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Fairview South Elementary School

Public | PK-8 | 653 students

 

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Posted September 17, 2009

A beautiful facility with enthuiastic teachers and inspired leadership. It is amazingly diverse, with kids from all over the world--Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe, India, the Middle East, South America, Mexico... It's nice to see all those kids getting along and learning to be comfortable with their differences while enjoying their similarities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

its a very nice clean facililty, with nice faculty members and students. [:
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Our school is run by dedicated professionals that help our children embrace their cultures, respect each other, and get a top-notch education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Fairview is a family school. As soon as you walk through the front door you can feel the happy kids the smiling teachers. You are always greeted with a smile and what ever the problem you may have their is always someone right there to help you with it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2009

I'm very impressed with Fairview South My Daughter Just Started & She Loves To Go To School. I Highly Recommend to see the area & the park thats next to the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2008

highest standards for each teacher and staff member activites music art band orchestra gifted and talented computers physical education RECESS! small classrooms major field trips for middle school sports teams after school clubs student government I couldn't ask for a better elementary school education for my kids. they are academically, physically, emotionally, socially and I would go as far as saying spiritually enriched at this school. None of the more 'wealthy' northshore or nw burb schools can touch Fairview South when it comes to the personal attention, love and care each and every one of these children get, not to mention riggerous academic standards resulting in some of the very highest standardized test scores in the state. Public school education is alive and well at Fairview South in Skokie, IL!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 31, 2007

Fariview South does a wonderful job of teaching children acedemics and life skills. This is very important to me. On top of that, Fairview holds gym class every day and has music, art, computer & library classes at least once per week. Fairview also has wonderful teachers and staff because my daughter loves to go to school and learn!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2007

Both of my boys are happy, healthy, smart Fairview South students! Mrs. Bucur is the best K teacher in the world! She not only wonderful to the kids, but also to the parents. Beginning with the 1st time you meet her. She offers tea bags and tissues to parents with kids first entering K. She is a wonderful, delightful person, and a superb teacher. Go Maria! Thank You for being a great Teacher, Frank, Justin G., Gabby G., Ty, Angela R., and all other students you've made an impact on.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2007

My children have left Fairview very well prepared for high school. This helped make the transition into high school a smooth one. The facilities are beautiful. Fairview also involves the children in the maintenance of the school gardens, which is a unique experience. Staff is highly educated, professional and friendly. I'm very happy my children attended Fairview South.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2006

This is a very good school! The teachers are nice and they have very authorized and organized classrooms! It is not the greatest but one of the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2006

Great school, my daughter goes to this school, I cannot say enough about it, teachers are great, principle is nice, all the staff is so nice and helpful. My daughter is doing great here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2006

Fairview is a great school. Very high academic standards as well as great art, music and other extra curriculum activities. All teachers are excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2005

very qualified teachers. Wonderful school
—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.

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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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90%

2012

 
 
97%

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96%

2010

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
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

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

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

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
85%

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

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%

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

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%

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 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
99%
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 Students90%
Female93%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian86%
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Low income83%
Non-low income92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learners50%

Reading

All Students90%
Female90%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian95%
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Low income100%
Non-low income85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities93%
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 Students88%
Female86%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian94%
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Low income76%
Non-low income93%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learners58%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female79%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian83%
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Low income67%
Non-low income95%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learners46%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students97%
Female94%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Low income91%
Non-low income100%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities100%
English language learners83%
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 Students83%
Female82%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian83%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Low income71%
Non-low income87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)70%
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female85%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian75%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Low income65%
Non-low income89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)70%
Students without disabilities86%
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 Students75%
Female80%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asian69%
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Low income55%
Non-low income84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female92%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asian75%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Low income80%
Non-low income86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities86%
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 Students75%
Female73%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian70%
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Low income69%
Non-low income78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female82%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian90%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low income76%
Non-low income84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students92%
Female90%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian90%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Low income85%
Non-low income96%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities94%
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 Students65%
Female72%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asian65%
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Low income46%
Non-low income75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female87%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian85%
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Low income65%
Non-low income89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities86%
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 50% 51%
Asian 29% 4%
Hispanic 14% 23%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Black 1% 18%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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7040 Laramie Avenue
Skokie, IL 60077
Phone: (847) 929-1048

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