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Northwest Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 585 students

 

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Posted March 8, 2014

The school is okay but I think some students don't get treated fairly. When changed to different school I thought the students got treated equally
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2014

I believe this school to be mediocre for the regular ed students. However,I also believe that the staff could educate themselves in regards to the special need students,and their disabilities. It wouldn't hurt for them to get to know the parents as well,instead of jumping to conclusions,and making assumptions. I would never recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2012

Hello. I am a STUDENT at this school and this school is TERRIBLE. There are "para-professionals" complaining 24/7, teachers complaining 24/7, so on. And they complain about NOTHING! This is the WORST school I have EVER gone to. I am ashamed.


Posted September 27, 2007

This is a wonderfull school. Everyone here is all about the kids you know how it should be. but I think they need to be a little less hard on the kids with the rules some of them are honestly stupid. but other than that this is a great school.
—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

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
72%

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

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
81%
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

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
71%
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%
Female51%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Low income49%
Non-low income76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)13%
Students without disabilities63%
English language learners7%

Reading

All Students59%
Female60%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Low income55%
Non-low income76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)20%
Students without disabilities66%
English language learners14%
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 Students73%
Female79%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Low income70%
Non-low income83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)40%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students55%
Female63%
Male49%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Low income51%
Non-low income72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)27%
Students without disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students82%
Female82%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Low income78%
Non-low income100%
Students with disabilities (IEP)80%
Students without disabilities82%
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 Students43%
Female33%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White40%
Low income43%
Non-low income43%
Students with disabilities (IEP)25%
Students without disabilities45%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students45%
Female47%
Male44%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White48%
Low income41%
Non-low income62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
Students without disabilities49%
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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 62% 51%
Hispanic 28% 23%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Black 3% 18%
Asian 1% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Ms. Karen Steindorf

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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LaSalle, IL 61301
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