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Edna Keith Elementary School

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Posted April 7, 2014

Discipline in this school is horrible. The school is a free for all. Some of the office staff are less than professional. The secretary thinks she's the boss. They need a new principal and office staff. There are some good teachers, but it's not enough. I wish I could move out of this district entirely.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2012

I am not necessarily sure if this school is that bad, as the other reviews state, but I do know that there are some students that are very kind hearted. They just need the attention of the teachers. All I believe is that the teachers need to show a lot more discipline in their teachings.


Posted July 13, 2005

This school is not a very good school because the students are unruly and I do not feel it it safe. I think it should be more into the kids safety. Kids are let do what they want and talk very nasty lots of cursing and kids in this school are too fast for their age. Most of these childrens parents in this area do not care what their children do so, in turn these kids are bad to get attention but, your kids will suffer from being around these bad children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2005

I think this school is not that great. Most of the children are pretty rough and unkind. There are teachers who are good teachers there but, not enough. There are alot of bad behavior problems that are tolorated. It is not a very nice place to send your child unless you want you kids to become disrespecful and talk like they have no sense.
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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

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
49%
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

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
43%
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

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
46%
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 Students30%
Female29%
Male31%
Black20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income30%
Non-low income31%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities34%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students33%
Female42%
Male29%
Black31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income34%
Non-low income31%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities36%
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 Students33%
Female36%
Male30%
Black28%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income35%
Non-low income27%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students28%
Female33%
Male21%
Black20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income26%
Non-low income36%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
Students without disabilities32%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students49%
Female50%
Male49%
Black35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income48%
Non-low income55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)42%
Students without disabilities51%
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 Students31%
Female27%
Male36%
Black21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income33%
Non-low income21%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities38%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students36%
Female32%
Male42%
Black34%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income34%
Non-low income43%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities43%
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

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 63% 18%
Hispanic 30% 24%
Two or more races 5% 3%
White 2% 51%
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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  • Ms. Michelle Coleman

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Joliet, IL 60433
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