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Congress Park Elementary School

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Posted August 1, 2013

Congress Park thrives in diversity. My daughter not olny sees herself but so many other cultures to learn from. My daughter showed signs of difficulty with her reading and math skills, but thanks to the teacher and their programs my daughter is thriving.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2013

LOVE THIS SCHOOL and the entire school district. The teachers are great, the teaching style works with all kids and everyone is extremely friendly and open.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2010

Congress Park has some amazing teachers, dedicated to educating our children and willing to go above and beyond classroom instruction.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2010

We called the schools recently and arranged to go in for a visit and meet with the Principal, Mr. Ward. We visited the school, we were there on time, but Mr. Ward had his assistant meet with us instead. The Assistant kind of rushed us through the process and wasn't very comfortable answering questions, and kind of got on the defensive for a moment . At first she didn't invite us to her office, but later realized that we have more questions so she did. When we got there, she obviously wasn't willing to give us much time! She tried to get us out of there and essentially she waited for a little pause and started greeting us good-bye. We figured that they are not easily approached, not very transparent, rather separating themselves from the community. Very disappointed. Teachers seem great though and the classrooms too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2009

EXCELLENT School. The teachers are wonderful and the new Principle has been Great! My daughter has really enjoyed the two year teacher program that was implemented. Makes 1st grade and easier transition into 2nd for our young children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2008

Congress Park has a new interim Principal and Assistant Principal. They are both terrific additions to our school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2008

Fantastic School, Wonderful teachers and Great envirment. My daughter is enjoying school at Congress Park... Highly recommended!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2008

We have been part of this school for 3 years and have only positive things to say! Our eldest son deal swith a learning disability and the Congress Park School staff have completely EXCEEDED our expectations in helping us deal with our son's learning experience. We would, and do, recommend this school to everyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2008

The teachers are the best in the area! The principal leaves alot to be desired so does the superintendant.
—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

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
83%

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

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
81%

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

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
68%
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

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
88%
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 Students66%
Female64%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Low income36%
Not low income88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students69%
Female73%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Low income48%
Not low income85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities78%
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%
Female79%
Male66%
Black40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Low income55%
Not low income85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students67%
Female74%
Male62%
Black40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Low income55%
Not low income77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students86%
Female95%
Male79%
Black60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Low income77%
Not low income92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
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

Math

All Students63%
Female57%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Low income46%
Not low income79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities66%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students54%
Female61%
Male45%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Low income42%
Not low income67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities57%
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 Students62%
Female57%
Male70%
Black27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income50%
Not low income74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students61%
Female57%
Male67%
Black27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income47%
Not low income74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities66%
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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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 49% 51%
Hispanic 31% 24%
Black 15% 18%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Brookfield, IL 60513
Phone: (708) 482-2430

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