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Karel Havlicek Elementary School

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Posted August 25, 2013

I went to school here and it was a wonderful experience. And now my daughter is going to start school and I'm glad to see her going to the school I went as a child. The staff were very helpful and friendly. They should keep up the GREAT WORK. only thing they need to improve is the cooling. They have NO AC for the kids. Hopefully they can change the inly problem it has ib that school. Other then that... the school is great n so is the staff. :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2012

My son was transfer from Prairie Oak to Havelcek and I have to say I really love this school and the stuff and teacher always in communication with me thru email, my son loves that school very much!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2009

I have to say that I',m surprised about the ranking for this school. Principal Akins and all the staff work so hard. They try to get the parents involved in their childs education unfortunetly they don't always suceed and the results are shown on the test scores. If parents would just take the time to get involved we wouldn't have dumb kids out in the streets doing stupid stuff. Wake up parents! Get involved!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2009

Principal Nancy is working hard to change a school that can only rank 3 in the area. The building is Old and Dirty there is no air conditioning.The classrooms are over filled and in need of proper equiptment. The school lunches are not as healthy as they should be and no variety of choices. The non english speaking students can learn to speak english but if you only speak english there are no programs to learn spanish.Disappointing fact..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2008

Principal Aiken and the staff continues to impress. My son has a great time at Havlicek and really likes his teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2008

My daughter is finishing her last of 3 years at Havlicek. We love it! The teacher are very attentive and involved with each student and parent. Seems impossible but true. They work as hard as you and your child does. Reading program is phenomenal my child is leaving there 5th grade and transfering into 6th with college level reading abilities. They are advocates for child health and safety. They really get the kids involved in promoting their community. Havlicek is the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2008

My son is about to finish Kindergarten at Havlicek, the teacher was always there for us. It is hard to find teachers that care but Mrs. Main always makes sure that her students give their 100%, unfortunatelly some parents are not even ready to give 50% to help their own children an they think that is the Teacher's fault when their children do not succeed. Hard to change people, that never opened a book with their children during the school year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2006

My child is in the 2nd grade he has been at Havlicek since kindergarten. I have had teh ebst experience for my child. The teachers are welcome to parent involvement, and visits. Music classes are fun and educational. After school activities are good. I would recomend a child to attend -, like always a parent needs to be invovled! No matter how good the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2005

Havlicek truly is a great place to learn. My son completed K thru 5th, Daughter is now in 5th and Son is entering 1st. We have had a great experience with the teachers and administrators. They truly put the children first.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2005

I grew up at this school and wish my child could attend there. The teachers are all very pleasant and ALWAYS willing to go above and beyond. The best school in the district!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2005

Havlicek's teachers (and especially principal) are great! Alot of their energy goes into the high hispanic population in the school, and while this is a great (and neccesary) thing, I feel that they tend to overlook the need for excelerated programs for children that are excelling. Overall, Havlicek is a great school with teachers that really seem to care.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2005

I'd like to say that I really like Havlicek. In spite that it's a public school and the student teacher ratio is high, I feel the students are learning. I love that the teachers get parents involved and let us know whats going on with our children in a way that makes me feel they really care. The Principal is a doll. Although this is her first year with Havlicek and my sons last year I'm almost certain that she'll continue the good job and expect no less from teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2004

I love this school, I have nothing but great things to say about the staff at Havlicek they are great! Not only do the teachers take a great deal of interest in our children but I feel the priciple and staff are also very caring. My son has attended Havlicek since first grade and I'm so sad that he wil be leaving this year and will be attending a new school due to our having to move out of the district. I will truley miss everyone. Sincerely, Melinda Cordero-Torres
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2003

havlicek is a great place to learn. my kids enjoy going to school! the only thing thats bad is their lunches.


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

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
59%
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

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
59%
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

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
60%
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 Students38%
Female36%
Male40%
Black18%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income38%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities38%
English language learners12%

Reading

All Students54%
Female57%
Male52%
Black46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income55%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities57%
English language learners33%
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 Students48%
Female52%
Male44%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income46%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities51%
English language learners11%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students50%
Female52%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income48%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities52%
English language learners6%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students67%
Female72%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income65%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities70%
English language learners28%
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 Students33%
Female34%
Male33%
Black25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income35%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities38%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students31%
Female32%
Male30%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income31%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities34%
English language learners7%
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
Hispanic 82% 24%
Black 13% 18%
White 4% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 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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6401 15th Street
Berwyn, IL 60402
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