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Troy Craughwell School

Public | K-4 | 528 students

 

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Posted February 20, 2013

I love this school. I attended this school for a while as a kid and it's exactly the same. They are so far advanced compared to distric 86. When I transferred my kids from Thomas Jefferson (which I think is the best school in district 86) it took them months to catch up to the level of the other kids. The principle and the teachers are amazing! I can't think of one bad thing to say about this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2012

I think the school in general as far as teaching is wonderful, however, the front office staff is not very friendly. I stopped in one day and the ladies in the office just looked at me and said "You need something?". They could have been a little more welcoming. Maybe, Hello! This was not the 1st occassion this has happened either. They are the first people you see when entering the school and I just think they should ALWAYS be warm & inviting.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2010

The teachers are dedicated to the success of each child. Mrs Barker is a great principal! She carries a positve attitude and it reflects in her staff. She makes herself available to the parents and understands your concerns. My children love Troy Craugwell!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2010

I don't know if I love the school yet but I know they can use the money. I want the kids in the neighborhood have the best education available to them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2008

My daughter is currently in Kindergarten at this school and we love her teacher! Yay, Mrs. M!! We are so happy with her progress so far and we are thrilled with how happy she is to go to school. Couldn't be more happy, really.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2005

I have been very satisfied with the education that my child has received at Troy Craughwell. Unfortunately the taxpayers have voted down several referendums and many of Troy's excellent programs have recently been cut and the school day shortened.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2004

I am very satisfied with the school. They are always there when I need to speak with them. My daughter's teacher was very good and helped me get her up to par. Their MERIT program is the best and it too helped my daughter achieve the skills she needed in reading. I feel that she is getting a great education and I love that her teachers seem to care about her.
—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

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
84%
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

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
69%
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 Students44%
Female38%
Male49%
Black23%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial47%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White47%
Low income33%
Not low income53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)55%
Students without disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students66%
Female62%
Male69%
Black77%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial59%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Low income51%
Not low income78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)55%
Students without disabilities67%
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 Students55%
Female66%
Male45%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial42%
Native Americann/a
White62%
Low income34%
Not low income70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)10%
Students without disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students62%
Female77%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial50%
Native Americann/a
White70%
Low income40%
Not low income77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)20%
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students88%
Female91%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial83%
Native Americann/a
White92%
Low income82%
Not low income92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)60%
Students without disabilities91%
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

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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 62% 51%
Hispanic 20% 24%
Black 12% 18%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Kathy Barker

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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3333 Black Rd
Joliet, IL 60431
Phone: (815) 577-7313

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