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Marsh Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 523 students

 

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Posted April 19, 2010

My son always comes home with a smile and is excited and proud about his work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 28, 2007

I am in seventh grade and have been to Marsh K-5. All the teachers were wonderful. My kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Karen Truax, was very comprehensive towards my learning, and I am now in the Gifted program at West Middle School.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 24, 2007

My son in a kindergartener at Marsh and so far I have been very impressed. I have spoken to the principal and several teachers and they are all very encouraging and seem to love their jobs. The only thing I would try to work on is the lunch hour. It is early and (so I hear) the kids are expected to wear their coats while they eat lunch so they can go straight out for recess.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2006

Marsh has a wonderful faculty and staff. It's a great school with lots of parent involvement. They have a lot of resources for low students, but nothing for advanced students. There are plenty of extracurricular activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2004

I am so pleased with the parent participation. They really help out and enable the principal and teachers to do their best. Also - this school has the best 2 secretaries in the world. They care, they are organized, work hard, never complain and really care. I feel very lucky.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2003

My kids are doing great at this school the teachers really work well with the children.
—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

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
54%
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

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
73%
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

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
72%
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 Students48%
Female33%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American45%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Low income42%
Not low income73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities51%
English language learners36%

Reading

All Students42%
Female39%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American31%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White51%
Low income35%
Not low income73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities45%
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 Students46%
Female57%
Male33%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American39%
White54%
Low income44%
Not low income53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities51%
English language learners16%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students46%
Female57%
Male33%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American32%
White62%
Low income42%
Not low income58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities51%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students77%
Female92%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American71%
White89%
Low income76%
Not low income79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities79%
English language learners63%
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 Students51%
Female59%
Male43%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American49%
White59%
Low income45%
Not low income71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)24%
Students without disabilities58%
English language learners16%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students41%
Female44%
Male38%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American36%
White41%
Low income34%
Not low income62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)12%
Students without disabilities49%
English language learners0%
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

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Reading growth at this school

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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
Hispanic 63% 24%
White 24% 51%
Black 7% 18%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Kristine Leider

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2021 Hawthorne Drive
Rockford, IL 61107
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