispanic 80% 24%
Black 10% 18%
White 7% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mrs. Evonne P Waugh

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1427 Oak Park Avenue
Berwyn, IL 60402
Phone: (708) 795-2442

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