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Jane Addams Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 736 students

 

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Posted January 18, 2014

When my elder child went to this school The standard of education was reasonably good and placement was based on evaluations, a good art, PE and music program and some nice clubs activities. My younger child goes to this school now, Though music and PE still remain good, the level of instruction has gone down and there are not as many activities/clubs. Overall The standard needs some improvement. A great PTA though
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2013

The teachers at this school are amazing. They do a great job focusing on curriculum (and now hyper focused on the now ever-present "Common Core"). But the ones I've dealt with also keep good discipline in the class and elsewhere so the kids can do what they're supposed to do - learn! Plus, recent reduction in number of students with the re-districting that impacted JA has made the class sizes smaller, which I like and appreciate (thank you District Admin?). Overall pleased with my community school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2012

Our son goes to Jane Addams and my husband and I are very happy with his progress. He has been at Jane Addams k-4 and each teacher has challenged and encouraged him in each and every grade. The teachers we have had the pleasure of working with have always been very responsive and open. The whole staff at Jane Addams are great. We are very proud that our son goes to Jane Addams.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2011

teacher refuses to acknowledge my pta slip wont talk to me only calls my husband i have placed notes,slips and homework certain ways in my sons backpack and they are still that way when he gets home meaning the teacher mrs biro isn't taking them or even looking at them . she addresses letters sent home only to my husband we do not have the same last name even though we are married (for personal reasons) how disrespectful and discriminatory is that?I'm pulling my son out of this 2 hr a day kindergarten class as soon as i can.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2007

This is a great school in terms of organization and quality teaching. My experience with special education was great and everything was in order and on time, the teachers and the staff, including the director participated in the meetings and the planning. A few extracurricular actvities around the year, but students learn how to use the computer, and the reading program helps a lot to increase reading understanding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2006

Jane Addams is one of the smaller schools in District 15. It also has a very diverse population. My experience has been with K-3rd gradeand most has been positive. Teachers are great with feedback. They have been available by phone or email. I have worked in the library and computer lab. The library is top notch and continues to evolve for the children. But the computer system is old and out of date. Music is taught by an outstanding teacher. The children are taught to play the recorder in third grade. Musical instuments are introduced in 5th. Art has been reduced drastically due to budget cuts. Sports is concentrated during gym class, there is hardly any after school except for 6th graders. There is a small but strong group of parent volunteers. But the parents do come out in force for school events.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2006

The school is concerned with the dollar, not the children.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 20, 2006

We moved here from Robert Frost (Prospect Heights, IL), where my first grader's teacher was going to great lengths to make sure my daughter was challenged. They had a wonderful reading enrichment program, and spelling tests based on the childs level, not the box education I've found at Jane Addams. The teacher has basically told me that my daughter isn't as bright as I think she is, and if she's not challenged that it's her own fault. She promised to try to come up with ways for my daughter to work closer to her level (she's tested to fourth grade English level) and hasn't. Long story short, I'm withdrawling my daughter and putting her in home schooling. Jane Addams seems to care for very little but the numbers. I wish I hadn't transferred her out of her last school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2005

This is a great school. All the teachers are very good. All of their academic programs are great. The extracurricular programs are just wonderful and the teachers that teach the classes are very good with the kids and the kids really like the teachers. many students have fun. All the teahcers are wonderful because they help the child understand what they need help with and you can communicate with them any time that you have a question about your daughter or son. And the teachers have metting with the parents and it's great because you get to see how good your son/daughter is doing. Many parents get notes send home for important metting which is great. Many parents are involved with what is going on in the school. It's a great school with great students that are ready to learn and want to actually learn. It is a school where,they,have,fun,while,they,learn!
—Submitted by a former student


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

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
64%
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

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
71%
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

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
74%
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

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
79%
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 Students31%
Female35%
Male28%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic16%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Low income17%
Not low income87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities35%
English language learners10%

Reading

All Students35%
Female39%
Male32%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low income21%
Not low income87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities39%
English language learners7%
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 Students27%
Female21%
Male34%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic16%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Low income17%
Not low income74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
Students without disabilities32%
English language learners2%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students39%
Female31%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Low income29%
Not low income83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
Students without disabilities45%
English language learners6%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students59%
Female49%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Low income52%
Not low income91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)53%
Students without disabilities61%
English language learners26%
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 Students45%
Female47%
Male43%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Low income33%
Not low income73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities51%
English language learners13%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students40%
Female46%
Male32%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Low income29%
Not low income67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities45%
English language learners7%
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 Students56%
Female71%
Male44%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low income40%
Not low income87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities65%
English language learners17%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students50%
Female68%
Male35%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low income31%
Not low income87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities57%
English language learners9%
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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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 66% 24%
White 25% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 4%
Black 3% 18%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mrs. Monica Petersen

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1020 East Sayles Drive
Palatine, IL 60074
Phone: (847) 963-5000

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