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Jane Stenson School

Public | K-5 | 374 students

 

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Posted November 1, 2014

Very impressed with principal and teachers. Clearly care about student success and are very approachable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2014

Jane Stenson in Skokie IL, Is a good school I have three kids here and have not have a bad experience. Teachers, principal and office staff are all great. Never had a bad experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2013

This is a great school. The teachers are very supportive of their students and although they are young they manage to connect, build trust and get the best out of their little learners. The principal is very responsive and teaches respect and creativity, leading by example and taking the time to connect personally with the families. Would definitely recommend this school. Could improve on extra curricular activities however.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2013

Fine school - except for special needs. Glad it worked out for the commenter below, but my child was kicked out. Once he was better (performing normally), they wouldn't let him back in, citing that they didn't have the capacity for a special ed student. Once we got a lawyer, we had to go to transfer to another school in the district (after 6,000 in legal fees). Now he is in a gifted program in middle school. That was our experience with Jane Stenson, and their principal, who I feel was the core of the problem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2013

Worst school I have ever encountered in my life. Unresponsive to questions. The teachers are unfriendly, the office staff is rude and the principal is a bully. I would strongly suggest if you are thinking about sending your child here that you rethink your choice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2012

Excellent teachers, Wonderful principal, amazing resources. We feel lucky to be a part of a warm and caring community!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2010

Yes, the teachers are young but NOT inexperienced; most of them have graduate degrees or are in the process of getting them. In my opinion, the school fosters a very good environment of cooperation and encourages parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

teacher s are young , inexperienced and don't play a lot of favoritism towards children, always cpmplain to parents abt childrens behaviour
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2006

My child is in the special ed program at Stenson. This his forth year there.I've been very impressed by everyone there, from the principal to the maintenance man. Gloria
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2006

My daughter has been going to Jane Stenson for a while now and I really like it. The staff is extremely friendly both in person and over the phone. The security is good. No one can just come and out when they want. The teachers are quick to respond to you both by phone or email. They become available when the parent is available. All I can say is nice things about this school. I would recommend this school if you live in the district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2004

I'm happy to have my daughter in Jane Stenson. The school is really really good. Teachers are very professional, very nice atmosphere, a lot of free after or before school activities.
—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

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
82%

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 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
90%
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

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
82%
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 Students46%
Female47%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asian50%
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White36%
Low income36%
Not low income63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities53%
English language learners25%

Reading

All Students71%
Female74%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asian88%
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Low income64%
Not low income82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities77%
English language learners43%
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 Students57%
Female65%
Male49%
Blackn/a
Asian48%
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Low income40%
Not low income82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)33%
Students without disabilities62%
English language learners9%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students67%
Female74%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asian71%
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Low income59%
Not low income78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)25%
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students84%
Female85%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian79%
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Low income78%
Not low income93%
Students with disabilities (IEP)58%
Students without disabilities90%
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 Students61%
Female60%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asian65%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Low income52%
Not low income74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)29%
Students without disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students69%
Female59%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian65%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Low income56%
Not low income85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)36%
Students without disabilities79%
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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26%
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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 34% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 30% 4%
Hispanic 18% 24%
Black 10% 18%
Two or more races 7% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mrs. Susan ONeil

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9201 Lockwood Avenue
Skokie, IL 60077
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