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Sunny Hill Elementary School

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Posted October 26, 2013

This school is one of the worst schools there is in the Barrington school district. I have attended Rose Elementary school and I currently attend Prairie Middle School. In my school, students that had previously attended Sunny hill are in basic and strategy classes. Being in basic classes mean that you are stripped of your rights to learn another language, and you must take a third English class. Every other school in the Barrington district is better than Sunny Hill. I obviously dislike this school because it's teachers teach at such a slow pace, I mean that children that attended this school are so far behind on everything. Hence the reason why there are in the most simplest of classes.


Posted July 4, 2013

The statement about funding being less for Sunny Hill than other Barrington schools is not at all true. There is less money raised by the Sunny Hill PTO than say Rose (the people who send kids to Rose live in kabillion dollar houses- they have some cash to give the PTO) If anything, the District itself spends MORE not LESS on Sunny Hill. The principal and the teachers at Sunny Hill are excellent. 220 can and does hire the best teachers to be found. The kids at Sunny Hill are awesome, as are the wonderful families. There are a lot of native Spanish speakers in this area, and it is a lower income area than most of the other 220 schools. Therefor, you get a high quality education, and a rich, vibrant cultural experience at this school. It is one of the older physical buildings of the schools in the district, but do not let the old brick fool you. These kids will go far.


Posted October 29, 2012

It is a shame, though people speak fluent English in this area, they chose not to with those that speak only English. Being an immigrant myself, it is a very isolating feeling. I am the parent that posted in 2005. I did not give the school a 5 star rating. Our children, until we moved, were placed in private school. Unfortunately my post was edited because it was considered racial profiling. What a shame it is that honesty and information would be considered racial profiling. If it is indeed fact, then what is the problem? There are a lot of Hispanic families that will adore living here. However, if you do not speak Spanish you will be left out in the cold. Period.


Posted August 23, 2007

I have my 3rd child in SunnyHill. We moved here in the late 80's from the Glenbard dist. My older sons were attending SunnyHill in the 90s, then and now the BS district has high standards, and expectations implemented in each of its schools. What I see as a parent and a former bus driver for the dist. is all the schools have the same curriculum, and quality of teachers. The powers that be have implemented a program that encourages the Hispanic children to speak their native language. They are slowly taught the English language over the 6 yrs from Kdgn. to 5th grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2006

Great School! Wonderful teachers. I agree with the previous reviewer that the neighborhood is mainly Hispanic but that doesn't mean we don't speak English. You should not judge. I live on Papoose, am Mexican and speak fluent English.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2005

We back to Sunny Hill and our son will be attending in the fall of 2005. I myself went to Sunny Hill back in the 70's. Though in the Barrington School District, Sunny Hill and Woodland schools are overlooked for funding. The neighborhood is primarily hispanic, and a good portion of the curriculum is taught in Spanish. If you are not of hispanic/el salvadorian/puerto rican descent, you should not move to the Carpentersville area. It is very, very uncomfortable being a stay at home mother with no one to speak English with.
—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

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
50%
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

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
79%
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

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
66%
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 Students52%
Female55%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income52%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)23%
Students without disabilities58%
English language learners51%

Reading

All Students54%
Female69%
Male43%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income54%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)23%
Students without disabilities61%
English language learners45%
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 Students61%
Female61%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income60%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)43%
Students without disabilities69%
English language learners26%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students52%
Female62%
Male45%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income51%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)25%
Students without disabilities63%
English language learners14%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students92%
Female97%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income92%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)76%
Students without disabilities98%
English language learners83%
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 Students31%
Female13%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income32%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)38%
Students without disabilities29%
English language learners27%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students34%
Female42%
Male26%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income32%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)13%
Students without disabilities41%
English language learners15%
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

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
Hispanic 84% 24%
White 10% 51%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Black 2% 18%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2500 Helm Road
Carpentersville, IL 60110
Phone: (847) 426-4232

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