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Woodview School

Public | K-4 | 410 students

 
 

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Posted September 30, 2014

Underfunded? Maybe. Unimpressive. Definitely. The principal seems uninterested. The staff flounders due to administration's lack of direction. And the fact they still can't figure out how to extend central air to the rest of the school, causing children to suffer in class or miss days, while the office staff enjoys A/C is boggling. Look to Meadowview in the north part of the district for a better example of grade school education and environment for students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2013

The teachers and principal are hardworking, dedicated to learning and they take education very seriously. They use a positive reinforcement behavior program that gives students clear guidelines for behavior expectations. My daughter is just leaving this year after attending K-4. We were very pleased with the school. Music, Art and Physical Education programs are a nice bonus. Lots of parent helper opportunities and fun special events. We had nearly zero problems during 5 years of attendance. 3rd grade assigned far too much homework, but we talked to the teacher about it and we were able to work out a compromise. Thank you Woodview for a fantastic start to our daughter's education!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2008

My daughter joined Woodview as a kindergarten student this fall and couldn't be happier. She is enthusiastic about every experience and each weekend cannot wait until the next school day! She is learning the basics in a manner that is fun and engaging; we couldn't be more pleased with her teacher. Fellow classmates seem to be friendly and there is a sense of camaraderie, even during the initial weeks, that is wonderful to see. Teachers and administration staff are warm, enthusiastic and helpful toward students and parents alike. We are pleased with our daughter's progress and hope the positive experience continues throughout her time at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2008

My twins are currently enrolled in 3rd grade at Woodview and my 5th grader attended from K-4th. This school is wonderful, the parent teacher communication is very strong and encouraged. Parent envolvement in all activities are also encouraged. The school is also very community orientated. The school has a great program that assisits children who need help reading like my twins do, I assumed this was because of the no child left behind act, but have recently come to find out that Woodview school offers these great resources as an extra steps beyond this. When my oldest first started Woodview did have limited funds, butthey have come a long way. The school day now ends at 2:15, art and music are back and addition to the school is almost done and the mobiles will soon be gone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2008

My daughter is presently enrolled here and my son attended here (he's 12). The principal, teachers, administrators and assistants do a great job. The school does a fantastic job with what they have to work with (most of the funds seem to keep funneling into the newer schools). If we could get the school board to work as well...hmmm.....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2007

This school has been fabulous for my daughter who has ADHD. She started 1st grade on level and ended first grade at a late 2nd grade level. The teachers were incredible. The art, music and PE programs have been reinstated. They have computer lab once a week. I couldn't have asked for better resource teachers and their support staff. The principal was on hand and very supportive of the kids and most often would be seen outside as the kids were leaving school. PTSA activites are abundant and plenty of opportunity to serve your little ones.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2007

This is the oldest of the elementary schools in the district. As with the others the instruction focuses on standardized tests, so cursive handwriting, art, music, physical education, and other non test based elements are facing pressures. The community is seeing some outside 'cottage industries' providing supplemental activities. Community and parental involvement remains positive. Options such as local music, dance, sports, and tutoring companies are doing well. This location has the oldest facility, continues to extend use of 'temporary' mobile units and has playground equipment which is very dated. Attitudes and philosophy of the staff remain positive and Parental Involvement is good with PTO and other boosting efforts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2006

Quality teachers and principal. Good guidelines for math and reading. No challenge programs for kids who need it. We do now have music art and gym, but may cancel without funding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2005

Since the budget and program cuts, I must say that Woodview is not the school it was a year ago. It is very disappointing to see such a good school fall so quickly because of funding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2005

Unfortunately Woodview has chosen to delete its music and art program in light of budgetary concerns. Do not let the student to staff ratio fool you, it is more like 1:28 in the classroom. Other than these major concerns we have been pretty pleased with Woodview.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2004

My children have been very happy at Woodview. The teachers at Woodview are dedicated and very nurturing. You couldn't ask for a more positive learning experience.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

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67%

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94%

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92%

2010

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

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69%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
83%
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

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
96%
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 Students67%
Female74%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income52%
Not low income74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)42%
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students69%
Female85%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low income48%
Not low income79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)46%
Students without disabilities78%
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 Students78%
Female74%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Low income64%
Not low income84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)64%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female80%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Low income55%
Not low income86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)36%
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students94%
Female97%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Low income86%
Not low income98%
Students with disabilities (IEP)90%
Students without disabilities95%
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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How schools in the state rate:

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

Above average

Reading growth at this school

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 72% 51%
Hispanic 18% 24%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Black 2% 18%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Grayslake, IL 60030
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