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Beebe Elementary School

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Posted February 20, 2014

This is a great school with wonderful teachers and leadership. I feel my children are getting a quality education at Beebe.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2013

Had a hard experience with my daughter's third grade. The teacher did not provide proper instruction so my husband and me had to teach math every night. The classroom environment was poor leading to several incidents in the classroom, playground and on the way to the bus. I almost went to the board! The principal was never available or visible during school events. Thank God for Mrs. O'Neil who tried her best to help! Many parents have complained that if f you are not part of the "Beebe Home and School" clique, your child will not be treated fairly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2013

What a disappointing experience I had to endure watching my children attend this awful school. Attending first through fifth grade, they had not one good teacher. My kids "graduated" from this school not knowing their multiplication tables, not having any kind of grammatical foundation, not having any sense of how to write a sentance. The school proudly admits they don't teach the students cursive with the explanation that it's no longer necessary - yet District 204 teaches it. When my daughter was in fifth grade her teacher had the temerity to tell me that I should teach her how to do fractions and to continue teaching her the math topics for that year. Isn't that what the teacher is paid to do? Her fourth grade teacher admitted she doesn't know Geometry and that's why the whole class did poorly on the state assessments. The reality is all of District 203 is resting on laurels that are 20 years out of date. All of 203 and Beebe, in particular, is a place to avoid if you can educate your children elsewhere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2012

Beebe is an excellent school! Superior teachers and administration, involved parent community, many enrichment programs, wide diversity of students. Class size is large, yet this hasn't prevented either of my kids from getting a superior elementary education! A big plus is the Dual Language program - very similar to a language immersion program (students who participate are chosen by a lottery).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2011

Beebe is a wonderful school. The teachers are dedicated and caring individuals. My third child just started at Beebe this year and loves it! My kids always have great things to say when they get home. I am confident my children are getting a solid education at Beebe. Go bobcats!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 31, 2010

Was so severly dissapointed with this school. K and 2nd grade were throw away years. How bad is it when you provide more content at home than comes from school! Only sunshine was the first grade teacher. Enrichment is 15minutes per week. Teachers look upon differentiated learning as a foreign concept. We pulled our kids for a private school. It's the best thing we could have done
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2010

One of the lowest achieving schools in Dist. 203. Poor administrative leadership, staff morale appears low, and sadly, the kids suffer for all of this. Many low income students attend this school, and the district needs to cater to them to raise test scores. If your child's achievement level is average or above, they will be on their own here. Staff and administration are also lax with school safety . . .not a great learning environment for any child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2009

This school has a wonderful program for special needs children. My daughter is very happy, and has vastly improved her social skills, as well as feeling like a part of the community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2009

My daughter is the third child that has gone through Beebe and I feel it has lost a little through the years. In increasing the security of the school it has lost its elementary feel. My daughter has notice that it is now has a more clinical feel instead of the warm feeling she use to get at Beebe. The teachers are top notch!!!! I just wish they would return to the warm child friendly school the use to be. The principals are no longer visible every day to the students and I feel that should be corrected.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2008

This is my daughter's second year at beebe...She loves it there. I really like the parent involvment at this school. I wish that it didn't have to end at 5th grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2008

From the moment you walk in, you are swept up in the PAWS spirit! The staff is top-notch and always willing to go the extra mile to help a child succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2008

My child loves it here with all the nice staff and other students, KEEP ON ROCKIN' BOBCATS!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2006

This is a great elementary school. They have enrichment program for the advanced kids. The music/art classes are very enjoyable. My kid loves Beebe so much!
—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

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
90%
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

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
94%
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

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%

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

All Students71%
Female75%
Male67%
Black60%
Asian92%
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Low income56%
Non-low income76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities74%
English language learners33%

Reading

All Students69%
Female77%
Male62%
Black60%
Asian92%
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Low income39%
Non-low income79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities72%
English language learners5%
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 Students77%
Female79%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Low income37%
Non-low income90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities77%
English language learners18%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students75%
Female79%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Low income37%
Non-low income88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities74%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students90%
Female92%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Low income70%
Non-low income96%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities89%
English language learners46%
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 Students72%
Female74%
Male69%
Black30%
Asian100%
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Low income39%
Non-low income84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)36%
Students without disabilities75%
English language learners20%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students75%
Female83%
Male66%
Black50%
Asian100%
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Low income45%
Non-low income86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)27%
Students without disabilities79%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 51% 51%
Asian 24% 4%
Hispanic 14% 23%
Black 8% 18%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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