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Roosevelt Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 317 students

 

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Posted August 22, 2013

I can only rate the registration process at the moment and by far it is the most stressful, time consuming process i have evry been through (3 kids 3 schools in 12 years) the new pricipal is kind and courteous, but u cant blame her for the rules :( the school looks like a jail, except jail has a playground :) this school does not. and its the first school ive ever seen without one... hopefully ill be upgrading this rating, but for now.... its not looking soooo good....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2010

Unfortunately, my experience with Roosevelt Elem has not been as positive as the rest of the parents on this board. The registration process is a nightmare with the most rude and unprofessional staff I have ever had the displeasure to deal with and even once your child is registered they can't start until days later due to the need to get desks from the district (and this is year after year). And yes. this is supposedly a passing school, but I agree with one other parent, who stated their testing practices should be audited. I feel a learning environment should be a place where a child should feel safe and welcome, I too have noticed that nearly everyone there wears a scowl and they discourage parental involvement...btw NO, there is no playground area, um HELLO! Due to boundary restrictions we are trapped until we can afford private/charter...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2009

Roosevelt Elementary has challenged my son, as well as my daughter. The curriculum is outstanding , and the teachers want to teach the kids. The entire staff continues to motivate each and every child, and I would recommend this school to any and every one. The teachers do not quit, they continue to strive for excellence, and it shows through the students at Roosevelt Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2009

This was my son and I first experience at a school outside of the Chicagoland area. We were quite nervous and hesitant of the new environment. The principal and staff at Roosevelt Elem went above and beyond their job description to make my son and I feel like we were finally in the right place for a better education. I have to honestly say my son grades chage done a drastic change from good to great every marking period. This is what I have been searching for from Chicago Public Schools and it has never happen. I would like to thank Mrs. Weathersby the principle and staff for a great experince and I look forward to working with them in years to come to keep my son on the right path to success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2008

My son and daughter both attend this school. My daughter's skills were greatly enhanced and my son (who came there from a sister school because we had moved,) was below preschool level. In a matter of months (2 to 3) he is now not only at grade level but exceeding, reading and writing with ease and he love's it! Their SFA (success for all) is the best thing that has happened to my children, especially for my son. Great school!
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Posted September 30, 2007

I feel my childs' homeroom teacher is excellent, however not some of the others. The teachers seem to YELL at the children for things that are not necessary. I also feel the administrative staff could use a refresher course on how to deal with younger children. The children need time to play outside during the day. They also need to be able to eat lunch without whistles being blown, or principles putting 2 fingers up and waiting for them to look at her during lunch. I also feel the safety facilitator needs to not look so grumpy ALL the time. I feel like I can't approach her, how are the student suppose to feel like they can approach her, if there is a problem at home. I also feel they should look at the testing they do for SFA. I don't think they tested my child correctly for her placement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2005

I think Roosevelt has an excelled Middle School Program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2005

My experience with this school was very negative. Some teachers stooped down to the level of the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2004

The teachers at Roosevelt School are very dedicated. They truly care about the children and want them to succeed.
—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

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
74%

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

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
71%
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

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
70%

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

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
78%

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 Students36%
Female25%
Male45%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income37%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students31%
Female25%
Male36%
Black31%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income31%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities32%
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 Students24%
Female46%
Male4%
Black24%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income28%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities28%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students28%
Female50%
Male8%
Black28%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income33%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students41%
Female59%
Male24%
Black42%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income49%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities48%
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 Students37%
Female41%
Male33%
Black37%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income37%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities38%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students50%
Female44%
Male56%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income49%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities52%
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 Students52%
Female62%
Male46%
Black51%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income49%
Not low income67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities55%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students43%
Female50%
Male39%
Black41%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income40%
Not low income58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities45%
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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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 97% 18%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 24%
White 0% 51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Ms. Shalonda Randle

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Dolton, IL 60419
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