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Elizabeth Blackwell Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 344 students

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted October 20, 2011

Blackwell is one of the smaller schools in District 54 and draws from very diverse sections of Schaumburg. This is one of the reasons why I am so impressed with Blackwell and love that my children attend. The classrooms are a representation of world cultures and my children learn so much from their friends and their different cultures. It is amazing! For the past 10 years Dr. Clifford ambitiously worked with staff and students to make Blackwell in the top 5 in the district for test scores and achievement. Mr. Carter is the new principal and he gets rave reviews from the students, staff and parents. He is enthusiastic, friendly and has an incredible track record. I know Blackwell is in good hands with Mr. Carter. Because Blackwell is a smaller school, it has a smaller PTA. That does not stop this group from providing the school with excellent programs including cultural arts presentations, picnics, fun fair, book fair, ice cream socials - just to name a few. A reviewer mentions PBIS - this is not a curriculum based program, it is a behavior program that the entire school follows as does most of the district now. Reading and Math scores are soaring at Blackwell!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2011

This school is the lowest rated school in district 54 for academics as compared to other schools in this district. Most or all others have an academic score of 9 or better. Why is this school not performing as well. Although the PBS program is great, more emphasis should be placed on the teaching of math and reading. Unfortunately, this is the school my children must attend and I feel they should be offered better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2010

The teachers are great and the whole staff cares about my child. My favorite part of the day is walking my kindergartener up to the door and seeing all the freindly faces and the crossing guard's trivia questiona. The only thing that I am working with them on is understanding communication and needs of working mothers. We want to participate is all the activities (especially those with only one child) and planning ahead is important and communication of actiities weeks rather than days ahead.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2009

The whole school community is great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2009

My child attends Elizabeth Blackwell and I am very impressed with the committment and passion illustrated by teachers, committee leaders and the principal. I look forward to experiencing continued excellence in the years to come.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2008

All the staff is so commited in bringing acedemic excellence to each child. They really consider each child their own.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2008

I went to this school as a child, and now my children are attendees. Blackwell is a great school with a diverse student population, diverse staff, and diverse curriculum. School District 54 is great, and it links into high school District 211, which is probably the best secondary learning institution in the state, and can only help your child succeed as a student.
—Submitted by a parent


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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

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
91%
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

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
87%
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

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
100%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
86%
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

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
88%
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 Students73%
Female70%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian86%
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Low income46%
Non-low income88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities79%
English language learners38%

Reading

All Students73%
Female74%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asian86%
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income52%
Non-low income83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities79%
English language learners40%
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 Students75%
Female71%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Low income46%
Non-low income82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female77%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian80%
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Low income46%
Non-low income84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students91%
Female90%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Low income82%
Non-low income93%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities92%
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 Students63%
Female67%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Low income40%
Non-low income74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female81%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Low income40%
Non-low income85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities78%
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 Students78%
Female78%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female78%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities73%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 43% 51%
Hispanic 28% 23%
Asian 19% 4%
Black 6% 18%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 0%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Schaumburg, IL 60194
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