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Rutledge Hall Elementary School

Public | 3-5 | 391 students

 
 

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Posted March 12, 2013

-Music program :outstanding...4stars -Academic : disappointed...2stars -Bullying: not known of, but if it is true...SHOCK -Overall: not recommended People live in Lincolnwood have no choice because there is only this school in the area....maybe that is why there is no competition among institutions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2012

We moved here from Hannah Solomon school when my son was in 2nd grade - he is now in 5th. We have been very happy with the teachers - they really care about him and try to make learning fun. Great ethnic diversity; music program is outstanding; excellent school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2012

It should be noted that the above negative reviewers can be traced to the same family, whose son was a confirmed bully, not bullying victim. My children are very happy, well-adjusted, and the Lincolnwood schools offer wonderful opportunities, and a caring staff who adhere to best practice in the educational field.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 26, 2011

Bullying at all levels present, and passive approach by school administration. Teachers are mostly union, not motivated to do anything extra. Parents are threatened and children mistreated if any problem is put forward. Their curriculum is not even put up on website. At the much advertised coffee w principal, I was shocked to hear this principal respond to one of the parents about chess, said she had no idea and never heard of it as anything useful for child's development. You can go on with the amount of such ignorance and arrogance they display. Extremely disappointed and disillusioned uder current administration!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2011

To anyone moving to this school: brace your kid and yourself against bullying. Teachers and the principal just talk the talk but are ineffective in putting down a firm "ZERO TOLERANCE" policy in place. For some reason, their definition of bullying is not in sync with how the victimized kids and their parents perceive the situation. The recent curriculum night was a joke. We pay high property taxes and yet, academics are nothing to rave about either. This school is a big disappointment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2011

Hello! We will be moving to the Lincolnwood area and my son is in 2nd grade. I know he would be going into the Todd Hall. He's currently in a great school which we are very happy with however, this school (Todd Hall) would be much closer to us. We're just wondering how good this school is? Seems like a very nice school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2010

For the taxes we pay you would expect a better school than the one provided. It seems as if the tax payer's $ is put into aesthetic pleasentries and not into the core of the matter: academics. Bullying is indeed a problem and although my son has never been the victim his friends have been and it's unfortunate that nothing significant is done to prevent such issues. That being said, the teachers are very encouraging and insightful and have a zeal for teaching which is always a plus.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2009

I have two kids in the Lincolnwood School System and Rutledge Hall is extremely disappointing. They have excessive bullying problems in the school that the administration and teachers pay lip service too but ingore in action. As a result, I have pulled my son from the school. I would have worked with the school but the bullying history at Rutledge is quite extensive. My son has attempted to adjust and fit in for the last 1-1/2 years to no avail. The teachers are inconsistant in their supervision. My son has suffered academically and social as a result. We will be exploring the option of moving to a different district this summer. I would not recommend Rutldge to any friend at this stage. Bullying is a problem and in my opinion its due to the indifference of the school it's teachers ,principals .The school offers no option's for a transfer i.e pay
—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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75%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
79%
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

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
88%
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

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%

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

All Students75%
Female75%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian89%
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Low income35%
Not low income82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)38%
Students without disabilities81%
English language learners43%

Reading

All Students75%
Female74%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian89%
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Low income41%
Not low income81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)19%
Students without disabilities84%
English language learners29%
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%
Female70%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian79%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Low income55%
Not low income75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)42%
Students without disabilities79%
English language learners50%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female83%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian87%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Low income91%
Not low income78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)47%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learners50%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students96%
Female95%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Low income100%
Not low income95%
Students with disabilities (IEP)84%
Students without disabilities98%
English language learners92%
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 Students80%
Female75%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian78%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Low income64%
Not low income82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)33%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female75%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asian74%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Low income57%
Not low income76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)50%
Students without disabilities79%
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%
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

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 55% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 36% 4%
Hispanic 8% 24%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 3%
Black 0% 18%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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6850 North East Prairie Road
Lincolnwood, IL 60712
Phone: (847) 675-8236

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