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South Park Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted October 17, 2012

From every experience at South Park I feel the children ARE NOT challenged at all. The teachers are nice and my kids loved going to school, but I had to hire private tutors to teach them math and reading so that they could be at a level that I felt was sufficient for their age. The school wasn't teaching them anything that I felt was useful. The biggest negative is the fact that the school DOES NOT HAVE AIR CONDITIONING!! What kind of a system is that, considering the crazy amount of taxes we are paying. We have 90 degree temps in October and summer sometimes starts as early as March. NO AC? That's not healthy. Especially when they cancel classes because of the high temps.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2011

I am not impressed by South Park elementary school at all. It seems to me that teachers spend majority of their time on students evaluations instead of teaching. The 1st grade program is completely unstructured, majority of teachers are clueless in the class room .how to handle kids and how to teach them. Their major point of concentration is completion of the paper work . Leaves no time for teaching.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2006

South Park is academically excellent. However, we left and went to private school because of the social isolation our children felt.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2006

My daughter is in Kindergarden and loves attending school. South Park has a very welcoming environment and has a great community as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2004

South Park Elementary School is a wonderful school. It provides an excellent education for our children. It builds a strong foundation and teaches kids what they need to succeed. Deerfield has been proven to be one of the best school districts in the state! I highly recommend South Park and Deerfield for your child's education.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 12, 2003

Please don't be fooled by the name, this school is a very positive enviroment for children. They learn and have fun at the same time. The teachers are wonderful. But, I would have to say that this district needs to improve greatly on its math education. As I graduated here in 1997, my high school geometry class did not even know how to do long division, nor do we have much skill in thinking math, instead of just doing it. Thats pretty scary!


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

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%

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

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
91%
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

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
89%
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 Students84%
Female87%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)55%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female92%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)46%
Students without disabilities96%
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 Students92%
Female89%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)64%
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female92%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)64%
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students95%
Female95%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income95%
Students with disabilities (IEP)79%
Students without disabilities99%
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 Students98%
Female96%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income98%
Students with disabilities (IEP)100%
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students96%
Female98%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income96%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities96%
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%
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

Above 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
White 87% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 4%
Hispanic 3% 24%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 18%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Deerfield, IL 60015
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