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Richmond Grade School

Public | PK-5 | 485 students

 

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Posted June 23, 2014

Luckily my daughter attended when Mrs. Jones and Mr. Block were at the helm- except her last two years. Letting Mr. Block go was by far the worst decision ever made. The students respected him and knew that he would not put up with nonsense. Her last two years there were great as far as the teachers are concerned, but sure was missing Judy and Jim. Don't know why he couldn't have filled the principal role..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2013

First of all the new security system at the school is unconstitutional. By making volunteers submit to a background check is making the volunteers GUILTY before innocence. The roll out of Common Core was hidden on the backside of another announcement that came home in the backpacks. Mr. Augustyn did away with the best assembly at RGS, the Veterans Day assembly. What better way to teach our kids about freedom and honor our heroes? But no, Mr. Augustyn, decides to not teach the students that invaluable lesson. Good luck to the remaining students at RGS. Because of the unconstitutional security system and the Common Core Curriculum I pulled my children from RGS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2013

RGS is not an empathetic community for learning. It does not reach out to the needs of all students. It appears that the principal only adheres to the needs of certain families. This old boys network needs to be put to an end. We need new leaders that will embrace the community as a whole and not cater those with certain last names. Every student deserves a fair education that embraces them for who they are. Bring back Judy and Jim.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2012

We agree with the last review. It is a shame that a great leader like Mr. Block was not given the opportunity to lead a once great school. seems liketypical practice in schools where it is not What you know but who you know that brought about this change. It is a wonder why many families are opting to enroll their children in private schools. It is a shame that a once great school can decline so fast.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2007

SUPER SCHOOL !!! Excellent staff and leadership make up a very special learning community. Just the best there is!!!


Posted February 1, 2006

I can't say enough good things about RGS. With what they have left to work with, this school comes out on top. Hopefully we can keep the great teachers that truely care for the kids. I'm very happy with the band and music programs, the kids really enjoy it too. I'll be sad when all my kids have to move on.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 23, 2005

I am pleased with schools quality of academics.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2004

I went to Richmond and it's a great school. I left three years ago and my little sister attends now. I now attend Nippersink Middle School which is just as good as Richmond I just wish I could go back but I can't.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 12, 2004

Most of our teachers are outstanding - network and ask for a particular teacher. Our teacher this year is super! Our Principal is great too, lives in our town, and is very involved. The district is having financial problems because of poor planning. The superintendent is really bad and is doing nothing to change spending. Our school does have unnecessary programs that take away time for the core subjects - the school needs to stick to the basic 3 R s and do that well before adding anything else. The assistant principal seems to be more of a create work position she does work in the cafeteria and hand out milk. We have the biggest PTO meetings every many great parents and volunteers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2004

Richmond Elementary School is excellent! The teachers are all dedicated and they make sure each child receives the help or extra work that they need. Although they have had to cut back on some programs and reduce the amount of teachers because of budget cuts, they still remain focused on giving your child an excellent education. My children love this school and look forward to going every day. I really appreciate the great job that the principal, assistant principal and teachers all do every day. They really care about the children's education.
—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

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
82%

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

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
96%

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

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

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 Students48%
Female44%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White53%
Low income35%
Non-low income55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities52%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students66%
Female67%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Low income52%
Non-low income73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities71%
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 Students74%
Female75%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Low income63%
Non-low income77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female81%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Low income63%
Non-low income80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students96%
Female98%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Low income88%
Non-low income99%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities96%
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 Students55%
Female57%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Low income38%
Non-low income61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students62%
Female68%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Low income46%
Non-low income69%
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

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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

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Reading growth at this school

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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 84% 51%
Hispanic 11% 24%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Black 1% 18%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mr. Paul Augustyn

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5815 Broadway Road
Richmond, IL 60071
Phone: (815) 678-4717

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