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Balmoral Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 726 students

 

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Posted September 3, 2010

I have had nothing but great experiences with Balmoral Elementary!I love it and my kids love it...Some parents might have some issues,but i will tell you one thing the parents that complain are the same parents that are sitting at home and not doing anything to change their complaints...So if you want to change something,try calling and asking :what can I do to change the school for the better ,because if your not part of the solution, then you are part of the problem!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2010

This school is a diamond in the rough of a poor-decsion-making district. The Principle does the absolute best he can with what he has and walks those hallways every day with words of encouragement for students. The Vice Principle is his right-hand woman and together they make a great team. The teachers are mostly wonderful and my children have no complaints about the ones they've had. In the past 3 years there have been a couple of teachers, not so great, and they no longer work for the school. The academics could definately be more challenging for the kids who excel and need more stimulation. As a parent who was involved with PTO, I must say the downside is the lack of parent involvement; it's disheartening to always be doing the work of what should be various and many adults and caretakers.
—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

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
72%

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

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
63%

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

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
70%
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 Students40%
Female45%
Male35%
Black27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Low income33%
Non-low income62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)15%
Students without disabilities45%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students55%
Female61%
Male49%
Black45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Low income52%
Non-low income67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)23%
Students without disabilities61%
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 Students50%
Female51%
Male48%
Black39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White55%
Low income49%
Non-low income50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
Students without disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students62%
Female54%
Male71%
Black57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Low income61%
Non-low income67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)46%
Students without disabilities65%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students76%
Female65%
Male86%
Black63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Low income76%
Non-low income78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)77%
Students without disabilities76%
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 Students49%
Female54%
Male45%
Black45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White46%
Low income45%
Non-low income69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)31%
Students without disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students57%
Female63%
Male53%
Black58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Low income54%
Non-low income75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)13%
Students without disabilities66%
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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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

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Math growth at this school

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
Black 56% 18%
White 26% 51%
Hispanic 12% 24%
Two or more races 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mr. RaShone Franklin

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Crete, IL 60417
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