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Crete Elementary School

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Posted Friday, September 19, 2014

Its hard keeping up with work cooking etc for my family of 6 then to spend hours and hours on a packet as thick as the bible is tiring !!!! Some of the teachers (staff)treat some students with inequality
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2011

My daughter started Kindergarten this year at crete elementary and we love it. She was already smart and had learned alot in pre-k. However, her teacher Ms. Chavez is great. She has learned so much more and still continues to learn. There is alot of homework, but the homework is basically to reinterate what they have learned in class, to make sure that they understand it and to give them time to practice the material. From reading some of the reviews....it seems that some parents don't like all of the homework, but when you see the reward that comes from........your child coming home and reading a whole book to you in a matter of 5 months and knowing basic math , without needing assistance.......I can say I definitely appreciate the school and the teachers there......keep up the good work.......
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

I'm really sorry to hear your daughter is having such an experience. I'm also very surprised. We never had such problems in 3rd grade. I would strongly suggest you discuss your concerns with the teacher and/or the principal, and be persistent. I've taken this approach in the past and it was very successful. Who knows, it may be just a simple case of miscommunication.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

I feel your pain with all of the homework, but our class (3rd grade) does not get the option of turning it in late. Last night we had 4 1/2 hours of homework!! What happened to the 'rule' of 10 minutes per grade level? My child is in tears when she gets home, and fights me about going to school. She's always loved school until this year. What used to be excitement about school is now dread.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2009

My daughter has been going to crete elementary for three weeks now and is in kindergarten and has already come home with 31 pages of homework within a two week period and where talking about a child who is in kindergarten. What is she doing in the classroom during the day to come home with that much homework. My child is going to end up hating school by the time she finishes this school year at crete elementary. Do not recommended at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2007

This is an excellent school. This year the fine arts programs have been added back in to the curriculum. The test scores are good, teachers are very dedicated, there are cutting edge things happening and best practices are utilized by the staff in all classrooms. The taxes are not high for Will County, and with little industry, the school district does whatever is possible to conserve resources and [rovide the best program possible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2007

Crete Elementary School is excellent. They have excellent test scores. The teachers are sincere and dedicated. This school is one of the best keep secrets in the southeast suburbs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2006

Music, art, and PE are non-existent in this school and its a shame. Though the teachers do try to add it all into the cirriculum, it's not enough, especially PE. Children need an outlet for energy instead of acting out in the classroom.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2006

Very good test scores. Unfortunate Budget Cutbacks have hurt school terribly however. No art, music or PE. Large class sizes. The current Principal (2005/2006) is quite excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2004

I used to go to this school and let me tell you something. I loved it. I have so many great memories. The teachers are excellent and only want the best for their 'kids'. I am now in 8th grade and my friends and I always look back at those days. Crete Elm is so much like a big family. Everyone cares, teachers are great, so is the principle. Oh my goodness I loved that school. I learned so much and made so many friends that I am sure I will have forever. I do suggest that you think about sending your children here it is excellent. A 5 stars on my part!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 2, 2004

We think Crete Elementary is a great school! Laura Hirsch, the principal, is an enthusiastic and supportive principal. My child loves this school and his teacher. Many programs have been cut, however, this does not dampen the spirit of most teachers and parents. The PTO is a great group of people who provide some of the extras needed and who encourage school spirit by sponsoring many school functions. Maybe more children would be successful if their parents got more involved with their learning. There is a sense of family in the building. The recent Night of Science was awesome. The teachers and children worked very hard to present some wonderful works in the hallways. I could not ask for a better learning environment for my son. Way to go to all staff at Crete Elementary! We support you! Thank you for all you do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2004

Hated sending my child to school. Something bad happens almost every day. Has made very little progress in the last 4 yrs. Is still learning to read and write. Extremly high taxes in Crete! Thousands! Yet it is never enough. Now the school district wants even more money. They are cutting a lot of programs such as gym, art and music etc.. Where is the money going! When will this district be accountable! All Crete schools are bad.
—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

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
76%
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

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
65%
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

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
67%
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%
Female43%
Male46%
Black35%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Low income41%
Not low income56%
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
Students without disabilities55%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students55%
Female55%
Male54%
Black48%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Low income52%
Not low income61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
Students without disabilities69%
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 Students36%
Female37%
Male35%
Black24%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Low income29%
Not low income56%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
Students without disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students51%
Female63%
Male43%
Black49%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White55%
Low income49%
Not low income56%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
Students without disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students67%
Female78%
Male60%
Black67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Low income63%
Not low income78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)50%
Students without disabilities71%
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 Students31%
Female22%
Male37%
Black27%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White44%
Low income21%
Not low income50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities38%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students48%
Female59%
Male40%
Black41%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Low income38%
Not low income70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities62%
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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26%
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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

Below Average

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
Black 54% 18%
White 27% 51%
Hispanic 11% 24%
Two or more races 7% 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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435 North Street
Crete, IL 60417
Phone: (708) 672-2647

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