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Liberty Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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Posted May 23, 2013

My children have attended for 3 years. I have nothing but wonderful things to say about our teachers. The front office staff is nice but not very approachable. Our principal can implement more after school programs for tutoring and to offer excel programs. Our music program is wonderful; but not funded properly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2011

Liberty is a great school! The teachers and faculty are enthusiastic and do a wonderful job. My son loves learning and loves going to school everyday. It's a high quality school that is well run and worth the high taxes we pay out here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2009

I have a third and first grader currently enrolled @ Liberty. I continue to be impressed by the dedicated staff and my children are challenged, but not overwhelmed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

Great teachers, great students, great parents!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

My son just started kindergarten there and he couldn't be happier. Love that the classrooms for KG have their own bathroom and drinking fountains so the kids don't need to leave the room. Love the part-time schedule. So far, everyone has been extremely nice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2009

Liberty Elementary is an excellent school. The leadership is very dedicated and has an open door policy.The pricipal is always in the car rider line every morning organizing , greeting parents and students. The office ladies are very professtional and helpful . The teachers are very dedicated to each individual students needs. The PTA is very dedicated and hardworking for all student/parents activites. I am proud to be a part of Liberty and that my child goes to school there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2008

The faculty and staff are wonderful to work with and very cohesive. Everybody is dedicated and ready to help the children if they need it. The leadership is fantastic! The administration tries hard to keep things balanced and fair.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 11, 2008

I'm really impressed with the out come of my 5th grade daughter progress, the teacher are very caring and supporting, excellent program curriculum, I'm looking forward to my 5yr old entering into K-G there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2008

I really enjoy all the teachers that my children have experienced so far. They are very caring and go above and beyond what is expected. The principals currently are very down to earth and have an open door policy for any concerns. The PTA is very proactive. My only complaint would be a need for more technology use by the students and possibly more extra curricular activities/classes offered by staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2007

Since this is the largest elementary school in the district, I am proud of the way it manages. I am pleased that the staff are trained for emergancies and have plans printed and posted for easy access. The PTA is hard working and supportive of the children, staff, and parents. The leadership is in control and ready to answer any questions that may rise during the year. There needs to be more sensory training for the staff with the increase of special needs students. There also needs to be sensory breaks built in with a proper room and equipment to achieve this task. Our experience has been positive and there are a number of opportunities for parents to be involved. With a school this size, it is encouraged so more can be done.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2007

I have really enjoyed this school. The teachers seem to care and the kids do well. I do think the classes need to be smaller and there need to be more TA's. I also agree that they need to start some after school programs that are school sponsered.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2007

Classes are too large..teachers need more TAs, children need more individual attention. More after school programs needed (they only have outside vendores coming in). The art/music teacher needs her own classroom, not a portable cart to take to each room. During volunteering, I Found that many teachers constantly gossip and bad mouth parents (in front of other parents)..I cant imaging what they say about me behind my back! I think they are stressed about all the changes, and they just get fed up instead of having that bubbly attitude we love to see.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2007

Excellent teachers, caring staff and active PTA. Outstanding, thus far!
—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.

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80%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
85%
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

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
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

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
89%
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 Students80%
Female80%
Male80%
Black62%
Asian95%
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Low income56%
Non-low income82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)35%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female90%
Male75%
Black71%
Asian94%
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income63%
Non-low income84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)29%
Students without disabilities88%
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 Students77%
Female84%
Male71%
Black53%
Asian80%
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Low income54%
Non-low income79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)46%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female83%
Male71%
Black53%
Asian73%
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Low income54%
Non-low income78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)23%
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students93%
Female96%
Male89%
Black79%
Asian93%
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Low income85%
Non-low income93%
Students with disabilities (IEP)69%
Students without disabilities95%
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 Students81%
Female82%
Male80%
Black48%
Asian87%
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Low income53%
Non-low income84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)100%
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female86%
Male77%
Black52%
Asian87%
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Low income60%
Non-low income82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)40%
Students without disabilities83%
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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26%
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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

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Reading growth at this school

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 58% 51%
Hispanic 14% 24%
Black 13% 18%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 4%
Two or more races 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1401 Essington Road
Bolingbrook, IL 60490
Phone: (815) 609-3037

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