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J M Hannum Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 363 students

 
 

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Posted May 12, 2011

My son went to Hannum for Kintergarden, and honestly, the school rating does not reflect how amazing this school is. They have Kindergartners reading and writing paragraphs and solving simple algebra problems by the end of the year. Teachers, staff, and the principal are all WONDERFUL to work with. Also, I have lived in the area for many years. It's a safe, family centered, nurturing environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2011

The teahers are very intelligent as is the Principal. The Principal is always smiling and ready to go every day. The office staff is fabulous. I can't say enough about what the kids are learning. They are challenged and their days are filled with lots of learning in fun and interesting ways. The only issue is that parents need to get more involved in their child's daily learning and care. It is easy to see the kids that yearn for their parent's attention.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2008

The school is very student-parent oriented. The faculties, nurse, and principal are so nice. The place has childcare for early drop off with KLC and very affordable. Highly recommended.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2008

My daughter is in first grade at Hannum and I am very impressed with the Teachers and the new principle. My involvement in her education is welcomed with open-arms and the communication is GREAT! She will definitely be there next year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2008

Hearing from the students it has very unique and fun learning, also teachers are nice.


Posted September 2, 2007

Hannum welcomed my child with open arms. The teachers and faculty was awesome. My child exceeded in all her subjects. She improved in the subjects that were difficult for her. Thanks to Hannum A concerned parent,
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2006

This school is awesome. We have been here 6 years now and am very happy with the attention and education that my children are receiving. The teachers are great and friendly and the parents and PTA are very involved. The principal does a fantastic job making the parents fell involved and the kids feel special. My youngest will start Kindergarten next year and there was never a doubt that we would stay in the area and continue with our years at Hannum.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2006

I feel that this school is very good. My son has attended kindergarten and 1st grade here. They have put him in reading programs that have excelled his reading dramatically. I have nothing but confidence in my sons education thanks to the teachers and staff at Hannum.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2005

I have been with this school for about four years and I am so impressed with Hannum. The PTA is awesome and they know that every child is special. The teachers are fantastic and are very involved with the Class.
—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

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
73%
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

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
80%
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

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
81%
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 Students57%
Female48%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Low income33%
Non-low income72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
Students without disabilities65%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students60%
Female59%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Low income46%
Non-low income69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
Students without disabilities71%
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 Students60%
Female77%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Low income45%
Non-low income72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)31%
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students60%
Female80%
Male43%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Low income52%
Non-low income67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)15%
Students without disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students88%
Female97%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Low income83%
Non-low income92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)69%
Students without disabilities92%
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 Students61%
Female65%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Low income61%
Non-low income61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
Students without disabilities70%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students53%
Female58%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White52%
Low income55%
Non-low income52%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities65%
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

Below Average

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
White 53% 51%
Hispanic 28% 24%
Black 12% 18%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 4%
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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Oak Lawn, IL 60453
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