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Denkmann Elementary School

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Posted April 2, 2014

My school is Denkmann Elementary School. We are guardians of our grandson who is in 5th grade. His teachers since Kindergarten have been extremely good. I would rate the kindergarten teacher a 10.The nurse is wonderful, caring & would rate her a 10+. The PTA is very active


Posted December 6, 2013

The students are respectful towards others as is the staff. The building is clean, organized and secure. This school is a pleasure to work at.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 18, 2011

My son will be entering the third grade this fall. He has had excellent teachers at Denkmann from Headstart to present. The Accelerated reading program is great and he has been able to progress at his level. I wish that a math homework paper were sent home with him every night in addition to other homework. I feel fortunate and proud to have my son at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2010

It has been a great school for my 11 year old. He is now in 6th grade and has learned alot throughout the years. The staff is wonderfull as well, I can only hope for the same in the next two schools to follow.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2010

Amazing teachers, Great support from parents!


Posted May 12, 2010

Great teachers and faculty that get the students involved. PTA offers lots of oppurtunities for families to share in the school experience!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2010

Denkmann has been an excellent education for my children. The social interaction has helped tremendously with their development. The parents and staff are wonderful, involved and caring. I couldn't ask for anything better!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

LOVE LOVE Denkmann...great school, great teachers and great parent involvement
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

Denkmann of course is a school, but feels like one huge family. The minute you step into Denkmann you can feel the connection that each and every parent has with this school. Everyone knows everyone and the teachers here are awesome. They work hard everyday to make sure that each child that they teach strives beyond what they should know, which is not an easy task.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

Denkmann has caring educators who challenge the students with creative thinking.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

Everybody works together to provide a positive learning environment for the kids and the greatest therapy dog ever!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

I quote from a dear friend of mine (also a Denkmann parent) 'Denkmann is THE gem of the RISD41 school system!' It goes way beyond their great testing scores, the involved parents and wowie wow wow teaching staff...it's a family connection I have never experienced before. I only have one more year in Denkmann, and I am going to miss it after that year is over. Simply stated...Denkmann Rocks!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

Denkamann is the best elementary school, the teaching staff, office staff, and volunteers are the most caring and supportive personal possible. My child has grown and matured with their help this year. I love DENKMANN!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

Very good teachers and the PTA is fantastic, my little girl really enjoys attending
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

This is our first year at this school and we have been extremely impressed with all of the staff and faculty at Denkmann. My daughter had a tough time moving from her old school and all of her friends this year but her teacher, Ms. Fisher, has been so great it has made the transition much easier for her. She asked me the other day if they would ever let a teacher just move up every year with the student so that she could have her forever. In my opinion, this is proof of the dedication and committment that the teachers have to their students at Denkmann.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

The teachers are fun to work with and are very dedicated to their students. The PTA is AWESOME and hosts many fun, educational events during the year.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 4, 2010

This school has the best, most caring teachers and support staff. We love the school and couldn't be happier.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

Great teachers and staff. My child is in Kindergarten and has had the best experience the entire year. I am amazed how much she has learned and enjoyed herself in the process. Her teacher is extremely dedicated to her students!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

It is a great school with awesome teachers. The school has a great cultural diversity and has a very involved PTA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2007

I think Denkmann is a great school mainly because of the parent involvement. There is a good balance of different cultures. The school seems to run well. I think the principal needs to really listen to concerns of the parents better. Other than that, it's a great positive school.
—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

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
70%
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

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
74%
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

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
83%
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

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%

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

All Students33%
Female34%
Male32%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White40%
Low income27%
Non-low income40%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities37%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students40%
Female47%
Male32%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White47%
Low income36%
Non-low income43%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities44%
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 Students48%
Female49%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Low income43%
Non-low income55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students52%
Female47%
Male59%
Black30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Low income45%
Non-low income62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students81%
Female76%
Male86%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Low income82%
Non-low income79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities82%
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 Students50%
Female56%
Male41%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White59%
Low income39%
Non-low income60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students57%
Female67%
Male41%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Low income43%
Non-low income70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities66%
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 Students59%
Female69%
Male51%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Low income57%
Non-low income61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students50%
Female50%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White54%
Low income35%
Non-low income68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities53%
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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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 64% 51%
Hispanic 18% 24%
Black 14% 18%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • John Frieden

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4101 22nd Avenue
Rock Island, IL 61201
Phone: (309) 793-5922

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