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Irving Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 514 students

 

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Posted September 26, 2013

I have nothing but good things to say about. Irving Elementary The teachers genuinely care about their students. The academics are strong and meet the needs of all students. All kids receive an ipad to do their work which is important in these changing times. Most importantly the families have great morals and values! I have a 5 yr old boy that is very happy with this school, the teachers and friends! Keep up the good work Irving!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2013

This school is amazing, it has a vast diversity of teaching tools and links for parents to work with children at home and so be able to review and strengthen skill and retention of material learned. Communication between parents and teachers, anytime I have had a concern, whomever I reach out to responds promptly. They look out for bullying and disrecpect at school and deal with situations immediately. My oldest daughter has been there from 1st-5th grade and my youngest from preschool-3rd grade and they have absolutely adored every single teacher. There are many after school activities available for different grade levels. I am grateful to have my daughters enrolled in such a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2012

I am beyond happy with Irving School. My children have been attending for over 2 years now and I can't say enough about how pleased I am. The administration, teachers, and support staff truly go out of their way to make sure my children are learning and receive the extra support they need. They keep families up to date on information within the school. The only thing I wish they would expan on is the gifted program. It's new and not enough students are taken into the program! Thank you to all at Irving who work hard to make sure each child is successful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2012

My son has been enrolled in this school for two years now. He loves this school. Both his 3rd grade teacher Mrs. Novak and his 4th grade teacher Mrs. Brennen are great! This school always communicates well with the parents and always has great tools for the parents to use. I would recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2009

I love Irving School, but mostly I love Mr. Lane, who I heard is now retiring, Unfortunely my son can't go to Irving because we belongs to Emerson School district, which I dislike very much. I don't like some of the teaher. If you belong to Irving school district you are very lucky, its a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2009

My family moved to Berwyn within the past year and I have been very happy with my daughter's progress at Irving School. I feel as though my family was welcomed into the community by Mr. Lane, Mrs. O'Conner and the rest of the staff at Irving. They helped to make my daughter's transition a painless experience. Whenever I have had questions or had to communicate with anyone on the staff they have been extremely helpful. I am glad that my daughter is going to this school. So far it has been a wonderful experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2008

I do believe that Irving School is the best school in the World! The teacher go out of their way to teach the children before, during and after school. The PTA parents make it a point to become and stay involved in their children's curriculum and always make themselves available for teacher's needs. The principal of the school, Mr. Lane is down to earth and realizes the importance of good behavior, communication and good grades. He is a person who cares. The personnel at the school is always willing to help and answer questions as always very courteous. If I had the chance once again, I would return to this school with my children, but they have moved on to higher education. Good Job Irving!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2008

We love Irving School! The teachers and administrators are fabulous. My son is getting a top notch education! Also, there is a great PTA with a lot of parent involvment, which I believe helps to make the school as great as it is!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2007

Irving School is definitely the best school in Berwyn, and I am extremely impressed and happy with the quality staff. There is a lot of parent involvement and this school is on the right track. I would definitely recommend this school to other parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2005

principle is excellent - knows all the students by first name basis. Very active PTA. Picked as one of the top 'Best Practiced' schools in 2005. Teachers care alot and are always available via email and inperson meetings. Very happy with Irving
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2005

I've been an Irving parent for 8yrs now and by far Irving is the best school in Dist 100! I take pride and comfort knowing my children have had the best Principle, teachers and staff members. With recent events hovering a dark cloud over Dist. 100, I would like everyone who reads this to know that the Irving staff and factuality is beaming with sunshine. They deserve a round of applause from everyone, I give my thanks. Irving is truly the reason why our family has not moved. As for Dist. 100 out kids need a sports program, lets work together!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2004

My son was at Irving for 2 years. I consider Irving one of the better elementary schools in Berwyn. Unfortunately, we moved and he now attends Pershing. Pershing is also a good school, but I prefer Irving overall. Irving has a wonderful principal and staff. I highly recommend this school. Although my sons kindergarten teacher should of retired a few years earlier than she actually did. She didn't have the patience for small children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2004

The Principal of Irving School is a very dedicated man. He is very involved in his school and takes time out of his personal life to recruit new highly motivated teachers. However his involvement in the schools PTA seem to be controlling.There are times when the members of the PTA wonder who is in charge, the PTA president or the principal.
—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.

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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

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
63%
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

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
77%
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

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
74%
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 Students55%
Female57%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Low income44%
Non-low income79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)46%
Students without disabilities57%
English language learners33%

Reading

All Students52%
Female56%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Low income38%
Non-low income79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
Students without disabilities58%
English language learners17%
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 Students63%
Female52%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Low income61%
Non-low income68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)42%
Students without disabilities67%
English language learners27%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students57%
Female55%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Low income51%
Non-low income73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)25%
Students without disabilities62%
English language learners18%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students89%
Female94%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Low income86%
Non-low income95%
Students with disabilities (IEP)83%
Students without disabilities90%
English language learners64%
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 Students63%
Female73%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Low income58%
Non-low income81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students56%
Female70%
Male40%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White55%
Low income49%
Non-low income81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)23%
Students without disabilities63%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 68% 23%
White 23% 51%
Black 4% 18%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Asian 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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3501 Clinton Avenue
Berwyn, IL 60402
Phone: (708) 795-2334

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