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Meadow Lane School

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Posted February 9, 2010

This school is one of best around. The staff and the principal all care for the students and do a wonderful job. Students are encouraged to do their very best and it shows in test results.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2008

Meadowlane is an awsome school and I would give it all five stars
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2007

The quality of academic programs at Meadow Lane School are adequate. My son has learned a lot from his teacher Ms. Brown. As far as the music program that is an enjoyable experience. The extracurricular activities could be much better. The homework after school club could be an art club or a sports club. Really, the kids should be doing their homework at home. Most parents work full-time jobs. So, I can guess the parent involvement is few.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2005

I am a teacher employed by Meadow Lane School. I am very proud to say that I Love coming to work daily. I am very fortunate to work with people who are compassionate, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic about teaching children. The quality of education stems from the fact that my coworkers are continuously updating there methods/styles of teaching. Programs are offered after school with varied interests in mine. 5th Graders may join the band. This program allows students to interact with each other and gain respect, and knowledge for playing an instrument as well as being part of a wonderful group. I have been fortunate enough as a 5th Grade Teacher to have had wonderful parent support over the last few years. I think it is grand when parents want to support their child(ren). This is an awesome school in my book.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 8, 2005

I love you I used to go to this school it rocks!
—Submitted by a former student


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

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
65%

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

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
80%

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

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
82%

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

All Students34%
Female26%
Male41%
Black28%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White41%
Low income29%
Non-low income38%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities39%
English language learners10%

Reading

All Students34%
Female36%
Male32%
Black28%
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White43%
Low income20%
Non-low income46%
Students with disabilities (IEP)20%
Students without disabilities37%
English language learners0%
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 Students33%
Female35%
Male31%
Black6%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White52%
Low income19%
Non-low income43%
Students with disabilities (IEP)20%
Students without disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students42%
Female56%
Male28%
Black38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Low income42%
Non-low income43%
Students with disabilities (IEP)20%
Students without disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students74%
Female76%
Male72%
Black44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Low income62%
Non-low income83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)50%
Students without disabilities79%
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 Students34%
Female43%
Male25%
Black21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White47%
Low income22%
Non-low income44%
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
Students without disabilities38%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students46%
Female50%
Male43%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White53%
Low income41%
Non-low income51%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities54%
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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How schools in the state rate:

26%
of schools in the state are Below average
46%
of schools in the state are Average
28%
of schools in the state are Above average

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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 42% 51%
Hispanic 33% 24%
Black 18% 18%
Two or more races 6% 3%
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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School Leader's name
  • Mark E Flood

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11800 South Meadow Lane Drive
Merrionette Park, IL 60803
Phone: (708) 388-6958

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