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Kishwaukee Elementary School

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Posted July 22, 2012

My daughter will be in 3rd grade this 2012-2013 school year. She loves the TPI program and she has learned very well and very quickly on everything. She has been here since Kindergarten and her teachers have a very high knowledge of the subjects they teach. My son has been here since Kindergarten as well and will be a 1st grader this year. He had no knowledge of the reading concept in the beginning but knew how the letters of the alphabet sound like, but by the end of the year in Kindergarten, he has been able to read books that are 1st-2nd grade level and loves to read in his spare time. He is also in the TPI program. I am very pleased with the teachers and tutors. Great job and keep it up! My kids are appreciating you all!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2011

I felt like the neighbord was too dangerous to have a open playground and the school was real run down! It seemed like the secretary was running the school and overall it felt unsafe to me and I noticed alot of parents transferred their kids to a different school. My son told me he did not want to go to school there.
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Posted December 5, 2009

I think this is a great school, because my son is doing better than he has ever done. My son is in second grade and he loves going to school and loves his teachers, until he started at Kishwaukee I had a hard time getting him to focus and behave but now I cant ask for anything better.
—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

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
48%
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

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
39%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
49%
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

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
47%

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

All Students24%
Female19%
Male29%
Black6%
Asian31%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income22%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities26%
English language learners25%

Reading

All Students28%
Female27%
Male29%
Black12%
Asian27%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income27%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities30%
English language learners26%
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 Students26%
Female26%
Male27%
Black21%
Asian30%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White17%
Low income27%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities28%
English language learners26%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students19%
Female23%
Male15%
Black19%
Asian10%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White17%
Low income20%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities20%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students52%
Female55%
Male50%
Black39%
Asian60%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Low income53%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities53%
English language learners37%
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 Students28%
Female31%
Male23%
Black23%
Asian21%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White36%
Low income28%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities32%
English language learners6%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students24%
Female24%
Male24%
Black19%
Asian22%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White39%
Low income24%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities28%
English language learners7%
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

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
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 33% 4%
Black 30% 18%
White 21% 51%
Hispanic 8% 24%
Two or more races 8% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Aimee Kasper

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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