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Bottenfield Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 430 students

 

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Posted May 31, 2013

The teachers and staff at Bottenfield are very dedicated. Parents at the school are very involved. But the enrichment program is weak or non-existent. Sometimes you have a teacher that is so focused on no child left behind that your gifted child spends one year learning nothing. Don't keep your gifted child at Bottenfield waiting for the rest of the class to catch up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2010

We LOVE our school! My kids have great teachers who present very thoughtful and thought provoking lessons. The outstanding teachers and staff make the kids feel welcome and make sure they know they're cared about--and the principal really does know almost every kid by name!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2010

Our family has been absolutely thrilled with Bottenfield. Our son just finished Kindergarten there, and his teacher, Anne Roth was experienced, kind, creative and attentive. The principal greets the kids and parents each day in the car line and knows everyone by name. We're moving to Chicago and really hate to leave Bottenfield!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Fantastic, dedicated teachers and staff, and excellent programs to enrich our children's lives.
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Posted September 16, 2009

Amazing and dedicated teachers and staff and lots of parent involvement. A great sense of community!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Bottenfield School has a tremendous academic atmosphere due to its caring, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable teachers and staff.
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Posted September 16, 2009

Bottenfield is a wonderful, diverse, and lively elementary school community with top notch teachers & very involved parents. The school has achieved some of the highest standardized test scores in downstate IL for all students. It's a model learning community!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2007

My niece is part of Bottenfield Elementary. The homework that I help her with is not only educational, but fun. I love that she gets excited about going to school to learn!


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

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
88%

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

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%

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 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
76%
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 Students72%
Female72%
Male72%
Black53%
Asian67%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Low income61%
Not low income85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students70%
Female76%
Male66%
Black42%
Asian55%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Low income54%
Not low income88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities72%
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 Students77%
Female79%
Male74%
Black68%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Low income65%
Not low income89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)36%
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students75%
Female81%
Male68%
Black55%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Low income60%
Not low income92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)36%
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students80%
Female86%
Male71%
Black59%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Low income68%
Not low income92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)36%
Students without disabilities87%
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 Students83%
Female87%
Male81%
Black64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Low income75%
Not low income91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female73%
Male70%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Low income59%
Not low income82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities75%
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%
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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

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
White 54% 51%
Black 24% 18%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 4%
Hispanic 6% 24%
Two or more races 6% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1801 South Prospect Avenue
Champaign, IL 61820
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