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Robert Frost Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 484 students

 

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Posted April 24, 2009

The school is great and the most teacher are fine except just a few who we feel have just the agenda to make some parents happy. the only thing i want the principle to do is, to improve the relationship with other minorities then only Hispanic and whites.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2008

Excellent school! My daughter attended K & 1st grade. She truely misses this school and the teachers...she repeatedly asks if she could return. As for the education, it exceeds all expectations. They really embrace the idea that children need not only read but comprehend what they are reading. The principle Dr. Seaton I feel is doing a wonderful job at leading this school and the staff and administration have a deep passion for teaching. This is most evident in the The 'Blue Ribbon Awards' that they have earned. Keep up the good work...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2007

My son loves this school. The principal is wonderful. The teachers are great and always keep an open communication with the parents. The student ratio to teacher is good too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2007

My both son attended forth and fifth grade here.The teachers are very great.The principle is great.That was very fun and lurning expierance for my kids.Thank you.
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Posted January 2, 2006

There is a strong emphasis on extracurricular reading programs (read, chat and chew & Accelerated Reading nights at the library). Not much in the way of extracurricular sports activities through the school, they do send home daily bulletins of what is available through the park districts and sign up info. It is also nice that they have a music assembly for the various grade levels throughout the school year. The principle is great seems to have an agenda that includes a high level of parental involvement in studies,social development and school mission statement as well.
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Posted June 29, 2004

My daughter attended first and second grade here. She performed well and loved this school; The student to teacher ratio is great. Great school and teachers.
—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

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
68%
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

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
92%
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

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
79%
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 Students70%
Female70%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Low income58%
Non-low income86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)60%
Students without disabilities71%
English language learners60%

Reading

All Students63%
Female67%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Low income50%
Non-low income80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)30%
Students without disabilities67%
English language learners37%
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 Students64%
Female66%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Low income59%
Non-low income77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities64%
English language learners20%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students63%
Female62%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Low income57%
Non-low income77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities69%
English language learners22%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students87%
Female86%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Low income83%
Non-low income96%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities86%
English language learners60%
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 Students70%
Female67%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Low income68%
Non-low income73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities72%
English language learners33%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students63%
Female66%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Low income61%
Non-low income68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities67%
English language learners0%
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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46%
of schools in the state are Average
28%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Reading growth at this school

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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
Hispanic 53% 24%
White 32% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 4%
Black 3% 18%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mrs. Kelley Zerfahs

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