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Jamie Mcgee Elementary School

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Posted January 7, 2014

We love Jamie McGee Elementary. The Teachers and staff are wonderful; as are the Principal and Vice Principal. I have three Children currently attending JME. With the notable exception of one tyrannical first grade Teacher, we have been lucky enough to have 7 of the most wonderful, caring and enthusiastic Teachers work with our Children. The Parental involvement is extremely high and there is a wonderful sense of community. I highly recommend this school and feel the rating does not do the school justice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2012

We moved to Bolingbrook two years ago and all three of our kids are at Jamie McGee. All of our children's teachers have been great! They balance the importance of academia and character development. this past year a new principle came on board. Ms. Lyons and Mr Valenza has been an excellent resource and leader in bringing the parents, teachers and staff together for the sake of our children. We are more than pleased to be part of the Jamie McGee community!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2010

The teachers and the principal are excellent. The reading programs are fantastic. In addition to academics, there is a strong emphasis on character and responsibility. Parental involvement is high and there are nice events scheduled for the kids like a back to school bbq, a halloween dance, and music performances. Jamie McGee feels like a community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

Their teaching staff and principal are second to none when it comes to responsiblity and encouragement
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

I LOVE this school because you have a great Principal who cares about the students and wonderful teachers who are also as caring!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2009

The teachers show that they care about our childrens education. Any sign in a child falling behind or progressing always get addressed ASAP. My son has been at this school since the very begning and is now in the 5th grade, yes I have experince with this school and I have compared it with nephews living in surrounding areas. I give Jaime McGee 5 stars.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 29, 2008

My overall rating would have been a 3 across the board as of 2 years ago. My daughter had a very rough time since Kindergarten. Over her last 2 years there seems to be a growth or change in the educational process plus group reading at several levels. My daughter loves to read and this is her chance to move to other rooms in the building and work with kids with her drive and determination. I am pleased with this improvement as well as the change in training teachers. The office staff is one of the best ever.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2006

I would highly recommend this school. The staff and teachers are awesome. The PTO does a great job with activities and fundraising for the school. The staff and teachers really seem to care about the kids. Keep up the good work!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2006

My child had some good and bad experiences at this school.The honor roll was heavily based on behavior rather than academics. My child earned all A's but could not be on the honor roll because she had a check mark for not getting along with another child in her class. The school offers many activities for students and families. The principal was accessible and available to parents.I did receive responses in a timely manner from the teachers. Their emergency and closing procedures were well thought out and communicated to the parents.the school itself has excellent safety procedures.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2005

I really like this school alot, one thing from day one that I really like was that the Principal and the Assistant Principal, was outside watching out for the kids, at lunch time Mr. Z is there also helping out the kids, to me that's kind of important, because it shows how they care for our kids, not just sitting behind a desk all day, they do alot of activities for the kids, my daughter has learn to read very good and she is in first grade, my only opinion, I would like for them to get at least one sheet of english and one of math a day for homework, or at least for the weekend. Keep up the good job! Also maybe have afterschool activities, example, art club, book club, softball team, music: piano, violin or flute lessons just an idea!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2004

I agree the school is overcrowded, but that is not the schools fault, it is a district problem and one the mayor should be addressing. I believe the staff has done an excellent job even with the conditions. My son attended the school and was tested for the honors program and has been in honors classes throughout middle school. My youngest is now attending 1st grade and I am very happy with the staff. There are choices for those parents who feel the school is inadequate. A private school, St Dominic's in Bolingbrook, pay the $3500.00 per year and stop complaining. I've been there and done that, and I recently changed schools and my child is receiving the same if not better education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 1, 2004

Parents please consider all aspects of this school. Due to extreme growth in the area school is overcrowded. I have children attending this school and in speaking with a staff member stated I felt they would do better in a different school district and he agreed. Teachers show little desire to teach. It is very difficult to get administrative staff to listen and from what I have seen in the posts I am not the only one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2004

This school has been a big disappointment at it's best it is mediocre. I feel our school is over populated and lacks good quality teachers. There is very little concern for the students and their well-being.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2004

I have found that the administration is very uninterested in the parents views and concerns. They lack follow through when asked to look into problems. It is nearly impossible to get anyone at this school to return phone calls. If there was any way to avoid sending my child to this school I would.
—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

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
72%
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

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
79%

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

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
71%
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 Students59%
Female59%
Male59%
Black38%
Asian75%
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Low income45%
Not low income66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)20%
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students69%
Female75%
Male62%
Black67%
Asian80%
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Low income50%
Not low income78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)20%
Students without disabilities74%
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 Students71%
Female68%
Male75%
Black42%
Asian83%
Hispanic66%
Multiracial82%
Native Americann/a
White81%
Low income46%
Not low income84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)31%
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female77%
Male71%
Black58%
Asian78%
Hispanic71%
Multiracial82%
Native Americann/a
White81%
Low income61%
Not low income81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)23%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students88%
Female88%
Male87%
Black63%
Asian89%
Hispanic90%
Multiracial91%
Native Americann/a
White95%
Low income77%
Not low income93%
Students with disabilities (IEP)46%
Students without disabilities92%
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 Students56%
Female62%
Male52%
Black47%
Asian60%
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Low income58%
Not low income55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)31%
Students without disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students67%
Female76%
Male60%
Black61%
Asian67%
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Low income58%
Not low income71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)44%
Students without disabilities71%
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

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 34% 51%
Hispanic 25% 24%
Black 19% 18%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 16% 4%
Two or more races 6% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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179 Commonwealth Drive
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
Phone: (630) 759-4300

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