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Steele School

Public | K-5 | 324 students

 

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Posted November 9, 2013

Steele School is an amazing school in all. I went there mainly my whole life (1-5) grade. I loved all my teachers, that i had there. My favorite was my second grade and fourth grade teachers (Mrs.Tadie & Mrs.Hintgen) I love you guys!!! But, anyways like I was saying this school is great the kids there are amazing and if I didnt go to this school I wouldn't have my best friends today. My best friends are the best thing that ever happend to me they mainly went here. I am now attending Churchill Jr. High.


Posted August 31, 2013

This school was a terrible place for me. As a kid, I came here when we moved to the projects next to it. I had gone to a different school before coming here for 4th and 5th grade. I had to be pulled out of school and homeschooled twice. This was due to major bullying, fights, and disciplinary problems. I felt like my mother's concerns about it were dismissed and my own safety was disregarded by the teachers and recess staff. I was suicidal and have PTSD symptoms to this day because of what happened to me at this school, I won't go into it and don't have room, but it was bad.


Posted August 1, 2013

Great school .. Wonderful teachers and a staff that cares about the children. Would recommend to every one
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2011

steel is a great school i went there my whole life the teachers are great i hear that the got some new people that great to hear (They still are a steel school supper star)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i am now at churchill junior high school


Posted February 1, 2011

Steele Elementary is a great school. My son and I enjoy the teachers and the staff
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 26, 2004

i think this school is good in special ed. and goes out of the way to help those kids who need it. i went to this school when i was littler and had no problems. if they know your child is having problems they do something about it.
—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.

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

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
78%
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

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
70%
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

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
62%
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%
Female55%
Male42%
Black22%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Low income38%
Non-low income81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities55%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students56%
Female67%
Male45%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Low income48%
Non-low income81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities64%
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 Students34%
Female30%
Male38%
Black27%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White47%
Low income27%
Non-low income60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)10%
Students without disabilities41%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students40%
Female29%
Male50%
Black9%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White55%
Low income34%
Non-low income60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)30%
Students without disabilities43%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students69%
Female57%
Male79%
Black55%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Low income63%
Non-low income90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)70%
Students without disabilities69%
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 Students31%
Female22%
Male37%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White32%
Low income33%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities35%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students52%
Female61%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Low income54%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities58%
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

Below 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 58% 51%
Black 21% 18%
Hispanic 15% 24%
Two or more races 6% 3%
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. Matt Lingafelter

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1480 West Main Street
Galesburg, IL 61401
Phone: (309) 343-0516

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