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Illini Elementary School

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Posted January 27, 2014

It is a great school. The school faculty keep in touch with us for all issue.MY child did not any kind of reading embracement ,I feel good when school telling me where weak point about my kid ,so me and them work to gather to improve the weak point and do a progress. So thank you illin school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2013

This is an amazing school. Between my 3 boys we have been there 5 years and have another 5 years there. The principal is very understanding and cares for everyone of his students. All the teachers have also been great and a lot of them have been teaching at Illini for many years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2013

My daughter who is in kindergarten has been bullied on the bus since the beginning of the school year. From being punched in the head , kicked, choked, and items being thrown at her. The principle obviously did not want to punish the child who did it , and proceeded to tell me about the kids medication , and other info, which does not mean much to me . It took him almost 6 months to finally remove him from the bus. I do not think he has what it takes to be in charge , because he is not putting the kids first.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2011

Illini is a Great school. all 3 of my kids went there!. the teachers and principals ( past and present) are/were very approachable and friendly. I brag about them all the time. my kids know no other school dist. They may not be perfect, but I thinks it is great compared to private schooling.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2010

The teachers are excellent and full of passion. However, the administration could care less about the children's education or safety. For example, they have allowed my kindergartner to get on the bus when she was in the afterschool program. The afterschool program is also horrible. They rarely know where your child is and are extremely rude. My son has came home many times stating he was being picked on by the older children. They no longer go to the afterschool program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 24, 2007

I feel proud that my children have attended Illini Elementary. I do feel the Administration should familiarize themselves a little better in the special needs department. Most of the services are contracted out through BASSC or TheraKids, and they are wonderful. Without a lot services coming directly from the school, I think the Administration Department doesn't find it necessesary to update themselves on current information in regards to autism or other developmental disabilities. The regular curriculum is wonderful and challenging. The teachers are caring and strive to truly educate the students - academically, socially, and emotionally.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2007

I have had three children attend Illini and they have all loved it. The PreK staff is wonderful! The teachers we have had in K, 1st, and 2nd have also been great! We have loved our time at Illini.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2007

The Pre-K program is excellent, and the teachers are wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2007

My son is 4 years old and in prek at Illini. He LOVES it there! All of his teachers are so patient and they make learning so fun for the kids. He always comes home and is excited to showe me what he did, and is learning stuff so quickly! I love this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2005

My son is three years old and is in preschool at Illini. He really likes it a lot. His teachers are very patient and capable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2005

Daughter attended kindergarten and 1st grade. She excelled! Wonderful teachers and staff. We were very impressed with the academics. Our daughter was working on projects that her cousins were doing in 3rd grade (in a different state). Fantastic school! Great PTA! I have nothing but praise.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

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50%

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85%

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88%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
72%

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

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students50%
Female59%
Male39%
Black31%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Low income38%
Not low income62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students61%
Female70%
Male50%
Black41%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income48%
Not low income73%
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 Students54%
Female55%
Male54%
Black32%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Low income39%
Not low income68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students53%
Female58%
Male46%
Black28%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Low income36%
Not low income68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students85%
Female79%
Male92%
Black68%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Low income82%
Not low income87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities88%
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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How schools in the state rate:

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

Average

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
White 55% 51%
Black 32% 18%
Two or more races 7% 3%
Hispanic 5% 24%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mr. Travis Klein

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Fairview Heights, IL 62208
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