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Pershing Elementary School

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Posted May 25, 2010

My son is a first grader and in a couple week will be completeing his first year in a public school. Pershing for me has been and excellent school. My son's first grader teacher Mrs. Cole is an excellent teacher and all the teachers that assist her with the children are excellent teachers. My son is reading on his own now, his math skill are improving and most of all he enjoys the day at Pershing. I am enrolling my son in summer school to help him prepare for 2nd grade, a recommendation from Pershing. What is disturbing is that the state of Illinois owes district 100 1.9 million dollars. I as a parent have written to my congressman Lipinski asking how did this happen and to resolve this issue. Dispite the issue Pershing has remaind an excellent school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

I am a parent and have seen an improvement specially now with the new Principal
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2010

This is an amazing school. The teachers are totally devoted to the students, school and community. These are very hard working teachers who work late hours and take work home nightly. You child would be very lucky to have a teacher like the ones at Pershing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

I don't put all the blame on the school the parents are not as involved as they are in other schools in the district. My first daughter went to Emerson and when we moved I noticed a difference as far as parents being involved they have open house well at Emerson every classroom was completely full when at Pershing they are lucky if one class room for every grade is full. The school is trying to do more so, I have to give them credit for it the teachers offer after school for reading and I think that is great that tells me that they do care but you would be surprised that not many kids go and that is not the schools fault that comes back to the parents but I do see alot more parents that do care so maybe this will start to change.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2009

I have to agree, this school needs alot of work in administation. Principal is not an agreeable person.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2009

Overrated. Needs alot of work in administration. The teachers dont listen to the kids. Parents don't know what their students deal with on a daily basis.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2006

My 9yr & 6 yr old are attending Pershing School this year 2006 it was a big change for the whole family however with the help of the great teachers & Principal they are both adjusting Thank-You Mrs. Grindyl for welcoming me as a volunteer at your school you've made me & my children feel at home & a big thanks to Mrs. Arvis Thanks for your time & dedication with all of the children & Mrs. Cole for you work with your class. Everyone at this school has been wonderful! I will continue to support the teachers 100% Thank You for all of your hard work. Sincerely Esabel Feliciano
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2006

All four of my kids attended Pershing at one time or another. My daughter is currently enrolled at Pershing. The experience that I have had is a good one. The teachers are very involved with the students and will go out of their way to make sure that the students understand the material that is being taught. For example, my son had a real hard time with his math. His teacher offered to stay after school and tutor him and help him with his homework so that he wouldn't have a hard time the next day in class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2005

This is a wonderful school with so much to offer students. The staff is exceptional.
—Submitted by a teacher


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

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
52%
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

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
73%

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

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
76%

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

All Students29%
Female26%
Male32%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income25%
Non-low income46%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities31%
English language learners26%

Reading

All Students40%
Female44%
Male35%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income39%
Non-low income46%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities44%
English language learners34%
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 Students40%
Female46%
Male36%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income40%
Non-low income40%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities44%
English language learners21%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students43%
Female40%
Male45%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income43%
Non-low income40%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities47%
English language learners21%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students73%
Female74%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income72%
Non-low income80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities76%
English language learners63%
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 Students53%
Female64%
Male41%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income52%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities55%
English language learners18%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students56%
Female61%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income55%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities57%
English language learners27%
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 82% 23%
White 12% 51%
Black 3% 18%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Asian 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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6537 37th Street
Berwyn, IL 60402
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