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Daniel Burnham Elementary School

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Posted September 27, 2013

I have to say that my son has been in this school, by no means by choice since Kindergarten and he is now a 4th grader and my daughter since kindergarten and she is now 1st grader and it has been nothing but hell. The staff in the front office is rude, and does not know how to properly communicate with parents. The school has been below state test scores since before my kids went here and yes they have changed teachers but I think the real problem is that they worry more about what the students are wearing then actually worrying about getting their grades up. I cannot wait to move to Florida at the end of the year because honestly it is getting to be too much. The teachers do not get help from the school and the school puts students in ESL when they do not even need to be put in those programs and I believe the state needs to get involved because obviously complaining to the school district has done nothing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 4, 2013

I recently took custody of my nephews who were attending this school for grades 1-2. When I got the kids, they could neither read or count past 13 at the end of 2nd grade. When the school we transferred to asked for ALL the records, the school refused to send any until I contacted the superintendent. Even then, we received only report cards and attendance records as well as a release from Special Ed with no assessments being done and no record of meeting with their parent. IEP process was not followed up on. Very sloppy record keeping. Lack of attention to students and families. I have heard horrible stories from the children about the lack of structure, insults from teachers toward them and their family. Note the school has been on AYP probation for 10 years.


Posted April 24, 2010

I took my kids out of the Catholic school by Burnham to put them in here and I am happy I did, they were not being challenged at all at the private school and I was paying too much for an inferior education. I have become a homeroom mom and have helped in many events at the school so it has been a wonderful experience, it is a shame more parents don't take the time to volunteer and really see what it takes to educate our children. I have seen how Ms. Anderson handles herself with the teachers and I have never seen her act inappropriately. Now I am in the Burnham Parent patrol and I am glad to help!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2008

I worked at this school two years ago and it was horrible. It is poorly run and there is a lack of organization and discipline. The teachers get no respect and no help with anything. Ms. Anderson is rude, unorganized and out of touch with current trends in schools. She has no idea how to run a special education program or how to deal with these students. She continually does whatever parents want and has no respect for what's best for the students or teachers. She is just riding out her years until retirement and does not encourage the students in anything except for when it comes time to take the ISAT test. Don't send your kids here, I also worked at Drexel and it is a much better school, the principal actually knows what she is doing and is consistent.
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Posted May 19, 2008

I am getting my kids out of this school for next year. They are not challenged and are not encouraged when they do things correctly. In addition, one of my kids tells me his teacher yells at him. I grew up in bad schools and gave this one a chance; but when I see what's at stake, I seriously have to rethink the lack of concern for development here.
—Submitted by a parent


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

About these ratings

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

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

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
42%
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

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
60%
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

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
44%
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

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
74%
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 Students18%
Female18%
Male19%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income19%
Not low income9%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities21%
English language learners11%

Reading

All Students28%
Female27%
Male28%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income28%
Not low income18%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities31%
English language learners17%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

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

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

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students24%
Female24%
Male23%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income25%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
Students without disabilities25%
English language learners13%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students25%
Female26%
Male23%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income25%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
Students without disabilities26%
English language learners3%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students62%
Female66%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income64%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)36%
Students without disabilities65%
English language learners39%
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 Students26%
Female21%
Male32%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income27%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
Students without disabilities27%
English language learners12%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students26%
Female25%
Male28%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income27%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities28%
English language learners8%
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 Students39%
Female36%
Male43%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income39%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities45%
English language learners18%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students37%
Female40%
Male34%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income37%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities42%
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

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Reading growth at this school

Below 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
Hispanic 94% 24%
White 3% 51%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 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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1630 South 59th Avenue
Cicero, IL 60804
Phone: (708) 652-9577

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