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Hearst Elementary School

Public | PK-8 | 362 students

 

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Posted June 3, 2014

Worst school ever!!! The students are rude, to everybody including the parents. The teachers are lazy, they let their students do what ever they want. There is no good supervision. I am a parent and I have experienced a lot of bullying, horrible language in that school. Also the bus drivers who are in charge of picking up the children with disabilities are always smoking outside the school and outside the bus. Like I said before worst school ever, I am definitely not leaving my child there. I wish that someone could go and supervise the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2013

My school is Hearst. As an active member of the community I was curious about the new Principal ( Mrs. Chrobak) at Hearst Elementary. After years of neglect there appears to be a change happening. Mrs. Chrobak has visited homes in the community to introduce herself. She has already made an impression on the students who have attended summer programs and summer school they have told me how nice she was to them and the older kids appreciate the way she talks to them with respect. I can't wait to meet her she sounds young, energetic and no nonsense. I. Believe exciting times are ahead for Hearst. Keep your eyes and ears open.


Posted January 22, 2013

My son is in a special class because he has a speech delay. and so the teacher NEVER let's me know how he's doing in class . Also one of the teaches aid is very rude . How am i supposed to know what he is doing in class or what i need to work with him at home?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2012

I have transfer my son into Hearst a few months ago, like everything in life there will be problems with everyone talking about them and no one coming up with workable solutions. Being an very active person within many communities I ran to become a member of Hearst Elementary School's Local School Council. What I will subject is attend one of our Local School Council Meeting and voice your problems and look each one of us in the eye and ask for solutions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2012

My child has been being bullied at this school over a year, Jeffrey Porter (the principal) will not do anything about it but give me the run around & point blame at others instead of taking action or even attempting to stop this.he won't even return my calls
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2011

DO NOT, I repeat DO NOT allow your children to go here... YOULL be VERY VERY sorry!!!! Its a very violent school and filled with degeneration!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2008

I am the guilty one for writting the review in 2005 and gave the school 3 stars. It was good back then, now you can forget about it. The administration starting with the principal need some discipline. The school is out of control. I will do what i have to, to pay and take my children somewhere else than keep them there. This school needs major help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2008

I am going to rate the school better than a teacher thatis bad to say, I hope my child is not in his or her room because they would learn anything. I will say that discipline is a problem and some parents should discipline the children and become supportive in the school and be part of the solution if not they are part of the problem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2007

Hearst is one of the worst schools I have been to. The children there have no respect for their peers, teachers, or their education. Hearst lacks in discipline. This school is in great need of reform.
—Submitted by a teacher


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

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
41%
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

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
47%
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

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
52%
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

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
50%
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

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
47%

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

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
67%

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

All Students13%
Female15%
Male10%
Black15%
Asiann/a
Hispanic10%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income13%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities16%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students13%
Female15%
Male10%
Black15%
Asiann/a
Hispanic10%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income13%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities16%
English language learnersn/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 Students7%
Female8%
Male6%
Black12%
Asiann/a
Hispanic0%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income7%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students20%
Female25%
Male17%
Black24%
Asiann/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income21%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities23%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students50%
Female50%
Male50%
Black35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income48%
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

Math

All Students18%
Female20%
Malen/a
Black10%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income18%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students24%
Female20%
Malen/a
Black20%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income24%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities27%
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 Students38%
Female20%
Male47%
Black38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income38%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students24%
Female20%
Male26%
Black19%
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income24%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities27%
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 Students58%
Female58%
Male58%
Black62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income57%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students33%
Female42%
Male25%
Black39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income30%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities38%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students71%
Female67%
Male75%
Black77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income70%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities81%
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%
Femalen/a
Male57%
Black53%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income55%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities65%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students45%
Femalen/a
Male36%
Black40%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income45%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities53%
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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46%
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28%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Above 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 51% 24%
Black 48% 18%
Two or more races 1% 3%
White 1% 51%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
PE instructor(s)
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Jeffrey O Porter

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Dance
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4640 South Lamon Avenue
Chicago, IL 60638
Phone: (773) 535-2376

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