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Spring Brook Elementary School

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Posted January 5, 2010

Overall this is a great school. My son's teacher is wonderful and the LMC staff is fantastic. There is a lot of parent participation and community involvement; the office staff is very friendly and helpful. However, the new Principal, David Worst, has a more business style approach to running the school and has very little face time with either students or parents. This isn't necessarily bad but it is different from the previous principal. There also needs to be more attentive supervision on the playground, especially in the younger grades.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2006

This is a school in the middle of single family homes. The school is within walking distance of the vast majority of the students. The principal is Kathy Pease. She is excellent! She is very deserving of the awards she has won in the state for the last two years. She knows the parents and the kids. There is a high degree of parent participation in the classroom and with homework. The entire staff of teachers, custodians, and office personnel are nice and cooperative. The school has a curriculum for the gifted students. Like any school, the teachers have their own style. They are extremely open to input.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2005

This is an excellent school where all kids walk. They have high parent involvement and an excellent Principal in Kathy Pease who knows every childs name. They have the entire spectrum covered from challenged to precocious with an enrichrmnt program as well as a gifted program called 'project arrow'. The faculty allows each child to develop at hisor her own pace. Several opportunities exixt for extracuricular activitites from the traditional of girl scouts/cub scouts to a animal appreciation after school program. All student take music, art and gym adn there is ample opportunity for individuals to shine if they give extra effort. Their accelerated Reading program (grades 2-5) keeps students motivated to read. I rate this school as a gem.
—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

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
93%

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

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%

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 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
99%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%

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

All Students90%
Female95%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian88%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female93%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian94%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities95%
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%
Female69%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian91%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female83%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian94%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students93%
Female91%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian97%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income92%
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 Students92%
Female93%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian97%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial91%
Native Americann/a
White92%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female89%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian89%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial82%
Native Americann/a
White85%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities86%
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

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 63% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 25% 4%
Hispanic 5% 24%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Black 2% 18%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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