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21st Century Preparatory Center

Public | PK-3 | 259 students

 

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Posted January 7, 2010

I rate this school a 9 excellent staff great programs friendly enviroment reall prepares the children for the next grade level
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Posted October 19, 2009

21st century is an excellent school. My daughter got her start there when she was 3 yrs. old and continued there until she was 7. She is now reading 2 to 3 grades above her current grade. I hate that we had to leave but we had to move. She is now 9 years old and in the fourth grade and scored off the charts for reading(99) and math(94) on her SAT she took in 3rd grade. I credit her academic success to the excellent teachers that they have there. the principal and other staff there really does a great job at encouraging parental involvement and making the parents feel welcomed and important too. This is the best school my daughter has ever attended. We miss you and keep on doing what you do. (putting out future leaders and scholars!) thanks!!
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Posted November 4, 2006

My son is in the 1st grade this is his second year and for preschool he had Mrs. Luster she is a great teacher and Mrs. Gladstone was his Kindergarten teacher the best. I can't rate his present teacher, because school just started I will know more by December, but as for now everything seems to be going okay.
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Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
80%
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 Students45%
Female34%
Male52%
Black41%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial58%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income41%
Not low income73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)31%
Students without disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students54%
Female53%
Male56%
Black52%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial75%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income49%
Not low income91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)46%
Students without disabilities56%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 77% 18%
Hispanic 11% 24%
Two or more races 8% 3%
White 3% 51%
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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  • Mrs. Erika Johnson

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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240 South Orchard Drive
Park Forest, IL 60466
Phone: (708) 668-9490

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