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Charter Oak Primary School

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Posted April 18, 2013

My school is amazing! We have a world-class staff, a supportive school community, and an excellent leader! The culture is condusive to a positive learning environment. I work here, and am a former parent.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 20, 2013

This school may surprise you for the better. The teachers have been great and are willing to work outside the box if a student needs something special. They have all been very patient with my daughter who is not always the easiest to deal with. The homework level is reasonable. My daughter did have some issues with some other kids but I brought it the Principal's attention and he took care of it in a manor I thought was very acceptable. I know there are some bad schools in District 150 but I would not group Charter Oak with those just because it's District 150.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2013

Charter Oak is an incredible school. I have three children attending with the oldest being in the third grade. He has been there since kindergarten. Every teacher that we've had expreience with has been an exceptionable teacher. I have never met more caring, loving, proud teachers. Mr.W is an irreplacable asset to Charter Oak. He truly cares about the children, teachers, and families. I feel blessed to have my children attending this wonderful school. Charter Oak has to be hands down the BEST school in D150, and its all attributed to the outstanding staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2011

My child attends Charter Oak. He is a minority and we love the school. The school embraces diversity and culture. They promote positive reinforcement which has taught my son to be responsible and make better choices. We have been impressed by the quality of the teachers and staff! We would highly recommend this school to everyone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2011

Horrible school. Don't send your child here if they are a minority. The teachers try to hold back kids instead of helping them. One teacher even tried telling that my son needs to be on medication so he can sit on the rug quietly! My kid continually got bullied and the school does NOTHING. My son was told he can't ask questions and that he supposed to get it the first time as told. Bad bad school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2011

Wonderful, dedicated staff who really love to be there! All of my children have attended Charter Oak and I can honestly not think of ANY bad experiences that we ever had there. The principal is very hands on, visiting every single classroom every morning. He knows all the children by name and really cares for their success1
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2011

charter oaks is a wonderful school! we recently bought a house in the district. I was nervous about ditrict 150 was I shocked instead of wanting to put him on medicine they actually got him the extra help he needed and now he is on the honor.at his old school pleasant valley he did summer school every year now his conbidence has shot throught the roof. I think this is because of the dediaciated caring teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2010

Charter Oak has AWESOME teachers and great families!! Mr. W makes the school a safe school to send my daughters to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2010

We are very pleased with the school, the principal and the teachers. Teachers are dedicated and committed and have high, individualized standards for each student. Overall, it's been a great experience!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2009

The principal and teachers make Charter Oak an amazing elementary school. They do an incredible job ensuring that students are learning while also teaching them life skills necessary to become successful outside of school. A job well done!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2008

I love the teachers & supporting staff. The principal is terrific with the kids & parents. We will be moving out of the district soon & I'm most upset about leaving Charter Oak. If I could, I'd take Charter Oak w/me!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2007

absolutely has to be the best school in the 150 school district with an outstanding staff and the highest quality principal anywhere
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

Charter Oak is one of the best, if not the best, elementary school in Peoria. The teachers are there to teach and really care about the children. There is a strong PTC which raises lots of money to purchase items like playground equipment and computers. The principal listens to parents and takes actions on our concerns. There is diversity in the student population, just like in the real world. The ISAT scores are great. My children have had a wonderful learning experience at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2006

My daughter is in First Grade at Charter Oak. We have been very satisfied with the quality of the programs for teaching Reading and Math. My daughter completed her KG in a private school, but her reading skills improved suddenly after a few months in I Grade. The teachers are very professional and nice-natured and accomodate your requests. We've got honest feedback at the first sign of any sloppy work or improper behavior and have been able to overcome the issue immediately within a week due to the teachers way of encouraging the child to improve. The principal knows the name of every child and is quite personable. Overall, I am very pleased at the quality of education. I have also compared ISAT scores and found this school's students have exceeded the scores of any schools in the neighboring school districts and are one of the top scorers in the state.
—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.

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91%

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100%

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99%

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92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

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88%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
95%

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

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
87%
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 Students91%
Female87%
Male95%
Black89%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Low income85%
Non-low income100%
Students with disabilities (IEP)73%
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female87%
Male90%
Black87%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Low income83%
Non-low income97%
Students with disabilities (IEP)64%
Students without disabilities93%
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 Students95%
Female94%
Male97%
Black88%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Low income95%
Non-low income96%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female88%
Male97%
Black88%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Low income89%
Non-low income96%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students87%
Female91%
Male84%
Black79%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Low income87%
Non-low income89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities86%
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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How schools in the state rate:

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

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 40% 18%
White 35% 51%
Two or more races 12% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 4%
Hispanic 5% 24%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • John Wetterauer

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5221 West Timberedge Drive
Peoria, IL 61615
Phone: (309) 693-4433

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