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Woodland Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 481 students

 

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Posted August 12, 2012

I am sooooo pleased with the school My children succeed in the speech delays, they were very understanding and willing to work with our schedules, and they are more organized than my older son's Junior High School. Thank you so much!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2012

The improvement at this school in the last 3 years in nothing short of amazing. The current principal came in and made some much-needed changes. School uniforms were put into place and has made a big difference. There are before and after school activities. Grandparents are encouraged to volunteer and do so actively. School spirit is high among students and staff. Kids like coming to school and teachers display comraderie. It is a safe place for all involved. There is an elementary building a few blocks away that needs to learn a thing or two (or ten) from this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2010

The school has made a huge comeback as a result of strong teachers, high expectations and a phenomenal principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2006

Unfortunately, the district believes that a black principal is needed in order to relate to the student body. Unfortunately, the staff and students are suffering. This is a high crime area and the students are a result of their community. Their worries are about surviving and not about education. The lack of parental involvment is also very sad.
—Submitted by a teacher


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

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
58%
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

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
45%
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

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
67%
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 Students18%
Female13%
Male21%
Black15%
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income17%
Not low income20%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
Students without disabilities20%
English language learners8%

Reading

All Students24%
Female23%
Male25%
Black22%
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income23%
Not low income30%
Students with disabilities (IEP)15%
Students without disabilities26%
English language learners16%
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%
Female34%
Male32%
Black32%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income32%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)20%
Students without disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students35%
Female38%
Male32%
Black45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income34%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)10%
Students without disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students60%
Female62%
Male58%
Black59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income61%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)30%
Students without disabilities66%
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 Students45%
Female48%
Male39%
Black27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income42%
Not low income60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students39%
Female43%
Male32%
Black27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income36%
Not low income60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities40%
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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46%
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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
Hispanic 58% 24%
Black 35% 18%
Two or more races 4% 3%
White 3% 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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  • Carol Paul

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Joliet, IL 60433
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