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Crab Orchard Elementary School

Public | PK-8 | 323 students

 

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Posted February 5, 2014

Our school is great. They have really helped our son who is 11 yr old and he struggles in math and reading.. They have changed his work and work load to adapt to his learning pace and also while helping him advance further. We have noticed a big improvement in the last few weeks with him. The teachers are great they take time to help him and change how they teach in anyway they can to help him.. Our daughter is 9 and her teachers are also great. She was behind in math and in 2 months they have her brought back to grade level and doing same work as her class mates now. We are so proud of both are kids and our school..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2009

my chuld has been at crab orchard for two years now and im really glad she is in a good school. i graduted from there too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2007

I am a parent of two kids that attend the Crab Orchard Elementary school. I think that last years PTO did good things for the school and have many more good ideas and goals to strive for in the upcoming year. Meanwhile, I don't think that there is enough parent participation through out the school. It is the same parents all of the time, and they all wish that new faces would be willing to jump in and help whenever possible. Most of the teachers are okay, some need to work on there communication skills!!! I think that the school should check into a different math book. The saxon math books can be confusing and difficult at times especially as they get into algebra 1 and 2. I think that the school needs to push academics as much as they push sports and extra curricular activities. Always room for improvement!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2006

I went to CO and so did my son, now my daughter goes to CO. Every school has it's pro's and con's, but in my opinion CO is one of the best schools around.They have smaller classes compared to Marion.The teachers know you by name as well as your siblings and more than likely your parents. And as far as the work goes, they do a great job in teaching our kids, the principal is wonderful he really cares about the welfare of all the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2006

Teachers at Crab Orchard Elementary School strive for excellence in all areas. The Accelerated Reader program is incorporated into the curriculum, and reading levels have increased as a result. We have an excellent vocal music program, art program and offer a variety of sports for both boys and girls. Parents are encouraged to participate both inside and outside the classroom. The PTO raises thousands of dollars each year for activities and equipment for the school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 11, 2005

Class sizes are too large. While some teachers are excellent, At the secondary level, many subjects are not taught. In comparison to larger neighboring schools, extracurricular activities available for students are limited. Taxes are higher, but the school offers taxpayers' children less.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 24, 2004

My Daughter Loves Crab Orchard School,The Principal Is A Very Nice Man.The Teachers And Staff Are Wonderful.If You Ever Have A Problem Someone Is Always There To Help.I Think Crab Is The Best School Around
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2004

co is a wonderful school for my children. people do not realize what they are asking for when they say they want to consolidate with marion. here we know everyone or know somebody who does the teachers are more likely to know you personally instead being just a student. those trying to get the principle fired would not be satisfied no matter who the principle was. those who don't like things the way they are need to go to marion. especially those who don't live in the district anyway. (you know who you are) they complain about everything and make a big deal over nothing you are not satisfied unless there is caos. to those of you not satisfied leave
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2004

Crab Orchard needs to consolidate with the Marion schools. This would give the kids more opportunities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2003

This Principal is very negative. He will not speak to the mothers only to fathers. He also does not like it when parents call the school to report negative activities. One day he has my honor roll daughters on a bully list then 1 week later he is giving them awards for outstnding behavior.


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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

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
77%
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

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
79%

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

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
95%
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

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
91%

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 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
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

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
94%
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 Students31%
Female24%
Male42%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White31%
Low income29%
Not low income33%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities35%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students48%
Female47%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White48%
Low income41%
Not low income58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities48%
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 Students43%
Female47%
Male40%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White45%
Low income38%
Not low income50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students57%
Female60%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White59%
Low income50%
Not low income64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities62%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students80%
Female87%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Low income75%
Not low income86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities81%
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 Students63%
Female69%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Low income69%
Not low income57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students63%
Female56%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Low income50%
Not low income79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities72%
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 Students41%
Female33%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White41%
Low income33%
Not low income47%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities48%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students46%
Female33%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White46%
Low income28%
Not low income63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities55%
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 Students46%
Female65%
Male20%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White46%
Low income30%
Not low income67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students49%
Female70%
Male20%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White49%
Low income30%
Not low income73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students77%
Female85%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income70%
Not low income87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
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 Students70%
Female62%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income62%
Not low income79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students63%
Female62%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Low income46%
Not low income79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities65%
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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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 98% 51%
Black 1% 18%
Hispanic 1% 24%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mr. William McSparin

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19189 Bailey Street
Marion, IL 62959
Phone: (618) 982-2181

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