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Blythe Park Elementary School

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4 stars

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Posted August 10, 2014

I found this school troublesome. If you fit into the community of Riverside, which is a tight small high end community, your experience will be positive. We did not. Instead I found the parents involved in cliches and the PTA was simply an extension of this closed off atmosphere. The teachers (and parents) gossiped incessantly about the students and their families to the point it became oppressive to deal with year after year. When you live in a very small community, gossip can be extremely harmful and painful to deal with. It's a form of bullying.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2012

This is such a superb school and we are trying to find its equivalent in as we just moved out of state and are having such a difficult time. The teachers are caring, professional and very dedicated to our kids. Mr. Chleboun (principal) is available and truly a great leader. The PTA is terrific. And Mrs. Marchuck in the office sets the cheerful tone throughout the school. A++++! We miss Blythe Park! What a truly wonderful place for 2 of my kids to get their start at school. I must add that the kids themselves are really special too - so very good to each other.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2010

The teachers are dedicated to teaching the students there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2009

I agree that Blythe is a great school. My child has blossomed there. The problem I have is that every parent is very 'clique'. They don't talk to outsiders. The principal Mr Chelboune is great very involved with the kids. The PTA could ask for more input.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2007

Blythe is a great school! Due to the size of Blythe the PTA, teachers, principal, and children are on a wonderful academic slide upward. As parents and a PTA we provide such additional support to the outstanding teaching staff with cultural arts, parent involvement, fun nights, and academic enrichment. The scores prove the ability of our students and the overwhelming ability of our teachers. Congratulations!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2006

My children love their school. It is a very warm and comfortable atmosphere with small class sizes, so the children get a lot of attention. The teachers are excellent. The Principal is really involved and is always in front of the school greeting the children as they arrive to school. The one area that needs improvement is the PTA. The PTA has the parents do a Halloween play for the school. It would be better if the play was done by the 5th graders, since it is their last year at elementary school. The PTA should have a suggestion box. The PTA should send all school activities voting home to all PTA members so that it is not 10 people making the decisions for the entire school. This way the working parents can help make suggestions and vote on activities that the PTA is organizing.
—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

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
86%
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

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
84%
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

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
90%

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

All Students73%
Female80%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female75%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities79%
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 Students68%
Female67%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female79%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students91%
Female88%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
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 Students82%
Female85%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students91%
Female92%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
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

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46%
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28%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Above 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 67% 51%
Hispanic 29% 24%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 4%
Black 1% 18%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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735 Leesley Road
Riverside, IL 60546
Phone: (708) 447-2168

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