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Ridge Lawn Elementary School

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Posted March 6, 2010

Wonderful school- love the after school clubs and KOT program. Great class sizes- rivals a private school. Excellent principal, faculty, and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2008

I have a daughter at this school and my wife and I are very satisfied thus far with the quality of education she is receiving. This school has great teachers who care about the students and are very dediccated in teaching.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2006

My daughter entered grade K. I have no complaints whatsoever she loves it and hates it not open on weekends. The teachers keep you very informed about even the littlest things. I even referred one of my co workers in the area to enroll her child and they both love it now. ( they had a rough beginning he was use to day care)My daughter brings home tons of work they've done in class so I can follow her progress. My daughter is hard of hearing and all of the teachers Attend to her needs so that she is on pace and doesn't get left behind.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2006

I am very impressed with the school and especially their k.o.t. program for gifted students. The teachers seem to be fair and the academics are top notch. I would highly recommend this school over the private schools in the area. I compared a couple of private schools and decided to enroll my daughter in Ridge Lawn and I am happy that I did. They also have lots of after school activities and extra curricular activities for the kids. The only concern that I have is some of the substitutes.
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Posted August 23, 2005

my son and daughter have been in this school since 3yrs old for pre-school.My son is now in second grade. I feel that this school has done an excellent job. The staff and teachers really show they care about your child's best interest in their education. This school has many programs and activities your child can learn from or enjoy. Because of the way this school performs itself in everyway i'am having a hard time relocating.There is no other compareisen for the involvment of the teachers to the students at any other school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2004

Great School. Love Mrs. Brennan and Mrs. Furest. I wish all teachers could be that great! Can not wait till full day K starts!
—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

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
61%
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

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
69%
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

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
61%
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 Students32%
Female17%
Male42%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White34%
Low income32%
Not low income30%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities30%
English language learners18%

Reading

All Students44%
Female45%
Male43%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White38%
Low income44%
Not low income42%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities42%
English language learners13%
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%
Female27%
Male32%
Black20%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White35%
Low income28%
Not low income31%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities32%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students34%
Female41%
Male25%
Black60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White33%
Low income33%
Not low income38%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities38%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students61%
Female47%
Male79%
Black70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Low income57%
Not low income75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities66%
English language learners21%
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 Students38%
Female32%
Male41%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White43%
Low income37%
Not low income40%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students46%
Female33%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White44%
Low income43%
Not low income57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities46%
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

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Below 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 77% 51%
Hispanic 13% 24%
Black 10% 18%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
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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  • Mrs. Frances Setaro

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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5757 105th Street
Chicago Ridge, IL 60415
Phone: (708) 636-2002

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