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V Blanche Graham Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 518 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted June 6, 2013

This is a great school. The principal and teachers do a great job to foster a love of learning in the kids. My daughter loved going to school and cried on the last day of 5th grade.cos she would miss her teacher. The front office is staff and the principal are welcoming and helpful and there is an overall upbeat atmosphere in the building which makes learning fun. We have had the best experience ever!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2006

One of Best school in the city. Very good teachers and school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2005

We have a 5th grader and 1st grader at Graham. We moved from California when our oldest child child was in the 2nd grade. Naperville lives up to the reputation of having GREAT schools -- Graham, Crone, Nequa. Great line-up of top-rated schools for elementary, middle and high school. We've been impressed with how Graham's teachers work together and 'specialize' in teaching different subjects they are best at. Our son had a home room teacher and different teachers for excel math, science, music, art, PE. His main teacher taught the rest of the subjects. Great proactive support given to kids who need extra coaching/help as well as programs for kids who are in advanced tracks. Very involved parents and teachers who really care and are highly respected by the parents and kids. K is academic, not another year of pre-school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2005

Graham Elementary is a great school with a some fantastic teachers. Grades 1,2 and 3 have several teachers who work together and have developed programs that work well at each level. The current principal seems rather unengaged, but will be retiring this year (04/05). The music teacher is hard to beat. I have been a bit disappointed with the PTA as it seems to be split by neighborhood, so there isn't much cooperation among the parents involved. It primarily maintains current activities and programs and rarely comes up with new ideas. I give it an 8 out of 10.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2005

I think this is a great school. They have a wonderful curriculum and facility. They really go out of their way to assist with children who may have special needs or are eligible for the gifted and talented programs. I highly recommend the school. I have rated the principal low, however, she retires this year.
—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

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
93%
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

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%
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

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
94%

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 Students77%
Female74%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian73%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low incomen/a
Not low income77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)40%
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female78%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian73%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Low incomen/a
Not low income77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)30%
Students without disabilities83%
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 Students84%
Female90%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian92%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Low incomen/a
Not low income83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female84%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian83%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Low incomen/a
Not low income78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students91%
Female93%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian92%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Low incomen/a
Not low income91%
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

Math

All Students89%
Female95%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Low incomen/a
Not low income90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female90%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Low incomen/a
Not low income90%
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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How schools in the state rate:

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

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 73% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 16% 4%
Black 5% 18%
Hispanic 4% 24%
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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2315 High Meadow Road
Naperville, IL 60564
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