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Hale Elementary School

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Posted May 30, 2012

Fantastic School. Teachers care and in contact by phone or by email within the day. Principal and Vice Principal have an open door policies. academics are over the top and climbing. The students get out what they put in. Don't expect the teachers to raise your children. PARENT involvement is highly recommended as you will see the improvement and watch the child grow. I HAVE recommended this school to friends and will continue to do so.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2012

I graduated from Hale. The school is Okay, although I believe that they should start paying attention in what the students say about their teachers being Racist. It as well did not get me prepared for my freshman year they goal for the students are way too low. The staff should also focus more about the children's education rather than how much a student talks.


Posted June 10, 2011

I currently have 2 childern here & in the last year have seen a dramatic change for the BETTER!!! There is a new principal..My childern have always done well & I stay involved!! Any concerns I may have in the future I would always address!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2010

I used to go to this school. It is the worst school in the entire area, don't send your children here, they won't learn a thing! The teachers say at the beginning of the year we'll do a small review of last year, but that review lasts the whole school year! The students hold back the entire class cause the teacher must go and yell at them for not behaving. At Hale, every child is stupid according to the teachers, None can succeed.When a child is smart and can do the work faster, the teachers try to make it that they are rushing and try making all their work look wrong and then say its their fault. In lunch, I nearly choked to death cause the worker was busy yelling to a kid who was talking. This school worries more about the kids talking than learning, or the children's safety


Posted September 25, 2008

I disagree with the last post. My daughter who just started second grade is having a difficult time with reading and it was quickly adressed by her teacher. She placed her in a six week program that is going to help her strengthen her reading skills and she also suggested enrolling her in an after school program. Her previous teacher at a different school, didn't think she had a problem which only showed how much more dedicated her new teacher is. Over all, great teachers and a great staff at a great location.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2008

This school does not address learning disabilities early enough to actually help a child before that child falls behind in reading. I also believe the teaching staff does not take ownership of their own roles when children with learning disabilities are falling behind, instead they jump to the conclusion that it is the parent's fault.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2008

So far my husband & i are happy with hale i have 2 daugthers that go here & they are doing very well. Improving their strengths & weaknesses !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2008

academically, the school may be slightly above average, however, the large amount of students whose primary language is not english slow down learning for all. there are virtually no after school/summer programs except for tutoring . no programs at all for gifted students!! Class sizes way too big, in large part due to students who do not live in the district
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2006

I have a 2nd grader in this school. The school give children a lot opportunities for growth. One of the top south side schools around
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2005

I have three children that attend Hale school. It is truly a great school. My children excel in their studies because ther are some wonderful teachers there that do indeed care about the children. There are many extracurricular activities at our school. Hale school is clean and has many concerned parents. Absolutely one of the last great public schools around!
—Submitted by a parent


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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

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
77%
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

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
79%
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

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
73%
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

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
84%
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

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
85%

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

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
85%

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

All Students55%
Female50%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Low income54%
Not low income61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)19%
Students without disabilities62%
English language learners41%

Reading

All Students50%
Female61%
Male41%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Low income46%
Not low income67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)19%
Students without disabilities56%
English language learners37%
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 Students59%
Female50%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Low income56%
Not low income67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)31%
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students66%
Female55%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Low income62%
Not low income79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)31%
Students without disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students79%
Female64%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Low income80%
Not low income79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)77%
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 Students44%
Female44%
Male44%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Low income41%
Not low income58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students52%
Female54%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Low income47%
Not low income74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities59%
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 Students50%
Female48%
Male51%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White44%
Low income39%
Not low income80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities51%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students58%
Female57%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Low income49%
Not low income84%
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

Math

All Students56%
Female52%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Low income54%
Not low income64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)21%
Students without disabilities62%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female63%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Low income62%
Not low income73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students76%
Female69%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Low income73%
Not low income86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)43%
Students without disabilities82%
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 Students68%
Female57%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income65%
Not low income80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)23%
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students66%
Female67%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income61%
Not low income85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)31%
Students without disabilities72%
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 66% 24%
White 30% 51%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Two or more races 1% 3%
Black 0% 18%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Dawn Elizabeth Iles

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6140 South Melvina Avenue
Chicago, IL 60638
Phone: (773) 535-2265

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