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Ivy Hall Elementary School

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4 stars

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Posted April 1, 2014

a wonderful school where the teachers truly care about each and every student!! Both of my children had great experiences there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2010

Not a good school for children who are in need of special help. Very hard to get approved for special help! Must retain a lawyer to get anywhere!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

The excellent teachers and curriculum which educate the children for an outstanding future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2009

Not terribly fond of the principal nor the superintendent. They are not very parent friendly and have found on several occassions (and across multiple families) that you have to fight for special needs (ADHD, learning disabilities, etc). They do attract excellent teachers (although I have found the best ones don't stay long). It has a strong PTO program with a very active parent base.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2006

Parent involvement isvery high, the school requires it to be as such. Homework level very high from 3rd grade on, kids have more than the average from what we have heard from parents with kids in other schools in the district. Very safe school, in great area, in a nice neighborhood. Not very racially diverse.
—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

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
100%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
94%
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

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
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

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
99%
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 Students89%
Female86%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)75%
Students without disabilities91%
English language learners80%

Reading

All Students89%
Female95%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)67%
Students without disabilities93%
English language learners73%
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 Students90%
Female91%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian87%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Low income73%
Non-low income93%
Students with disabilities (IEP)82%
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female89%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian93%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Low income82%
Non-low income92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)83%
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students98%
Female96%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian93%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Low income91%
Non-low income99%
Students with disabilities (IEP)100%
Students without disabilities97%
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 Students88%
Female89%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)74%
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female92%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)68%
Students without disabilities91%
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%
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

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 73% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 18% 4%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Hispanic 4% 24%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 18%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1072 Ivy Hall Lane
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
Phone: (847) 459-0022

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