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Lindsay School

Public | K-5 | 532 students

 
 

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Posted May 9, 2013

Amazing school all around! Great communication between teachers, staff, and principle. SCOPE is even better here. They (the faculty) care about the kids and it shows. My 6 year old is in love with this school and so am I. I cannot wait to get my other two kids into this school and have the amazing leadership, involvement, fun, and love shown to my girls like they have shown my son.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2007

My children went from private to this public school and we are so happy. The education and literacy is excellent. The teachers are all happy and really put heart into teaching. This was the best choice for us and our family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2004

My son started in Kindergarten last year at Lindsay. It was the most exciting time for him. His teacher was amazing--devoting many extra hours to her classroom. We love Lindsay school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2003

My daughter is in Kindergarten at Vachel Lindsay. This is a wonderful school. The staff and teachers are all friendly and make Lindsay a warm inviting environment for kids. Every day when I pick up my daughter I ask 'Did you have a good day?' and her reply is always 'Every day is a good day.' We love Lindsay.
—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

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
79%
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

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
72%
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

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
78%
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 Students67%
Female69%
Male66%
Black53%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Low income50%
Non-low income74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)47%
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female81%
Male64%
Black58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Low income55%
Non-low income78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)40%
Students without disabilities79%
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 Students77%
Female69%
Male82%
Black63%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Low income56%
Non-low income90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)30%
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students69%
Female66%
Male71%
Black55%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Low income48%
Non-low income82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)30%
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students91%
Female86%
Male96%
Black83%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Low income81%
Non-low income98%
Students with disabilities (IEP)100%
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 Students49%
Female53%
Male46%
Black25%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Low income37%
Non-low income59%
Students with disabilities (IEP)22%
Students without disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students54%
Female58%
Male51%
Black38%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Low income45%
Non-low income63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)28%
Students without disabilities62%
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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How schools in the state rate:

26%
of schools in the state are Below average
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

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 50% 51%
Black 31% 18%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 4%
Two or more races 6% 3%
Hispanic 4% 24%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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