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Creekside Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 576 students

 
 

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Posted October 23, 2012

This is an excellent school with staff that really cares about the students. There have been a few principals through the years, but the current one (Joanna Sharp) is just exceptional. The location itself is in a nice area with plenty of room for all of the kids to run and play. My daughter attends 4th grade there and my son was there from 2003-2005
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2011

My son will be attending this school in the fall and I wanted to say that I find it very suspicuious that the first 7 pages of reviews were written over a very short time span, with multiple reviews on one day, Very strange!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2010

The teachers and staff do a great job with the kids. There is a very positive atmosphere!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2010

The principle and teachers make this school a great place for our children. That's what really counts!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2010

We are new to this school this year with the swas program. Mrs. Yehl is an excellent teacher! She empowers her students and makes them a part of the whole fourth grade. The parent group is very active and provides enormous support to the students, parents & staff. Mr. V is a wonderful principal. We are happy to be apart of this excellent school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2010

we have excellent teachers a great principal and an outstanding PTO. the children are also a great group of kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2010

the teachers are great and everybody is so helpful. we just love the school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2010

The PTO is fabulous. There are several teachers that truly care about the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2010

Creekside offers all opportunities available in the district which has totally enriched my child's elementary experience. SWAS, Orchestra, chorus, Battle of Books, SAT in 6th grade
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2010

Why do you love Creekside Elementary School? They have a great special education program and teachers for our special needs child. He is learning very much and he really loves his teachers. He really enjoys school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2010

The teachers are very proactive and involved in determining my children's best interests.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2010

Its PTO and the staffs are doing everything they can to improve and to contribute time and effort to make the school better for its students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2010

The principal and staff are always there for the kids and the parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2010

The teachers care about the child, not just the curriculum!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2010

The teachers and parents work well together for the benefit of our children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2010

I like creekside school because of the curriculum; and the staff is efficient and friendly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2010

Creekside Elementary is a safe environment for learning. THe school has awsome paraent and student participation. The teachers care and the principle is of great quality.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2010

Creekside's learning community is strong, supportive and engaged, creating an instructional environment where every student can acheive his or her best.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 10, 2010

Creekside is a healthy, caring environment that my two children have attended for their elementary education. My elder son, is now an honors student in high school, involved in athletics.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2010

I love Creekside for numerous reasons. One of those reasons is our principal, Mr. V..he knows the children by their first name, is outside every day to greet both students and parents, he gives parents a call at home to give them updates on what is happening with our students and in our school! The staff at Creekside is another huge factor in the way Creekside is run..they are the ones to teach our children to have goals instead of dreams, because the goals can be accomplished and that is what we aim for! Creekside is the Best!
—Submitted by a parent


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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

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
55%

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

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
83%
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

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
82%
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

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
86%
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 Students39%
Female36%
Male41%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income26%
Non-low income63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities42%
English language learners27%

Reading

All Students31%
Female35%
Male27%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Low income18%
Non-low income58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities32%
English language learners6%
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 Students47%
Female58%
Male40%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Low income31%
Non-low income75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
Students without disabilities52%
English language learners29%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students36%
Female52%
Male26%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Low income16%
Non-low income74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)27%
Students without disabilities38%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students65%
Female73%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Low income54%
Non-low income86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)80%
Students without disabilities63%
English language learners38%
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 Students64%
Female60%
Male69%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Low income52%
Non-low income84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities69%
English language learners30%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students60%
Female57%
Male64%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Low income47%
Non-low income84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities65%
English language learners0%
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 Students75%
Female90%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Low income59%
Non-low income97%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students61%
Female78%
Male41%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Low income49%
Non-low income77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities63%
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
Hispanic 54% 24%
White 29% 51%
Black 10% 18%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 4%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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655 North Airlite Street
Elgin, IL 60123
Phone: (847) 289-6270

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