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Cleveland Elementary School

Public | PK-8 | 684 students

 

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Posted April 2, 2014

I am a former student and graduate of Grover Cleveland Grammar School. I loved my entire Grammar education at Cleveland. I then went on to Carl Schurz High School and on to Wright College where I graduated from, also. I had a good education from all of these schools, with a good foundation attending Cleveland Elementary School.


Posted May 13, 2012

Grover Cleveland Elementry is an awesome school, but it does not offer anything. My daughter came home from school with a paper that said the scool did not have enough buget for next year. So they will not be giving the children agedas and folders. Like they even got one this year. But anyways the school is excellent. And i would recamend it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2011

My daughter has attended Cleveland since first grade, and I am very pleased with the results. She will be graduating this year and has been accepted to one of the most sought after schools in the city, Lane Prep. I know she will miss the school and her teachers. All of her teachers have been absolutely wonderful and highly skilled. Both the principal and assistant principal are very accessible; you can call them up or email them when ever you need to. I will miss the school as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2008

This is our first year at Cleveland. We came from a private school. I am extremely happy with the progress my children have made with the help of their teachers. My 5 yr old is reading. My 8 yr old has a learning disability and is now close to being on the right track. Thank you to the entire staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2008

Excellent school!! ? Chicago is kinda iffy when it comes to public schools, but this one is a really good school. It offers much more than other grade schools. You will be suprised!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 29, 2008

This is my daughters first year at Cleveland. So far we really like it. Her teacher is very good. She expects the best from her students and she keeps us informed of our daughters progress. So far, so good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2008

I have a son who is in 2nd grade and I just love the fact that the teachers are so involved in with there class and also w/ the children individually. I am very impressed with what I have seen and experienced there with in the past 2 years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2007

I am disappointed to say my son has to leave Cleveland this year. He has been in the same school since day #1.We moved through the summer to a completely different area.I think it was a good school with great teachers. They really try to work with the kids & build their spirits,along with knowledge. Thank You to Everyone Involved
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2006

Wonderful school - valuable programs focusing on fine arts, too. Beautiful art work by students decorating the school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 15, 2005

This is an excellent public school which has a variety of art programs including fine arts, music and dance that has developed exellent partnerships with cultural organizations. Teachers are young motivated education graduates led by a great principal, Jack Rocklin. Student body is diverse.
—Submitted by an administrator


Posted August 26, 2003

I went to this school my self and now I still have family currently enrolled and I think that thier teachers are excellent! As well as the security that they provide for the students.
—Submitted by a former student


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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

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
83%
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

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
73%

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

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
62%

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 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
86%
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

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
79%

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

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
84%

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 Students35%
Female30%
Male42%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income34%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities39%
English language learners11%

Reading

All Students47%
Female48%
Male45%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income46%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities52%
English language learners18%
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%
Female44%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income50%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities62%
English language learners10%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students58%
Female52%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income54%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities64%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students85%
Female82%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income83%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities87%
English language learners60%
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 Students49%
Female53%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income46%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
Students without disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students54%
Female61%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income49%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
Students without disabilities63%
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 Students56%
Female62%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income59%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
Students without disabilities70%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students46%
Female62%
Male27%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income48%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
Students without disabilities57%
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 Students66%
Female70%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income65%
Not low income70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
Students without disabilities79%
English language learners29%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students59%
Female60%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income57%
Not low income70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities71%
English language learners21%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students76%
Female78%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income77%
Not low income70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)21%
Students without disabilities89%
English language learners43%
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 Students44%
Female51%
Male36%
Black10%
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income41%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
Students without disabilities59%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students54%
Female58%
Male49%
Black30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income54%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)21%
Students without disabilities67%
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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Reading growth at this school

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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 81% 24%
White 6% 51%
Black 5% 18%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 4%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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