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George T Wilkins Elementary School

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Posted October 22, 2013

Wilkins School climate leaves much to be desired. The faculty is far from equipped to meet the current and emerging needs of students. Teacher apathy is only surpassed buy the inexperience of the administration. It's not the worst place in the world, just don't expect much. Coming from the perspective of an educator, I would never send my children there again. And it's next door to a trailer park..... #dothemath #youvebeenwarned
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2011

Very caring and involved principal and teachers.I also have to say when it comes to problems the principal is very quick and courteous in finding a solution thats best for all involved!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2010

If your child needs special education services or behavioral support, this school is not very effiecient in those areas. My experience has been that many important and pressing issues regarding student behavior and special ed. needs are neglected and linger on from year to year. On the other hand, the teachers my child has had have been outstanding advocates for me and my son.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2009

My daughters have been attending this school for 2 years now and it has been great. If there are any issues to arise the school does what it takes to get it resolved. I really like that. The teachers and staff are very nice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2009

This school is wonderful. They have dealt well with my son through the years he has attended there. The significant thing about this school is that they LISTEN! Joan Strella
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2009

i love this school my child comes home every day with a smile ! its wonderful i think not only your child will be happy here but you will to !!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2007

this is a very good school


Posted May 8, 2007

If you want your child to excel and be challenged this is not the school for your child to attend. Also, there's a lot of violent, disruptive and problematic jr. High kids that attend this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2007

Wilkins Elementary is a wonderful school. My daughters both went there from K-8 and had a great experience. The teachers were very caring as well as the rest of the staff. If you have any questions, you can always meet with the teachers or Principal. Discipline was excellent. I think if your children were to go there, they would get a very thorough education (better than other districts). Congratulations Wilkins for everything.
—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

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
68%
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

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
58%

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 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
50%
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

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
72%
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 Students27%
Female28%
Male27%
Black24%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White32%
Low income27%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities28%
English language learners0%

Reading

All Students50%
Female53%
Male47%
Black48%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White54%
Low income50%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities53%
English language learners6%
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 Students40%
Female42%
Male38%
Black23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White45%
Low income33%
Non-low income71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
Students without disabilities44%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students40%
Female44%
Male35%
Black27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White48%
Low income34%
Non-low income64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
Students without disabilities46%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students69%
Female66%
Male73%
Black68%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Low income63%
Non-low income100%
Students with disabilities (IEP)58%
Students without disabilities71%
English language learners33%
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 Students33%
Female33%
Male33%
Black21%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White37%
Low income26%
Non-low income67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)15%
Students without disabilities38%
English language learners10%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students38%
Female42%
Male34%
Black32%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White38%
Low income36%
Non-low income50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)15%
Students without disabilities44%
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 Students60%
Female58%
Male61%
Black43%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Low income57%
Non-low income73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students53%
Female61%
Male48%
Black46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Low income52%
Non-low income60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities54%
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%
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Reading growth at this school

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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%
Black 28% 18%
Hispanic 9% 24%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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8001 South 82nd Avenue
Justice, IL 60458
Phone: (708) 496-8708

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