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Naper Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 288 students

 

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Posted January 11, 2013

I've had three of my four kids attend Naper. They all love going to school here. It's small, just two classes per grade, so the teachers are accessible and the relationships are genuine. We've been at other public and private schools in CT, OH, and another district in IL, and by far this is our best experience with elementary school. Parents are very involved. The principal is engaged. She knows every one of her kids and is responsive. She has chosen a great staff. There is also a group of moms who gather to pray for the school and staff every week, the icing on the cake!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2011

I love this school. They know my son very well and not for the bad reasons. I get phone calls when hes not at school making sure i am aware. The secretary office assistant Mary Pat , is so so so wonderful. She is so organized and told me about scholarships i can apply for. My husband had lost his job and she made me aware of everything I could qualify for. Shes a blessing and though I am not as familiar with the other office staff, everyone has been nothing but supportive , motivating and patient. Fortunately my husband works now and we didnt need any of the states help. But when things get tough it is important to have someone who can help you along the way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2010

Naper Elementary is always willing and caring when it comes to helping families in need. They have been proactive in assisting parents with child assistance in regards to medical/dental needs and continually grow their community and parent involvement. The teachers and staff are great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

It has the small time feel and the teachers are wonderful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2008

Naper School is an amazing school! Great kids, great teachers, and excellent skills are taught. Although the principle is not the best, the teachers bring all that they can to help our kids. The staff members work with the kids in subjects they need help in, and challenage them when they are ahead. I recommend this school to any parent. This school is amazing and parents if you are looking to transfer your child, i consider Naper Elementary School. I am a recent student from Naper, and i know the staff put all their effort in helping the kids strive for accuracy.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 3, 2008

I have to disagree with the most recent posts. The Principal has taken the time to get to know my children, their difficulties and their strengths. She is constantly assisting me with problem solving. All of the teachers work together to get the best fit for your child and teacher in subsequent years. All of the teachers have been good at reading my children's strengths and weaknesses and working to improve both. I love the school and the atmosphere. My children have also experienced bullying and I worked with the Principal and staff to put an end to it. I definitely would recommend this school. It is a great, small community that helps your children grow and develop academically and socially.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2008

I agree whole heartedly that the Principal leaves alot to be desired. She talks a good game, but does not walk the walk. She is all smiles, but you do not want to cross her. Change is a very difficult concept for her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2008

I agree with the last post. This school is highly over-rated. The principal seems unprofessional and incompetant. A few of the teachers are wonderful though.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2008

I concur wholeheartedly with the last post. Some of the teachers are fantastic (in that we have been lucky), but the other staff and esp. the principal leave much to be desired. She takes no time to get to know your child, or to consult with the teacher before making judgments. My child was being bullied and the principal indicated to my child that she did not believe it. My child was devastated. Let me say that this is a very small school. Just 250 kids, so there is no excuse for the Principal to not take the time to handle these things. She just doesnt care. Like the previous poster indicated, the parents get no support whatsoever.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2007

I was initially impressed with Naper School in the early stages of my child's education. The K & 1st grade program is very impressive; however the remaining grades have left a lot to be desired. I feel that there aren t enough teachers to go around. In addition to the teachers, the extra curricular teachers are also not up to par. I feel that many adults at this school need to take a refresher course in patience...after all they are dealing with children. I would also like to comment on the Principal. I am, and have been extremely disappointed with this individual. Parents are offered absolutely no support at all. The overall impression that Naper School has left on me hasn't been a favorable one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2005

Great school in a great community! The parent involvement level is a great indicator to both the school administration and the community that we care. The staff at this school is excellent. This is the elementary school to go to. Overall size is just right for younger students [grades K-5}.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2004

Naper school isn't as nice as it used to be. I was excited that my daughter would be attending the school, but I have been unimpressed with the curriculum and the quality of the 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

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
83%

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 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
98%

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

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%

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

All Students80%
Female68%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Low income46%
Non-low income90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female76%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Low income36%
Non-low income90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities88%
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 Students76%
Female79%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Low income50%
Non-low income88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female86%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Low income50%
Non-low income88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students95%
Female100%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Low income92%
Non-low income96%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities97%
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 Students83%
Female89%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Low income77%
Non-low income86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female95%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Low income77%
Non-low income83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities93%
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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 70% 51%
Hispanic 13% 23%
Asian 7% 4%
Two or more races 6% 3%
Black 3% 18%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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