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Paul Revere Primary School

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Posted February 1, 2010

The school is not too bad itself, I just feel that the problem lies with the faculty and staff. There are not enough after school programs and they cut off gym classes to 1-2 times a week. I attended the original Paul Revere Primary back in the early 90's and we had gym class nearly every day. The teachers were so much nicer. Some of the teachers there need classes on how to deal with grade schoolers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2008

I am a not happy with this school. My daughter's reading scores did not reflect what was on her report card and the schools shows little to know interest in it's kids development. There is not extra activites for the students,they barely go on field trips. I would not recommend this school. The report card system is crazy.
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Posted December 17, 2006

There are no extracirrcular activities. The schools focus is its growing Latino population. While average and gifted children needs are not addressesd and completely overlooked. If you have an above avearge child this is not the schoold district for you. If you're not Latino, this is not the schoold district for you. They are not committed to all kids, just some.
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Posted December 19, 2005

I feel that the feel that the level of academic programs are horrible. I feel that there is s need for more of a racially balence staff, since the schools students are mainly Hispanic and Black. There are only 2 Black teachers.There are no extra curricular activites and since I am at work I have no knowledge of parent involvment.
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Posted May 31, 2005

My child has enjoyed this year in kindergarden. This is my second child that has attended this school. The teachers are all so nice and helpful. But, I do agree with all of the other parents, the principal of this school needs to go to another school for the older childern, maybe High school kids.
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Posted April 12, 2005

I have a child attending kindergarten class here and i have throughly enjoyed it for him as well as myself. The teachers as well as the aides are great, and they seem genuinely concerned and will do whatever they can to help your child learn. The whole experience at the school was great, I would definitely recommend to any parent considering a school for there child.
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Posted March 17, 2005

I have a child here at Paul Revere primary and I just moved from Chicago to Blue Island and I think their curricular program is excellent and the school is well kept. There are very few public schools that are not this advanced. Not only academicly but organized and professionally. The teachers are great and seemed to be concerned about the well being of the children and that does'nt happen to often at a public school.
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Posted January 11, 2005

The Blue Island School district need more before, and after school programs. There are alot of single parents in the area, and there is assistance from the school district. The books fees (registration fees) are just outrageous,and I am a single parent, and to come up with $65.00 for a 5th grader books is unspeakable. The Chicago Public school system don't charge that much for book fees. I can't imagne paying up to $75.00 or more for registration fees when my child advance to another grade level.
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Posted July 29, 2004

This school has been a huge disappointment. The principal is prejudice and is not willing to build productive relationships with the families of the students. I have spoken with several parents who feel the same way, but just don't know what to do to get her out, and calling the regional office to complain is a waist of time. I would not recommend this school to anyone who cares about the quality of their child's education!!!
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Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
55%
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 Students37%
Female36%
Male39%
Black12%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income38%
Not low income32%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities42%
English language learners50%

Reading

All Students39%
Female46%
Male31%
Black23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income36%
Not low income53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
Students without disabilities43%
English language learners36%
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 69% 24%
Black 25% 18%
White 6% 51%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Theresa Gonzalez-Silva

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2300 West 123rd Place
Blue Island, IL 60406
Phone: (708) 489-3533

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