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Long Beach Elementary School

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Posted March 11, 2012

I love this school! A wonderful community for all to be a part of! Long Beach is Oswego's Best Kept Secret!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2010

Truly an amazing school. We moved to the area about 2 years ago, and I was skeptical because it's an older school in an older neighborhood. Let me tell you, I couldn't be HAPPIER. Mr. Lipke is not like any other principal I've come across. He makes it a point to know all the kids and interact with them on a daily basis. They have after school bingo where the teachers and Mr. Lipke hang out interact... they have Culvers night, where Mr. Lipke helps serve the food for dinner... they have Princi-PAL, where Mr. Lipke will come to a students house with their classmates and he will read them stories! My son says Mr. Lipke is out on the playground every recess playing kickball with the kids... HONESTLY, this school is a diamond in the rough. My kids love it, I love it, and my kids are happy and well cared for.. AND, they're getting a wonderful education to boot!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2010

It's not just a school...it's family!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2010

The teachers and staff are involved with the kids like know other school i have seen. My daughter is in her 2nd year at Longbeach and i have seen her excel beyond my greatest expectations!! Longbeach is defenitly oswego's best kept secret!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2010

Long Beach truly is the best kept secret in Oswego. You won't find a more caring staff anywhere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2010

Teachers and Principal care about the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

The students, staff, and community is the most caring and supportive that I have ever seen. The values and community service of this school is inspiring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

Mr. Lipke is so invilved with his students and the school always has some kind of family event going on after school and on weekends. LB teachers, staff and parent volunteers always make sure the families have a great time! Oswego's best kept secret!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2010

Amazing administration and wonderful teachers that make the school a community. So much support and energy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2010

I couldn't be happier with the teachers and administration at Long Beach.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2010

Long Beach has been a great school for my children to attend. The teaching staff has been wonderful and the principal is very involved with the children on a daily basis making school a fun place to be and creating a great experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2009

This school was a dream come true. We moved so that our son could go to a better school and he got a great school. I am truely sad that we had to move back to Aurora after one year. We have noticed as he meets friends his age from elas where he is above them in most areas. HE will miss the teathers and friends he made there. The principal is doing a great job keeping the children on track and al most all the the teachers are just as amazing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2008

I had two children that attended Long Beach and although at first we were skeptical, we have been so pleased with the education that our children have recieved. Keep up the good work Long Beach and I must mention that the Principal is one of the best I have encountered, very involved with his students and it shows..... very sorry to be leaving the district....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2005

The school tries to work with its students and parents but if you have a child that acts up whether behavior or whatever. The school tends to remember the bad things and put that child on a paddle stool. Now do not get me wrong but the teachers are excellent with the expectation of some. However for the most part the school is excellent needs a little clean up with staff but overall i give it a 90 out of 100.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2004

This school rocks! My sons went to Nicholson before attending here and this school is so much better. Long Beach is the best elementary school in Kane and Kendall County! All 3 of my children have excelled and have been challenged to harder work when needed. This is a school where the children come first. Each child is encouraged to do their personal best. The teachers work hard to bring out the best in each child. They have many programs for children of all levels that you know your child will strive to do the best he can. You are also always kept up to date with everything that is going on with your child. If you have the chance for your child to attend Long Beach, you can rest at ease knowing they are at a school they really cares for them.
—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

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
81%
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

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
86%
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

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
84%
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 Students61%
Female61%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
Multiracial80%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income49%
Not low income75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)24%
Students without disabilities67%
English language learners31%

Reading

All Students60%
Female68%
Male51%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracial70%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Low income45%
Not low income79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
Students without disabilities67%
English language learners39%
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 Students62%
Female64%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracial39%
Native Americann/a
White69%
Low income52%
Not low income70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)38%
Students without disabilities65%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students64%
Female67%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracial58%
Native Americann/a
White74%
Low income52%
Not low income75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)44%
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students85%
Female88%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracial92%
Native Americann/a
White88%
Low income77%
Not low income92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)69%
Students without disabilities88%
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 Students65%
Female68%
Male62%
Black58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracial70%
Native Americann/a
White77%
Low income53%
Not low income79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)20%
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students54%
Female62%
Male48%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracial90%
Native Americann/a
White63%
Low income41%
Not low income71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)15%
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

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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

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 58% 51%
Hispanic 26% 24%
Two or more races 8% 3%
Black 6% 18%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Ms. Christine Smith

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67 Long Beach Road
Montgomery, IL 60538
Phone: (630) 636-3300

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