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Riverton Elementary School

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Posted May 21, 2008

I have a child here and have gotten to know many of the elementary school faculty very well. The educational program is excellent. From my classroom visits, talking to other parents, and the communications that come home, I can tell that the teachers are really able to get every child involved and excited about participating in class. A note about Special Education: I am familiar with the Special Education program here, and every member of the Special Education faculty that I have met have been excellent teachers. Any perceived shortcomings are likely not the fault of the Special Education faculty, but rather reflect the lack of training general education teachers receive concerning students with special needs. Unfortunately, students with special needs who don't qualify for special education run into this every where in the US.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2007

The principal at this school has frighteningly little actual teaching experience, which makes it difficult for her to relate to and work with the teachers. The few experienced teachers who have stayed are very good, but unfortunately they are becoming the minority.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 17, 2006

providing an excellant education for grandchildren
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2006

My son (8) and daughter (7) started out in kindergarten at this school. My daughter has had absolutely no problems at all moving forward and progressing. Every teacher she has has thus far has been so good to her. My son has not been so lucky. He has some learning disabilities and in my opinion most of the teachers are not very patient or understanding with IEP children. They have been quick to put him out and not deal with him. If he had exsessive behavior problems I may be a little more understanding but he is a great kid and VERY rarely gets into any trouble at all. I also think that the special education program they have is horrible. If your child doesn't need any extra assistance.... this is a good school for you. Great children and the staff pretty much is the parents!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2006

This is a fantastic school with high class staff. I have 1 student in the pre-k program and 1 in the elementary school. Both of my children are happy here and think a lot of their teachers, teacher aids, special studies teachers (art, music, etc) and secretaries. I have experienced first hand, on several occasions, dedicated teachers who have gone above and beyond in their duties. There are many avenues for additonal help for the students, if necessary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2005

My two children attended this school, K-4. They experienced high quality, caring administrators, teachers and staff. The school has great programs in computers, video technology and the arts. Numerous teachers and staff show devotion above and beyond the call: student services coordinator (who is also the PTA staffer), music teacher, librarian -- all are wonderful. The reading program seems to be highly effective. The school has a 'balanced calendar' (9 weeks on followed by 2 or 3 weeks off), which we really like! It allows for great family time and the kids' participation in 1-week enrichment courses that have broadened their view of the world and of learning, or in remediation courses if needed. This has been a great school for our kids. We feel that they are very well prepared to be life-long learners.
—Submitted by a parent


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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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55%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
77%
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

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
78%
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 Students55%
Female54%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Low income46%
Non-low income63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)40%
Students without disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students59%
Female64%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Low income50%
Non-low income69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)33%
Students without disabilities64%
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 Students63%
Female71%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Low income52%
Non-low income79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)50%
Students without disabilities66%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students56%
Female62%
Male51%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Low income43%
Non-low income74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)25%
Students without disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students86%
Female89%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Low income83%
Non-low income91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)80%
Students without disabilities88%
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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26%
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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

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 95% 51%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Black 1% 18%
Hispanic 1% 24%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Stacey Binegar

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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Po Box 470
Riverton, IL 62561
Phone: (217) 629-6001

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