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Walker Elementary School

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Posted April 16, 2014

Was not a good fit for my son. The kindergarten teach was a bit rough and there didn't seem to be a lot of cohension in the school. The new principal seems promising.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2009

The staff is wonderful, it has a great well rounded program and creates a great community for the kids and their families.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2009

There is so much staff and parent involvement that my children really enjoy learning. Everyone knows everyone and this makes them feel special. I also believe it makes them try harder.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2009

Walker School have some of the best teachers on staff. The diversity of the school is wonderful. Parents presence at the school is HUGE! The education program at Walker is one of the best, and they have the test score to proof that. GO WALKER!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2009

Walker has a warm and friendly feel to it for both parents and students. The teachers my daughter has had thus far have been incredibly nurturing and supportive of her development both socially as well as academically. Walker is great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2009

Walker is a fanstic school, in a wonderful community with a great principal and a great staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2009

I love everything about Walker! The teachers are wonderful. The parent community is like one big family. We all work together for the best interest of our children and each other.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2009

Walker stands as the epitome of diversity comprised of children with backgrounds from all over the globe with as many different languages spoken. Yet, the school is very close knit and has a family feel. We are a small title one (more than half of our population is at or beloe poverty level) school that works hard to provide every child the opportunity to suceed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2009

It's a wonderful community of learners. My children were lucky to attend Walker School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2009

Lots of fun events for the families and community. School spirit, dedicated teachers and staff make walker the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

The principal is awesome!! She is vibrant and always willing to listen!


Posted June 15, 2008

My daughter just completed six years at Walker. She has had fine, kind, hard-working teachers, two very good principals, and a clean, quiet, beautiful school with a large playing field and tall trees. Her classes usually had 18 to 20 students--most of them were there to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2006

I am very satisfied thus far. Walker staff has shown its support and genuine love and care for the well-being of the students. My son loves his teachers. I haven't had to convince him that he'll enjoy his school day. He looks forward to going every day. Great job!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2004

I really liked spending some of my first 6 school years at Walker. All of my teachers left some kind of good impression on me. They all shaped the kind of person I am today. Theres so many activiies a child can do and is a good place to learn. I miss being there sometimes, but one of these days I'm going to have to find some time to visit.
—Submitted by a former student


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

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
68%
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

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
76%
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

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
90%

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

All Students73%
Female80%
Male67%
Black57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Low income61%
Non-low income84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities71%
English language learners18%

Reading

All Students69%
Female77%
Male61%
Black52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Low income62%
Non-low income75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities70%
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 Students76%
Female65%
Male83%
Black59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Low income58%
Non-low income100%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities81%
English language learners20%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students59%
Female57%
Male61%
Black41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Low income42%
Non-low income84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
Students without disabilities70%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students79%
Female70%
Male86%
Black64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Low income65%
Non-low income100%
Students with disabilities (IEP)50%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learners50%
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 Students78%
Female71%
Male83%
Black71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income75%
Non-low income82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female75%
Male86%
Black71%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income73%
Non-low income94%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities82%
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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26%
of schools in the state are Below average
46%
of schools in the state are Average
28%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

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 36% 18%
White 25% 51%
Hispanic 18% 24%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 15% 4%
Two or more races 6% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mr. Erik Friedman

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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3601 Church Street
Evanston, IL 60203
Phone: (847) 859-8330

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