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Channing Memorial Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 654 students

 

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Posted September 26, 2013

My children have been going to Channing for four years now and they love the teachers. I enjoy seeing my children learn and do different activities. This school was my school when I was younger, I still remember my teachers. They aren't there anymore but the teachers are still caring about the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2012

After 9 years with a terrible principal at Channing that all but destroyed the school, Channing is looking up with new leadership. There are some excellent teachers in the school and there are some that are terrible and abusive. After being there for 6 years I can honestly say that this school has the potential to be great, but the larger problem is the entire district, U-46. The lack of transparency in their actions and respect for parents is deplorable. I say this from someone that has been involved on every level and volunteered 1000s of hours. The school day is too short, just 6 hours. Reading and math reign with little importance given to social studies and science. As for enrichment classes like art, music and library, it might as well be non-existent. The whole set up of elementary schools in U-46 is horrendous and definitely isn't put together with its students in mind. The best thing is the teachers, the worst thing is the district. Fasten your seatbelt if you send your child to school in this district, and know that you will need to be very involved in order for your child to succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2010

My child is in the dual language program at Channing Elementary and is doing very well. The teachers and parents in this program are exceptional and extremely involved.
—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

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
44%
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

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
52%
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

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
47%
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

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
78%
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 Students40%
Female44%
Male35%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income34%
Not low income77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
Students without disabilities43%
English language learners20%

Reading

All Students43%
Female48%
Male38%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income39%
Not low income77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
Students without disabilities48%
English language learners20%
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 Students45%
Female46%
Male45%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income40%
Not low income83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities49%
English language learners33%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students38%
Female48%
Male30%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income34%
Not low income67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities42%
English language learners19%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students67%
Female61%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income65%
Not low income83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities69%
English language learners56%
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 Students48%
Female53%
Male44%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income44%
Not low income73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities51%
English language learners15%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students38%
Female47%
Male31%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income31%
Not low income82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities39%
English language learners9%
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 Students40%
Female43%
Male37%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income32%
Not low income100%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities41%
English language learners9%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students38%
Female43%
Male33%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income34%
Not low income70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities41%
English language learners7%
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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46%
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28%
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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
Hispanic 81% 24%
Black 8% 18%
White 7% 51%
Two or more races 2% 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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  • Selene Stewart

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63 South Channing Street
Elgin, IL 60120
Phone: (847) 888-5185

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