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Greenbay Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 313 students

 

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Posted October 5, 2012

This school has no librarian, no a/c, no lunch room (its shoved in the gym), and children who need English as a second language are stuck in class with children who don't (so the teacher is explaining things in English and Spanish and making the children wait for their turn). I find it odd for a school that has a 55% reading at or above grade level has no librarian by Oct 5th. I send letters and don't get a response ever...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 1, 2012

I feel glad to find a school that was able to help me in all the different challenges that as a military family we have. I definitively recommend Greenbay Elementary School, because as a parent I feel the school fill high expectations
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2011

I have visited GreenBay School and found the school to be warm and inviting. I realize the district is in a turnaround situation and faculty members expectations are being addressed and resources provided for student and staff. The principal is working hard to address the public perception, instructional practices utilized by teachers and she is working individually with teachers who are yellars and reviewing lesson plans to ensure students are provided qualitiy instruction. The road to being better and improving a situation that has been accepted is long, but she is willing to committ the time and resources.


Posted October 29, 2010

We moved here from Virginia Beach, Due to military, and my son is attending this school for 1st grade. The principal is Not a principal, we attended an event that the school held and the principal was too busy talking on her cell phone to even greet the parents and even let the door close on us as she cut in front of us and walked into the school. My sons teacher seems to do just what she is required to do, and nothing more. The school curriculum seems to be so far behind, my son would finish his work and find himself so bored. His Teacher does not try to communicate with the parents no matter how much you try to communicate with the teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2010

We moved from Florida to North Chicago because of a military transfer. At the time of our move Greenbay was our only option all the other schools were full because it was the middle of the school year. My daughter was in tears daily because her teacher was such a yeller and my son was so bored he hated going. It seemed to me that several of the staff members tried to help us but due to the lack of resources and lack of involvement they can only do so much. We got through the school year and moved to Lindenhurst for our remaining time here in northern Illinois. We are much happier now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 27, 2007

Our children started school there and excelled! We have lived in Georgia and the foundation laid by Mr Dorsey, Mr McDerrmont, and the staff has yielded big dividends for our children. Two of our children were in the TAG program, and the third would have been had we stayed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 21, 2005

My son really excelled at this school. Now I can't speak for the whole school, but I do know his teacher helped him out a lot. I saw tremendous improvement in him.
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Posted October 13, 2005

I feel that the quality of academic programs only meets what they MUST, they do not go above and beyond. they have no air conditioning in the summer (only in the admin office) and in the winter my children have to wear sweaters so they are not cold.children that have academic problems are let go too long before help is offered .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2005

i found that this school was not very forth coming with positive feedback, but expected a lot from the parents...my child's teacher was a screamer and over little things, they let my child leave the school grounds before i could get there to pick him up he had walk 3/4 of the way home, it was noted on his enrolment form he was to be PICKED UP BY PARENT AT ALL TIMES i was furious to say the least. Then things went from bad to worse and everyday i dropped him off i would feel guilty, i would never leave him there by himself in the mornings i would wait till his teacher came out to take the kids into class he was in the first grade.
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Posted August 18, 2005

this school i felt was poor when it came to teacher involvment. did have a good music program that my child enjoyed. My childs teacher was a yeller and it made me sad to know he was there for most of the day having to listen to it all the time. My child is very bright and found the classroom very diruptive and kaotic to say the least. I would drop of stuff during the day and the teacher would be yelling door open or closed it didn't matter. parental involvment was low and that was sad...i went on an excursion and the teacher didn't have very good control of the class not know what they were doing and was too busy being with the students that were listening. my child was in the 1st grade and i swear he will be not going back next 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.

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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

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
48%
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

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
52%
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

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
62%
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 Students26%
Female33%
Male21%
Black0%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income27%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities28%
English language learners36%

Reading

All Students37%
Female53%
Male25%
Black15%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income38%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities37%
English language learners31%
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 Students22%
Female28%
Male15%
Black22%
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income20%
Non-low income30%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities24%
English language learners14%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students33%
Female45%
Male19%
Black28%
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income29%
Non-low income50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities36%
English language learners7%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students49%
Female52%
Male46%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income51%
Non-low income40%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities48%
English language learners29%
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 Students21%
Female23%
Male18%
Black18%
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income20%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities22%
English language learners7%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students21%
Female27%
Male14%
Black9%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income18%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities24%
English language learners0%
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

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Reading growth at this school

Below 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
Hispanic 61% 24%
Black 34% 18%
White 4% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2100 Green Bay Road
North Chicago, IL 60064
Phone: (847) 689-6303

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