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Washington Elementary School

Public | PK-8 | 334 students

 

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Posted May 5, 2010

It has produced some great professional from our community. It has strong historical roots in this community and is still doing a excellent job with its students. We have a pastor of a church here in Maywood who went to the school at age 6yrs and is now age 87yrs and is still active with the school.. Washington School was the only school African-American children could attend in this community before the school desegration law was passed in the 50's. It has remain the rock for this community and if researched you will find a very beautiful
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

That was my first School Nursing Job.Lots of good memories.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 21, 2010

Washington is one of the oldest schools in Maywood and it has become a Maywood landmark. Also their test scores are commendable, the students and the teachers have worked very hard to acheive their accomplishments over the past several years. If any school deserve to be called America's favorite school it is Washington Elementary School of Maywood, IL.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

School has great history of teachers who have given so much to the school. Graduates come back to encourage the students of tomorrow that they also came make it and make a difference. A staff that cares and retirees also return for extra help as well to children and staff. Safe harbor to children in need with after school activities to help children learn that there is better way with the right attitude and self help in helping others.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

This is a school that loves and teaches their children. The architecture is only the framework; the real work is done in the classroom.


Posted April 20, 2010

This school is one of the best schools in district 89. They have made AYP for the past three years and have been taken off the watch list. The students and teachers are truly dedicated to their future and the teachers visit the high school to ensure that they are preparing the students properly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

My kids attend Washington and it's a good school. The principal and asst principal really care about the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

I never went to this school but it's apart of my community and I would do anything to help this school stay!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

The history of the school is well known in this area. A lot of good people came out of this school.


Posted April 14, 2010

Because after years of struggling academically it seems to be back on the right track.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

When I started working in District 89 it was as a teacher aide at Washington School. That led to a 26 year career in the District. This school has many great teachers who brought it back from the watch list.


Posted April 14, 2010

Washington School is noted both for it's architecture as well as its long history as a staple in the community of Maywood. It has recently made consistent academic progress and has tremendous potential both as an institution and community asset.


Posted April 14, 2010

Washington School is a family school. The faculty, parents and community work collaboratively together.


Posted April 14, 2010

Washington School is a wonderful school with an excellent learning environment. I attended Washington School, as well as, my children and grandchildren.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

It is a great place to learn! The administration is wonderfully supportive
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

Why I Love Washington School? Well that's easy, it's a GREAT place to learn and the entire staff and student body get alone like one big happy family. Mr. John Boyd has done a fabulous job turning Washington around and getting the students off the state watch list. The teachers are the BEST teachers in the entire district, no other school in the district get alone as well as the Washington School Staff. 3 of my children graduated from Washington....2 of which were Honor Grads. That makes me very proud to be a Washington Parent and have my children being taught by the best. Washington is such a great school that other students (and staff) want to be apart of, that says alot for our school. Mr. Boyd is such a great lead with the help of Dr. Elaine Lee, Assistant Principal. Washington is a school full of history and it's always great to see graduates from as far bak as the 1930's come in to look at their 8th grade picture, walk the hallways they use to walk when they were students and to give us a look back on how things use to be. It's a real eye opener to find out to find out that Washington was the ONLY school in the district that ALLOWED black students to attend. Too me and my children, Washington School is simply THE BEST. I hope Washington wins, it will really help out the school and students as a whole. A family that study,work hard and play together, stay together and that's Washington School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

The staff give the spirit that the children pick up and begin to focus, think, plan, and go for a positive future in a country that they are taught to love as they do their day to day assignments.


Posted April 13, 2010

I love it because it was a community school that laid a good foundation for fundamental. It is needed in the community and is currently being threatened with closure. I do not want to see that happen. There is African American history at this great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

Washington School knows how to make it. We were on the academic warning. but for the last 3 years our scores have improved and we have received state improvedment award. Did you know that Percy Julian attended Washington Elementary in Maywood Illinois. Did you know that this is the first school in Maywood where african american children could attend. Did you know that the 8th grade class of 2011 will be the 100th graduating class for this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

It is in the heart of the historic Afican-American community in Maywood and the home of so many greats like famed scientist Percy L. Julian and may other individuals who have gone on to ctribute mightly to the nation and the world.


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

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
49%
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

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
43%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
25%
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

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
66%
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

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
69%
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

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
45%

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 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
69%
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 Students6%
Female0%
Male9%
Black4%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income6%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities3%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students24%
Female27%
Male22%
Black27%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income25%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities28%
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 Students35%
Female50%
Male23%
Black31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income33%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities37%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students45%
Female61%
Male32%
Black48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income44%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities52%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students63%
Female67%
Male59%
Black52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income62%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities63%
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 Students37%
Female24%
Male48%
Black31%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income38%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students24%
Female18%
Male29%
Black22%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income24%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities30%
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 Students26%
Female39%
Male16%
Black19%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income23%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students33%
Female39%
Male28%
Black25%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income33%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities38%
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 Students27%
Female25%
Male29%
Black28%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income29%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities35%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students21%
Female25%
Male18%
Black17%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income23%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students55%
Female50%
Male59%
Black55%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income58%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities58%
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%
Female22%
Male21%
Black22%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income23%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students50%
Female61%
Male42%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income49%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities59%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 84% 18%
Hispanic 15% 23%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
White 0% 51%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Mr. Bryan Hale

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1111 Washington Boulevard
Maywood, IL 60153
Phone: (708) 450-2065

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