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Kenneth L Hermansen Elementary School

Public | K-5

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted December 18, 2013

I love this school my son is special needs and was transferred from another school which was just a block away from home so I was upset at first but now I'm so glad they did there is so much more interest from the teachers to find out what works for him they go above and beyond to accommodate him I didn't have to go to them to offer information they came to me since the beginning to speak to therapist,previous teachers etc. which was quite the opposite from his previous school so I totally recommend this school to anyone especially our special needs kids who need that extra attention and effort.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

The teachers and staff are amazing. They treat your child as if they were there own. You are always greated with a smile and there always eager and ready to assist you in anyway they can
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2009

My son is studying here and I think that the teachers and the school environment is very friendly and encouraging for the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2009

I think this school is excellent! My children have been attending for 5 years and I was sad when my oldest had to leave. There's a great atmosphere in the school. Most of all, the children love to be there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2007

Great school in this area. Wish there were more extracurricular activities. I would be willing to pay extra registration fee. But teachers and principal are excellent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2007

I have a child that has been in attendance with Hermansen the past 3 years. The dedication the staff contributes to the students is beyond expectations. I also appreciate the parent (PTO) involvement and the strength of their bond to accomplish numerous functions for the students. My daughter loves school and her teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 21, 2005

I have a child in kindergarten, and she has been doing fantastic! I am extremely satisfied with the curriculum and her teacher. My child even tells me how challenging the work is, and she loves it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2004

I am very happy with the staff at this school. I have seen how my child has blossomed in this school. I also appreciate how involved the teachers are when it comes to involving the parents with their child(ren) progress.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2004

I feel my children are taught in a safe environment. I feel the teachers are responsible and reliable as it relates to my children learning. I smile as I see what bright and independent learners they are becoming.
—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

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
64%
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

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
75%
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

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
76%
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 Students55%
Female53%
Male58%
Black58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White54%
Low income48%
Not low income65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
Students without disabilities60%
English language learners40%

Reading

All Students61%
Female69%
Male51%
Black65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White54%
Low income56%
Not low income69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
Students without disabilities66%
English language learners13%
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%
Female71%
Male70%
Black73%
Asian86%
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Low income60%
Not low income82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students66%
Female68%
Male64%
Black65%
Asian71%
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Low income59%
Not low income75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students84%
Female86%
Male82%
Black77%
Asian93%
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Low income76%
Not low income93%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities87%
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 Students48%
Female44%
Male52%
Black37%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White61%
Low income44%
Not low income52%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
Students without disabilities52%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students49%
Female47%
Male52%
Black47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White52%
Low income49%
Not low income50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
Students without disabilities54%
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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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

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
Hispanic 32% 24%
White 28% 51%
Black 24% 18%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 12% 4%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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