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Belmont-Cragin Elementary School

Public | PK-8 | 633 students

 

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Posted May 14, 2014

My school is an awesome place. Children are valued. Teachers go the extra mile to connect with students, provide challenging curriculum and seek to build up their families. Administration is respected by colleagues, is very nurturing of students, parents and fellow teachers. School has risen to great heights academically.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 4, 2013

The administration, teachers, and staff are very supportive of each other. We work collaboratively with parents and students. I feel that we provide a nurturing environment as well as rigorous work for our students so that each child can reach their highest potential.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 16, 2012

My daughter has been going to this school since Nov of last year, shes in preschool. The teachers are awesome!! they care about your child like if they were family. The staff and teachers keep you well informed. They listen to your concerns, they help you interact better with your child and they let you/help you as a parent be more involved. Honestly i wish my daughter could have teacher like this throughout her life time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2012

I am a student from Belmont-Cragin and i can honestly say, i like going there. I am graduating in june 2012. I've spent 8 years in this school. My friends and classmates are literally like my family. Everyone is very connected in that school. They have great teachers like Barral, Garcia, and Wolski. who teach 5,6,7,8th graders. The only teacher i don't like is Kraft. She does rude comments to kids, especially if they got in trouble or did something wrong. Which i really dislike. Other than that great school. The teachers do care alot and get to know you individually since it's a very small school. Clubs, afterschools are great. I would totally recommend parents to let your child be a part of this school.


Posted April 11, 2012

This is a fabulous school for pre-school. I feel blessed my children got in. I am less familiar with the elementary school, but the head teacher at the pre-school, Ms. Moya understands the children. We are a bilingual household so the model worked for us. A gem on the west side where few are hard to come by
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2008

The classrooms are beautiful. The teaching staff is very gentle and they use the Reggio Emilia approach, the school's atelier (art studio) is beautiful and very functional. It is a hidden gem and parent involvement is very encouraged.
—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

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
46%
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

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
37%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
43%
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

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
54%
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

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
79%

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 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
59%
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

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
94%
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 Students36%
Female27%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income36%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities40%
English language learners18%

Reading

All Students46%
Female36%
Male55%
Blackn/a
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)n/a
Students without disabilities50%
English language learners36%
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 Students40%
Female42%
Male39%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income38%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students40%
Female50%
Male33%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income41%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities55%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students76%
Female92%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income79%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities82%
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 Students29%
Female27%
Male31%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income29%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students29%
Female40%
Male15%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income29%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities29%
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 Students41%
Female61%
Male14%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
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 disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students44%
Female61%
Male21%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income43%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities54%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

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

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

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students50%
Female53%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income48%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students44%
Female53%
Male35%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income41%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities52%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students78%
Female80%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income76%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities88%
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 Students44%
Female27%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income48%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students36%
Female18%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income38%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities47%
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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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 93% 24%
White 3% 51%
Black 2% 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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  • Stacy Pauline Stewart

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Chicago, IL 60639
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