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Burr Oak Elementary School

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Posted June 29, 2014

The last parent review should definitely show you how the type of history of influence at Burr Oak demonstrates from generation to generation. You can barely understand what that parent is saying from all of the grammatical errors and sentence fractures displayed on the review. I am also not pleased with this school and will be transferring my child to a better school district. For further advice, please pre-read your reviews before posting them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2014

My school is Burr Oak Elementary School I grew up in Calumet Park went Burr Oak I a shame how the schools out here have changed so much the teachers are not teaching just getting a check they need to stop half day because teaches are not learning thing in the meeting the have on half dsy I can go on and on about this school I will stop here by the way I'm still waiting on ipad that my son is to use in school because when I registered him in school the fee wss high do to the ipad which I learned later they were donate to the school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2013

This school is very unorganized ,they sent my 3rd grader home on an Early dismissal ,N couldn't tell me who they released Her to ,I filed a police report and all ,after 2 hrs they found out who She was released to the worse feeling in the world Is to go pick up ur child from school ,and sheS not there Than the principle kicked me out the school for the rest of the year for using profanity while upset , he lucky thats aw I did
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2012

This school is failing its students. The academic standards of the school are unrealistic , there is no focus on skills. This school focuses on state testing the entire school year instead of focusing on teaching its students what they need to know to be successful.If a student from The Calumet School District were to transferr to a different school I'm sure that student would be behind academically at another school. They have no after school enrichment programs, they do not offer help to those students that may need it. They jump around subjects never focusing on rather or not that subject is mastered by its students. They have had 4 principals in 3yrs this school is a total disgrace. THIS SCHOOL IS RAN LIKE A BUSINESS and not at all like an educational institute.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

I'm a resident of Calumet Park.The schools in this district has been in trouble for many years. What is needed for all to pull together for the children. Far as teacher we need programs for teacher to attend.The Administration need to have better understanding of what the district need. Parents need to attended more board meeting. The district has been known too have board meeting that are rather long. But this is for the future of the children, and also parents can be educated on the policy of the district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2006

This is a school and a district in serious trouble. The principal is new every year - sometimes 2 or 3 different ones in a year. There is no continuity of academics, reporting, or discipline. The school is dirty and unhealthy and should be closed.
—Submitted by a teacher


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

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
47%
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

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
47%
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

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
47%
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 Students38%
Female41%
Male35%
Black35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income39%
Not low income33%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities38%
English language learners62%

Reading

All Students43%
Female51%
Male33%
Black43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income42%
Not low income58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities45%
English language learners48%
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 Students58%
Female55%
Male60%
Black56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income54%
Not low income81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)72%
Students without disabilities56%
English language learners69%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students37%
Female32%
Male41%
Black37%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income34%
Not low income52%
Students with disabilities (IEP)11%
Students without disabilities40%
English language learners42%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students71%
Female63%
Male79%
Black69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income68%
Not low income86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)89%
Students without disabilities68%
English language learners84%
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%
Female58%
Male66%
Black58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income62%
Not low income69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)83%
Students without disabilities59%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students35%
Female31%
Male37%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income33%
Not low income46%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
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

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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

Above 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
Black 77% 18%
Hispanic 21% 24%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Two or more races 1% 3%
White 1% 51%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mr. Andrew Maisonneuve

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1440 West 125th Street
Calumet Park, IL 60827
Phone: (708) 388-8010

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