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Brighton Park Elementary School

Public | PK-8 | 689 students

 

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Posted April 30, 2014

Please send workshop, school event and other notices with more than 1 day notice. The office staff is disorganized.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2011

I don:t know why they complain about this school..this was and still is one of the best schools in the Brighton park area....School was clean teacher Are so nice!!!..I loved my teacher Mrs. Davis. I used 2 go 2 catholic schools and I had bad grades and didnt know how to read well....The Special Education class really helped me in my 4 years i had in that school...the principal was always nice and on top of everything...I miss all my friends and teachers!!!!...over all this school was the best..way better then Davis n the other schools!!!!


Posted September 7, 2010

This school has gone insane! Girls can't wear skinny pants because they distract guys?! That really doesn't matter eyes are for looking and it doesnt matter if they do look at girls,Oh well thats how guys are-DEAL WITH IT!!! Teachers say "Oh well your coming to school not to a fashion contest, but dont they realize by making them wear uniform and not letting girls to wear skinny pants that they are making them dress how they want to when supposively they are going to school not to a fashion show.I think that the school rules are starting to get a little bit off the line.Now you can't even put rubber pants on your pants...Hello? Just because the teachers are getting old and don't now how to dress up at the fashion these days doesn't mean you hav the right to make the people who have sense of fashion becom unfashionable.


Posted October 3, 2008

I went to this school when i was younger and I loved it, the staff was amazing and got to know all the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2008

Very bad principal. Treats students, teachers and parents like they are unworthy and far below her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2008

The principal does not care for students, and doesn't have cultural sensibility for the latino community. The teachers however are great, but some of the aides can be inconsiderate and racist towards english learners in the school. Overall this scool is about a 4 stars.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 3, 2008

I have 2 children at brighton. The school has great caring teachers but they don't stay long. If a student skips school THE HOME IS NOT CALLED. The one thing I like about the principal is that she knows just about every student at brighton park. Great after school programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2007

I went to brighton and that school was not good at all. There isn't a lot of extra curricular activities for females either. Its real crowded too.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 7, 2005

I attended Brighton Park from K-8 and, thanks to its excellent teaching staff, I left that school with much knowledge about the world outside the school walls. The academic programs excellently prepare the students for the ISAT ans IOWA Tests. Extracurricular activities are available for all students and are of the highest quality. Parents are very involved in their child's learning and every teacher cares about each student, helping them in every way to make sure they succeed in life. Brighton Park is one of the best schools in the area and provides an excellent academic program for students of all ages.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 2, 2005

I went to BPS since I was in kindergarden. I loved it their. The teachers would hold extra projects for extra credit. Also the best programs, personally they wree fun and helped out on so much on the ISAT plus I now go to Chaney Monge in Crest Hill and we barely studied for ISAT's. At least Brighton Park had a lot more educational fieldtrips and they had the best program 'The homework program' in which some of the PTO would stay out and help students with homework even provide them lunch.(not chaney monge)One time they even had the ART program. All in which were free, fun, and most of all provided free lunch. We have crossing guards!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 14, 2004

All I remember is when I used to go to Brighton Park School it was the best school I have ever been to and probably will ever go to. To the teachers, the extra activities we could do for instance basketball that was the best part for me. When I moved in 5th grade I knew I was going to miss it especially my favorite teacher Ms. Thompson she was thee best! They teach you what you need to know for the future any one who has a kid that is growing up you should think about taking them to Brighton Park its one of the best schools I think!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 2, 2004

I used to go to this school and it was a good school. They did really care about our saftey because let me tell you they protected us in any way that they could of. At times it wasn't fun because some of the rules were non-understadable but now as I grew up I see why they did everything that they did. Well overall I do think that school is a good school. Especaily if you get Ms. Smith, Ms. Neville, or Ms. Czoski. They are wonderful teachers and they really do care about you and they aren't mean unless you get them mad. Overall they are wonderful people, teachers and friends that are there for your every need.
—Submitted by a former student


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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

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
51%
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

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
72%
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

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
51%
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

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
63%
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

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
78%
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

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
72%

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 Students44%
Female39%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income44%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)25%
Students without disabilities47%
English language learners35%

Reading

All Students41%
Female53%
Male30%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income41%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities48%
English language learners34%
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 Students49%
Female54%
Male45%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income49%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)46%
Students without disabilities50%
English language learners12%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students36%
Female41%
Male32%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income35%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)23%
Students without disabilities39%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students79%
Female82%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income78%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)54%
Students without disabilities84%
English language learners24%
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 Students56%
Female59%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income58%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities62%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students38%
Female41%
Male33%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income39%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities42%
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 Students67%
Female60%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income67%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities73%
English language learners17%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students55%
Female54%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income57%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities60%
English language learners18%
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 Students51%
Female53%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income49%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities61%
English language learners6%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students51%
Female54%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income49%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities61%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students70%
Female72%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income69%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learners11%
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 Students56%
Female56%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income57%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
Students without disabilities66%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students51%
Female64%
Male35%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income51%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities61%
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 96% 24%
White 2% 51%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Black 1% 18%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Tawana W Wilks-Williams

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3825 South Washtenaw Avenue
Chicago, IL 60632
Phone: (773) 535-7237

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