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Washington G Elementary School

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Posted April 29, 2014

I love this school! The teachers are excellent and administration really cares. The only reason I gave it 4 stars is because of the lack of extra curricular activities. They have very few
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2013

Teachers, principal and counselor are amazing!! They work hard to meet the needs of every child. They address matters promptly and accordingly. Great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2010

the school and education is very nice but the principle is a cheapskate. he took out every fun activity. there is no more dances, rally, night assemblies , poor lunches. and the teachers a re very strict. my child prefers the school how it was 3 years ago


Posted September 30, 2009

Our school is very special; we are more than staff we are family. We have an atomshpere that is very supportive and promotes the development of the whold child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2009

I love Washington Elementary School for many reasons. 1) I went to school at Washington Elementary. Had such great memories that I came back to teach here. 2) The staff is great. Everyone supports one another, everyone is easy going and fun. 3) The school has excellent students. Students are respectful and motivated (at least most of the time:) 4) The administration is extemely supportive and understanding. 5) Our school has always scored above average on state tests and we are one of the top schools in our area. 6) A few years ago we made it onto the top 50 Chicago Schools in Chicago Magazine. It's no secret, GWES is the best!!!!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 28, 2009

From the students to the parents to the teachers to the administration.........This school is simply the best! There's no other place I'd rather be!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 20, 2009

It's an exemplary neighborhood school where you find a hard-working and dedicated staff. Every grade level knows what goals are to be mastered,so the teachers help the students achieve those goals. As a result, our students are successful when taking the ISAT.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

We work hard! The teachers truly care and try to find the best ways to work with each student.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 16, 2009

Our school consists of a caring faculty with hard working, dedicated students and parents. We all strive to maximize the potential of every student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2008

Demanding teachers and staff make this the best school in Chicago.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2007

I am concerned with the way the school is currently moving. The school has been very successful, but I fear with the new principal and the new changes we will not get the positive results that we have had in the past. The PTA and LSC meetings are unfortunately only held during the day which in my opinion shuts parents out. There are more households that have both parents working than the reverse, but the school has not tapped into those resources. Many of those parents would welcome the opportunity to be more involved. This issue has come up several times, but to their wisdom nothing has been done.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2007

BRAVO! My son will be graduating this June with honors and looks forward to attending Whitney Young, a Chicago magnet school, for which he has all the fantastic teachers at GWES to thank for such a superb education. Special thanks to all my fellow LSC members for the time and energy put in to selecting our new Principal and VP,they are just what we needed to continue at such a high level. To all parents - please join the PTA - Darlene Hidalgo is an angel in disguise, but she needs a lot of help to provide our children with all the extra bonuses such as Santa's Secret Shop, Book Fair, and the all popular Anti-Drug Rally held every year, and much, much more. Thank you to all the staff for becoming my children's mentors, and my friends.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2006

So far, this school is great. My child is in Kindergarten and is able to read. The teacher is very proactive with the children. I couldn't believe the amount of information that children were learning and retaining! I am quite satisfied beyond words at the major progress my child has gone through.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2005

The school has a good academic program. Great music program. The income level is of mid class and needs state funds for sports and other extracurricular activities. Parent participation is average class rooms are small for the number of children in each class. The principal is outstanding and the vp as well. They are always available and are very involved in school activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2005

We transfered from a Catholic school in this area because of 'bully' problems and lack of teacher/student help in areas where more time and instruction was needed for the student. We can not be more pleased by the staff at GWES. Their constant willingness to take care of a students needs and to get to the heart of a matter can not be challenged. We actually feel like someone is in charge and takes responsibility for what goes on unlike where we were previously.
—Submitted by a parent


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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

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
79%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

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

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
85%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

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

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
77%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

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

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
84%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

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

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
89%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

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

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
91%
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 Students74%
Female78%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Low income67%
Non-low income100%
Students with disabilities (IEP)30%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learners67%

Reading

All Students62%
Female65%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low income54%
Non-low income90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)10%
Students without disabilities68%
English language learners28%
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 Students66%
Female65%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income64%
Non-low income76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)30%
Students without disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students66%
Female63%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income64%
Non-low income76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)10%
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students86%
Female84%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income83%
Non-low income100%
Students with disabilities (IEP)50%
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

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

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students68%
Female69%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income64%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)36%
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students68%
Female84%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income64%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
Students without disabilities77%
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 Students72%
Female67%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income72%
Non-low income73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)20%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students69%
Female74%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income69%
Non-low income73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

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

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students73%
Female72%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income68%
Non-low income91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)33%
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female68%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income68%
Non-low income81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)27%
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students95%
Female95%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income96%
Non-low income95%
Students with disabilities (IEP)93%
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

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

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students68%
Female66%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income67%
Non-low income71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students70%
Female68%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income67%
Non-low income79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

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

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

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Reading growth at this school

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1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 ISAT results from the state of Illinois.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 value table growth scores from the state of Illinois.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 85% 24%
White 9% 51%
Black 3% 18%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Armando Rodriguez

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Chicago, IL 60617
Phone: (773) 535-5010

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