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Walker Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 441 students

 

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Posted April 3, 2008

My first two sons have atended walker for the past several years. I live very close and could not be happier with the school. True it has many low income students but the administrative staff and teachers are excellent. They CARE so much about the kids that it shows in academic progress and social skill development. It feels like the old time neighborhood school where everybody knows each other and all feel comfortable. This school is a true bright spot in much maligned school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2006

Walker school is wonderful! My children were below reading at another school and we transfered to walker, in a matter of months they were right where they should be. They have alot of musicals ( the music teacher is wonderful) and if any problems the teachers and principal are willing to listen and find a solution.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2003

My child was in Pre-School at Walker last school year. The Teacher was wonderfull. My child learned to share and to take turns with her sister. I spent a few of the last days of the year in the class room. The Teacher ever make me feel at home in the class. I like that the children got to pick the activity they anted to do and the Teacher had them stick to there choice. I also like that they had a routine, and when it was time to pick up the child that as pick turned the lights off so that the other children knew it as time to pick up there area.
—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.

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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.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
60%

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 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
56%
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

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
79%
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 Students43%
Female40%
Male46%
Black28%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Low income41%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)36%
Students without disabilities45%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students48%
Female53%
Male43%
Black40%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Low income50%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
Students without disabilities58%
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 Students39%
Female30%
Male47%
Black17%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Low income35%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students43%
Female39%
Male47%
Black32%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White52%
Low income42%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students59%
Female57%
Male60%
Black32%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Low income58%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities62%
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 Students25%
Female19%
Male30%
Black18%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White47%
Low income22%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
Students without disabilities28%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students27%
Female26%
Male28%
Black13%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White53%
Low income22%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities33%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 39% 51%
Black 33% 18%
Two or more races 14% 3%
Hispanic 12% 23%
Asian 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Matthew Lerner

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Rockford, IL 61103
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