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Erickson Elementary School

Public | K-5

 
 

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4 stars

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2011:
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Posted June 4, 2014

I worried switching my child from a strong Catholic school in the area and I have been so very pleased. I have been so impressed with the quality of teachers, the leadership team, and the overall excellence of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

Erickson is an outstanding, award-winning school. My children have attended for 6 years. The Greatschools shows a rating of 9 out of 10. The test scores tab above shows that Erickson ranks between 96 to 99% on the ISATs in nearly every category. It is quite obvious that the posters who stated that Erickson is below expectations are either posting on the wrong school or have some other grudge.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2011

We thought that this school/district was great. My kids were doing excellent in school. We thought they are advanced. Until, we compared the level of education with other school district (Naperville-203/204and Hinsdale-181). We did extensive research and discovered that the reason my kids were doing excellent is because the level of education was not up to par. So we moved to Hinsdale-181 district and we could CLEARLY see the difference. We discovered that doing excellent in district-13 is doing average in 181/203 school district. I know that every child is different and every experience is unique, but there is clearly a noticeable difference in the level of education. Now that my kids go to 181 and I have time to compare the schools, I can not give any higher ranking than I have. My advise to parents is that they should get more actively involved and bring in measures that are been put in place in 181.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2011

Erickson is a terrific school!!! The entire District 13 is outstanding!!! And when your child needs more of a challenge, they put them in Advanced classes. And advanced in the advanced as well if needed. My children are working out of books that are 2 years ahead of the rest. So the previous review that said "was to easy" for their child, well, they obviously are leaving a review on the wrong school. And by the way......too easy...is spelt with 2 o's in the context that they were trying to write. Maybe the person writing the review should take some time and attend one of the Grammar lessons at the school. LOL
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2010

My kids really enjoy going to school to learn at Erickson. I feel the teachers are top notch and have the best interest of the child. The teachers are very approachable and will answer all questions. The principal is always visible and the kids enjoy that. Could not have asked for a better experience so far as I have 2 more kids left to attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

The staff care about the students and wants the best for each student
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2010

This is a wonderful school. I am very pleased with the staff and the curriculum. My child enjoys attending Erickson and feels very safe. I have nothing but good things to say about this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2010

I am truly happy with my children at erickson elementary school. The administration is top notch as well as the teachers. The test scores are amazing. When we decided to move, we moved to district 13 just so my children would go to Erickson school. I am so happy with the education that children are getting.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2009

The school, program, and faculty is TOP notch! The Admin is SO involved with the students and parents. The teachers are wonderful but what makes this school stand out is the parent participation! As far as the previous review (work to easy..) They obviously have no idea what they are talking about! Look at the testing results and the state/distric averages. Erickson is is a fantastic school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2008

It's alright. Not what I was looking for..Work was to easy for my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2006

We have attended school for 6 years. It has been outstanding!! All the way from the Principal to the Aides. The staff at Erickson is welcoming caring, and concerned about all children who attend. The quality of the academic programs are fabulous and the teachers are excited about each school year. The school does provide a music and art program. They do promote sport activities through the local park district. Just a great place to have your children learn!! So come on in and join the fun.
—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

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
99%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
99%
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

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
88%
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

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
97%
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 Students72%
Female66%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian82%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Low incomen/a
Not low income76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female94%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Low incomen/a
Not low income91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/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 Students83%
Female83%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian82%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Low incomen/a
Not low income84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female92%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian82%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Low incomen/a
Not low income87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Low incomen/a
Not low income100%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities100%
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 Students85%
Female77%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian82%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Low incomen/a
Not low income85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female81%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian91%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Low incomen/a
Not low income88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities90%
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

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Above 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
White 77% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 12% 4%
Hispanic 7% 24%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Black 1% 18%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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277 Springfield Drive
Bloomingdale, IL 60108
Phone: (630) 529-2223

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