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Carruthers Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 451 students

 

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Posted November 16, 2013

I went to this school and now my kids have went here. I am very happy with Carruthers. Any problems that have come up have been taken care of immediately. The staff is friendly and welcoming and the teachers are wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2013

Oh my gosh! This is the best school ever! The teachers rock and really are dedicated to their job! Mrs. Bunselmeyer is the most amazing principal any school could ever have! The environment is safe. I loved Carruthers so much! I wish u could go back to this school!!! Oh and the food was amazing too!! I definitely recommend this school! Miss everyone!


Posted September 21, 2012

This is a horrible school. The principal is completely unprofessional, rude, and hateful. The teachers could possibly be fine with better leadership, but currently follow her lead. Students are punished using isolation and restraining. If your child is pegged as a problem, they are treated as if they are a mental hospital patient. I'm horrified by what I've experienced and what other parents have told me about their experiences. Send your kids to the General John A Logan Attendance Center. They are truly wonderful people there (at GJALAC.)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2010

This schoolo is the best one in Murphysboro my son Brian Naas really likes this school and said you rock and he will missed this school when he is in Middle school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2006

Great School. The new principal next year should bring a lot to an already wonderful teaching staff.
—Submitted by a teacher


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

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
62%

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

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
87%

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

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
78%

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

All Students55%
Female59%
Male51%
Black23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Low income44%
Non-low income69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)36%
Students without disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students58%
Female59%
Male57%
Black39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Low income49%
Non-low income69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)21%
Students without disabilities67%
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 Students50%
Female55%
Male47%
Black20%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White55%
Low income39%
Non-low income58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities59%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students51%
Female55%
Male49%
Black10%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White59%
Low income33%
Non-low income65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students76%
Female76%
Male77%
Black30%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Low income58%
Non-low income91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)36%
Students without disabilities83%
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 Students54%
Female51%
Male55%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Low income51%
Non-low income56%
Students with disabilities (IEP)33%
Students without disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students53%
Female60%
Male47%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Low income46%
Non-low income61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
Students without disabilities62%
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
White 69% 51%
Black 16% 18%
Hispanic 8% 23%
Two or more races 7% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School Leader's name
  • Ms. Carla Bunselmeyer

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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80 Candy Lane
Murphysboro, IL 62966
Phone: (618) 687-3231

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