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Richmond Intermediate School

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Posted July 28, 2014

Richmond is an excellent school. We are really glad we stuck it out when the were making changes with Davis. Our kids are happy and are doing just as well as they would have if they were in any other school in town. Excellent teachers, committed parents and great leadership have made these changes work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 4, 2014

Richmond had a rough start but thanks to the excellent staff and parent involvement it has really taken a turn. The scores will probably always rank a little lower than other elementary schools but the bottom line is that it's an excellent education. The diversity of this school can be seen as a negative because many of the students come in not knowing English but I consider if a positive. The real world is diverse and this is the closest you will get in a community that is primarily Caucasian. Just as the other review stated, it's the only elementary to offer a language in the curriculum which is one of the many reasons I send my children to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2014

The parent and teacher involvement in this school is incredible. The community has really thrown themselves at making sure this school succeeds. Our children have excelled at Richmond and have the added bonus of ipads and foreign language. We had some hesitation due to the non-english speaking students but this has been squashed. Everyone in my neighborhood attends this school and is backing it 100%. We all love Richmond!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2014

First off, some fantastic teachers. But the school is still finding its footing since the merger with Davis. Although referred to as a school with an enhanced educational environment, the school has seen a sharp drop in test scores in just one year, specifically math. The students have an extra 45 minutes in their day, the ability to take foreign language and ipads...and should be leading the district, but find themselves behind every other school in the district. And it has nothing to do with the makeup of students or esl students. The building is at capacity already and will be facing more issues when the growing class sizes move here from Davis. I do have students in the school and feel that keeping face over a controversial merger has taken president over the focus of education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2013

Richmond is a great school just like all the other schools in St Charles. For anyone who reads this that is not from our community, the reason this school shows a low rating/scores is due to the higher number of non-english speaking students that attend this school. The education and teachers here are great. The students that speak english test just as high as the students at all the other local elementary schools. Unfortunately, the high number of students that do not have english as their primary language upon entering this school have dragged the scores down. There is a high sense of community, leadership and pride in this school. The commitment to helping the non-english speaking students is amazing. I am very happy that my children will have the added benefit of foreign language in their curriculum which none of the other elementary schools offer as well as a sense of diversity which is lacking in all the other local schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 27, 2012

All of the information located on this website is dated. Richmond School has been reconfigured to serve 3-5th grade students. This was instituted in 2011. Younger children (k-2) attend Davis School. When the two schools were combined, the Principals were changed, The teaching staff changed and the demographics of the student population changed. Some of the programming is unique to District 303. You will want to gather information through another format. My star rating is reflective of the current ratings. I do not currently have a student attending this school.


Posted November 28, 2010

Richmond is a great school with a great staff and small class sizes. You can't say that about any of the other St. Charles elem. schools. If you are afraid of a diverse environment then this school is not for you. If you want your children to be surrounded by caring and highly qualified educators then your child would be lucky to attend Richmond.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2010

I am very happy with this school and the teachers,they are very friendly,trying very hard to do the best,the students are filling comfortable with the teachers. The principal is like a friend to everyone,always listen and doing his best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2010

Richmond Staff provide an excellent example of teaching at its best. They are dedicated, caring and always there to listen. The atmosphere in the school is one of friendship and fun, the smaller class sizes are an extra bonus. I couldn't be happier with the teaching that my daughter is receiving there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2010

Great school! Great Staff! Small class sizes make for a better learning environment. So glad to see all 'those' families leave! Good luck to them in classrooms with 30+ kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2007

I disagree with every bad review, including many have their facts incorrect. Teachers that left retired, not quit. Those that are here and are new, are dedicated to servicing all children. The school is not denying entry to kids because of test scores, it is due to class size, because the population of all of St. Charles is expanding. Test scores, if you look, may be lower than the rest of St. Charles, but are among the highest in the state, including the surrounding communities. I believe that the parents who do not like this school have an axe to grind because of boundry issues and predjudice. This is a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2006

As posted in other reviews this school is going downhill fast. Many parents can't wait to get their children out of this school. The school seems to be very biased towards educating the spanish speaking population. We are very nervous about the test scores and our children not being at the same level as others when they reach middle school. Another interesting fact is that the teachers leave here in droves and many will not participate in any 'extra' school enhancing activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2006

My child will be here now for three yrs. The first was very good. I loved it. The teacher and how my child was coming home happy. The second was not so good. I was not very pleased with the teacher. How they handle situations that include your child. I was not happy with how my child now wanted to stay home some of the times. You would wonder why I still have my child here. Financially, I can't support him to go to another school. I just pray that this yaer will be better. Some parents like it. But, a lot of us don't and just have to deal with it for all different kinds of reasons.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2006

This school is going down hill fast. St. Charles has tagged this school as the primary English Language Learner (ELL) school. While this helps many students learn to speak English it takes resources away from traditional teaching. That is why Math and Reading scores are dropping (see test scores on this web site) Many parents who do not wish to take advantage of the ELL programs are trying to move their children out of this school. However, transfers are being declined because a large number of students leaving would drop the test scores even more. Look for this school to fail to meet AYP and parents opting to move their children out by the masses in the next year or two.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2006

This school is a good school. My son attend this school for his 4th grade year. He really fit in well. The kids and teachers were very welcoming.
—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

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
70%

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

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
73%
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

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
68%

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 Students52%
Female59%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Low income32%
Non-low income69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
Students without disabilities58%
English language learners13%

Reading

All Students62%
Female78%
Male49%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Low income41%
Non-low income79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
Students without disabilities69%
English language learners10%
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 Students58%
Female64%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Low income27%
Non-low income76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)22%
Students without disabilities62%
English language learners16%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students63%
Female68%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Low income31%
Non-low income81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
Students without disabilities68%
English language learners6%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students76%
Female83%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Low income52%
Non-low income91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)39%
Students without disabilities81%
English language learners32%
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%
Female66%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Low income41%
Non-low income77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)41%
Students without disabilities67%
English language learners8%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students62%
Female68%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Low income43%
Non-low income74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)38%
Students without disabilities67%
English language learners0%
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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Reading growth at this school

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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 67% 51%
Hispanic 26% 24%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Black 3% 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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300 South 12th Street
Saint Charles, IL 60174
Phone: (630) 377-4866

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