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Greenwood Elementary School

Public | PK-3 | 381 students

 

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Posted November 1, 2010

The teachers really care, I've seen a teacher give up half her lunch time everyday to make sure the kids finish their work and they stay late in the evening.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2009

School District 150 has improved with extra activities outside of school for the kids. I appreciate those teachers who go above and beyond to make school memoriable for my children. That Talent Show was one my kids nor I will always remember. Hats off to the coordinator. Great Job!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2006

The teachers at Greenwood do love what they do and if researched a bit better, the previous parent would have realized that many of the teachers do have their masters and many more are currently working toward them. I think also that parents need to realize that sometimes teachers are asked to do many things that are above and beyond their call of duty. They work very hard and sometimes feel that administration is not in their support. Did you also know that most teachers spend a large amount of their own money on classroom materials? Let's support our teachers and find ways to change these problems. Our teachers and students deserve the best!
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Posted March 27, 2006

Greenwood school is a great school, but like any school improvements are needed. Teachers need to love what they do and when that happens students excel. Most teachers at Greenwood have a BA, but we need more teachers to hold master degrees in education.
—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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
69%
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 Students55%
Female56%
Male54%
Black52%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income60%
Not low income43%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students62%
Female72%
Male52%
Black62%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income62%
Not low income62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities69%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 86% 18%
Hispanic 10% 24%
Two or more races 3% 3%
White 1% 51%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mr. William Kolloway

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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16800 Greenwood Avenue
South Holland, IL 60473
Phone: (708) 339-4433

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