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Sauganash Elementary School

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Posted November 17, 2012

Raising children is expensive. Adding $10 for the PTA membership and $20 a couple times for fundraising is a drop in the bucket. ALL the kids benefit from the teacher aids in the lower grades-- K-2 (paid ENTIRELY by the PTA) a music teacher (paid ENTIRELY by the PTA) the halloween party (paid ENTIRELY by the PTA) field trips, before and after school care, classroom supplies, the student talent show, teacher grants and more, all supplemented by the PTA. The many families that contribute very little --in time and/or money-- are made up by the families that contribute hundreds each year. The $10 charge at the halloween party was just for food. The activities were open to all, which by the way, took hours of work by dozens of volunteers. Regardless of who donates money or volunteers their time, all the children benefit. Don't have a computer at home? Send your child's teacher a note asking how he/she is doing. Or stop by the library to visit your online parent portal. Either way is free. Yes, its hard to say no to our children sometimes. But put it in perspective. Visit a PTA meeting. Check out public schools without an active PTA. THEN decide where you want to send your child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2012

Sauganash School is an ideal example of how underfunded public schools can thrive, excel - consistently - with a strong partnership between teachers, faculty, students and parents. But it is only possible if everyone plays a part. Plain and simple, there is a HUGE funding gap and without parent support (PTA membership is $10 - the same as 2 coffees or a 1/4 tank of gas) no teacher aides, music, and more. Our kids deserve this, and most (though I recognize not all) families in our community can come up with that. A previous writer had an issue with teachers. My daughter has had six teachers, each of whom gave her individualized attention even in huge classes, and all have gone above and beyond to meet my needs when I asked - nicely. There is a small-school family feel here... kids look out for each other; teachers and staff are nothing short of heroic in comforting kids with serious special needs or those just having a rough day. The compassion is astonishing. Not impressed by warm-fuzzies? Look at the numbers. We're in the top 20 CPS elementary schools, including selective enrollment and our scores are consistently excellent. This is a neighborhood treasure.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2012

Sauganash is a wonderful school. I can afford to send my child elsewhere but we chose to live in this neighborhood in large part because of Sauganash School. To ther reviewer below,. do you think it's free to put on a Halloween party? Well, it's not. The PTA has to raise funds to pay the expenses. But more importantly than that are all the incredible things the PTA does with the funds they raise. Teachers aids and after school programs cost money and someone has to pay for it. If you don't want to then don't but stop your whining about ac active PTA working hard to raise needed money for our neighborhood school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2012

"Blaming and whining"...Don't blame your child poor performance on other people. My son is 6th grade student, he is welcomed every single day and loves his school and his teachers. The principal and her team are on top of everything. Don't forget....PTA show support for their kid's school. Five stars from me.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2012

To the previous poster who made the comment about bribery, here's the deal from a parent who knows...no family will be turned away from the PTA halloween party, whether they are members or not..also if your child is one of the lower grades k and 1st grade, the PTA pays for the teachers's aides and the music teacher for the entire school..I also believe that there is an aide in the 2nd grade that the PTA pays for as well..Family Fun NIght is a free PTA event that will welcome all families at the end of the school year...so yes, the PTA does solicit money for the salaries of 5 teachers aides, a music teacher, and the PTA always ask parents to join to show support for their kid's school..your participation in Football Mania is optional....don't sell raffle tickets if you don't want to..but join the PTA to help improve the environment that your child spends the bulk of his/her time in...also, just a reminder that surrounding area schools such as Farnsworth, Wildwood, Edgebrook, etc, do some type of fundraising as well..I hope you join the PTA and become involved so you can see where the money goes and what it is used for....maybe your experience with the school would improve
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2012

This school needs to stop with the bribery to get money. They tell the kids the class will get a party or whatever if everyone turns in football mania tickets, which are $20 a ticket. They bribe the kids with the yearly raffle. Sell xx amount and get a prize. That's all it is with them is bribery. Not all parents can afford this stuff. If they could, they wouldn't be in a Chicago Public School. Right now, they are sending home information about their annual spooktacular event. PTA members are free. But if we don't get one, we have to pay at the door to join the PTA. They fill the children's heads with hopes of getting this or doing that, and then it makes the parents look like the bad guys when we have to say NO because it simply is not in our budget. It's ridiculous. The principal does only care about appearance it seems like. After an incident with my child, and she did absolutely NOTHING about it, I realized this. Most of the teachers are a joke. Completely disorganized. They don't send home hardly anything about what is going on in class, they want you to look online. What about people who do not have a working computer or Internet access?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2012

My son goes to school here and he says it's really great.I've been inside the the school and I think it's pretty good.The principal is magnificent,she takes great time to check up on the students.But sadly, I think some of the teachers are kinda ignorant.There has been the good teachers and the bad.My son also begs me to never leave the school because he has great friends and he loves the dances. I would give this school 3 stars.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2011

One final thought, I've been accepted as a single parent who can't participate in all of the parent activities (with working full time). Everyone knows my name even though I can't volunteer or be a part of the PTA. Everyone knows my child's name and she is welcomed every single day and loves her school. This is a warm family environment at Sauganash that Principal Munns has created and I feel as a high level executive is doing everything it can within the confines of being in such a hugh public school system. If your child isn't challenged at CPS, you need to step up and provide at home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2011

This school is a big disapointment. I moved into this neighborhood for the school and it is not what people make it out to be. The curriculum is terrible, teachers do not supplement for those who need academic challenge. My child is being taught with the lowest possible standards.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2011

