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Fry Elementary School

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Posted April 29, 2013

Under the new leadership, this school is fantastic. Cannot say enough good. The new principal has a vision, is laid back, yet completely on top of the common core standards and additional state of the art programs for our kids. He is fantastic with parents and addresses concerns immediately and professionally. Fabulous school. Fabulous leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2011

Poor communication from teachers and staff. Arrogant in every way imaginable. Too slow to realize they a second rate operation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2010

There are some great teachers at Fry. If you are lucky enough to get them life is great. Overall, the school is too large to accomodate the needs of my children. The bullying is a big problem. Administration's hands seem to be tied when holding a bully accountable, and it ruins it for everyone else. Good job to the teachers who really care and work hard!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2010

Fry has become a large factory over the past years and this results in non-inclusive environment. Class sizes of 27 first grade students are the norm. The environment is extremely competitive and it has become nearly an obligation to enroll your child in math tutoring in order for him or her to keep up with peers in class. The principal and support staff are not responsive to parents and have a rather arrogant behavior. The school sends out an enrollment questionnaire asking parents for the names of children they do not want their sons/daughter to be in class with; rather than ensuring that an inclusive environment is created where occasional problems are discussed with all parties concerned and solved. Fry has become the victim of its own success and is going downhill big time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2010

i completely agree with the reviews , it is a good school if your child is doing exceptional well, if your child is average..good luck!! teachers have very little understanding about the age and the diffrent ways in which each child learns and makes progress. the teachers have super expectations from the kids and some kids are working so hard to achive the pleasure of the teacher . the teachers dont encourage the kids enough. as a parent it is very frustrating when you hear mostly negatives about your child and little hope even for smallest shortcomings. i agree it is 'critiacl ' to be critical about the student but no so much that you forget to encourage them as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 29, 2009

Fry is a wonderful school. The only negatives are really a result of the high expectations of the parents. The bar is very high for the kids and the teachers. In the big picture, most children would be very lucky to go to school here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2009

I am a parent of a child who was accused of 'bullying' by a parent. We tried to explain that our child was not in school during this time since he had surgery. She didn't want to listen and told us she had contacted the school and told them he was a bully! So, we contacted the school right away and talked with the assistant principal. After the investigation by the school they found out that he was not only NOT being a bully but was actually the victim. The Principal was actually present when this child and 2 other students started in on my child. They immediately called in the other parents and took care of the situation right away. I was impressed on how they handled this situation. They were caring and very pleasant and concerned for all involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2009

The previous 2 reviewers speak the truth. Fry is an incredible experience if your child is a self-motivated, completely compliant student who loves to excel. But keep in mind that the incredible experience your child will have will be ACADEMICALLY great. The policies (or lack thereof) of dealing with aggressive/abusive students leaves MUCH to be desired. If your child has a great teacher that knows how to deal with issues, you're golden, otherwise you can forget about the principal doing anything. Also, if your child is an average learner, chances are they will feel that they don't 'fit in'. Having several children in this school, one who loves to excel and others that are average learners, I see the difference in their experiences and it is a NIGHT and DAY difference! Not a warm fuzzy environment for sure. Administration is pretty standoffish and unresponsive with parental concerns.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2009

If your student is a good,compliant student - this school will be awesome, enriching experience. Good luck if your child is average or below average.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2009

Horrible policy towards handling absuive students, lack of communication and they take kids outside all the way down to ZERO degrees. Not a healthy enviroment. If you complain they remember you and make that quite clear...almost as if they are saying shut up and deal with or poor policies. Principal appears to be too busy to be bothered with going to most recent PTA meeting and doesnt seem to think she should respond to parents concerns. Student 'counselor' who mediates problems appears to handle problems in a very impatient way...actually walked away while I consoled my daughter as if I was taking to long in the hall way to convince my 5 year old she need to go to class after she arrived late. I was told on several occasions I should put my concerns in writing....a sad testament to the 35k in taxes I paid.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2008

Fry is an excellent school with wonderful nurturing teachers who really care about what they do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2006

Just a few negatives - no air conditioning for hot humid days, political PTA, didn't know of any after school activities, and lack of discipline (not necessarily the school's fault). Positives included the teachers, gym three days a week for needed exercise especially in the winter, and academic content. The academic content included a variety of topics to make school more fun. Overall a good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2006

Love this school! Have had amazing experiences here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2005

High quality education in a structured and nurturing environment. The staff and administration truly care about the students. It is a very positive environment where high morale values are strived for daily. They use the 4 R's, Respect Yourself, Respect Others, Respect Property, and Be Ready. There is a high level of parent activity. We have special events throughout the year. It's a really happy environment for children. They have a program for gifted and talented students, additional enrichment both in and out of the classroom, as well as improvement programs. My kids have absolutely thrived in this environment. Highly recommended!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2005

We have been thrilled with the quality of this school. Every teacher we've had has surpassed our expectations. The art and music departments are very good, and there are so many parents at the school on any given day! It's wonderful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2004

We absolutly love this school..... It has surpassed our expectations in every way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2004

We have lived all over the country and by far Fry Elementary surpasses any school. Fry is more than a school it is a community of people who come to- gether with one common goal, our kids. Parental involvement A+, tchrs A+,progrms A+, It is the best!
—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.

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92%

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99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
100%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

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

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
99%

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 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
95%

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 Students92%
Female87%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian93%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Low incomen/a
Not low income93%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female90%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian90%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
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 Students94%
Female95%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian92%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Low incomen/a
Not low income94%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students91%
Female93%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian87%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Low incomen/a
Not low income90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students98%
Female98%
Male98%
Blackn/a
Asian98%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Low incomen/a
Not low income98%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities99%
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 Students93%
Female94%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian95%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Low incomen/a
Not low income94%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female91%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian93%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Low incomen/a
Not low income90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities90%
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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46%
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28%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

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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 62% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 27% 4%
Two or more races 6% 3%
Black 3% 18%
Hispanic 3% 24%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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