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Kilmer Elementary School

Public | PK-8 | 869 students

 

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Posted today

Kilmer is doing really great things. The staff works very hard and is deeply involved in the community. They have new administration and are collaborating with the new administration at Sullivan High School to be the premiere neighborhood schools in Rogers Park. I believe in what they are doing and support them fully. As the flyer says, "Kilmer is Growing". I recommend going to see what is going on at Kilmer. You'll be impressed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2014

School should have been CLOSED for under performance. The kids of this school will suffer cause of the lack of quality teaching. There rank is almost the WORST 2 out of 10 says it all. CLOSE KILMER or TURN IT AROUND.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 31, 2013

Is a terrible school I had a bad experience with two teachers.First with Mrs SALAS she thinks parents are ignorants that we don't have education.Once she try to raise the voice at me in front of parents and I scream at her.back.Onother terrible teacher is Mr.JIBAJA my son was in class.some kids in the classroom where bullying my son.So I went and talk to the teacher about it I was so surprise what he told me.He said my son was old enough to handle it and that he noticed those kids where bothering but he couldn't to nothing about it.My son was 7 Years old.I think my son was bullying by the teacher too.Not a safe school.Thank god my kids are no longer in that terrible school!!!.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2013

Mr. L , I just wanted to thank you for being such a great teacher to my daughter trinity. She has advanced so much because of you. I wish every child could have a teacher like you! YOU ARE THE BEST AT WHAT YOU DO! THANK YOU ! YOU WONT BE FORGOTTEN! Have a great summer you deserve it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2013

Called school three times within 15 minutes with only a recording to speak with!!! POOR, POOR, service... what if this was an emergency??? Try understanding from my point of view!


Posted September 30, 2011

Excellent school my two kids are there .Love all staff and Rules as well.My kids are in 4rth and Ist grade ms Loza is so nice and hard worker teacher Ms Witte is also so nice and having great method of teaching.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2009

This is a terrible school that is grooming their horrible students to attend and even more dismal Sullivan HS. I can't believe the lack of pretty much everything at this school. No art classes, no extracurricular activities. My child refers to it as Kilmer Fight Club since violence among the students is so prevalent. I would have never moved into this neighborhood if I would have known how awful this school is.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2007

Kilmer went from a struggling neighborhood school to one of the best in a few short years. My daughter is in Mr. Finlay's pre-k class and is loving it! She is also being encouraged by Mrs. Colon to expand her Spanish vocabulary. Being bi-lingual in this country is a must for the future. With all the red tape public school teachers have to wade through, the teachers at this school are trying their best to better their school and have made great strides. It is up to the parents and the community to support their neighborhood public schools to make them the type of schools they want to send their kids to. Kilmer is a good school with a very bright future!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2005

Great Pre-k program, Mr. Finlay and Ms. Colon are two of the best in the city! My son learned so much and loved going to school. Keep up the great work.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
56%
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

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
66%

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

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
65%
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

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
55%
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

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
67%
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

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
77%

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

All Students33%
Female29%
Male39%
Black41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
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 disabilities34%
English language learners17%

Reading

All Students41%
Female39%
Male44%
Black45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income40%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities44%
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 Students47%
Female49%
Male45%
Black55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income47%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities55%
English language learners13%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students41%
Female44%
Male38%
Black46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income41%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities48%
English language learners7%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students68%
Female63%
Male75%
Black71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income69%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)36%
Students without disabilities74%
English language learners38%
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 Students34%
Female35%
Male33%
Black28%
Asian46%
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income33%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities40%
English language learners15%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students42%
Female53%
Male33%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income41%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
Students without disabilities47%
English language learners6%
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%
Female43%
Male44%
Black31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income44%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)30%
Students without disabilities46%
English language learners16%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students44%
Female54%
Male35%
Black39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income44%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities52%
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 Students47%
Female50%
Male44%
Black47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income46%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)13%
Students without disabilities55%
English language learners5%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students33%
Female44%
Male24%
Black24%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income31%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities41%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students63%
Female66%
Male61%
Black65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income60%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)33%
Students without disabilities71%
English language learners37%
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 Students24%
Female39%
Male13%
Black29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic16%
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 learners6%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students35%
Female39%
Male32%
Black43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income35%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities40%
English language learners6%
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 61% 24%
Black 23% 18%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 4%
White 5% 51%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Norma Iris Cortez

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6700 North Greenview Avenue
Chicago, IL 60626
Phone: (773) 534-2115

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