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Skoff Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 795 students

 

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Posted July 21, 2014

This is a great school. My children's learning has really progressed since enrolled! My husband and are very happy with this school and the teachers are amazing!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2014

We are very pleased with the teachers , leadership and the skills these educators have. Our sons have grown tremendously since enrolling at Skoff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2014

I have two children at this school and have been happy with the teachers, the curriculum, and especially the administration and staff. They are welcoming and caring and demonstrate a strong message of growth every year with annual themes and shared performance on MAP tests. My children know they are improving and I know how to help them at home. Kudos to the principal and AP for their leadership and visibility to families!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2014

Teachers and staff are the best! However the district performance as a whole leaves a lot to be desired. 10 percent of the High School graduating class are prepared for college according to an article in the Patch.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2014

I have been very impressed with the leadership and teachers at this school. It had some issues when it was a new school about 10 years ago, but I would highly recommend this school now. The facilities are great, the teachers are very caring and my children have had a great experience in all areas of their education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2011

I am disappointed with BSE. My son loved school & loved to learn. He has always been advanced for his age but now he suddenly hates school and I think a large part of that is he does not get enough individualized attention. To have one teacher for a class of 30 does not provide each student with the individualized attention they need to gain confidence and enjoy learning. The students that goof around are given more attention in order to bring the class back to order and it really hurts the other children in the class. In addition, the way the teachers mark all over the paper when an answer is wrong or the work is messy is discouraging to the students. It is not just a note at the top but it is written largely over half of the assignment and makes the child feel bad, instead of helping them to learn from it. Also, the current bus situation is ridiculous. My son has learned horrible things from other kids on the bus and how they expect a bus driver to prevent such behavior when they have to drive is beyond me. A teacher should be on the bus when they leave the school to control these issues and prevent this behavior.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2010

We came to Skoff after moving to the Romeoville area two years ago. Two of our four children receive special services and that department has done nothing but help our children. Mrs. Doyle in the office is able to answer anything and knows many of the kids personally which helped my kids overcome being shy and fit in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2010

My Daugher has been going there since the school began. She has been treated with respect and the staff has been helpful and supportive through her growing years. The down side has seen three groups of principals change since 5 years. They have to challenge the kids more, give more homework and improve the reading and math standars to help improve the basic educations kids get. Maybe a after school reading, math club run by teachers and parents would help .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2010

Overall good school with involved teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2009

I Love this school the staff is wonderful my daughter when to kindergarten here and she was having problems with the letter sounds and spelling, her teacher when the extra mile to help her out. great school and wonderful staff, always there to answer all your questions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2009

I had two students enrolled in skoff. My son's progress actually declined when enrolled in Skoff. I have since pulled him from the district and feel he has shown dramatic improvement since being pulled from the district. I continually requested help for my son, but was given the runaround similar to the other parent listed here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2008

I am a parent of two students at Skoff, and I am very disappointed in the curriculum at this school. My son went to kindergarten at another school and he was on a second grade level. Unfortunatley, I moved and now they attend Skoff. They are both having problems with spelling and and reading. This seems to be a common problem with students in this school and other schools in this district. I have requested help in the form of resource teachers and tutors but I just get the run around. I am very upset because my children did not have any problems until they came to this school and now I have to seek outside help for them just to get them back up to speed. The teachers are okay but the way they teach has just confused my kids. There's no incentive for getting good grades.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2008

I'm a parent of two students at Skoff, and I am very satisfied with the teachers and staff. Very professional and supportive. My daughter needed extra support in reading, and I felt the staff really went the extra yard. She has improved thanks to them!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2007

I am very much impressed with the school. Their is a lot of learning and work done in the classroom versus too much homework.
—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

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
69%
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

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
78%
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

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
63%
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%
Female39%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Low income32%
Not low income70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
Students without disabilities46%
English language learners27%

Reading

All Students58%
Female62%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Low income49%
Not low income83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
Students without disabilities64%
English language learners36%
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 Students62%
Female49%
Male69%
Black91%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Low income60%
Not low income63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)31%
Students without disabilities66%
English language learners39%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students54%
Female51%
Male55%
Black73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White55%
Low income53%
Not low income54%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
Students without disabilities61%
English language learners26%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students83%
Female83%
Male83%
Black82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Low income81%
Not low income86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)63%
Students without disabilities86%
English language learners78%
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 Students62%
Female59%
Male65%
Black55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Low income60%
Not low income65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)31%
Students without disabilities66%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students75%
Female73%
Male76%
Black64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Low income67%
Not low income84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)23%
Students without disabilities81%
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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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

Below 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 48% 24%
White 37% 51%
Black 8% 18%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 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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775 West Normantown Road
Romeoville, IL 60446
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