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Stuart R Paddock School

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Posted April 24, 2014

Unprofessional front end staff, unprofessional staff that manages carpool, if you want to be rushed don't drop your kid off at school, as well as picking them up, 98% of the time you are rushed to pull out your child will not be seat belted.. if you want dirty looks and have your door slamed that's car pool at this school. if you do not want to be greeted when you enter the school that's paddock.. other then that what happens out side of the admin staff the teachers are great and some what understanding. by far one of the most stressful elementary schools I have had one of my children at. I rate school and its up keep a 2 star, the teachers a 5 star the admin staff a 2 star.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2014

My daughter is a new student here. I absolutely love the staff and how friendly they are. At her old school the administration would talk to parents as if they were children and act as if they were doing you a favor if you needed something. My daughter loves her new school and her teachers. Her classmates are kind and she always comes home with stories about how nice everyone treats each other. The amount of coursework she is sent home with is reasonable. The teachers are very accommodating and set aside enough time during parent teacher conferences to make sure you leave there feeling assured your child is getting a great education. Her teacher has taught grades higher than the one my daughter is currently attending, and tailors each child's learning pathway to suit their needs. If a child is accelerated at math, she will use lesson plans for higher grades to challenge them. It is nice to see a school where the teachers welcome you with a smile and truly care about making the transition to a new school effortless. Knowing that her teacher is as invested as I am in her education is paramount to me.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2009

im a former student at paddock. i say that this is the best school iv been at. the teachers r great and its was fum making friends.this is a great school to be at
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 25, 2009

I'm a student at Paddock School and I like it a lot. I think the teachers are great, the curriculum is exciting, and the activities are fun. It's definitely an above average.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 28, 2009

Excellent teaching staff and administrators. My children love going to school at Paddock
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2008

So far, so good. I am very impressed with Paddock. My child's teacher is highly educated, motivated and supportive. The school does a good job keeping parents involved and provides a nurturing atmosphere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2006

Inviting learning environment where students are encouraged to excel. Wonderful teachers, staff and principal. Extremely supportive PTA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

Excellent school. Teachers, counselors, and all staff really cares about the students. Excellent programs for students that need additional help.
—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

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
78%
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

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%

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

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
83%
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

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
88%
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 Students72%
Female65%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian82%
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Low income54%
Not low income88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)46%
Students without disabilities75%
English language learners50%

Reading

All Students64%
Female68%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asian77%
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Low income44%
Not low income82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)15%
Students without disabilities69%
English language learners19%
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 Students71%
Female67%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian74%
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Low income59%
Not low income78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities75%
English language learners9%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students70%
Female77%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asian79%
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Low income40%
Not low income87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities75%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students85%
Female87%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian90%
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Low income69%
Not low income95%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learners27%
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 Students71%
Female67%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian90%
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Low income43%
Not low income87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)19%
Students without disabilities78%
English language learners8%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students75%
Female73%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Low income45%
Not low income91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)19%
Students without disabilities82%
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

Math

All Students80%
Female82%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Low income60%
Not low income97%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities82%
English language learners17%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students62%
Female72%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Low income42%
Not low income81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities65%
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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Reading growth at this school

Above 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 49% 51%
Hispanic 34% 24%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 12% 4%
Black 3% 18%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Palatine, IL 60067
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