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North Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 478 students

 

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Posted January 12, 2014

Attending this school as a child was the best thing that's ever happened to me. I've created memories and friendships that will last a lifetime. No teachers compare to the teachers from North. Wish I could be young again and just start over. I highly suggest this school to every family.


Posted February 15, 2013

Teachers are very determined and very helpful . My son is graduating this year and i will never , ever forget how much you all were there for all 3 of my kids ...I will miss it ...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2013

We love this school. Our son is in second grade and he is very happy. The teachers and all the staff are doing a very good job
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2005

I attended North School from K-6th grade. North school is progressive. They implement new programs, keep updated with research, and hands on activities are a priority. Students feel learning is fun. Reading is a priority yet all of the other subjects including social skills, science, and social studies are not just taught they are learned. The vast majority of the teachers go 'above and beyond' for their students. I highly recommend this school for their ability to meet the needs of all students including those with special needs.
—Submitted by a former student


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

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
64%
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

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
66%

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 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
80%
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 Students57%
Female61%
Male52%
Black30%
Asian63%
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Low income54%
Non-low income70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)29%
Students without disabilities64%
English language learners27%

Reading

All Students51%
Female58%
Male41%
Black30%
Asian58%
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Low income46%
Non-low income65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)19%
Students without disabilities58%
English language learners9%
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 Students63%
Female68%
Male58%
Black53%
Asian95%
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Low income52%
Non-low income86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)39%
Students without disabilities70%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students61%
Female76%
Male48%
Black53%
Asian84%
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Low income55%
Non-low income76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)29%
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students82%
Female86%
Male78%
Black67%
Asian100%
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Low income77%
Non-low income93%
Students with disabilities (IEP)58%
Students without disabilities90%
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 Students66%
Female64%
Male68%
Black65%
Asian67%
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Low income58%
Non-low income95%
Students with disabilities (IEP)33%
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students57%
Female60%
Male54%
Black65%
Asian67%
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Low income52%
Non-low income75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)20%
Students without disabilities65%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 34% 23%
White 34% 51%
Asian 15% 4%
Black 14% 18%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Carol Gibbs

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