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Martin Elementary School

Public | PK, 3-5 | 1233 students

 

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Posted June 4, 2014

If your thinking about moving in the Huntley/Lake In The Hills area and looking for schools for your children...well this is it!!! My husband got a job offer in another state and I am very sad to leave the School District of 158. My children loved Martin!!! The teachers (especially Ms. Kunde , Ms. Bueche, Ms. Gross, Mrs. Wise, and Mrs. Girmscheid) have nurtured my children into well-rounded, intellectual, and respectful children. As an involved parent at this school there are a lot of amazing teachers at this school. Martin just keeps getting better and better as each year passes. The gifted program is run by a very involved Mrs. Kuchta...gotta give a shout out to her. My daughter is in the Gifted program and Mrs. Kuchta has done wonders with the program this year! The Martin teachers are all very clued in on what certain kids need. I believe it's because the teachers and principal work as a team which makes the school a great school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2014

Seriously people. My son is at Martin Elementary; has a 27:1 student to teacher ratio. Yes!! 27-1!! I have another child who is in first grade at Chesak; 23:1 ratio. They seem generally happy with school; however I can't believe they are receiving the proper attention in the classroom. I find it interesting when reading reviews on the schools promoting their low 15:1 student to teacher ratio. Why am I the only one posting such an important fact?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2013

My kids went to Martin and had nothing but a great experience. The teachers care about the kids. I see other ratings based on one interaction with a parent and teacher over male vs female. Sad. Please focus on the quality of the teachers, overall school scores and did the kids have a good time and progress. This school gets high marks in all categories. My kids enjoyed the school and felt very safe. I found most teachers held the student accountable for their actions but are flexible enough to work with specific situations and parents. I like that the school uses PowerSchool so you can track your child's progress daily. You know what team your kids are in and what teachers are a part of that team. You can contact them fairly easily.most teachers are responsive and the best ones post homework and references so you can still get the homework even if your child is somewhat forgetful. This sets them up for success since the whole point to homework is to practice and learn the skills not punish the child for forgetting to bring it home. The principal is engaging. Any complaint of wrongdoing from a child or parent is addressed quickly. I would recommend this school without hesitation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2010

During a Parent Teacher 2007 meeting I asked my son's teacher when will the school begin hiring men to better mentor and serve as a teacher leader role models. The teacher responded that they "had a Math teacher" who was a man. As of this writing for the academic year 2010-11 out of about 90 teaching and administration positions at Martin, there are still no men. I am not now surprised why American boys are left behind in feminist-styled school structure.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2009

We were forced to pull our children from this school and send them to private. This school is a disappointment!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2006

My son attends the at risk pre school program. overall is wonderful, small class sizes great teachers. i think the testing process is a little slow. after the initial screening it took over a month and four more visits to put him in a class. but well worth the wait
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2006

I think Martin is agreat school.The techers there are very good with the kids.They are like family.They worked with my son and brought his grades way up since he has been there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2005

This is one of the best schools in the country. I love Martin.
—Submitted by a student


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

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
86%
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

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
89%
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

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
91%
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 Students69%
Female66%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asian86%
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Low income57%
Non-low income70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)32%
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female81%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asian81%
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low income57%
Non-low income77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)24%
Students without disabilities82%
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 Students74%
Female73%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian87%
Hispanic59%
Multiracial75%
Native Americann/a
White75%
Low income62%
Non-low income75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)35%
Students without disabilities78%
English language learners6%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female74%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asian74%
Hispanic48%
Multiracial75%
Native Americann/a
White76%
Low income62%
Non-low income73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)24%
Students without disabilities77%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students89%
Female91%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian96%
Hispanic84%
Multiracial81%
Native Americann/a
White90%
Low income89%
Non-low income89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)67%
Students without disabilities92%
English language learners47%
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 Students74%
Female71%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian57%
Hispanic75%
Multiracial90%
Native Americann/a
White74%
Low income68%
Non-low income74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)20%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female81%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian67%
Hispanic81%
Multiracial90%
Native Americann/a
White79%
Low income68%
Non-low income80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)19%
Students without disabilities86%
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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26%
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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

Above 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 74% 51%
Hispanic 13% 24%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 4%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Black 2% 18%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mr. Matt Webster

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10920 Reed Road
Lake In The Hills, IL 60156
Phone: (847) 659-5300

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