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Lewis Lemon Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 363 students

 

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Posted June 16, 2014

stay away, stay away. this school represents all that is horrible with RPS schools. the teachers care more about their vacations than the kids
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2012

I had the opportunity to attend Lewis Lemon's Open House for the school year 2012-2013. I was impressed with the information and how it was presented by Principal Payne and her staff. It was evident in the presentations that the staff at Lewis Lemon is working hard to ensure that parents are well informed of the RPS205 rules and consequences. At the same time Principal Payne and her staff also presented the benefits and rewards of studentens adhering to the rules of RPS205. Principal Payne and her staff work hard to impress upon the families the importance of safety and respect in a learning environment. It is my opinion that Lewis Lemon students are challenged to do their best and to work hard at doing even better than expected as students of excellence.


Posted February 3, 2006

I chose Lewis Lemon GSA when my child was starting Kindergarten because of all the great things I heard about it at that time. Foreign language, uniforms, great teachers, amazing test scores... my son has been at LL for a couple years now. Foreign language is gone, I'm not sure who the principal is, it took us up until this year to get a teacher that seems to really care about and understand my child. If I could go back knowing what I know now, I doubt I would choose Lewis Lemon.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2004

Our Daughter is in the first grade now at Lewis Lemon and has the most outstanding teacher in the world, we wish she could have the rest of her life in school she has been nominated numourous times for the Golden Apple and she won't accept it because she says she just loves teaching. Our daughter is doing so well in school with this teacher and our school was graded right next to King School and one of the top schools in the district and King has the gifted program. Lewis Lemon as the children say 'Rocks'!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

My son has been at Lewis lemon since kindergarden and he is now in the fourth grade. The teachers and support staff at his school are great! My son was excepted into the king school gifted program for the first grade and I felt that Lewis Lemon offerd him more than the gifted program. Being the only pubic elemetary school in our district that is uniform, the schools test scores says it all. I have enjoyed being a parent at our school. My son has been on the honor roll for the last 3 years and his 3rd grade teacher said is I SAT scores were phenominal. They take time with ther children and reading is someting that alot of there children like to do not have to do. If your ever in our area i highly recommend Lewis Lemon!
—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

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
42%
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

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
43%
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

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
32%
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 Students20%
Female23%
Male18%
Black17%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income19%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)20%
Students without disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students32%
Female31%
Male32%
Black30%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income30%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)10%
Students without disabilities36%
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 Students20%
Female20%
Male20%
Black21%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White9%
Low income19%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students18%
Female12%
Male23%
Black18%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White18%
Low income19%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
Students without disabilities24%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students33%
Female24%
Male40%
Black28%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White46%
Low income32%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)22%
Students without disabilities38%
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 Students42%
Female42%
Male42%
Black38%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income42%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students27%
Female33%
Male24%
Black24%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income27%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities28%
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%
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

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
Black 74% 18%
White 11% 51%
Hispanic 9% 24%
Two or more races 7% 3%
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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  • Suzette Payne

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Rockford, IL 61101
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