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Central Road Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 594 students

 

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Posted September 28, 2011

Going into our 3rd year at Central Road, I've been impressed by the care of the teachers, the principal, and other staff. We volunteer regularly, and it's great to see how each teacher has taken the time to get to know my children on a social, emotional, and academic level. My older child was given opportunities to be challenged academically with some accelerated work when other schools may have just let her coast by with the norm. And I also appreciate that they value safety and respect. A couple of times when other children have done bullying acts towards my child, I reported them, and they were not taken lightly by the school. The principal, teachers, and asst. principal responded appropriately and with grave concern. My children have fun here and have had a great experience so far. It's a great, smaller community school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2010

I would agree w/ parents saying that the teachers and the staff i great! But my child went to numerous schools(4 diff.schools), due to moving. I have never seeing "bullying" on such level. There is a gang of kids, they all being together since pre-school, and as soon as a new child comes, they grab onto him and start bullying the heck out of him! I also talked to moms of two other new students, and they have the same problem. Everyone in school do not realize what's going on..... And the parents of bullies do not get notified by school staff and get involved!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

They care about our kids and go the extra mile
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

Our volunteers are always hanging around Central Road School morning to after-school hours! Kids love to see parents roaming the halls or participating at school/ classroom events. As for myself I love when my son's 2nd grade classmates say I know you.. your Riley's mom! I smile real big and say yes I am! I wish all parents could experience that feeling. Just volunteer and its an amazing feeling and the children love it especially your own kids. oh..Can't forget the teachers. Every teacher is great. Not one child can say that's a bad teacher because that doesn't exist in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

I love the staff- they always go above and beyond-from the custodial staff to the teachers and office staff, I always feel my child is safe, well cared for and is learning lots of great things when he goes to Central Road School
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2010

I love Central School because my grandkids go there! My daughter (Julie Dawson)is very active with the school and always has such high praise for the things done there. Kids are important and schools play a part in developing them into positive people who enjoy learning. My daughter is so sold on Central that she would not consider moving unless her kids where still able to attend Central.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2010

The teachers are so caring and very involved with the students. The school rewards the kids for doing good!! Teach the school on the whole how to avoid becoming a bully and what to do if they see it happen. They encourage and nurture the idea of getting a higher eduaction. They make learning fun with hands on activities and computer skills. The best thing about the school though is how welcome you feel walking in. Everyone always has smile and says hello as you walk down the hall. Central Road is the best school!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

My grand children go there and they love all of there teachers and the extra incentives to work hard and stay out of trouble for example today they are having pancakes in the morning if you have not gotten in to trouble since school has started and my grand children said that no one that they know has been in trouble so there will be a lot of pancakes eaten today.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

Central Road is unique in that it really a community where parents, students and teachers are actively involved. The environment fosters academic excellence and respect for yourself and those around you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

The entire staff from maintenance to main office to all teachers are PHENOMENAL and the students have a great sense of pride and school spirit!! Our principal helps instill the positive attitudes that are shown, and has such great interest and dedication to the students and their success. Central Road parents and PTA are wonderful as well. Everyone feels so fortunate to be part of this school family!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

From a grandparent's point-of-view, having had three granddaughters attending Central Road, I feel that students are very fortunate to have such caring teachers and administrative staff working hard and with such care and humor to help them become all they can be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

We love Central Road because It is our childrens family when they are not with us. The values we teach our children are reinforced even when they are away from us. It is a good feeling to know that they are cared for and nurtured in the same way when they are at school. When we see the enthusiasm in their faces when they learn something new and it is retained and recalled months later. That is when you know that your children are learning from people who truly want to make a difference in a childs life. After all it takes a village to raise a child. Thank you all for giving our children the gift of knowledge.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

The teachers and facility take a genuine interest in their students. They make themselves available when parents have questions and follow up to see how their students/our children are doing at home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

CR rocks! The principal is great, the teachers are so positive and the PTA is very involved. Our test scores keep going up and the kids love learning. You can't ask for more!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2010

The students, staff, PTA and admistration of Central Road are awesome! We have 3 children there and couldn't be happier with their education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2010

I have two kids currently at Central Road and I have been very happy with their education and the quality of their teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2010

Central Road has an amazing community of teachers, students and families who work together and always do their best to continually improve the school and student experiences. The teachers do an amazing job of customizing instruction so that every level of student is challenged. Central Road consistently produces excellent students and amazing citizens. The sense of community is outstanding!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2010

Central Road is a collaborative learning environment where teachers, administrators and parents work together to provide innovative learning experiences to educate children. Central Road has the reputation of being a caring and supportive school and the rumors are true! Spread the word!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 24, 2010

Central Road in Rolling Meadows, Il is an awesome school. Had 2 children go through and the last one in 5th grade. Great parent volunteers too!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2010

I feel so lucky to be a teacher at Central Road Elementary. Administration, fellow staff, students and families work together to create an enviornment that inspires community and learning everyday!
—Submitted by a teacher


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

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
66%
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

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
83%
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

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
79%

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

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%
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 Students58%
Female61%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asian86%
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Low income39%
Not low income81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)25%
Students without disabilities63%
English language learners21%

Reading

All Students58%
Female65%
Male51%
Blackn/a
Asian87%
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Low income39%
Not low income82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
Students without disabilities67%
English language learners14%
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 Students74%
Female67%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Low income56%
Not low income92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)58%
Students without disabilities76%
English language learners9%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students66%
Female58%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Low income42%
Not low income89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)50%
Students without disabilities69%
English language learners9%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students85%
Female79%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Low income71%
Not low income98%
Students with disabilities (IEP)67%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learners36%
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 Students76%
Female71%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian85%
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Low income63%
Not low income84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities76%
English language learners25%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female68%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian77%
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Low income50%
Not low income86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities73%
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

Math

All Students71%
Female84%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Low income47%
Not low income94%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
Students without disabilities79%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students64%
Female74%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asian92%
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Low income40%
Not low income86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
Students without disabilities70%
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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46%
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28%
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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
White 43% 51%
Hispanic 39% 24%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 15% 4%
Black 1% 18%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3800 Central Road
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
Phone: (847) 963-5100

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