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Scott Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 444 students

 

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Posted February 8, 2014

The enrichment assistant and gifted teacher are outstanding at Scott. If your child falls in the higher level test score range do everything you can to get them in these programs early on. The kids who fall in the middle are not challenged in the opinion of some folks as the general classroom teachers must spend time differentiating instruction for children who do not meet ISAT expectations. Understandably so, but frustrating for longtime families who have seen the achievement widen in Naperville 203 with increased mobility and more title 1 eligible families.


Posted November 6, 2013

Scott school is a wonderful school. My children love being there and they are thriving with the education they are receiving. Caring staff and teaching, and lots of positive activities to be involved in. Go Eagles!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2013

This is Wrost Place ever I work at and it's Called Scott Elementary School in Dist 203 Live And they Should Shut down that School By Next fall in 2013 Because they have Rude special education assistants and rude special education teachers and Mean Instructional Assistants There Too They Should be Fired For Being rude to special education Students Everyday !


Posted April 21, 2010

It gave my three children an excellent start academically.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 24, 2009

This is suppose be the best school district. They is why I sold my home in bolingbrook and moved here. My daughter loves the school and the teachers. I do feel that minority kids are looked down on. But that is basically everywhere in the world. With that being said I will give her the best education I can and she gets it at scott school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2009

I had two children at this school for two years until we switched to private school. I agree with the one parent review that if your child is average, they will do fine. However, they will not be challenged academically. It seems to me the teachers and administration play favorites, that is if you are a 'popular' parent, your child will receive much attention. If your child has any problems, academically or socially, good luck on getting help. I transferred my children because they were not academically challenged and the culture of the school was very snobby.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2009

My second child is about to 'graduate' from Scott School. Our family has enjoyed the last 9 years at the school. The front office staff has changed since 2005 and is consistantly friendly and helpful. My first child had behavior/social problems and the staff worked with him and me, so that by 3rd grade he was working independently and making friends. The principal and vice principal are always friendly and really get know the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2007

There is great parent involvement at Scott School in Naperville. I personally met the principal and teachers who were involved in my son s education throughout the year. Scott School mad the transition into kindergarten a pleasant one. My son had a special need and the Scott school addressed it with the up most professionalism. I trust my son will get the best education at Scott School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2005

Attended this school and have wonderful memories of this school. Teachers and facility was great. Lots of forward thinking ideas with traditional material.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 22, 2005

Scott School is best suited for those children that do not fall at either end of the learning curve. Having four children who attended or currently attend Scott School over a span of ten years it has been my experience that Scott School expects a large percentage of education/learning to occur at home. If a child is not keeping pace with his/her class it becomes a problem that parents are expected to deal with and correct. Very little (if any) teacher resources are involved. While much is demanded of parents, Scott School support staff is consistently rude, brusque and abrasive to parents. It is a typical experience, when waiting at the front desk, to be ignored for long periods of time and then to be treated as an annoyance when finally acknowledged.
—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

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
87%
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

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
99%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
99%
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

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
96%

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

All Students78%
Female78%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian92%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Low income42%
Non-low income85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female81%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asian92%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Low income25%
Non-low income86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities82%
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 Students78%
Female79%
Male76%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Low income40%
Non-low income86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female86%
Male76%
Black42%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Low income43%
Non-low income89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students84%
Female83%
Male84%
Black25%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Low income33%
Non-low income95%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities87%
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 Students80%
Female87%
Male75%
Black17%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Low income37%
Non-low income92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)27%
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female82%
Male77%
Black25%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Low income47%
Non-low income87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
Students without disabilities87%
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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26%
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46%
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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 72% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 4%
Black 11% 18%
Hispanic 4% 24%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Nick Micensky

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500 Warwick Drive
Naperville, IL 60565
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