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Raymond Ellis Elementary School

Public | 1-5 | 735 students

 

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Posted July 8, 2012

I sent my son to ellis the 1st year we moved to round lake school dist. and he improved so much in his reading writing etc. and the teacher were very helpful there as well. I love there Horizens program as well that helped chris so much more omg !!! I had a child who loved to go to school and learne new thing. Thanks ellis
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2010

my daughter has been going to this school for a little over a month and everyday she comes home with a ton of homework (about 500 work pages since she has been there) i think its a little too much for a first grader! i dont feel that the teachers are doing their jobs , i feel that they send them homw with all the work and let the parents take the whole responsibility , not to mention my daughter has not been offered any extra help in the subjects that she is struggling with! i do as much as i can with my daughter but the fact of the matter is im not a teacher , thats why she goes to school to learn! im sure if they have programs for non speaking english children they should have help programs for children that already speak english!
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Posted April 2, 2009

Three of my children have attended Raymond Ellis and over the last couple of years with Mr. Prichard as principal the learning and learning experiences for my children have greatly increased. I also want to note that one of District 116's best educators, Mr. Hanson will teach your child to become life long learners! My daughter that struggled in the primary grades now comes home everyday with positive learning experiences that Mr. Hanson is teaching the students. My daughter now loves school and learning. Hats off to Mr. Hanson!
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Posted January 17, 2005

Level of parent involvement is non-existent. Despite this, my son recieved special education services that are top of the line (compared with Glenview, Palatine, and Mt. Prospect - not to say that they don't also have good services). I'm impressed with the friendly atmosphere that the staff displays when you enter the school, and am disappointed at hearing the lack of success the school has had in recent years.
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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

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
46%
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

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
55%
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

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
42%
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 Students40%
Female39%
Male41%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White37%
Low income38%
Not low income52%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
Students without disabilities45%
English language learners41%

Reading

All Students35%
Female41%
Male31%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White42%
Low income32%
Not low income52%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
Students without disabilities40%
English language learners33%
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 Students42%
Female39%
Male45%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White47%
Low income41%
Not low income50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities46%
English language learners35%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students35%
Female34%
Male36%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Low income33%
Not low income50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)13%
Students without disabilities38%
English language learners13%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students74%
Female72%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Low income72%
Not low income83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)33%
Students without disabilities79%
English language learners67%
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 Students37%
Female32%
Male42%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White36%
Low income35%
Not low income54%
Students with disabilities (IEP)15%
Students without disabilities40%
English language learners32%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students28%
Female34%
Male22%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White36%
Low income26%
Not low income39%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities30%
English language learners12%
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

Below 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 80% 24%
White 13% 51%
Black 4% 18%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
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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  • Ms. Beth Kiewicz

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Round Lake Beach, IL 60073
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