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Stratton Elementary School

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Posted May 14, 2013

Unless their is overwhelming parental involvement, after school activities are unsupported. The main emphasis seems to be on lifting up the lowest performing students, so that the AYP numbers look better. If your student is performing above average, or easily meets standards, they will be neglected by administration; understandably so, when you consider they do nothing for the score. They are already meeting expectations, so why bother spending any resources making sure they grow at a rate they should. Pitiful priorities, if you care about your child please select another school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2010

Stratton teachers and administrators share an unbounded commitment to the students and passion for their learning. The parents that are involved devote significant time and energy to the enrichment of all students, not just their own kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2008

I believe this school is great due to the hard work of the teachers but especially the care of the adminstration. The social worker teachers our children valuable lessons and pushes into the classroom for school-wide social schools- I believe this only happens at Stratton--no other school in the district. I am pleased with the commitment and the hours the staff puts into their work and classroooms.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2008

The gifted program is awesome. The teachers are great. The school is the best!! Funny principal and pretty fair and nice. Has wonderful testing ideas!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 6, 2007

We are new to Stratton this year, but have found the teachers, staff, and students to be very welcoming! Stratton is probably the most culturally diverse of all Champaign Schools and there are multiple opportunities both at the school and on many fieldtrips to the Univ. of IL to explore racial/ethnic diversity. There are 4 self-contained gifted classrooms, a FT art teacher, a FT music teacher, a FT librarian (in a gorgeous school library), a FT enrichment specialist, and an impressive computer lab in a BEAUTIFUL new and well-appointed school. I'm impressed that the staff works hard to teach ALL students, especially low-income students who also test well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2004

This school is a very diverse school and it is very welcoming and homey if you are sending your child to an elementary school in unit4 and you would like it to be diverse I would highly reccomend Stratton.
—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 55% in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
60%
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

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
55%
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

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
78%
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 Students49%
Female49%
Male50%
Black16%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Low income33%
Not low income90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students43%
Female44%
Male41%
Black19%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Low income25%
Not low income85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities46%
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 Students42%
Female37%
Male50%
Black23%
Asian77%
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Low income28%
Not low income79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities45%
English language learners10%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students48%
Female42%
Male56%
Black30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Low income34%
Not low income86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities51%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students62%
Female56%
Male73%
Black49%
Asian69%
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Low income55%
Not low income83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities65%
English language learners35%
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 Students61%
Female68%
Male55%
Black44%
Asian83%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Low income48%
Not low income95%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students54%
Female59%
Male50%
Black44%
Asian75%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Low income40%
Not low income90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities60%
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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How schools in the state rate:

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

Average

Reading growth at this school

Above 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 44% 18%
White 20% 51%
Hispanic 15% 24%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 13% 4%
Two or more races 7% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Ms. Stephanie Eckels

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902 North Randolph Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 373-7330

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