El Sierra Elementary School

5/10
GreatSchools Rating
Reviews
75
Grades
K-6
Students
270
Type
Public
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Academics
3/10
Test scores
Find out what state standardized test scores really tell you about a school – and what they don’t.

A worrisome sign:

Test scores at this school fall below the state average. This means that most students at this school are not performing at grade level.


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Math
14%
State avg: 29%
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English
23%
State avg: 37%
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7/10
Student progress

A promising sign

Students at this school are making more academic progress given where they were last year, compared to other students in the state.

Strong student progress (also known as student growth) means different things. In some states, the average progress is so low, that even strong progress may not prepare a majority of students for college and career. It also depends on the school's test scores.

Strong progress with low test scores means... that students are starting at a low point but the school is doing a better job at supporting their academic growth than most other schools.

Strong progress with high test scores means... students have strong academic skills and the school is a doing a better job at supporting academic growth than most other schools.


Parent tip

Ask the school how it interprets this rating and what you can do to support the school's continued success.

Equity
Environment
Students
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White
59%
Hispanic
27%
Black
6%
Asian
5%
Two or more races
4%
American Indian/Alaska Native
<1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander
<1%
Teachers & staff
Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.
Students per teacher
16 :1
State avg: 15 :1
Percent of teachers with less than 3 years of experience
15%
State avg: 12%
% of full time teachers who are certified
100%
State avg: 99%
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75 Reviews
5 out of 5 stars
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4 2
3 0
2 1
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Neighborhood
6835 Fairmount Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60516
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Last modified: June 1, 2017
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