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Calumet Elementary School

Public | 6-8 | 355 students

 

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Posted February 28, 2014

I don't know who rated and gave this school district 3 stars, but they couldn't have had children there! I hate that my children are in this district. The superintendent is a POOR LEADER! I hate that she's in our district because she isn't a educator, she's a investor!!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2009

i rate this school as a zero because the staff are not professional at all.The students are out of control for the most part.


Posted September 19, 2008

My children attened 6th,7th & 8th grade there and I was not happy there standard of education. I feel like there was alot more they could of been exposed too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2008

My son attended Calumet for the 8th grade only. I was not impressed or satisfied with the school leadership. I feel as though the principal and the teachers were more attentive to disciplinary actions rather than focusing on the fact that the children did not have the necessary tools to thrive in the environment which they were in 6 hours or more of their day. My daughter attended Calumet during the 7th & 8th grades. There was little to no improvement in the environment and yet again they had a new principal. However, the 8th grade students did receive new books. but again I feel more attention was geared towards disciipline rather than education. Yet, while I am not an educator, experience has taught me that no 2 children are alike. You have to stimulate and motivate the children to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2008

There is little leadership here at Calumet, and the some of the teachers don't care, and the extracurricular activities is very little, why cant' we have music and drama classes, as well as weight training some of our childrens are over weight and kids make fun of them. We have very little parents involvement because parents must work. also they are in needs of help with class work, they have no spelling words or workbook, they have limited books for our childrens. How are ours children going to make it. where is the homework helper when they need them. And the 8th grader need locker, they don't have any locker. last yr my daughter share locker with 3peoples that is not right. yes calumet is limited and we need help from the state and the community, plus parents.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 24, 2007

i am astudent at calumet and i feel like people try to put our school down because we dont have alot of money to do things but our test scores have risen greatly and our teachers are good in most of our classes we have gotten new books and the teachers care about us and i think if we got more money from the state that our school would be a great school instead of putting us down ya'll need to help us
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 25, 2007

I feel all classes music, art, computer, and physical ed. are important too! I expose my child to different things. I like what the teachers are teaching, I do not feel the children should be denied the opportunity to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2007

I don't like the fact of each year there has seem to be a new Principle. Yes there needs to be improvement in academic programs I try to reach out to teachers but I get very little response back
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2006

This school has to be changed!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 28, 2006

This school is ok. but they are low in every thing.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 9, 2005

I am disappointed to hear the communication between the substitute teachers and students. Some of the teachers or substitute teachers are very disrespectful to the students. I have observed teachers yelling at students, and students experiencing a lack of supervision. Though I admit, I have not seen the entire school, and have not witnessed how the majority of teachers interact with students, I do notice a need for improvement. This school could use more compassionate educational professionals.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2004

This district doesn't have all the necesary tolls for the kids to advance. More sports programs like soccer and baseball for the other kids that are not interested in basketball. Teachers need to be more educated about how to teach our childrens and how to treat our children with respect, so our children can learn to respect the teacher.
—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 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
61%
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

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
57%
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

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
75%
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 Students50%
Female51%
Male50%
Black48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income50%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)50%
Students without disabilities51%
English language learners54%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students29%
Female28%
Male30%
Black29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income29%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
Students without disabilities31%
English language learners23%
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 Students49%
Female50%
Male47%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income49%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)39%
Students without disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students48%
Female59%
Male36%
Black49%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income47%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)39%
Students without disabilities49%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students81%
Female83%
Male79%
Black80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income81%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)62%
Students without disabilities84%
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 Students38%
Female44%
Male33%
Black37%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income39%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)31%
Students without disabilities39%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students32%
Female42%
Male24%
Black34%
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income31%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)15%
Students without disabilities34%
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

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

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 78% 18%
Hispanic 18% 24%
Two or more races 2% 3%
White 1% 51%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mr. Andrew Maisonneuve

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1440 West Vermont Avenue
Calumet Park, IL 60827
Phone: (708) 388-8820

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