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Rankin Elementary School

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Posted January 11, 2014

This school has a horrible bullying problem. My child was bullied constantly and was miserable much of the time. His teachers and principal did absolutely nothing to make the treatment of my child stop. The teachers are extremely weak when it comes to discipline. They stand by and let the bullying happen without raising a finger to stop it. The principal, Mr. King is the worse principal I have ever had the misfortune to meet. He will not listen to students, even when they ask for help to make the bullying stop. My advice is to seriously reconsider allowing your child to attend this school. If your child must attend this school, then please monitor the situation constantly. If parents do not speak up, then the bullying will continue and nothing will change.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2009

Alot of the reviews talk about how small the classes are. I don't know what other schools are like but my son's class is 23 students to one teacher. There are no aides in the classrooms, which I don't agree with, especially at the lower grades. I didn't feel like my son really learned much last year in his class of 26. About the discipline, I haven't seen any. My son was repeatedly bullied at the school and nothing was done about it. He would tell the teacher and they would just say ok. I finally gave him permission to defend himself and he never got in trouble for it. I whole heartedly agree about the principal/superindent. He is very condensending when speaking to parents. It is a very small group of people that make the decisions at the school and it's hard to be a new person and be accepted.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 22, 2008

I love that the classes in this school are small, allowing for more one-on-one time with your child. The teachers and staff for the most part are excellent. The superintendent, however, needs to go. He shows absolutely no respect for others and is very power happy. He is not warm towards the children and treats his employees terribly. I'm a parent at this school and unfortunately have witnessed his behavior. The junior high principal, though, is great with the kids and handles discipline appropriately and does care for the children. I think the students get a great education at Rankin, which is most important, and would highly recommend Rankin.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2008

The teachers and staff are excellent. It is a small school so it is nice to know that teachers and staff know the children and families and can call them by name. Rankin school is highly ranked and I believe that the administration has done a good job in hiring these great teachers, making decisions, taking action in situations or not, and creating a clean, safe and healthy school. Complaints of Rankin's discipline being strict or that there is no respect here? I want strict discipline, and I am sure running a school isn't like it was 30 years ago! It seems that there are many positive parents getting involved with different parent group activities that help the school and students at Rankin, like their new playground. If you are dedicated to your child's school career and want to get involved, this would be the school for you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2008

The teachers are fantastic. Average to small class sizes, which allows for more one on one attention. The children all know each other since the school size is pretty small compared to other schools in the area. My son likes Rankin school.He loves the kids and the teachers. As a parent I appreciate the great teachers.The principal whom is also the superintendent shows no care or respect for the teachers, parents or children at this school. All decisions are made in house. Any outside opinions will guarantee you a difficult school experience for your child. If you would like to be a room mom (someone whom helps run class parties), This would not be the school for you. I was extremely disappointed to find that the staff at rankin plans and does the parties. Discipline is extremely stict at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2007

The teachers are superior. The individual attention each child receives ensures academic excellance. The children grow and mature k-8 with familiar faces who are truly interested in their success. Rankin kids get a positive elementary experience and they are prepared for high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2006

The academic programs are okay, they don't have excelled programs which is a disappointment. The art, music, and sports programs are excellent if that is what appeals to you. Parent involvement is good, but one thing I did notice is that when the parents get involved, alot of times the principals disregard the opinions of the parents and make their own decisions anyway. They 'brush' the parents off on numerous occasions. The like to keep everything 'in house'.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2005

Phones are always a problem, 90% when you call during school hours you get a voice mail, and I have never been called back. Teachers are GREAT, but my problems is how the school is ran is a big issue.
—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 55% in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
91%

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

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
91%
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

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
84%

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 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
85%
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

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
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

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
85%
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 Students64%
Female75%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Low income40%
Non-low income83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities65%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students55%
Female69%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White52%
Low income30%
Non-low income75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities53%
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 Students44%
Femalen/a
Male38%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White44%
Low income40%
Non-low income50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students36%
Femalen/a
Male31%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White36%
Low income27%
Non-low income50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students76%
Femalen/a
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Low income80%
Non-low income70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities90%
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 Students45%
Female27%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White46%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income46%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students45%
Female55%
Male39%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White46%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities46%
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 Students57%
Female42%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income56%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities55%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students62%
Female83%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income56%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities65%
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 Students41%
Female23%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White42%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income47%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students61%
Female57%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities62%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students87%
Female93%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities91%
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 Students57%
Femalen/a
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students43%
Femalen/a
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White45%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income47%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities43%
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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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 93% 51%
Black 2% 18%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Hispanic 1% 24%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mr. Steven K Johnson

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13716 5th Street
Pekin, IL 61554
Phone: (309) 346-3182

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