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Maplebrook Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 571 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted July 3, 2014

The most unprofessional and incompetent leadership staff imaginable. Unresponsive, fails to follow basic district guidelines.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2013

I would agree with the earlier parents comments about IEPs and addressing children's disabilities. We are about to go to our third meeting for a plan for our child. He has also experienced problems because of the "problem solving plans" being partially implemented (the specials teachers were not informed) and the problem solving plans were taken away without our knowledge. There is also lack of consistent documentation in our case. There is little support for the social and behavioral difficulties the child's disability causes as long as academic grades are good enough. The school has many great academic, fine arts and philanthropic opportunities. The band and choral programs are amazing. But helping a child cope and manage with a disability takes a great deal of parental monitoring and involvement at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2013

A great school that provides committed teachers, a well rounded education and a great sense of community. There are programs designed for all talent levels and the instruction is based on the varying levels of educational talent. Teachers are very accessible and the children are greatly prepared for the next level of education!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2011

\Quite possibly the worst school for a special needs kid. I have a child with special needs at this school. I have attended IEP meetings in which the so-called "team" sits there and makes decisions for your child's program and does not want to consider the parent's knowledge of their child. In addition, they make changes to your child's program without informing you. They also employ "Crisis Intervention" techniques that only escalate the child. The communication from teachers and aides is poor at best and they seem to downplay any bad days the child has, and do not document it. I am utterly disappointed in these folks, they do not have my childs best interests at all...it is all about saving a buck, and providing the least amount of services they can get away with! Stay away from this school if your child has special needs!


Posted September 10, 2010

For the most part, this is a great school - very involved parents. Most of the teachers my kids have had have been excellent. My only gripe has been that the principal is a bit too concerned with decorating and landscaping rather than the children's welfare.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2009

We moved here three years ago, and my son entered Maplebrook in third grade. I was concerned about how he would meet other kids, if he would make friends, etc. Well, the environment was so nurturing and friendly, that he easily met kids and made friends. The Home School Association is strong (I was on it) and my son was in the Gifted/Talented program, which was amazing; the teacher was superb. All of the teachers care about kids. The principal appears to be a little detached, but when you get to know her, she is extremely concerned and engaged. My only criticism is the red tape you have to go through, to be a room parent or to get involved, in any way. But that is only because so many parents want to help out, there. A great experience for my son.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2008

I worked at this school and can tell you that it is as wonderful as everyone makes it sound!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2007

Maplebrook is a wonderful school. The curriculum for the entire school is A+. Dedicated teachers, and an overwhelming parent/student participation. I couldnt ask for a better education for my 2 sons.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 26, 2005

Maplebrook is a high quality school with an excellent staff of dedicated teachers. There are excellent programs offered for gifted students as well as students with special needs. The extracurricular program compares to many junior highs with a wide variety of interests for all students. The parent involvement is phenomenal and shows in the pride that the students, staff, and parents take in the school. An excellent place to live and raise children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2005

The Best. Dedicated staff, inovative, encouraging and the parent involvement incrediable. Music, art offered once a week and and PE offered twice. The Administration is the highest quality and willing to go the million mile for each student. FIND a house in this schools neighborhood, you won't get any better!
—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.

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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

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
100%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
95%
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

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
99%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%
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

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
97%
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 Students68%
Female68%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income21%
Non-low income78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities71%
English language learners15%

Reading

All Students73%
Female80%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low income37%
Non-low income80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities77%
English language learners8%
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 Students67%
Female68%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Low income20%
Non-low income77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female83%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Low income47%
Non-low income85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students86%
Female88%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Low income47%
Non-low income96%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
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 Students73%
Female76%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Low income35%
Non-low income83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities77%
English language learners18%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female80%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Low income35%
Non-low income83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities78%
English language learners18%
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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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Above 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 69% 51%
Hispanic 18% 24%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 4%
Black 4% 18%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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