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Passow Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 390 students

 

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Posted February 3, 2010

I now have both of my children enrolled at Passow Elementary School and I am VERY pleased with the teachers, principal, staff and programs overall. They challenge students to achieve they're best. It is a very positive environment. Communication with the teachers/principal is excellent! They are always available to answer any questions. Our family is very happy to be part of Passow!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2009

Many of the teachers are good and care about the students, although there are a few bad ones. The staff does not seem to care for the input of parents very much. If they believe your child needs extra help they insist you take it even if you disagree, but if the parent feels their child needs extra help and the principal and teachers disagree there is no help provided.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2006

My daughter is currently going into 4th grade at Passow. For the last 3 years it has been an on going fight for my daughter. I have begged to get her extra help with reading and was told that she is an average reader. In 3rd grade she was reading at a 1st grade level. When speaking to the principle I was told that my daughter could not get extra help because she was not a low enough reader but she could see the social worker about her esteem. I wish I could afford to move to a new district but I can't. So now I am paying for a private reading tutor to bring her to grade level. It is amazing how being able to read has raised her esteem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2006

Great school and great teachers. Fabulous principal!
—Submitted by a parent


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.

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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.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
75%
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

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
83%

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

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
82%

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

All Students49%
Female53%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Low income45%
Non-low income60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)46%
Students without disabilities50%
English language learners33%

Reading

All Students61%
Female71%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Low income58%
Non-low income67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)54%
Students without disabilities63%
English language learners27%
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 Students53%
Female41%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Low income49%
Non-low income67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)39%
Students without disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students56%
Female46%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Low income49%
Non-low income80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)31%
Students without disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students83%
Female78%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Low income84%
Non-low income80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)69%
Students without disabilities86%
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 Students71%
Female82%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Low income70%
Non-low income74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)46%
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students70%
Female84%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Low income65%
Non-low income78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)27%
Students without disabilities79%
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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 60% 23%
White 38% 51%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 4%
Black 0% 18%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Ms. Judith Martin

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2838 Calwagner Street
Franklin Park, IL 60131
Phone: (847) 455-6781

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