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Pheasant Ridge Primary School

Public | PK-3 | 423 students

 
 

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Posted October 28, 2013

Pheasant Ridge has a lot of talented and hardworking teachers. Their primary administrator, however, seems concerned primarily with self-preservation and oftentimes handles her employees with disrespect and even hostility. The resulting climate is toxic. On a district level, central office administrators have very little accountability. Their is little consistency in practice or policy from one building to the next. District initiatives fail as quickly as they are introduced, in the absence of any follow-through or organization. District committees run in circles until, without fail, each issue is labeled a building issue and left to the already overworked teachers to address and solve.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 16, 2013

The teachers here are top notch!! They care and they communicate with the parents and make themselves accessible!! My kids have been here since 2007 and my last one will be out in 2014 - I will miss it - all my kids had great grades!! As the current PTO president though there is a severe lack of parent involvement - the parents that are still involved are all like me, with their last kids leaving soon - future kids won't have the extras, like book fairs, spring carnivals, fall fests and room parties, which will be sad
—Submitted by a parent


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Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
66%

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 Students44%
Female33%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asian48%
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Low income39%
Non-low income49%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities44%
English language learners38%

Reading

All Students67%
Female69%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asian68%
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Low income59%
Non-low income76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities68%
English language learners53%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 48% 24%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 22% 4%
White 22% 51%
Black 5% 18%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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43 East Stevenson Drive
Glendale Heights, IL 60139
Phone: (630) 260-6147

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