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Adm Richard E Byrd Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 326 students

 

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Posted October 19, 2007

I have worked in the district for over 10 years. I am now an employee at Byrd school. Byrd school has the best relationship between staff and the administrator than any other school I have been in. When people truly enjoy coming to work it reflects on their teaching. Teachers truly care about their students!


Posted November 15, 2003

Admiral Byrd School offers students a wonderful place to learn. Highly qualified teachers along with other highy qualified staff plan programs for students that meet their needs. The school is equipped with a delicious lunch program and an opportunity to play on both school property and a public park during outdoor times. The principal and the secretaries have an excellent record of responding to parent questions and requests whether it is by telephone or a 'walk-in' visit. A carefully designed security plan is in effect at all times. A superior cultural arts progam is planned for each year bringing in people from all areas of the art/entertainment world. Saying no to drugs is embeded into the converstaions that people in the building have with children regarding the practice of the 6 pillars of character. Good practices are always recognized by awards. The Learning Media Center is equipped with 3 labs of approximately 30 computers and students have time to use their skills of technology to learn typing, prepare presentations in Power Point and Hyperstudio, and make DVD's from i_Movie. Academic progress is measured both by a school district data base and personal data charts within each classroom. We have staff that are trained to work with special needs children and provide them with a maximum amount of support. Technology is used to assist students of special needs. Bilingual classes in Spanish are provided for all Spanish speaking families that choose the program and the students are also integrated into the regular education classes whenever the student can show success. The school ia always available for visitation not only for present or future parents but also for those interested in seeing a great school!
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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

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
57%
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

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
79%
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

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
81%

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

All Students58%
Female55%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income38%
Not low income81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities60%
English language learners35%

Reading

All Students64%
Female66%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income46%
Not low income86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities67%
English language learners43%
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 Students61%
Female65%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Low income53%
Not low income73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities64%
English language learners40%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students66%
Female61%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Low income47%
Not low income92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities68%
English language learners35%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students81%
Female84%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Low income71%
Not low income96%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities86%
English language learners60%
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%
Female77%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Low income66%
Not low income88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities83%
English language learners27%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female77%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Low income49%
Not low income88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities72%
English language learners13%
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%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

Above 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 66% 24%
White 28% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 4%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Black 1% 18%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mary Ellen Esser

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Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
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