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Big Hollow Elementary School

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4 stars

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Posted September 24, 2013

I've been happy with the school so far. The teachers my child has had have been very kind, and involved. My daughter is learning, and comes home with a smile on her face every day. I am thrilled that PE is offered everyday, along with another special, such as art, music, or computers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

My kids love this school and we love the families that make up this community. More than anything, I want my kids to gain a life-long LOVE for learning - and they have it now. Before we moved our kids to Big Hollow - they were both starting to hate school. BH's appoach to learning has been fresh, creative and fun for my kids - who come home every night able to actually tell me what they learned that day! We are happy here....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2012

I am very disappointed that the board has decided to up hold the schedule of the primary school students. A good number of the parents must work; which means that our children are awake and participating in their daily activities two three hours before class begins. As you can imagine; this schedule is exhausting for anyone much less the younger children who should be focusing on learning academic fundamentals. By the time my son arrived home he was too exhausted to participate in homework and the ever increasing mathematical and reading requirements imposed by the school. Homework is very important; however someone should take into consideration draining schedules imposed on these children. Last year was the first year that my son struggled; in fact I would say his grades plummeted. I believe this was a direct result of this new schedule. I am hoping someone can explain why the board is more concerned with the extra circulator activities of the middle school students rather than unlocking our children s greatest learning capabilities. A concerned parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2009

We love Big Hollow! Our kids are doing terrific! They love their teachers and are having fun!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2009

Big Hollow Elementary School has the most amazing, dedicated, and thoughtful teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2009

Big Hollow kids are the best. They are cheerful, excited, and fun! We are off to a great year....learning at its finest!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2008

This new school is great! It has everything we needed for our daughter.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2007

The teachers are very informative and great to work with.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 23, 2006

My daughter has formed great friendships at this school. She gets excited in seeing her teachers at music recitals and other events. She formed strong bonds with her teachers, such a great bond that she wants to be a teacher when she grows up. I can think of no better complement to pay a teacher than to say one day I want to be like you. Well done.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2006

Big Hollow Schools are in my opinion some of the best in the area. Staff is highly involved in ensuring every individual students academic progress. Parent involvement is encouraged and highly appreciated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2006

This school is great in all areas. The only problem it is a old building currently. But around next year they will get a new building by the primary building.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 23, 2005

The staff are just the most fantastic dedicated people.We are just so lucky that our children are in their care.We hope that the new school will be all that they wish for
—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

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
79%
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

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
92%
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

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%

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

All Students68%
Female67%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asian88%
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Low income63%
Not low income69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)35%
Students without disabilities73%
English language learners40%

Reading

All Students70%
Female78%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asian88%
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Low income65%
Not low income71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)21%
Students without disabilities78%
English language learners33%
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%
Female58%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracial60%
Native Americann/a
White65%
Low income34%
Not low income66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students70%
Female74%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracial60%
Native Americann/a
White74%
Low income59%
Not low income74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students84%
Female85%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracial100%
Native Americann/a
White88%
Low income70%
Not low income88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)47%
Students without disabilities88%
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

Math

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
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

Below 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 70% 51%
Hispanic 15% 24%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 4%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Black 3% 18%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Ingleside, IL 60041
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