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Burnham Elementary School

Public | PK-8

 

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Posted August 22, 2013

My daughter goes to Burnham and loves it. Went to CPS school for a short while and hated it. Burnham is a small school yet has a wonderful staff. The teachers are excellent and have a big heart for their children. My daughter loved her teacher Mrs. Polley and is looking forward to going to first grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

I love this school. My daughter went to Burnham for kindergarten and had Mrs. Polley. She loves her teacher. What I love about the school is that its small and the classrooms are not crowded. The kids learn in a small setting where they get the personal attention needed to thrive. The school Principal is always there to greet the children and parents. My daughter and I are looking forward to going back to school for first grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2009

My son is currently a student at Burnham. He loves it and I love it too. The rules are a little more strict and there are less after school activities than other public schools, but the learning environment is more personal and safe. This school provides good academics--they do phonics and Saxon math. What we like most about this school is the caring teachers and the small-school atmosphere that is much more caring, friendly, and social than that of the large public school my other child attended.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2009

I love Burnham. The teachers are friendly and most of them are part of our community. Ifeel really good about my boys going there. I know that they will be safe, and get the education they deserve. Go Comets!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2009

My kids left cps and now go to burnham. It is the best thing for them. This school is small and the kids can learn and have fun. There have been no bad behavior problems and my kids like school and like the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2006

This school has one classroom per grade and goes from preK to 8th grade. Yet their academic programs are terrible. The one thing I like is the close knit, family like setting and the admin asst's and a few of the teachers are awesome. But they do not put enough into their academic programs. As far as sports and other activities, they only have a volleyball team and a basketball team, and none of the staff ever come to the games to support the children.
—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.

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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

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
56%

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

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
27%
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

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
63%
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

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
82%
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

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
55%
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

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
95%

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

All Students26%
Female27%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income22%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities26%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students32%
Female36%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income28%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities32%
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 Students47%
Femalen/a
Male36%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income43%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students53%
Femalen/a
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income50%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students47%
Femalen/a
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income43%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities50%
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 Students39%
Female46%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income35%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students39%
Female36%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income35%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities40%
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 Students27%
Female31%
Malen/a
Black10%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income30%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students50%
Female62%
Malen/a
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income55%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities52%
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 Students23%
Female21%
Malen/a
Black36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic9%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income22%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students42%
Female37%
Malen/a
Black46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income39%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities52%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students46%
Female42%
Malen/a
Black64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income44%
Not low incomen/a
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 Students28%
Female29%
Male27%
Black27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income29%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students28%
Female29%
Male27%
Black27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income25%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities29%
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

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Below 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
Hispanic 47% 24%
Black 40% 18%
White 11% 51%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Tutor(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

School facilities
  • Performance stage

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. Stephen Geraci

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Tutor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • None
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer time after school
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13945 South Green Bay Avenue
Burnham, IL 60633
Phone: (708) 862-8636

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