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Eagle Pointe Elementary School

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Posted April 13, 2014

Eagle Pointe Elementary is an excellent school. I have had children attend since 2009, from kindergarten through fifth grade. Every single teacher that my children have had have been wonderful. They love going to school everyday, it's a positive and caring environment. I think it's the best elementary school in district 202. My children are fortunate to be students of Eagle Pointe!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2014

Eagle Pointe Elementary is an excellent school. Administration, teachers, and staff work hard to promote a positive learning environment which challenges students to do their best!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2014

Eagle Pointe elementary school is a great school where all students are welcomed and supported academically and socially. The school employs a tenured staff that has high expectations for students. Over 75% of the certified staff have advanced educational degrees. Parents and students like Eagle Pointe Elementary because everyone there strives to build positive relationships, communicate effectively, and act in a professional manner. The PTO supports the teachers and coordinates activities that involve as many families as possible and provides numerous ways for families to connect to their school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 10, 2014

Eagle Pointe is a great school where students are motivated and enthusiastic about learning. Teachers are encouraging and supportive of all learners. Eagle Pointe offers many opportunities for families to become involved in their child's education.


Posted April 5, 2013

I have two children attending Eagle Pointe and have been really happy and comfortable with their experience so far. We have had wonderful, enthusiastic, hard-working, and caring teachers. The school staff is welcoming and helpful. There are a multitude of opportunities for parents to get involved, and teachers welcome you into the classroom. I feel very in touch with and involved in my children's education. We are thrilled with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2010

This school eminates a welcoming, family atmosphere, with a caring and capable staff. The PTO is great, and all our kids' teachers have been exemplary!! We could not have asked for a better school for our children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2010

I completely agree with the parent who posted on June 1st. Further, the school climate is not one of welcoming fro many parents. The PTO is a tight knit group that literally runs the school and excludes participation by 'outsiders'. This is the fault of the principal who has allowed it to happen. Our children have had really excellent teachers and really awful ones here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2010

If your child has special needs, please do not send your child to district 202. The classrooms in these schools are overcrowded and the teachers are unable to meet the specific needs of their students. If you have no other choice and have to send your child to this school, I recommend you have a family advocate/lawyer that will make this district understand the state laws/IDEA. This distict is clearly not compliant.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2009

Eagle Pointe has a great staff, awesome volunteers and lots of great activities for the families. The PTO is top notch!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2009

Faculty and Staff are wonderful! Great programs for the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2009

We love Eagle Pointe because it is where our Children learn and grow! The staff is wonderful and we would like to help our school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2009

There is a real sense of community at this school. The teachers push the kids to do better and better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2009

The school does so many fun things for the students. Learning is fun at Eagle Pointe!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2009

The students learn a lot at Eagle Pointe, both academically and socially. It is a great school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2008

My son started Kindergarten this year at Eagle Pointe. So far, I am very impressed by his teacher and the staff's approachability and professionalism. My son has a peanut allergy and asthma. All the classrooms are peanut free and there is a full-time nurse on site every day. This is a huge bonus. The cons, as already mentioned, are that they don't have an orchestra or foreign language instruction. My son plays the cello and had been learning Spanish in preschool. We also would like to see the district offer a full-day kindergarten option like Dist. 204 in Naperville. Overall, we have a good impression so far, however. We can work around our cons.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2008

Great school, wonderful teachers and administration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2007

My son is in kindergarten at Eagle Point and I am happy with the progress he has made in just a few months. I am very impressed with his teacher's dedication to balanced literacy instruction. In just two months, my son has improved GREATLY in his writing skills and has become a reader! I see him using the strategies he has used in the classroom at home and around town. As far as math is concerned, I see many parents are complaining about the Everyday Math program on this site. I feel this is an excellent program and I see my son already adding, telling time, etc. I am not only a parent, but I have been teaching 5th grade for ten years in a district which uses the Everyday Math program. I feel people complain about it because they do not understand the program! Great Work, Eagle Pointe!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2007

My children are transfer students to Eagle Pointe Elementary and I have seen a huge improvement in their education in the couple short months since they started Eagle Pointe. The principal is by far the best I have met so far and the teachers are approachable. I would like to see some sort of foreign language be offered, either as part of the curriculum or as an extra curricular activity after school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2007

The new principal and vice principal are good, but the teachers are inexperienced and some of them are down right terrible. No sports or Foriegn Language instruction. Parent involvement is so-so. Most teachers are trying hard to do their best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2006

I am very pleased with the school. The teaching staff is great and supportive. The school's ISAT scores have been above state levels.
—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

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

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 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%
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

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
85%

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

All Students74%
Female73%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)63%
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female88%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)50%
Students without disabilities85%
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 Students76%
Female75%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian70%
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)35%
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female75%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asian60%
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)29%
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students93%
Female94%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian90%
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income94%
Students with disabilities (IEP)77%
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 Students83%
Female89%
Male77%
Black60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Low income60%
Non-low income85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)23%
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female83%
Male75%
Black70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Low income70%
Non-low income80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)15%
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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46%
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28%
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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

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 73% 51%
Hispanic 11% 24%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 4%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Black 4% 18%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Music
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Scott Fink

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Transportation options
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Playground
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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24562 Norwood Drive
Plainfield, IL 60585
Phone: (815) 577-4800

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