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Northpoint Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 621 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted August 17, 2014

I had few interactions with the Teachers and Principal and felt some of them are not enough respectful. I feel they need some coaching & training especially principal of the school.


Posted August 23, 2010

My kid studied his KG in North Point it is great school and Principal is really great but there are few concerns I want to put here first thing is some teachers always give candies to students(every day) and in school parties most of the things are filled with sugar. some times teachers not even bother wether kids are in the bus or not while they go home after the school. Some drivers they just dump the kids at the stopping point and they never bother wether their parents are there or not. Over all it is great but not 10 rated school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2010

One of the finest schools we have ever been a part of. Exceptional learning environment..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2009

We have been part of the Northpoint family family for many years. Northpoint is a wonderful school with respected and well prepared teachers. In regards to comments made on 1/15 by a parent. I'm not sure if we are at the same school! My child is in a class where just about 50 percent of the class is of a non-white background. We also haveone of the largest and most involved PTOs in the area. It seems you may not have attended any PTO meetings. I do agree that the popularity has become a bit of an issue. Some of these kids also need to start dressing appropriately for school. Also,I wish there was less boyfriend/girlfriend drama at such a young age. But all in all excellent education with involved teachers,parents,and Principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2009

The learning environment is clouded by the students focusing on popularity and who has the latest and best things, in our experience. While the test scores are high, many of us attribute this to 'helping' prepare for the tests. There is very little diversity, racial or economic. Our children have received a good education despite these issues. There are a few parents that are very involved but it is very limited.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2007

Northpoint is a wonderful school. My children have been there for 3 years. We have not had nor heard of a bad teacher. All the teachers and the principal are very involved, caring, and eager to help. The PTO is very strong and the parent support is outstanding. Each child is treated as an individual and our teachers have been very willing to help with any needs. You couldn't pick a better school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2007

I am extremely pleased with Northpoint. The teachers are fantastic! They go out of their way to make learning fun and exciting for the children. My son loves to go to school every day. I never thought I would be able to say that!
—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

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
95%
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

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
100%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

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 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
96%
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 Students81%
Female84%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Low incomen/a
Not low income83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female86%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian94%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Low incomen/a
Not low income82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities85%
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 Students87%
Female94%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian85%
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

Reading

All Students89%
Female94%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian92%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Low incomen/a
Not low income89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students98%
Female100%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Low incomen/a
Not low income98%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities99%
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 Students88%
Female92%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian86%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Low incomen/a
Not low income89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)33%
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female92%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian79%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Low incomen/a
Not low income86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)42%
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 79% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 12% 4%
Black 4% 18%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Hispanic 2% 24%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2602 East College Avenue
Bloomington, IL 61704
Phone: (309) 663-4669

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