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Marissa Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 373 students

 

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Posted September 19, 2014

Horriable! Parents involvement is highly discouraged by administration. Parents are not welcomed. Teachers and Principal very unproffessional toward "select" children and families. School Administration needs to focus on improving education in the class room since the district has fallen below the national aveage 4 years in a row, instead of writting detentions for incrediabley petty infractions. I wish I had checked out the ratings before moving here. Students gradutating are no where near ready to attend even a community college much less an Univeristy. I would give this school a 0 star rating but it is required to give at least 1. So Here is your undeserved 1 star Marissa. My family is stuck because all though with the "no child let behind" we are suposed to be able to transfer at their expence there is no districts willing to accept Marissa students on this program. Your child will receive a substandard education, and will spend more time in detention than the classroom if your last name is not one of the few on the "IN CROWD" list. Defined as born and raised here with proper lineage. I would rather home school than have my child subjected to this abuse of being an outcast.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2011

Students are making AYP eventhough a majority of students are from low income families. This is an example that rich schools do not need so much of the tax money
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2009

I disagree with that this is a good school. Special education children do not attend regular classes. In all of my dealings with management level, they are quick to punish however not with all being treated equal.
—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

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
76%

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 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
80%
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

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
74%
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

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
68%
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 Students40%
Female39%
Male41%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White41%
Low income26%
Not low income55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students56%
Female54%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Low income44%
Not low income70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities61%
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 Students40%
Female39%
Male40%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White40%
Low income33%
Not low income46%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities43%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students58%
Female52%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Low income46%
Not low income71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students85%
Female87%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Low income75%
Not low income96%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities84%
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 Students60%
Female67%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Low income50%
Not low income74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students64%
Female63%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Low income58%
Not low income74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
Students without disabilities85%
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 Students21%
Female20%
Male21%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White18%
Low income17%
Not low income27%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
Students without disabilities24%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students40%
Female64%
Male21%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White38%
Low income33%
Not low income50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
Students without disabilities48%
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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46%
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28%
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Reading growth at this school

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 96% 51%
Two or more races 2% 3%
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%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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206 East Fulton Street
Marissa, IL 62257
Phone: (618) 295-2339

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