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Southbury Elementary School

Public | K-5

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted November 15, 2013

GREAT SCHOOLS AND WONDERFUL TEACHERS. My daughter is thriving in this school.Great place for starting your education
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2013

This school has been an excellent partner in helping my kids learn and grow. I n thrilled with the leadership and the enthusiasm of the teachers and staff. They have been on top of every need we have come across.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2013

Best School in this whole town! My 3 children love this place. And academics is a priority here. Very Very recommended
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2011

My fifth grade atttends this school and I have been happy. The teachers and staff at Southbury are kind and involved and sincerely care about the students. My son is getting a good education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2010

This school has a very poor management of its students and programs. There is no incentive for students to read but gum chewing is encouraged! Priorities are all wrong here
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

im just agree, this school is beautiful experience, everybody is wonderfull and the teacher great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

Their full day kidergarten is amazing the teachers are so great and the method of teaching just amazes me!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

Southbury Sharks rules!!! They have full-day kindergarten & everyone is sooo nice there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

The Administrators (extremely well organized and patient). The Teacher's (great communicators, encouraging and their classrooms encourage learning).
—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

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
76%
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

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
87%

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

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
86%

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 Students60%
Female64%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asian79%
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Low income39%
Non-low income72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)31%
Students without disabilities66%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students59%
Female70%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asian62%
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Low income42%
Non-low income68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)20%
Students without disabilities65%
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 Students65%
Female61%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Low income45%
Non-low income78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students62%
Female61%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Low income45%
Non-low income72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students88%
Female90%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Low income79%
Non-low income93%
Students with disabilities (IEP)54%
Students without disabilities93%
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 Students60%
Female69%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Low income47%
Non-low income67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)15%
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students54%
Female53%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Low income34%
Non-low income65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)15%
Students without disabilities61%
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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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

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 65% 51%
Hispanic 15% 24%
Black 8% 18%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 4%
Two or more races 5% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Oswego, IL 60543
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