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Iles Elementary School

Public | PK, 1-5

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted December 18, 2013

Wait. Which eighth grader are you? I know you're not on my bus. Bus 17? And I agree. We do get more work! Iles is more in depth in academics too. A bit troubling during finals.


Posted December 17, 2013

I am aN 8th grader at Iles right now, and I've had my fair share of not being challenged and trust me it sucks. My scores were lower when I first got there because I didn't have anything to improve on. Iles opens up a route to sucess for me because I can now explore my academic gifts. At my school, they don't just give us more work, they observe and show us what we need to work on and how to do it. I an talk to my teachers about anything and they are always there to listen and help. I love seeing first graders on the bus who will ask me to show them how to use division on the route home because they heard about it and what to learn. Every kid is genuinely interested in their education. In some cases I can even have a political debate with them. I can't speak for everyone else, but I know that Iles earns it achievements and we are proud. Iles eagles will soar!


Posted February 6, 2012

As a former student( graduated to lincoln magnet in 05, then to SHS), this is the best school in springfield. This is the only school where I was ever challenged in the classroom. Im not sure if I agree with making it a middle school, but regardless the teachers are great and very innovative. Wish I could go back, great memories.


Posted February 23, 2010

In this faculty of 16 teachers, there are 3 National Board Certified Teachers and the 2009 Horace Mann Educator of the Year. A number of other teachers have been recognized for excellence in teaching, as well.


Posted October 2, 2008

My child attended Iles and hands down, this is the best school in the city of Springfield. The principal unifies all walks of life and the parents are very involved. The curriculum is very stimulating and the learning environment is the most positive I've ever experienced. The ony problem with Iles is that it doesn't extend to 12th grade. When my child entered middle school, he wished so much that Iles didn't end. He's never liked school since then and he's a very smart young man.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2007

Having taught in a number of schools in the city, state and other states, I find this school the most stimulating. We have a great principal and staff that work together to meet the needs of the children. Our parents are supportive, as well. Because our bright students exceed in all areas (#6 in the state), we feel we have some latitude when designing lessons. That makes it fun!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 27, 2007

Iles combines diversity, challenging curriculum and excellent discipline to create an exciting learning environment for gifted children. The staff is motivated and dedicated to providing each child the best path for his/her learning style. Parents are very involved and supportive of the classrooms and school. I have had two children in the school for 3 years and have nothing but positive experiences to report. This school is the real 'gift.'
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2006

I think Iles school is a great school for any child who's parents want them to succeed on a possitive course. My son has attended Iles for two years and the education he has gotten from the teachers there has been great for him. I woul recommend this school for every child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2005

We have been very pleased with Iles. The teachers focus on the needs of individual children and provide opportunities to engage the students in learning. The special projects have been especially rewarding for our children. We have found the principal to be very accessible and fair. We also appreciated the opportunity for our children to begin playing an instrument in grade school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2005

Iles is a wonderful gifted school. Teachers are skilled in challenging talented kids and building up their confidence at the same time. There is a very good parent-teacher relationship in the school because teachers are open-minded and willing to listen. I am very satisfied with my child's development and the way he was challenged in these years. This is a school that any parent having talented children should not miss.
—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.
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The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

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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.

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The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

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The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

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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.

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The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

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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

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All Students96%
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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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Students without disabilities97%
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Reading

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All Students99%
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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 Students99%
Female100%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial90%
Native Americann/a
White100%
Low income93%
Non-low income100%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities99%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students99%
Female97%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial90%
Native Americann/a
White100%
Low income100%
Non-low income98%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities99%
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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46%
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28%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Above average


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 61% 51%
Two or more races 14% 3%
Black 12% 18%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 4%
Hispanic 3% 24%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1700 South 15th Street
Springfield, IL 62703
Phone: (217) 525-3226

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