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Ranch View Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 505 students

 
 

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Posted August 6, 2013

We love Ranch View! We were reassigned to the school last year after district boundary changes and could not be more pleased. Warm, welcoming teachers and staff. I know my children are receiving an A+ education at Ranch View.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2013

Great School having phenomenal teachers. Our younger son has done phenomenally under his current teacher who has gone beyond academics, and has instilled real life lessons and responsibility into him.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2008

I have a 'special' daughter who attends Ranch View. It is truly a wonderful place! I feel at ease sending my daughter to a school where the teachers are not only academically knowledgeble but warm and caring. I have also been able to visit the other naperville 203 elementary schools and find Ranch View to be the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2005

We have moved around quite a bit and I have to say that Ranch View was the best school experience we ever had! The principal and the teachers are professional and caring and really do their best to meet the needs of each student. I would recommend Ranch view as one of the best schools in the U.S.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2005

I just think the Ranch View Special Education program is wonderful! My son has made leaps and bounds of improvement in the 3+ years he's been at Ranch View. The teachers are wonderful, the principal is terrific. Everybody really cares about the kids. The special ed programs are wonderful for whatever degree of disability your child has. My son, thankfully, is able to be mainstreamed for many of his classes and everybody is just wonderful to him in both groups. I recently had the opportunity to move out of Illinois for financial reasons, or stay in Naperville, and I chose to remain in the Naperville School District for my son whose made so much improvement that I'm afraid to place him in any other school for fear he will not do as well or even, regretably, lose some of what he's learned. Thank you, Ranch View, for everything.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2005

This is a follow-up concerning the before school care. The Naperville community has abundant before and after-school care. There is a pamphlet at the local bookstore for $5.00 that lists many child care providers. Many of the private schools have before and after-school care with transportation. It is very affordable. I am very pleased with the school and their wholistic approach to elementary education. Naperville is also a great community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2005

I am a former student of Ranch View and I am now in eighth grade. My favorite parts were writing books and band. Ranch View has a program where kids can write their own books and it'll get typed up and the kid will be given a title page in which he/she can draw a cover and then the book will be put in the LRC for other kids to read. Ranch View has an awesome band program. I decided to play clarinet in 4th grade and now I'm one of the highest clarinetists of my junior high. All the teachers are great, they were kind, fun, gentle, and caring. I used to cry all the time in first grade and my teacher was always there to comfort me. I learned a ton and had a great time doing it. Ranch View is a great elementary school.
—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.

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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

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
92%

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

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

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

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
96%
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 Students84%
Female80%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian88%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low incomen/a
Not low income83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female86%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian88%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low incomen/a
Not low income87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities89%
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 Students81%
Female86%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Low incomen/a
Not low income82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)57%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female80%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asian94%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Low incomen/a
Not low income77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)29%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students92%
Female91%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian97%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Low incomen/a
Not low income94%
Students with disabilities (IEP)77%
Students without disabilities95%
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 Students89%
Female88%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian93%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Low incomen/a
Not low income90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female93%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian93%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Low incomen/a
Not low income90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities95%
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%
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

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 54% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 37% 4%
Hispanic 4% 24%
Black 3% 18%
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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1651 Ranchview Drive
Naperville, IL 60565
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