I chose Sauganash for its diverse student body and strong academic reputation, in an affordable neighborhood. The diversity is there, the academics are not. I regret my decision and I worry that I have done a disservice to my son. The curriculum is watered down and the "teach to the test" mentality rules. The math program in particular is exceptionally weak. (Third graders started to learn single-digit multiplication in February of THIS year.) The homework is busy work or online assignments reading simple stories and completing "fill in the blank" book reports. There is this overall feeling that the school is "good enough" as long as it maintains a consistent ISAT score. Add in the short cps school day plus ridiculous class sizes (34 and 40 children in some classes) and the deck is stacked against the teachers. It takes an amazingly dedicated and gifted teacher to make headway academically. We have had several. I don't think the issues with the school stem from poor teachers. It is a leadership and curriculum problem. Parents/PTA are committed to improving the school but their focus is on resources. My child is happy and there is definitely a sense of community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2011

I really love the teachers that my child has had at Sauganash. I do believe my child is getting a good education. The only drawback is that the school is very cliquey. If you don't belong to the clique it's difficult to feel welcomed at the school and even harder to make friends. This goes for both the parents and the children. But then again what can you expect from the kids when the parents are the ones modelling this type of behavior. Because of the parents inability to show compassion and to teach their children that everyone should be included, there tends to be a lot of bullying at the school. My first grader has been on the receiving end of several bully attacks. The teacher has tried to address these issues with the class since my child isn't the only one being bullied. Unfortunately the parents of the bullies don't think bullying is a problem and are of the mindset that it's "not my kid". Of course these are parents that are part of the "clique" and therefore not much has been done. What a shame.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2011

I can't disagree more with the Feb 28, 2011 review. Our son is only in first grade, but so far we've had nothing but positive experiences at Sauganash. His teachers, the aides, assistants and specialty (art, music, etc.) have been accessible and responsive to us. Mrs. Munns and Ms. Raich are also easy to reach and on top of everything.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2011

The neighborhood is great - kids are great. Unfortunately, the quality of education is not there. The Illinois State Standards are not followed and the principal seems to only care about image - not student progress. I am unclear if it is the quality of the teachers or the prinicpal who is dicating what can and can not be taught. Students do not receive adequate instruction in math, nor do they receive RTI mediation if they are struggling. They do not offer the full spectrum of services in Special Ed. I moved into the neighborhood years ago because of all the great things I heard about the school. Unfortunately, I have been less than impressed. The school gets 5 stars for PR but that's about the only "quality" rating I can give it. Please look twice at this school. Ask to see lesson plans or to sit in a class for a day. The school is really not what it seems.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2010

From the moment you walk in to the school, you are greeted by name...nothing is too trivial to Principal Munns. She takes the time to talk you through your concerns and put together an action plan. The teachers are top notch and have found a way to truly level the learning to the child. More work for the teachers--better for our kids. Great heart at this school, the addition will give it the one thing it lacked, space. Can't say enough about this gem. Please check it out. You will be giddy by the time you leave.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2010

Sauganash School is an exceptional place for children to go to school. Everyone is friendly and kind. The teachers, administrative and ancillary staff are caring. The parents take an active role and are very involved with the kids and events. It is a nurturing environment that provides its students a scholastic atmosphere to succeed to the best of their abilities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2010

Great teachers, great administration and great PTA. The teachers and admin do so much with so little. A great neighborhood school making a difference in our community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2010

I love Sauganash School because the administration, the teachers, the students, their families, the staff and the community work cohesively as a team to create the best learning experiences to help each child succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2010

Sauganash is one of the best school in the area. It is like we are one big family here. The principal ,the teachers as well as the rest of the staff are great and very professional. As a parent, I've been through certain challenges but they were always there to extend exceptional support to make the children's learning experience a success and their journey in life memorable and rewarding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

I love Sauganash because of the excellent, dedicated staff and PTA that it has. Sauganash strives to make learning fun for students while challenging them to push themselves.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

The teachers are awesome and lots of parent involvement. Everyone is passionate about the kids and the school.
—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.

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78%

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95%

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100%

2010

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

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84%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%

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 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
86%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
100%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
87%
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

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
90%
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

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
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

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
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 Students78%
Female84%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income77%
Not low income79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female84%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income86%
Not low income82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities92%
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 Students84%
Female79%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian79%
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Low income74%
Not low income88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female76%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian72%
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Low income65%
Not low income88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students96%
Female95%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asian93%
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Low income91%
Not low income98%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities99%
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 Students80%
Female78%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian89%
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Low income77%
Not low income82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)36%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female81%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asian72%
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Low income81%
Not low income71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
Students without disabilities85%
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 Students79%
Female69%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low income67%
Not low income85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)67%
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female85%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income72%
Not low income91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)50%
Students without disabilities94%
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 Students89%
Female96%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Low income80%
Not low income94%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female92%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Low income93%
Not low income88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students89%
Female92%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Low income87%
Not low income91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities93%
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 Students95%
Female100%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Low income90%
Not low income97%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female92%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian91%
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Low income85%
Not low income89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities90%
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

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
Above average

Test score rating
Student growth rating

1-3 Below Average

4-7 Average

8-10 Above Average

 

How schools in the state rate:

26%
of schools in the state are Below average
46%
of schools in the state are Average
28%
of schools in the state are Above average

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

Test score rating 20131What's this?

Test score rating examines how students at this school performed on standardized tests compared with other schools in the state.

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Student growth rating 20132What's this?

Student growth rating measures whether students at this school are making academic progress over time. Specifically, the rating looks at how much progress individual students have made on reading and math assessments during the past year or more.

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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
White 53% 51%
Hispanic 24% 24%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 17% 4%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Black 2% 18%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Security personnel
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Painting

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Christine D Munns

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Playground
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
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needs to be verified by school leaders.

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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
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6040 North Kilpatrick Avenue
Chicago, IL 60646
Phone: (773) 534-3470

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