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Hammond Elementary School

Public | PK-8 | 407 students

 

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Posted September 10, 2011

My daughters attend Hammond School since Kindergarten. I do not why two parents posted negative reviews about this school. When I go to pick up my daughters, I see a lot of security and the main street is closed for traffic. My daughters have learned a lot and are happy at Hammond. I have great communication with teachers and administrators. It is a small school and that is better because teachers know every child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2011

im very happy with Hammond School. My sughter has been there for the past 2 school years and the teachers really helped her with the high school application process. Im proud to say she graduated and is going to Lane Tech , along with 3 other classmates. Many of her friends are also going to various different high schools next year. The teachers I dealt with were very nice and caring. she was also a part of the after school algebra program and passed the test to receive high school credit for algebra. Being at Hammond was a great experience for her and as a parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2011

I have children at Hammond. I am happy with their teachers and school in general. My son's teacher has made sure to challenge my son and knows how to keep him engaged. My kids have all tested well and will qualify to test for the selective enrollment schools in a few years. I owe that to the excellent teachers at Hammond School who have dedicated themselves to our children in a neighborhood that could use some improvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2011

I am not sure why some people are posting terrible reviews of this school. I have been in this community for over 8 years, and the staff at this school constantly dedicates their time and energy to helping all students. Since this is a low income area, many of the students come to school without supplies and basic materials. The teachers are always helping them out. My children have never encountered any dangerous situations or threats and I have never heard of any of the problems the other commenters made. I think there are some angry parents who did not get their way making bad reviews. My children have been successful and the level of academic demand at this school puts some private schools to shame. Every year the children do better and better overall. Compared to other public schools in the area, this school is like one big family. Small enough to know all the students and care for each and every one of them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2010

My son has been in this school since pre K and it has been very disapointing. The teachers dont really work with him since he is a above level in reading skills. He becomes bored in school & they wants him to relearn what he already knows til the other children catch up. Because of this he has acted out quite a bit in class. Now he is pinned as a troubled child & the teacher suggested that he had some kind of syndrome. Also there is the problem of violence outside of the school its self. Gang bangers prey on the younger children as they come out. Also there is some of the students themselves I hear from 1 parent that grafiti the surrounding houses. As with the principle she is a dear woman but I don't think she knows how to handle certain situations properly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2008

this is one of the worse schools I have had my child in. Teachers could care less about the students, administration are rude and the principle has no idea what she is doing. THis school is plagued with so much violence and the school does not protect the children.
—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.

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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

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
25%
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

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
58%
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

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
33%
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

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
76%

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

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
58%
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

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
88%

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

All Students23%
Female5%
Male36%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income23%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities24%
English language learners15%

Reading

All Students25%
Female32%
Male20%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income25%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities27%
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 Students13%
Female23%
Male4%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income11%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities14%
English language learners5%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students24%
Female27%
Male21%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income22%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities26%
English language learners10%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students35%
Female32%
Male38%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income33%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities35%
English language learners14%
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 Students28%
Female39%
Male17%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income26%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities36%
English language learners9%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students23%
Female30%
Male17%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income22%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities31%
English language learners0%
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 Students9%
Female13%
Male5%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic10%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income10%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities12%
English language learners5%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students9%
Female17%
Male0%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic10%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income9%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities12%
English language learners5%
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 Students37%
Female26%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income37%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities46%
English language learners10%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students33%
Female32%
Male35%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income33%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities38%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students46%
Female42%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income46%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities58%
English language learners10%
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 Students47%
Female53%
Male40%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income46%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students44%
Female53%
Male33%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income42%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities54%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 91% 23%
Black 8% 18%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
White 0% 51%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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2819 West 21st Place
Chicago, IL 60623
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