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Meadow Ridge School

Public | 3-5 | 624 students

 
 

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5 stars


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Posted May 17, 2004

The principal at this school is a tough educator with a heart of gold. Any time a parent wishes to meet with her, she will accommodate them. She listens intently and works with you to fix whatever the problem might be. I'm pretty sure that she knows every child in school by his/her first name! She is very involved, and the teachers know who is the boss. Nothing escapes her. There are many excellent educators at this school, most of whom my daughter has had. This is a terrific school. There are also plenty of extracurricular activities to involve your child in. My daughter has a teacher now that we are trying to get a Golden Apple for!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2004

Meadow Ridge is a great school with great teachers and great kids. The classrooms are also good because it can hold about 20 kids. Overall it is a great school!
—Submitted by a student


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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

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
92%

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

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
96%

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 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%
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 Students80%
Female79%
Male81%
Black53%
Asian69%
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Low income44%
Non-low income86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)52%
Students without disabilities86%
English language learners48%

Reading

All Students83%
Female86%
Male81%
Black53%
Asian81%
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Low income48%
Non-low income89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)48%
Students without disabilities90%
English language learners52%
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 Students79%
Female78%
Male81%
Black55%
Asian84%
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Low income56%
Non-low income83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)46%
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female85%
Male77%
Black46%
Asian68%
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Low income48%
Non-low income85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)54%
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students95%
Female97%
Male93%
Black73%
Asian100%
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Low income80%
Non-low income97%
Students with disabilities (IEP)86%
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 Students75%
Female73%
Male76%
Black36%
Asian100%
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Low income30%
Non-low income81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)25%
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female81%
Male79%
Black46%
Asian89%
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Low income50%
Non-low income84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)25%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 77% 51%
Hispanic 8% 23%
Asian 7% 4%
Black 7% 18%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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10959 West 159th Street
Orland Park, IL 60467
Phone: (708) 364-3600

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