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Indiana Elementary School

Public | 4-6 | 422 students

 
 

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Posted March 27, 2013

My grandchild is being bullied at this school. Not liking what I am hearing and the school needs to STOP the bulling. The other kid parents are teacher as well and there could be favortism..


Posted August 17, 2012

INDIANA SCHOOL IS A AMAZING SCHOOL I LOVE THERE PRIZES SOME TEACHERS ARE VERY ATTENTIVE AND I APPRICIATE THAT NOW MOVING TO O.W HUTH MIDDLE SCHOOL *GOD BLESS US ALL*


Posted July 12, 2011

Not a safe environment for children! I was afraid for my child and decided to enroll him in a nearb private school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

My oldest son was a student at Indiana School and the experience wasnt that great there seemed to be a lack of leadership and the school didnt appear to be going in the right direction. My youngest son has been in attendance for the last two years and since that time they have a new principal, Mr. Tomvic and he is a great leader and seems to have the teachers motivated to do their best, the band program is second to none and there is great support from the district--Dr. Davis is wonderful. Indiana School is a great place to be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2010

My children transitioned here from Arcadia school (only goes up to 3rd grade). When I checked here to find out more about Indiana school I felt dread coming. But the children, now in 4th grade, special ed and reg classes continue to do well. Their teachers care about what they are learning and struggling with. I admit I was surprised. My son's teacher (special ed) is excellent - my son made the high honor roll (3.8 grade-point average) - my daughter in (regular ed) also made the high honor roll. Although this is a departure from Arcadia school which we loved - Indiana has impressed me so far. Is it more than above average...maybe not...but it is more than I was expected. Band has been great...but they could use more sports programs...like gymnastics! ;)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2010

My son has attended Indiana from 4-6th grade, I believe the administrators, teachers and staff overall have been instrumental in meeting the needs thats conducive to his learning experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2009

This school has the best staff and best teachers I have ever seen in a while. I love my son's teacher and wish they had more like her. He made it on the Honor Roll this year and was shock to see that! He wants to learn more and was hurt when he didn't make it the third quarter! I just want my child to learn all he can and try his best when he is in school. We are so thankful for the schools in this community and keep hiring great people. What a great year 2008-2009!!!!! Keep up the hard work!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2007

My daughter attended Indiana School from 3rd-6th grade. Her experience was great! When she came to the school, she was struggling with math. Indiana's dedicated staff helped my daughter bring her math grades up to grade level. Her teachers nurtured her and willingly accommodated her different learning style. She was able to get the resources she needed in math to help her succeed and, as a result, she was on Honor Roll for the majority of her tenure at Indiana. Indiana's principal and staff are top notch. They encourage the children to do their best everyday and set a solid foundation for their future success. In addition to the strong focus on academic excellence, the principal shares her love of poetry with a morning poem each day. Extra-curricular activities include debate, chess club, band, and chorus. Parents are strongly encouraged to volunteer. Our family had a wonderful experience at Indiana School!
—Submitted by a staff


Posted May 15, 2006

I am still trying to form an opinion. I believe the school is adequate academically and the teachers are experienced. I am not sold on the leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2006

I have a 6th grade student at Indiana school. This is my student's third year at the school and each year the school has experienced more problems. As the curriculum is of quality, the teachers and staff are more focused on the discipline issues that plague the school. The demographic issues that the community is experiencing having a negative affect in the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2004

My son has been enrolled in Indiana School for 2 years and our experiences with the school principal and staff have been wonderful. The principal, Mrs. Bowie, has been thoughtful and completely open to dialogue with regard to concerns. The environment in the school is open and inviting.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
68%
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

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
66%

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

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
75%
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 Students54%
Female55%
Male53%
Black52%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income50%
Non-low income63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)46%
Students without disabilities55%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students55%
Female53%
Male56%
Black55%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income50%
Non-low income65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)46%
Students without disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students74%
Female73%
Male76%
Black75%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income72%
Non-low income79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)69%
Students without disabilities75%
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 Students65%
Female68%
Male63%
Black65%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income63%
Non-low income70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)33%
Students without disabilities70%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students62%
Female68%
Male58%
Black63%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income54%
Non-low income78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
Students without disabilities70%
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 Students49%
Female49%
Male49%
Black48%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income45%
Non-low income56%
Students with disabilities (IEP)15%
Students without disabilities52%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students49%
Female56%
Male42%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income43%
Non-low income62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)23%
Students without disabilities52%
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
Black 91% 18%
Hispanic 4% 24%
White 3% 51%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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165 Indiana Street
Park Forest, IL 60466
Phone: (708) 747-5300

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