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Hoffman Elementary School

Public | 3-5 | 565 students

 

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Posted July 1, 2011

Great learning environment - dedicated staff who are making great strides in their professional development. Teachers here always put the students' needs first. Even in a down economy, this district has found a way to allocate the necessary resources to retain top talent and keep the students as a priority.


Posted April 17, 2010

Very supportive principal and caring educational professionals. Does a great job with kids with special needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2005

I absolutely agree with the 1st review. The school is great.My daughter wenth to Hoffman (now she is in Springman and she misses the good old days back at Hoffman). Now my son is at Hoffman, grade 4. The teachers are wonderful, the principal Mr. Walters is the best principal ever.I don't think there is any child in his school whom he doesn't know by his or her first name. You can see him often outside of the building greeting the kids in the morning and waving at the parent. Wonderful atmosphere. There is a great communication between teachers and parents. Most teachers are willing to do whatever it takes to help your child, their dedication is visible in every step of their work. I just love that school dearly and I recommend it to everyone (cannot say this about Springman....big dissapointment! not comparable to Hoffman at all) Bozena C.
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Posted August 10, 2003

Hoffman is a fantastic school. The best one of District 34. Mark Walters is a great principal, and most of the teachers are excellent. They will all work with your children to bring out the best. If you got through Henking, or are considering pulling your child out of district 34, at least send them to Hoffman, it is awesome there. The school is now grades 3-5, starting this fall.


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

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
82%
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

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%
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

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
87%
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 Students76%
Female75%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian82%
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Low income40%
Non-low income87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)40%
Students without disabilities81%
English language learners26%

Reading

All Students83%
Female90%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian91%
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Low income43%
Non-low income95%
Students with disabilities (IEP)52%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learners37%
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%
Female84%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian96%
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Low income60%
Non-low income93%
Students with disabilities (IEP)67%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learners39%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female83%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian85%
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Low income63%
Non-low income89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)58%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learners32%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students91%
Female88%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian92%
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Low income77%
Non-low income97%
Students with disabilities (IEP)79%
Students without disabilities93%
English language learners59%
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 Students84%
Female85%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian85%
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Low income57%
Non-low income90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)56%
Students without disabilities86%
English language learners13%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female88%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian85%
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Low income56%
Non-low income92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)45%
Students without disabilities89%
English language learners13%
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%
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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

Above 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
White 65% 51%
Hispanic 18% 24%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 13% 4%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Black 1% 18%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mark Walther

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2000 Harrison Street
Glenview, IL 60025
Phone: (847) 998-5040

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