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Hickory Bend Elementary School

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Posted August 7, 2013

I think this is a good school considering all the challenges teachers,parents,and administrators face in public education today. However you need to be involved in your child's education to see the maximum benefit. For the most part my son loves going to school. The school is clean and the office staff is very friendly and professional. I had a few incidents but for the most part is a good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2011

I think this is a great school and getting better, teacher concerns for their stundents is great. the principal was very good, office staff is off the hook, the overall staff of this school interacts very well with all the stundents, i think the new principal follow directions of the previous one and make farther advancements in stundents advanvcements
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2007

I am very unhappy with this school. I have been in the school district for 7 years. I have 2 children. The things I went through with my older son is the same problems I am having with my youngest. I am finally moving because the school is not getting better. You have a lot of parent invlovement at the school, but the teachers are not helping the parents with the students. I have tried to get help several times and couldn't. I am moving to homewood because of the schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2006

My child began his educational experience at HB since Kindergarten and now is in the third grade. The teachers are extremely remarkable and highly qualified. This year HB gained a new principal and from what I can gather will be a terrific leader for this school. It's my opinion that the past principal had a lot to do with parent involvement and community tension. Give the new principal a chance to work for our children. The only thing that I questioned about this district is the ISAT test scores of the two grammar schools. HB scores are extremely low compared to Longwood. Both schools are in the same district, so why is this? Many questions and no answer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2006

My child goes to this school. It was a great school until the administration changed. The administration should take a leadership role, not an adversarial role.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2005

I have been happy with the quality of programs and teachers my children have encountered at Hickory Bend School. There are many opportunities for them to flourish their realms of thinking and opportunities to immerse themselves in the arts and sciences. Keep up the good work! The only think I found unsettling was the way I was initially treated by the office staff. They weren' too friendly to me. There could be more parent involvement, but each class had different levels of participation. The school is definitely adequate and has great teachers, but I would like to see more friendliness from the office staff and 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.

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

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
90%
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

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
71%
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 Students57%
Female64%
Male48%
Black58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income55%
Not low income61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female78%
Male48%
Black67%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income64%
Not low income67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities72%
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 Students35%
Female47%
Male24%
Black27%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income38%
Not low income26%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students39%
Female47%
Male32%
Black32%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income41%
Not low income32%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities41%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students57%
Female65%
Male51%
Black56%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income61%
Not low income47%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities59%
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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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
Black 82% 18%
Hispanic 13% 24%
White 4% 51%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Ms. Josephine Blackmon

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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600 East 191st Place
Glenwood, IL 60425
Phone: (708) 758-4520

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