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Gen John A Logan Attendance Center

Public | PK-5 | 516 students

 

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Posted August 6, 2010

GJAL is an outstanding school with top notch facilities and an excellent teaching staff. My son is in the 4th grade and every instructor he has worked with since kindergarten has been concerned with his welfare and development. Our school principals have been so good that we are constantly losing them to positions of higher responsibility.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2010

Great school. My daughter loves the principal. Couldn't ask for a better principal. Wonderful teachers. Mrs Rose and Miss Brock were great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2010

this school is great for my kids. i do wish some teachers made more of an effort to get the parents involved, and stay connected with their students home life. but other than that, the school is a safe, fun place for my kids to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2007

This school does a superior job of integrating parents into the curriculum. My children have both attended GJAL since the inception of the educational careers, and there is not a school in the area which could compare to GJAL on many levels. The principal, teachers and ancillary staff are excellent in all they do. As an active parent, I see the outstanding efforts which go into every activity at GJAL, both educational and recreational. This facility and its staff are, without question, five star.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2006

I think this school does a fantastic job. The principal is readily available and the teachers seem to have a good handle on their classrooms. I enjoy the many opportunities that the parents have to interact with school functions. This is my daughter's fourth year at GJAL and she loves it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2005

AS a fairly new school, its facilities are very good and up to date. The principal is always available to all parents, and works very hard to make this a good school. The is a good amount of parental involvment--although it is always the same group of parents who volunteer. The inclusion of music, art, etc. is less than suffecient. A good school overall, but there is a lack of gifted children's programming.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

As a new school this should give the students a edge in advance education however most of the parents feel it is an unneccary school. The area is of old values and feel using old build is sufficent. I feel the school is an asset to the school system and is doing a good job. We need to reeducated our teachers to keep up with the standards of today.
—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

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
82%
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

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
77%
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

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
75%

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

All Students63%
Female68%
Male56%
Black60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Low income50%
Non-low income75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)20%
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students59%
Female62%
Male54%
Black64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Low income48%
Non-low income70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
Students without disabilities72%
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 Students53%
Female46%
Male59%
Black39%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Low income44%
Non-low income60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students48%
Female42%
Male54%
Black23%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White53%
Low income32%
Non-low income60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
Students without disabilities55%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students78%
Female82%
Male75%
Black46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Low income66%
Non-low income87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)43%
Students without disabilities85%
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 Students53%
Female60%
Male46%
Black17%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Low income39%
Non-low income67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
Students without disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students61%
Female68%
Male55%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Low income54%
Non-low income68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
Students without disabilities80%
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

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 76% 51%
Black 14% 18%
Two or more races 7% 3%
Hispanic 3% 24%
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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  • Mr. Larry Lovel

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Murphysboro, IL 62966
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