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Troy Shorewood School

Public | K-4 | 533 students

 
 

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Posted January 20, 2010

This school is best school any of my children have ever been in. The staff there from the office staff to the principal know the children by their first names and all are concerned about the best interest of your child. The teachers are amazing, Ms. McCabe and Ms. O'Donnell will be forever in my mind. Mr. Malloy the principal is a wonderful leader for the children. Consider youself lucky if your children are in this district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2009

Troy Shorewood is a wonderful school. We were in the district for 2 years and had to move We didn't realize just how great the school was until we entered a new district The kindergarten and first grade teachers are great, they really made learning fun!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2008

Troy Shorewood school has far exceeded our expectations. The first grade team is excellent! The principal is wonderful, and the staff is talented and friendly. Each day my child is taught with creative and effective teaching strategies! He is learning so much, and having fun! what a blessing. Mrs. Moorhouse is a wonderful and innovative teacher! she is always interacting with the students and keeping them interested! Thanks Mrs. Moorhouse.
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Posted January 3, 2008

I do think they depend way too much on workrsheets, and less on researching new ideas on how to get the children interested and engaged. I have four children and each one has had at least one teacher to suggest they are ADHD and they are all straight A students. The school is ok, but the teachers seem to think of it as a job, and nothing more. A few teachers... Pevitts, Close, Mareck are exceptional.
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Posted October 21, 2005

Overall, a decent school. Many teachers seem to have no idea what current best practices are when teaching young minds...can you say 'Put the worksheets away!'? I do believe they care about kids, but they need to move into the 21st century on pedagogical choices. Engaged learning is rare in this building. Pleasant administrator, but could provide more leadership on improving classroom instruction.
—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.

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52%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
94%
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

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
88%

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

All Students52%
Female51%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Low income24%
Not low income61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities54%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female83%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Low income48%
Not low income80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/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 Students64%
Female64%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Low income49%
Not low income74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students66%
Female73%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Low income54%
Not low income74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students89%
Female89%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Low income81%
Not low income95%
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

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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

Above 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
White 73% 51%
Hispanic 19% 24%
Black 5% 18%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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210 School Road
Shorewood, IL 60404
Phone: (815) 577-7312

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