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Timber Trails Elementary School

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Posted April 22, 2013

Timber Trails is a great new school. Teaching staff is very attentive, and facility is very clean and well designed. They have many after school activities, as well as great out door fields for baseball, soccer, football, and running.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2012

The great teachers at the school make all the difference. I am fortunate to have see this first hand because my granddaughters attend and I worked at the school part time for three years


Posted March 23, 2012

I have had children at Timber Trails for 7 years and have been so happy with the education they have received! The principal, staff, and teachers at this school are all top notch! The building is new and kept clean! The school has an amazing PTO group that sponsors countless events all year long! Would recommend this school to everyone!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2012

Timber Trails has great teachers that go above and beyond. The principal knows all the children and always has time to talk with parents. There is a lot of parent involvement and enrichment opportunities available.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2011

My daughter started at this school 2010-2011. She came from private school. We love the school. The teachers are excellent, school is very clean and new, principal is very good and PTO is very actively involved. I highly recommend the school for neighbourhood kids
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2008

Was considering private schools until Timber Trails opened. The principal knows the students and always has time to listen to any parental concerns. My daughter's math skills are above her actual grade and the teachers have always managed to keep her interested by providing challenging material.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2008

We built a house across the street and one of the reasons we picked the area was so that the kids could walk to school. The principal and teachers were great. I talked with the principal about my kids crossing the street, so they added a sidewalk and a crossing guard (they were also great too!). Academically they were also strong. The teachers saw that my son was more advance so they assigned harder levels of homework to keep him intellectually stimulated which I thought was great. Initial the ESL part of the school was a concern for me, but it actually had no impact on my son's education.
—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

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
78%
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

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
73%
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

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
75%
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

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
85%
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 Students71%
Female66%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian90%
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low income55%
Non-low income82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)52%
Students without disabilities76%
English language learners46%

Reading

All Students67%
Female71%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asian79%
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Low income52%
Non-low income79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)42%
Students without disabilities74%
English language learners36%
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 Students72%
Female70%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Low income53%
Non-low income95%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities78%
English language learners35%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students55%
Female59%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asian75%
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Low income37%
Non-low income78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities59%
English language learners15%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students79%
Female76%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Low income65%
Non-low income95%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities84%
English language learners45%
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 Students66%
Female72%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asian84%
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Low income47%
Non-low income86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities74%
English language learners5%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students49%
Female52%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asian74%
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Low income23%
Non-low income76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities55%
English language learners5%
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 Students63%
Female72%
Male57%
Black40%
Asian91%
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Low income45%
Non-low income94%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities74%
English language learners7%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students54%
Female60%
Male50%
Black30%
Asian95%
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Low income34%
Non-low income88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities64%
English language learners0%
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%
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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
Hispanic 45% 24%
White 25% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 23% 4%
Black 4% 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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School Leader's name
  • Thomas Flanigan

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Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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1675 McDonough Road
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192
Phone: (847) 289-6640

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