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Cedar Ridge Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 504 students

 

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Posted August 13, 2013

This is an excellent school. My son goes to this school, his teachers are very encouraging and motivating. Very good environment for child's development.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2009

Brigham is a wonderful neighborhood school! The principal and staff really care about the children. There are many opportunites to get involved and they have an awesome PTO!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2009

This is a wonderful school -- my children & grandchildren have or are attending this school. They have wonderful leadership from the principal and the teachers & staff are very caring, friendly, and knowledgable.


Posted May 12, 2009

Brigham Elementary School is a great school. Many of the children have very high national test scores that prove the academic excellence. Just as important is the socioeconomic & racial diversity. As the 2004 reviewer said, don't be deceived by the old building & dry, government statistics. We have great teachers & staff & a friendly PTO.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2004

Brigham Elementary School has many strengths and the two most obvious ones are the diversity of its students and the quality and dedication of its staff members. While Brigham is not a wealthy school, the population is made up of students from a variety of ethnic and economic backgrounds. Our teachers, staff members and families take pride in that diversity. Brigham is a community where 'Character Counts'! As a Brigham family for seven years, we've come to love our school. Don't rely on dry, government statistics or a shiny new building when chosing a school. Walk in the door and meet the people who make a difference every school day.
—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

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
65%
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

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
87%
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

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
69%

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 Students60%
Female61%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracial40%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Low income50%
Non-low income95%
Students with disabilities (IEP)10%
Students without disabilities67%
English language learners52%

Reading

All Students57%
Female63%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracial50%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Low income50%
Non-low income83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)30%
Students without disabilities61%
English language learners48%
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%
Female49%
Male46%
Black9%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Low income42%
Non-low income65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)27%
Students without disabilities51%
English language learners29%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students53%
Female54%
Male51%
Black18%
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Low income43%
Non-low income80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
Students without disabilities58%
English language learners21%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students88%
Female85%
Male90%
Black82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Low income85%
Non-low income95%
Students with disabilities (IEP)82%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learners79%
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 Students45%
Female48%
Male42%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Low income30%
Non-low income72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)20%
Students without disabilities48%
English language learners10%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students49%
Female58%
Male41%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White59%
Low income29%
Non-low income85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)33%
Students without disabilities52%
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
White 46% 51%
Hispanic 36% 23%
Black 8% 18%
Two or more races 6% 3%
Asian 4% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Karrah Jensen

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2808 Breezewood Blvd
Bloomington, IL 61704
Phone: (309) 862-5036

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