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Swan Hillman Elementary School

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Posted June 25, 2013

this is the weirdest school I have ever been to by emani brown If you think i'm lying go there


Posted October 12, 2009

We have an awsome staff. Our principal visits our classrooms regularly and includes pre-K to 5th grade in all the activities and awards given to the students. In other schools, we at pre-school were treated as step children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2007

I have had nothing but problems with this school. My daughter is constantly getting into fights with other children and there seems to be very little concern from teachers/other staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2005

i had a great experience in this school for my child,they offered afterschool tutoring and the teachers were very interested in improving my sons school problems,although they did seem a bit unorganized for the most part they were a pretty good 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

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
35%
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

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
39%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
44%
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

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
53%
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 Students26%
Female21%
Male29%
Black13%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White30%
Low income28%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities30%
English language learners20%

Reading

All Students25%
Female13%
Male31%
Black6%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White36%
Low income25%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities29%
English language learners9%
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 Students52%
Female56%
Male49%
Black35%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American82%
White50%
Low income51%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities57%
English language learners65%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students30%
Female28%
Male32%
Black24%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American18%
White30%
Low income29%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities34%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students65%
Female68%
Male63%
Black41%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American73%
White70%
Low income65%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities72%
English language learners59%
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 Students48%
Female48%
Male48%
Black37%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White51%
Low income46%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities50%
English language learners31%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students45%
Female51%
Male36%
Black42%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White46%
Low income46%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities47%
English language learners29%
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

Above 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
Hispanic 56% 24%
White 18% 51%
Black 16% 18%
Two or more races 8% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Carolyn Kloss

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Rockford, IL 61109
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