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Dan H Pietrini Elementary School

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Posted July 21, 2009

My son could not have asked for more amazing teachers in his 6 years at this school. The reading help he received in 2nd grade was incredible. The teachers always listened and acted upon any concerns I had with my child s education, which I do appreciate. The parent who chose only to concentrate on the criticism of the current principal and question the veracity and motivation of an earlier review, really does not understand the problems that many parents may face. My son was bullied a number of times by the same child within a number of weeks and no disciplinary action was taken by the current principal. This particular element of safety was sorely lacking in this school. To tolerate repeated incidents of assaults on a child is not what I, as a parent, consider to be a safe environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2009

I too am a parent who has had a child attend Pietrini since kindergarten. The principal has done an exceptional job maintaining high standards for the students academically and behaviorally. She has responded quickly and fairly with students when there have been problems. The safety of the school has improved. I have seen firsthand the principal deal with bullies. She does not tolerate any such behavior against any student. I question the motivation and veracity of the person who submitted an earlier statement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2008

I love this school and so do all my children. It is a small school and the principal and teachers know everyone. They get a great education and my oldest has carried that with him to thier Jr, high school.
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Posted July 28, 2004

I think that this school is very intune with the kids and actually care about the kids. Coming from a district that was in trouble and the school was over populated, it was a refreshing change to actually see the staff know each students name. I feel very at home here and I love that they have a great motto: Be respectful, be responsible and be ready! This is a great school with a great Principal and Teachers! I have nothing but positive things to say about this school and the staff!
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Posted June 13, 2003

I don't think that the teachers care enough about the students or their families. Even in their discipline they are too tough. I feel that the children are treated like objects not people. I like the princpal too bad that her good ora hasn't rubbed off on some of the teachers.


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

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
77%
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

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
88%
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

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
70%

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

All Students46%
Female47%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Low income41%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)33%
Students without disabilities52%
English language learners18%

Reading

All Students49%
Female47%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Low income41%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)33%
Students without disabilities55%
English language learners24%
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 Students83%
Female81%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Low income80%
Not low income88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female81%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Low income76%
Not low income94%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students98%
Female100%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Low income96%
Not low income100%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities100%
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

Math

All Students57%
Female44%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Low income52%
Not low income63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students68%
Female75%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Low income57%
Not low income81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities77%
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

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 68% 24%
White 25% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 4%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 18%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mrs. Lois Fronczke

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9750 Fullerton Avenue
Franklin Park, IL 60131
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