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Lake In The Hills Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 486 students

 
 

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Posted May 26, 2013

Lake in the Hills Elementary School is a wonderful school! The principal and staff do an outstanding job. You can visibly see the emphasis on respect and it's workings. The staff works together for one common goal and, what steps need to be addressed to meet their goals. I have two daughters that attend LITH 's and have been very pleased with their education thus far. Their teachers were friendly as well as attentive. You can see the care and concern for each individual student. That is so important! Great school, great staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

Love this school! It has the feel of a small school. The principal knows every student by name. They do a great job of communicating what is going on in the classroom. The PTC is outstanding. They do a lot for the school. Their efforts are to be applauded.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

Most of the teachers 6-7 do not have very good teaching skills. I wish I never pulled my child out of private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2008

This school is great. My daughter started Kindergarten mid way through the year and I'm already impressed. I'm not bogged down with 'homework' on a daily basis. At her other school her lazy teacher would send what amopunted to a days worth of class work everyday. It was ridiculous! LITH Elem sends home a little bit and it seems like thery are actually teaching the kids during class hours and not relying on me do do it at home. Thank You LITH Elem. I thought I was gonaa pull out what's left of my hair at the other school. CHEERS
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2008

The teachers are incredible. They go above and beyond to keep the parents informed on student progress and are very friendly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2006

A good school with dedicated teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2006

This is a wonderful school with caring teachers and support staff. Our children have excelled in all the years that they spent at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2005

My children did very well at this school, we always had great teachers who were eager to let parents help out. Whenever there were concerns, the teachers addressed them quickly. We had a great experience at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2005

I have a daughter who just started kindergarten here and a daughter who will be graduating from 5th grade here. The teachers are wonderful and very helpful with your concerns. You can even email most of them, and they respond very quickly to you. The music programs for all ages are great. I have to disagree, there is a lot of parental involvement in the school. You can even sign up at registration to help out in whatever area you can. It has been a great school. My kids have really enjoy the teachers and the experience. They love going to school! I think that says it all. It is an older building, but that is not how a school should be judged.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2005

We recently moved to the area last year. I really like this school, it is much better than the school we were at last year. They have an excellent reading program and the school really seems to care about the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2004

My son has been with LITH Elementary for 3 years this year and I have been very pleased with the school staff and his academic progression. Though the class sizes have been large (this year much less, thank goodness), the teachers have really proven their professionalism and teaching expertise in hard times. Our principal is a wonderful person who I have recently commented to that I just love to hear her interact with the children. I have seen her in many situations where she has intervened or addressed a student/parent concern. She appears to me to be very involved. She, as well as the teachers, are so passionate about their classrooms and programs that I feel proud as a parent to be part of our school. Our school district is certainly struggling financially, as many are, but I truly believe that LITH has been able to maintain that community/family atmosphere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2004

I have been very disappointed in this school. The class size is very large and there is very little individualized attention. My child has been at this school for 2 years and I have found a great lack of communication. The faculty relies on the children to bring most information home, and at such a young age my child has not done well with this. Rarely is there any feedback on her progress or any problems she is having. She was having difficulty with bullies and the principal did very little to alleviate this problem when I brought it to her attention. I plan on sending her to another school that keeps the parents more involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

This is a great school. However the class size is way too large. My daughter's class will have 33 students this year. How can one teacher handle so many kids at once?
—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.

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55%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
83%

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

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
78%

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 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
78%
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 Students55%
Female62%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White54%
Low income47%
Non-low income63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students59%
Female62%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Low income58%
Non-low income60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities62%
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 Students59%
Female53%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Low income47%
Non-low income67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)25%
Students without disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students57%
Female55%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Low income50%
Non-low income62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
Students without disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students88%
Female84%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Low income89%
Non-low income87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)58%
Students without disabilities93%
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 Students71%
Female61%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Low income47%
Non-low income88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female75%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Low income48%
Non-low income93%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities75%
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

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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 69% 51%
Hispanic 23% 24%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
Black 1% 18%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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519 Willow Street
Lake In The Hills, IL 60156
Phone: (847) 532-6900

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