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Fairview South Elementary School

Public | PK-8 | 653 students

 

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Posted September 10, 2013

Fairview South is an awesome school... I love my daughter going there! She loves her class and her teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2012

If you are seeking a diverse setting where all are truly welcomed and valued, Fairview is the place. If you are seeking a school with high academic standards that also offers layers of support to help your child reach their potential, Fairview is the place. If you are seeking a school with caring teachers and administrators, once again, Fairview is the place. When my child is successful, they celebrate with us. When my child struggles, they support with us. I could not ask for a better learning environment that also offers additional opportunities for involvement in music, the arts, and sports to round out the academic experience. What a gift Fairview is to the community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2011

Stay away from the PTA . The women can be quite evil, cliquesh, gossipy and love to bully anyone who doesn't fit their image. I witnessed their horrible behavior towards another mom and often wondered why this "possibly"mental women are allowed to volunteer in this school. Sad, but very true. Otherwise, the principal Mr. Perez is great. He knows all his kids by name, and I believe really cares about them. The teachers my children had were wonderful. I was very comfortable with them, and was able to bring up any issues of concern. They were always willing to help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2011

Both my twins attend the school and everything is great, this is a wonderful school and a wonderful community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2010

If you have normal testable children - this is a great place. If your children have extreme disabilities - this is a great place. Beware if your child is quirky. They fail the quirky kids all the time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2010

The small classes and dedicated staff and teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

WE love the school because we have great caring teachers, great students and great supportive parents!! Just a wonderful school with programs for everyone!! Oh, my son also loves the playground there!! :))
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2009

Truly a wonderful atmosphere for all!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

Fairview is by far the best school I have ever worked at. The administration, secretarial and janitorial staff, and the teachers have been helpful and caring since I first moved here from Michigan in 2007. The students are always fun to talk to, well-mannered and willing to go out of their way to make a teacher feel like he has done a good job. Fairview has been like a second family to me and no other school would be more deserving of an educational grant such as this.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 18, 2009

They are soooo responsive to student needs. The teachers are just wonderful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

Establishing a life-long love of learning in a child is the true test of a high quality education and my kids love to learn and Fairview South has encouraged that in every aspect of their education!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

Fairview has a great facility nice and clean. The teachers are knowledgeable. They have excellent program to help kids learn their best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

The faculty and staff truly care about the children. The curriculum is innovative and challenging. Fairview offers a wide variety of extra curricular activities. I'm also very pleased that they have open communication with their HS, Niles West, thus completely preparing them for the transition and vigorous workload in HS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

I love Fairview because it produces good students/grades despite the challenge of having such a diverse socio-economic student body (over 70 languages spoken). The school boasts excellent infrastructure, building, park, bus service, food, IT hardware, etc. This over achieving student body is only able to produce because of the supportive teachers and principles at the school. Moreover, the awesome parents that volunteer and appear for school functions establishes a sense of Fairview pride. Yes I have a Fairview sticker on my car and yes, both my daughter and son (graduated) are in advanced/honors classes due to Fairview. Go Fairview!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

Fairview is a great school and I love the fact that is goes from kindergarten through 8th grade. Great Faculty and Administration. My daughter loved going there and has a lot of great memories.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

Accomplished teachers and strong leaders strive to give the students of Fairview the best education possible. Each year we are more impressed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

Fairview School has a diverse student population that cares about learning, developing, and acknowledging academics, social activity and athletics! It is a wonderful school filled with teachers and administrators that care, and students and athletes that care about each other. Success, health, and giving back to the community is what Fairview is all about! Its alumni have leaders that want to truly make a difference when they go onto high school. They are always proud they graduated from Fairview!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

It is a diverse school where everyone feels welcome and no one is excluded from anything. The Parents, Teachers, Staff and Administration are the best!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Just the warmest teachers and staff a parent could wish for. There's no better feeling than knowing your children are in good hands when they leave the house in the morning!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

very nice people & great teachers.
—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%

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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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  • Mr. Francisco Perez

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

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