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Elsie C Johnson Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 379 students

 

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Posted February 15, 2010

Some of the teachers can be cold, but my kids love the school. Mr. Aleman always says hello to us. He seems to know what is going on and that impresses me because he is a young principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2010

This is a great school. I feel that the principal has the community concerns at heart. The teachers care about the kids. Mr. Aleman does a great job of seeing that the kids are being cared for and that the teachers are working with the parents. Good job, everyone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2009

My son has just started at this school this fall, and I couldn't be happier with the school staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2009

This school is incredible. I have 2 kids, 1 of which is graduating this year and the other has been at Elsie Johnson since kindergarten, now going into 5th grade. I have not 1 complaint about the school. I wish this school went through 8th grade. The teachers and staff are wonderful in every way
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Posted August 22, 2008

This school should be higher rated than it is. The teachers & staff area phenomenal! I have a child with autism and Mrs. Strum cannot be topped! I constantly hear of parents in other schools having problems with special needs being addressed. Here at Elsie J we are listened to and our concerns are always addressed. A wonderful school in a great area!
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Posted May 31, 2008

My child attends this school and I can not believe that it is only rated a 6. My child has been with this school for 4-years and we can't complain. The principal is excellent and the staff is very caring! Thank you Elsie Johnson for everything!
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Posted March 31, 2007

Throw the ratings out the window, this school is awesome! You can't find a better in tune and caring principal then Kathy Radcliffe. We have children on both ends of the spectrum and both have have their needs more than met. If you don't get involved with school activities it's your own fault and your cheating your child as there is always something to do. The school is in a great nice safe neighborhood.
—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

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
68%
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

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
77%
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

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
77%
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%
Female63%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asian90%
Hispanic50%
Multiracial80%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Low income53%
Not low income85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities71%
English language learners61%

Reading

All Students62%
Female56%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asian90%
Hispanic50%
Multiracial60%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Low income50%
Not low income77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities67%
English language learners56%
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 Students59%
Female67%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Low income39%
Not low income71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)39%
Students without disabilities67%
English language learners36%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students56%
Female72%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Low income32%
Not low income71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)31%
Students without disabilities65%
English language learners27%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students84%
Female100%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Low income63%
Not low income97%
Students with disabilities (IEP)69%
Students without disabilities89%
English language learners55%
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 Students48%
Female35%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asian87%
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White46%
Low income23%
Not low income66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
Students without disabilities55%
English language learners53%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students60%
Female54%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asian80%
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Low income54%
Not low income64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)23%
Students without disabilities69%
English language learners40%
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

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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 36% 51%
Hispanic 26% 24%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 19% 4%
Two or more races 12% 3%
Black 7% 18%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Ms. Wendy Kelley

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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1380 Nautilus Lane
Hanover Park, IL 60133
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