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Matteson Elementary School

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Posted June 4, 2014

I feel that this school/district admin are completely unsupportive and do not tend to students needs whatsoever. If the child does not fit into a mold, he/she falls through the cracks. I gave the district 2 years and I am pulling my child out for second grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2013

WHERE IS MY POST REGARDING THE ORANGE/CUTIE BAN AT MATTESON SCHOOL???????? WHY WAS IT DELETED?


Posted May 1, 2013

My daughter informed me of the oranges...It's said that we weren't informed as parents about this matter. I called the district yesterday and informed the district that I wanted my child to transfer to another school within the district. I was told I had to discuss this matter with Matteson School principal. As a parent it is my choice to remove my child. You can talk until your blue in the face and the situation will not change. I will be calling the superintendent today. I've never seen my child dislike a school so much. She's been in school since the age of three and complains everyday about something. The other day she stated that she had to lay her head down during lunch. She lifted her head and Mrs. Powell took recess away. Once again these are six year olds. They can't talk in the hallway, lunch room, etc. I thought lunch was leisure time for kids a break, you should be able to eat and talk. Not be rushed eating. Lunch is at 10:40am that is super early by the time 1:00 comes, I know that the kids are hungry. Maybe it's because that couldn't finish their lunch to begin with. When I volunteered a 1st grader (male) said to me he didn't get enough food to eat.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2011

Let me add to these thoughts. I also have a daughter in this school, and I'm pulling her out. I'll move if I have to. The teachers have been nice, when I was granted permission to speak to them. Yes, GRANTED permission to speak to them. The administration only let me speak to 2 teachers for a "short visit"; what I did get out of these visits is that the teachers fear for their jobs, their "new" principals (who were extremely rude to me) wouldn't listen when I told them about the fighting going on in this school between troubled students, the troubled students who need the most help are left for teachers to police them while having to teach their "nice" kids, no help from administrators, councellors, aides, no one. Even spoke to someone from the district who deals with special needs kids, and she basically told me, "It's being handled" and slammed the door. My daughter doesn't feel safe in this school, and was yelled at by the "assistant principal" AND the "principal" for being the last one to use the bathroom when THEY needed to "speak" to teachers. If things do not change, expect to hear from my lawyer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2010

I have 2 sons currently attending Matteson school. My oldest has went to Matteson from K-3 and has maintained high test scores and grades the entire time. The principle is very active with this kids and the parents are also very active in this school. My youngest son is in Kdg and is reading 2nd grade books. I love this school and wish my boys could be here through 8th grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2008

This schools is terrible. My daughter was harrassed through out the year . The administration did nothing to stop it or even address it. The teacher could not speak proper english, much less teach it. There was no control in the class room. Due to these problems, my once bright eager-to-learn daughter dreads going to any school. I would recommend any parent moving into the district look at one of the many private schools in the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2007

Although this school is facing a serious budget problem. No expense was spared in the quality of education the children receive her at matteson school. My son is in the second grade here and his teacher Ms. Elliot is great. Not only is the principle Ms. Fears is always active with the students the test scores speak for themselves. Great students and a great school.
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Posted May 31, 2007

Overall I feel that Matteson School is very good. They provide a wonderful learning environment for the children and my son has learned a lot in the 4 years that he has attended the school. The only problem that I have with the school is their grading scales. I understand setting higher standards for our children but when an 86% is considered a C I believe that is unfair and something needs to be done about it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2006

The teachers and staff are genuinely involved with the children and the parents. They have lots of activities and fun nights where they host reading or math games or pajama nights. My children love it here.
—Submitted by a parent


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Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
82%

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

All Students58%
Female59%
Male56%
Black56%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income57%
Non-low income60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)33%
Students without disabilities62%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female77%
Male65%
Black72%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income71%
Non-low income75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)45%
Students without disabilities76%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 88% 18%
White 5% 51%
Hispanic 3% 24%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mrs. Pamela Powell

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21245 Main Street
Matteson, IL 60443
Phone: (708) 748-0480

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