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Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 640 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2011:
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Posted May 23, 2014

Both of my children attended here. The teachers, principal and overall staff were all very high quality and wonderful to work with. One my children has some special ed needs and they were an integral part of helping him become successful. Both of my children are now advanced level students, and I feel Roosevelt school really helped them develop the skills they needed to continue on in their education and life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2013

Awesome school, I couldn't be more pleased with Roosevelt's techers. Academics I would rate high. I have 2 kids they love to go to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2013

Awesome school - teachers are dedicated, involved principal and solid PTO. They teach music, healthy eating, library time, art and PE
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2012

Wonderful school full of involved parents, sweet staff, and great leadership. We moved mid-year last year, and the school did such an excellent job helping with the transition.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2012

Our daughter is a kindergartner at Roosevelt this year. We could not be more pleased with Roosevelt's Teachers and Staff. The school and PTO did an excellent job preparing our family for this transition. They had a New Family Orientation Night, Family Picnic and an Open House. It is so wonderful to see your child excited to give her Principal, Dr Dwyer, a "high five" in the morning and literally skip inside to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2012

Excellent public school in a wonderful community. This school should have 5 stars but several of the comments were posted awhile ago and stars were not given :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2012

Excellent school. Outstanding principal. My two children attended this school k - 5. They were well prepared for middle school and eventually Maine South. Fantastic instrumental music program. The teachers know the kids and there is a strong sense of community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2011

I have had two kids go through this school and it is a fantastic learning experience. A large school with a small town atmosphere. Great teacher / student, parent / teacher, parent / adminstration interactions; great PTO and school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2009

My son has been at Roosevelt for two years now- third and fourth grade - and I've been very happy with everything so far. It's a very good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2009

I have two kids at this school with very different educational needs. The teachers really go above and beyond to help the kids out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2008

Overall I am very please with the school. The teachers are great so far . The office staff is understanding and polite. I am disappointed with the lunch program. The building also needs to be updated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2006

We are new to Roosevelt this year, having come from another much smaller school within the district. Tho it is very large, the principal works wonders to give it a small school feel.Academics and nonacademics I would rate high, like most of the district strives for. The size takes getting used to, but it is workable. They work hard to get to know all the parents and kids by first names!
—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

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
90%
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

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
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

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
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 Students76%
Female76%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Low incomen/a
Not low income76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)47%
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female76%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low incomen/a
Not low income72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)27%
Students without disabilities80%
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 Students80%
Female81%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Low incomen/a
Not low income80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)41%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female85%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Low incomen/a
Not low income81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)41%
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students92%
Female96%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Low incomen/a
Not low income92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)76%
Students without disabilities95%
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 Students78%
Female75%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Low incomen/a
Not low income78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)40%
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female93%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Low incomen/a
Not low income87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)47%
Students without disabilities92%
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

Average

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 88% 51%
Hispanic 7% 24%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 18%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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