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Marseilles Elementary School

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Posted January 26, 2012

I had never heard good things about this school and was dreading when we moved to the area with our second grader..... But I was pleasantly surprised. My child is very smart and has never made anything other than A+s on everything up until this school. It is refreshing to see some B's come home. His work is a challenge for him (trust me, some homework even makes me have to think).... a challenge in a good way. Its not "too easy" for him. His teacher is wonderful, but we may have just got lucky. I have some complaints about the way they do lunches, but nothing to terrible. Our speech therapist also told me that Their preschool is even better than the nearby larger schools. There is alot of low income families in this town . So there is a very wide mix of students. I am glad that we gave the school a chance, and I think it is a clean, well-run institution.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2011

I am very dissappointed with this school. I do not recomend going here at all. The teachers don't care. They are only there for the paycheck.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2005

I feel Marseilles Elementary is a nice school. They took the time to work out the 'New School Blues' with my child. It is a pretty large school for a small community. It is the only elementary school in the town which means all the children from town have to go there. Unfortunatly that means large classes and lots of kids. This was a little overwhelming for my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2005

We as parents of two students that are currently enrolled at the Marseilles Elementary School feel that are children are getting a quality education and that the administration and staff are doing an outstanding job preparing the students for the future. The current Board of Education has spent countless hours addressing the needs of the school and have implemented what they feel is in the best interest of the students, parents and staff. With the guidance of the new administration the school is now solvent and the school spirit has returned. While there are schools having to make cuts in their extra-curricular programs, the Marseilles Booster Club has fifteen parents that are dedicated to funding all the schools extra-curricular programs. The entire community has rallied around the school and we look forward to the future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2005

We are new to the area and since i read the review that was at the site i am concerned that our relocation for my childrens education is not as tight as the school system in florida. It has much to be desired. i am a very involved parent in the childrens education. i attend all open houses and all parent teacher student meetings. As far as what is done in the illinois state system for the children in this school may be a serious problem for the future for these kids. I just bought my home there in marseilles il. and now from what i read i am seriously concerned. we bought our home during christmas. Something does need to be done with this problem. I do not play around with issues that concern my childrens education now and for the future. I am hoping this is just someones view.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2004

My three children attended Marseilles Elementary School.(Was once our high school building). They enjoyed the close knit type school that it was and is yet today. The children all pretty much knew everyone there as did the teachers. I must say that they do not offer to much extra to the students as far as extra curricular activites. I felt that the school lacked structure. When we lost our high school district we were assured a stable elemenatary district and now we are informed that they (school) have no funds. I wonder why this is and where the children will end up attending school in the future. I feel that our school leaders need to take command and find state tax dollars to save this school! It will be a loss if they don't to the entire community. This school offers a closed campus to grades pre-school through eighth grade.
—Submitted by a parent


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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

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
75%
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

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
87%
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

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
53%
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

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
76%
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

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
91%
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

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
75%

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

All Students47%
Female50%
Male44%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White48%
Low income40%
Not low income62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities48%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students55%
Female57%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Low income47%
Not low income71%
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 Students57%
Female54%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Low income54%
Not low income61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students64%
Female69%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Low income60%
Not low income72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities65%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students79%
Female85%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Low income77%
Not low income83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities76%
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 Students39%
Female50%
Male31%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White40%
Low income36%
Not low income46%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students46%
Female65%
Male31%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White48%
Low income43%
Not low income54%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities44%
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 Students50%
Female57%
Male42%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White52%
Low income48%
Not low income58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities52%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students39%
Female46%
Male31%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White40%
Low income38%
Not low income42%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities42%
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 Students52%
Female63%
Male40%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White49%
Low income50%
Not low income55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities54%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students50%
Female50%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White49%
Low income50%
Not low income50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities52%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students75%
Female73%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Low income78%
Not low income70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities78%
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 Students29%
Female39%
Male21%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White36%
Low income15%
Not low income67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students29%
Female42%
Male17%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White33%
Low income20%
Not low income53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities31%
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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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
White 92% 51%
Hispanic 4% 24%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Black 1% 18%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Vocal lessons / coaching

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. Jeff Owens

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
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Music
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  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
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201 Chicago Street
Marseilles, IL 61341
Phone: (815) 795-2428

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