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J W Robinson Jr Elementary School

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Posted October 19, 2009

My son loves his school and his teacher Mrs Gibbons. The school is not huge so it has the chance to interact with the kids alot better. Robinson has before & after school care which makes it so much easier for working parents. The principal, Mr Molina, is extremely involved with his school and well respected by my 6yr old son. Mr Molinas passion for reading shines thru his teachers and his students. Robinson is always busy having fundraisers & events for the kids, they also have a fresh fruits & veggies program and still do the Book It Club with Pizza Hut! I am very happy that we were lucky enough to be part of this school in a great community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2009

This school is the best school ever. My son feels like it is his second home. The principal is very involved in every aspect of the school. The school offers free before school assistance to kids struggling in math and/or reading. It even teaches music class to all grades. My son can already read some sheet music and he is only in 1st grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2008

I absolutely love Robinson School. Both of my children currently attend and they are doing phenomonal. I have had nothing but good experiences with all of their teachers and the principal, Mr. Molina. There are so many teachers that are fully involved with many of the aspects that are school, one of them being Ms. Johnson. She has never been any of my children's teacher, but I see what she does for the children and how the children speak of her. Another teacher that is great at installing the fundamentals of life is Mrs. Kline, my duaghter had her last year and she was a true inspiration to her. She was a stickler and my daughter appreciated this from her. All of the teachers are great, but I could only name a few. Keep up the good job, Robinson Rockets!!!!
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Posted October 5, 2005

I love this school. The parents committee are so dedicated to having so many different types of fundraisers and activities for all. Being that my son in only 6 years old and he comes home everyday raving about his learning experiences, I rest assured that he is liking his teacher and environment. The community is well liked as well.
—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

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
69%

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

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
67%
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

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
67%
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 Students29%
Female29%
Male28%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income28%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities32%
English language learners10%

Reading

All Students37%
Female47%
Male28%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income34%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities39%
English language learners30%
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 Students29%
Female23%
Male36%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White33%
Low income29%
Non-low income31%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
Students without disabilities33%
English language learners15%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students51%
Female50%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White42%
Low income52%
Non-low income46%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
Students without disabilities63%
English language learners23%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students75%
Female77%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Low income81%
Non-low income54%
Students with disabilities (IEP)42%
Students without disabilities84%
English language learners54%
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%
Female29%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White28%
Low income41%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students51%
Female42%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White45%
Low income49%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities56%
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

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Below 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
Hispanic 61% 24%
White 28% 51%
Black 7% 18%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mr. Alberto Molina

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Lyons, IL 60534
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