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Roosevelt Elementary School

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Posted June 11, 2014

This school doesn't support children with special needs. I have two children who has special needs. Its not evident of their disability visually. We have been bullied and disrespected at for 10 years by principal and assistant principle. Please if you have special needs kids don't leave them in the hands of Roosevelt. They don't care for parent involvement only only when they want you around. This school is nice nasty. Zero rating.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2013

The children were ridiculous at the school. They harassed and bullied. They had major home life problems. Besides that, the teachers were great!


Posted August 8, 2013

Very great the teachers are nice and plezent teach very good and give out prizes. Helps other students love this school


Posted November 14, 2011

Awesome school!!!!!! The principal is very involved, and that's what matters. The teachers are there for their students which makes learning more fun.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2011

I think this is a great school. Like the teacher and principal . This have helped my daughter to exceed in school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2008

My doughters areberry smart and inteligent i belive is because theyre going to a very good school and have nice teachers . The school staff is very good also i'm proud to have my kids in these school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2007

Roosevelt School is the best school my children have attended. The PBIS behavior program has motivated my children and they love going to school everyday. The teachers, principals, and staff are #1.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2004

Roosevelt School does not provide a high quality education. My child did not receive instruction in geography or social studies. Roosevelt did not have a Science Fair for students to participate in. There is no Great Books Club so that students may study the classics. The teachers seem to be unqualified and uncaring. The work they provided was too easy for my child. They did not require the students to use higher order thinking skills.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2004

I feel that Roosevelt School is an excellent school where as the enviroment is concern. The school today, is alot different from when I was there. The teachers were more attentive to the children needs. The parents were more concerned. They need to hire more teacher assistants to help with the children. 20 kids to 1 teacher is not fair for the teacher or to the students. How can a child learn if there are children who don't want to learn and their parents are not there to support them. I also send my child to learn not to fight. I feel the tolerance in that school is crazy. The trouble makers that provoke the good ones to fight should be put into a classroom by themselves. Not kick out. All this is doing is teaching our children to be drop outs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2004

From what my child has come home saying there needs to be a lot more done about the teachers there. No one is supervising them. There is no care for the kids. So, what is going in this school I have pulled my child from this school. My child should not be hearing teachers gossip in the hallways about things that should not be talked about in front of children.
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
32%
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

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
45%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
45%
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

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
44%
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

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
74%
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

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
62%
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

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
80%
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 Students44%
Female38%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income45%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities46%
English language learners50%

Reading

All Students48%
Female45%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income47%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities52%
English language learners36%
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 Students37%
Female38%
Male36%
Black27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income39%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities40%
English language learners30%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students40%
Female53%
Male27%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income41%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities43%
English language learners30%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students75%
Female79%
Male70%
Black53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income77%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities79%
English language learners70%
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 Students29%
Female30%
Male28%
Black15%
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income29%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students30%
Female33%
Male28%
Black15%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income31%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities35%
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 Students23%
Female23%
Male23%
Black19%
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income18%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students38%
Female42%
Male32%
Black44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income36%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities48%
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 Students45%
Female53%
Male35%
Black23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income42%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)22%
Students without disabilities55%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students43%
Female44%
Male42%
Black31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income42%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)11%
Students without disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students72%
Female74%
Male69%
Black58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income73%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)53%
Students without disabilities80%
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 Students55%
Female60%
Male50%
Black43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income53%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities62%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students55%
Female72%
Male39%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income55%
Not low incomen/a
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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Math growth at this school

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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 70% 24%
Black 21% 18%
White 8% 51%
Two or more races 1% 3%
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. Charles T Lofrano

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1345 Sunnyside Avenue
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
Phone: (708) 756-4836

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