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Bridgeview Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 440 students

 

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Posted February 21, 2011

I went to this school when I was a child. Then I sent my children to this school. And now my grandkids are going to Bridgeview School. My one grandchild came to this school after going to a school that was ready to give up on him. Bridgeview has worked with him to get him in control while in school and they continue to work with him. Two of my other grandchildren also go there one recently transferred from Guatemala and the teachers are also working with him to help him get to where he is supposed to be in his grade level. They have even started him with a special teacher that is helping him. Bridgeview has an after school program for children that is from one of the nearby churches and that has also helped the children grow. I have to say Bridgeview has been so good to our family. Thank you again for all you have done for us and continue to do for the community. I am proud to be part of it.


Posted July 20, 2008

The school has no extracurricular activities to offer. The children have no playground , and there gym is there cafeteria. I feel that not enough funds go into this school and the surrounding schools have much more to offer. Over the last year the teachers have lost control of the students and things have been very unstable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

I believe Bridgeview School is one of the better schools in the surrounding areas. I do think the faculty is too strict on some things but too lax on others. Overall, it is a good learning environment for our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2005

Bridgeview School is wonderful! The principal works so hard. The staff cares so much about the students. They work with students to meet their needs and they teach reading in new and exciting ways for my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2005

the 4th grade teacher was one of the finest teachers of this school but she left to go work at another school.there was also a really nice,smart 5th grade teacher but she also left the school, and when Mr.Botsis,the old principal, worked at this school it was one of the best schools around.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2005

the 6th grade teachers are the best teachers in the school. they teach you alot and they can have alot of fun.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 27, 2004

Mrs. Heimlich is one of the finest principals I have ever worked with. She is extremely hard working and very dedicated to her students. Dr. Jon N. Nebor, Superintendent
—Submitted by an administrator


Posted October 6, 2004

this school does not care about the students. the principle is the laziest principle and my child did not learn what they should have learned for the next year.
—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

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
77%
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

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
68%

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 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
72%

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 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
86%
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 Students41%
Female39%
Male43%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White42%
Low income33%
Not low income59%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities45%
English language learners14%

Reading

All Students55%
Female58%
Male51%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White54%
Low income47%
Not low income73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities61%
English language learners21%
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 Students52%
Female45%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Low income48%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities57%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students48%
Female52%
Male45%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Low income44%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities52%
English language learners8%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students69%
Female69%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Low income66%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities73%
English language learners25%
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 Students30%
Female42%
Male16%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White31%
Low income25%
Not low income40%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities32%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students50%
Female58%
Male42%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White51%
Low income46%
Not low income60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities53%
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 Students46%
Female57%
Male38%
Black25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White51%
Low income35%
Not low income68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students66%
Female86%
Male52%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Low income60%
Not low income77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities70%
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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46%
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28%
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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 63% 51%
Hispanic 22% 24%
Black 15% 18%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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7800 Thomas Avenue
Bridgeview, IL 60455
Phone: (708) 496-8713

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