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Posen Elementary School

Public | 4-5 | 372 students

 

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Posted June 3, 2013

The curriculum and teaching methods are lacking probably due to the economic problems with the district. Overall, this school has funding issues and because it does not utilize other resources within the community, it will continue to suffer. This school does not welcome parent participation. The management staff needs to build consistency throughout the organization while including resources within the community. Morover, there is little organization and planning skills among management. The disorganization of the management team is very apparent across the entire school. There are a few good teachers at the school but the staff overall is just doing it for a paycheck and does not have a passion for teaching.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2009

Since the appointment of the principal, Mr. williams, Posen has become a fantastic school. The teachers dedicated individuals and truly believe in education. The Certified Teacher Assistants are knowledgeable and contantly receive updated training. Parents constantly visit the school to check on their children and even take classes to assist their children with homework (especially math). Mr. Williams is open to helping parents with their school courses after school on his own time. Posen deserves the rating of 5 stars out of 5 stars. Keep it up Posen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2008

School is doing wonders for the students. Other parents need to get involved in their students' lives. It's not up to the teachers alone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2008

This school needs more help from the state and they need extra-curricular activities for the children
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2006

School is doing a good job for the type of students that go to the school. Most of the kids get help and attention from the school only. Most parents do nothing when the kid is a problem for the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2005

this is the worst school my child has ever attended. teachers swear at the kids daily. some teachers sit on the phone with their boyfriends instead of teaching. then talk to the kids about their boyfriend instead of teaching. teachers do what they want with no fear of discipline. this is not the district you want your kids in.
—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 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
56%
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

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
48%
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 Students43%
Female36%
Male50%
Black35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income44%
Non-low income41%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities47%
English language learners12%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students39%
Female39%
Male40%
Black40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income39%
Non-low income41%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities43%
English language learners6%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students55%
Female55%
Male55%
Black45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income57%
Non-low income50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
Students without disabilities59%
English language learners24%
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 Students37%
Female40%
Male34%
Black32%
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income39%
Non-low income29%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
Students without disabilities41%
English language learners42%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students32%
Female38%
Male26%
Black41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income31%
Non-low income32%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
Students without disabilities35%
English language learners0%
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%
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

Below 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
Hispanic 57% 24%
Black 36% 18%
White 5% 51%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Emanuel Williams

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14545 South California Avenue
Posen, IL 60469
Phone: (708) 388-7204

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