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Waterbury Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 559 students

 
 

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Posted August 22, 2013

Basha Elementary is one of the best school. I have moved around quite a bit. My Kid have gone to schools in California, mid-west and now in Arizona and I can definately say that Basha is definately one of my best experience. My Kids love it. They work hard to work with your kids and make a positive impact to your child progress.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2011

Regular and frequent communcation from teacher to parent of special need child is lacking. District is not on top of the needs of the child. If you have a Special Needs child, look elsewhere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2011

So far we have had a great experience at Waterbury school. My child's teacher has a deep care for the students and concern for their success. She uses parent volunteers on a regular basis in the classroom in order to enrich the children's education by doing more projects and creative curriculum with the help of the parents. My child's reading and math abilities have increased by leaps and bounds in first grade. We feel lucky to have such a fabulous first grade teacher!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2011

This is a wonderful school with a positive environment. I have two children attending Waterbury and am extremely pleased with the Principal and teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

I have sent 3 kids to Waterbury and I can honestly say, I LOVE the education the kids have received. There is care for all of your child's needs, ie. speech, Fantastic teachers and a great support staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

Great Principal and teachers. Children are always #1. The school truly cares.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

Waterbury elementary school is so much to send your kids for a simple education. They are a group of passionate and caring people who genuinely take each child as an individual and help them in the learning process. In the midst of the states budget cuts, the Waterbury family (staff, parents, kids, and community) have banded together in an attempt to figure out how to work out the budgeting challenge. It would be a challenge to find a more committed group of people who are as passionate about the kids as they are about the education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

The sense of family you feel when you go there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

Both of my children went to Waterbury and they loved it. The staff and teachers are excellent. They make you feel like a part of a HUGE family!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2010

It has the Best, Most Caring Teachers around!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

Waterbury has great teachers and staff that really care about the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

My family went through the school district and now my children are. Love the dedication from the entire staff and families!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

What a great place to learn! Wonderful students, helpful parents and a caring environment. You couldn't ask for a better school!!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 22, 2010

We moved in November to this wonderful town of Roselle and my kids started going to Waterbury, everyone has been so kind and we love Waterbury!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

It is a community that works together to educate the children.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 22, 2010

Waterbury Elementary is an great school with top-notch teachers and staff!! Roselle is an excellent community to raise children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

The families in the school all come together and make a wonderful atmosphere for the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

We love Waterbury because the staff is so caring and excellence in education is the goal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

There are so many wonderful staff members, and volunteers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2006

Caring and compassion wrapped in an environment that challenges the student to learn is what makes Waterbury a great school. The principal, Mrs. Carow has a passion for her staff as well as her students. She communicates well with parents. Our only disappointment with Waterbury is the Math curriculum (Math Trailblazers-UIC Math-Conceptual Math). It is very difficult to understand and inadvertently makes a disconnect from the education process of parent and child.
—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

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
79%

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

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
82%
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

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
82%
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 Students49%
Female51%
Male45%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White52%
Low income23%
Not low income59%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities51%
English language learners24%

Reading

All Students67%
Female67%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Low income50%
Not low income73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities69%
English language learners41%
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 Students47%
Female54%
Male42%
Black10%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Low income23%
Not low income59%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities51%
English language learners27%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students62%
Female64%
Male60%
Black20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Low income37%
Not low income75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities66%
English language learners36%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students83%
Female83%
Male83%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Low income70%
Not low income90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities84%
English language learners82%
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%
Female61%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asian89%
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Low income55%
Not low income68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)54%
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female76%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asian89%
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Low income60%
Not low income76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)54%
Students without disabilities76%
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

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 61% 51%
Hispanic 19% 24%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 13% 4%
Black 6% 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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355 Rodenburg Road
Roselle, IL 60172
Phone: (630) 893-8180

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