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Kimball Hill Elementary School

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2011:
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Posted June 22, 2014

If anyone thinks Kimball Hill is a good school they don't know anything about quality. The principal is rude and has the personality of a rock. The teachers hired are some of the worst I have encountered. The assistants in the building especially the short one with dyed blond hair and glasses and the big mouth who smells like smoke are terrible to the children. Any future schools these kids go to will have to do catch up work. One word to describe the school is brutal!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2014

After a revolving door of principals we have had the same one for three school years now, so that's an improvement. On the positive side....there are two or three teachers who are utterly amazing. The kind of teachers parents dream of their children having. Jerry, the head custodian is one of the nicest people you could meet, and there seems to finally be a long term admin. On the negative side, most teachers are rude, non caring and seem to care less about students. The PAs are frightening in their treatment if children, building security is a joke at best and bullying is rampant. Despite the no tolerance policy on bullying here nothing is done to enforce it. I've often seen deliberate bullying take place right in front of a PA with no consequences. My child has been taught almost nothing in this entire school year that he didn't walk in the first day already knowing. if I could take my children out of this school, i would without hesitation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2014

Our daughter is having a wonderful experience at Kimball Hill. The administration, teachers and support staff are positive, proactive and genuinely care for the students. They are creative and responsive to students needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2014

Kimball Hill is an awful school. The only decent person in the building is Jerry the maintenance man. The teachers are rude. Everyone is whispering and talking behind each others backs. The aides in the classrooms scream and yell and demean the children. Sadly, the special ed students are victim to this the most. Parents need to be concerned.


Posted November 14, 2013

Kimball Hill is an ok school. BTW this is from a students standpoint of view. The teachers ared pretty nice but the program assistants can get a lil annoying or sketchy. Sometimes rude to others( as far as i can see) Ik that we couldnt keep a principle but overall they've all been nice and this year they are better than past years. From kindergarten to 6th grade in which i am now, i have sorta not liked this school making me want to switch. The students however are kind of jerks at times in my years there and this is coming from a major minor point sheet student right here. Overall there are better choices


Posted September 28, 2013

Over the last three years the school has shown MUCH improvement, mainly because we finally have a principal who is dedicated to the school. District as a whole are very receptive to parent involvement. And for all the "failing school" marks below - Central Road failed this year. Focus on how well your student does - they are challenged, and if you keep on how they are doing, they will succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2013

The school has had trouble with principals in the past but from what I have seen this far it seems to be taking on a new direction. Principal seems very dedicated to school and new assistant is very nice. Teachers have always been very hard workers and seem to work together. They have given me much support with helping my children. Hoping this newer principal stays due to the positive change occurring in school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2013

I am very concerned that in the 5 years my children have been at Kimball Hill there have been 3 principals and as many Assistant Principals. Art teachers have also been inconsistant unfortunately. I do not feel that there is much accountability for the teachers and personal experience has taught that there is a strong political hierarchy. I feel that my children are receiving a mediocre education that we must supplement at home. I also feel that this decline in solid education that teaches critical thinking and independent reasoning is a thing of the past and Kimball Hill is likely no different from any other public school in that regard. I do not have much confidence in the current school administration and find communication to be weak. The fact that there is only one formal conference a year during the week of Thanksgiving none the less is tragic at best. My children have had a couple of very solid teachers and are honor roll children but overall I am not overly impressed with the quality, caring or passion of the leadership or staff of Kimball Hill. As a parent I continue to take full responsibility for my kids' education and do not rely on Kimball Hill.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2012

The school cannot keep a principal. Problems with our childs teacher,not seeming to care and wanting to blame it on ADD instead of looking into the problem of student not being challenged and being bored .We moved out child to Central road when we had the chance and Kinball failed their test again and we are completely thrilled with our choice.( just so happens that the whole add thing was resolved when professional, caring teaching was done) there seems to be some deep political problems holding the school down. maybe not the fault of the staff either way I dont want my kids to suffer as a result
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2012

My child transferred to Central Rd. Kimball Hill has Rude Teacher's that have been yelling at their students and the Principal and V.P. don't do anything to stop it. In recent years at my home school it has not gotten better. It has only gotten worse. I don't recommend sending any child to this school. Especially if you don't want them to be bullied as my daughter has in the past few years!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2011

There is so much lacking at this school. They can't even keep a principal more than 2 years. That to me say volumes!! St. Colette is the better school! If you want your child to be ready for high school and beyond St. Colette is the way to go! I wish I had pulled my child out sooner than I did. The principal has be there for over 30 years and know exactly how a school needs to be run!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2011

Former parent of Kimball Hill. School was okay, but not at all challenging. Recently switched to St. Colette and are much happier. If you are unhappy with this school, consider St. Colette. Small class sizes and excellent teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2011

Im the perent of 5th grade and i love the teachers quality they very helpful and kind and always for kid education wich is great but what bothers me it the office workers they very nice on the one hand but on the other they VERY disappointment not friendly not helpful they dont care about perents concern even they ask to leave the office !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2010

At Kimball Hill the teachers are amazing.They really work with the kids and help them in SO many ways. Most of the Program Assitants are a tad mean and unfair but some are AMAZING.The kids can be a bit...not so nice but some teachers are very strict on that,some sadly aren't.The poeple and community are okay.They have a very good Special Education Dpt.But overall if anything go to this school for the teachers!They are the best.


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

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
70%
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

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
81%
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

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
81%
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

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
89%

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 Students38%
Female25%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White47%
Low income16%
Non-low income62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)33%
Students without disabilities38%
English language learners11%

Reading

All Students60%
Female63%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Low income37%
Non-low income85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)33%
Students without disabilities65%
English language learners22%
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 Students61%
Female58%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Low income49%
Non-low income74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities64%
English language learners13%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students64%
Female60%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Low income51%
Non-low income76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities67%
English language learners7%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students82%
Female85%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Low income72%
Non-low income92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities86%
English language learners47%
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 Students57%
Female58%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Low income41%
Non-low income72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)25%
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students59%
Female64%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Low income41%
Non-low income77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)25%
Students without disabilities66%
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 Students65%
Female66%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income53%
Non-low income74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students64%
Female54%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income47%
Non-low income76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities65%
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

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46%
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28%
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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

Above 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
White 50% 51%
Hispanic 45% 24%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Black 1% 18%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Ms. Tracey Wrobel

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2905 Meadow Drive
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
Phone: (847) 963-5200

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