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Spring Grove Elementary School

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Posted March 31, 2014

Spring Grove Elementary Are there any yearbooks / photos available from past years' students and teachers?


Posted November 19, 2010

I attended this school, and I have nothing but shining opinions about it. The teachers always cared for us, there were programs for the gifted, etc. There were so many events that focused on us learning and having fun that it didn't feel at all like school but more an adventure every day.


Posted November 8, 2009

They do not offer any extra classes for children who need help. Unwilling to go the extra mile. My son has been there three years and only one teacher was willing to work with him. They expect the parents to teach the children not the teachers. And there principal was caught with minors in a hotel room with drugs. Not a very good feeling to have as a parent with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2009

Both of my sons attend SGS and I think it is a very good school. The kids are engaged and learning, but they aren't bogged down with too much busywork...yet. My two are in 1st and 3rd and I was told it gets more intense in 4th grade. My youngest was behind a bit when he came into 1st grade, and the teachers picked right up on it and started him in a special reading program that really helped get him up to speed. All of the staff have had have been very involved in wanting to see my kids (and everyone' else's) succeed and helping them towards that goal. The PTO makes sure the kids aren't out there fundraising, instead we have fun fairs and a big dinner dance to raise funds. I love this school and while our taxes are high, I feel I am getting my money's worth.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2009

This is a great school. The teachers are involved and care about the kids, and our PTO is absolutely top-notch!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2007

The teachers at this school are wonderful. It is evident they have a strong desire to serve the children and the community. I am particularly impressed with the study of the rain forest my fourth grade child completed. Also, I enjoy that my child's 4th grade teacher sends home a study guide for the social studies test. It is a wonderful school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2006

The parent involvement at this school is great! The teachers are very concerned and caring. As far as academics, however, I'd have to say the district is a bit behind. Since I work in other schools I know this for sure. We have 4th graders that are doing addition and subtraction at the end of the 1st qtr. Get with it! They ended 3rd grade mult. & div. Let's stop the reviewing & push the educating! Also, the two elem. schools that feed the same middle school do not share a common curriculum. Okay folks, the merge is long past and books are being purchased. Get with it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2004

Our school is great and love our teachers! We re having budget problems and are headed for more cuts, but we are making the best of it. Our principal has given his 2 year retirement notice, which because of large raises for retiring, will take away much needed funds from our students, but we are glad to seem him go. Our superintendent and principal both need to go. Our superintendent has been very divisive for our school district. The superintendent and our principal live in another state and don t care about our financial situation. Our School Board doesn t seem to know what they are doing awarding expensive contracts, expensive fringe benefits, and giving 60 sick days to administrators because there wasn t money for large raises. We will have 4 new school board members in the spring and hopefully this will help the situation. We have the best PTO in Illinois!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2004

This is the best elementary school imaginable. The PTO of this school is soooo involved. Every year they have a Dinner Dance for the parents with silent auctions and have rasied over 25k from just one of them. The teachers care so much about our children that prior to the school year the kids receive post cards from their new teacher telling them how much they are looking forward to having them in their class. How wonderful is that? I would recommend this school to any parent. Some of the extra programs they have are a gifted program, a storytelling program(free for kids by the pto),they put on a program for grandparents as well as the usual holiday etc. Anytime there is a concern in our community a letter gets sent home to the parents.
—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.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
100%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%

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

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
89%
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

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
90%

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 Students63%
Female62%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Low income38%
Non-low income71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female84%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income44%
Non-low income84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities75%
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 Students66%
Female66%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female83%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students98%
Female97%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income100%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities98%
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%
Female55%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female70%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities80%
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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Math growth at this school

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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 96% 51%
Hispanic 2% 24%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 18%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2018 Main Street Road
Spring Grove, IL 60081
Phone: (815) 675-2342

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