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Cantrall Elementary School

Public | PK-3 | 426 students

 

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Posted February 5, 2010

I feel blessed to have my daughter in this school district. She started her Kindergarten year, and I hope to have her in this district through high school graduation! Very great teachers & office staff. Highly reccomended, I feel my daughter is at an advantage being there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2006

Good school. I am happy with it
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Posted January 13, 2005

We moved two years ago to be in the school district and are so glad we did. Our oldest daughter never wanted to go to school but now she actually enjoys attending and learning. The teachers and staff including the principal Mr. O are great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2004

I'm very fortunate to have my children attending Athens Comm Unit School District 213. My entire experience with my children's teachers has been very positive. At every grade level, both of my children have had a teacher that has created a learning environment that is both enjoyable and conducive to learning. My children's grades, attendance, level of achievement and continuous positive attitude towards school bear that out. Straight 'A's to the principals and their staff.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
87%
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 Students76%
Female71%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low income67%
Non-low income81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)55%
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students67%
Female73%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Low income44%
Non-low income79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
Students without disabilities75%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 94% 51%
Black 3% 18%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Hispanic 1% 24%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Eric Szoke

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1 Braves Lane
Cantrall, IL 62625
Phone: (217) 487-7312

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