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Edison Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 320 students

 

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Posted October 28, 2013

This school is a very friendly place to be. Our students are happy to be here & love to learn!! They really demonstrate our school motto: Be respectful, be responsible, & give best effort. We have been a Spotlight School in Illinois for the past several years. The dedication of our teachers & the hard work of our students really shines through with the fantastic ISAT scores that we have achieved over the last several years!! It's a great place to be!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 25, 2013

Edison school is a wonderful place to work. The staff, students, and parents are like family. Our teachers work hard and always have our students best interests at hand. Dr. Bernard works very hard to have an atmosphere of learning and respect.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 25, 2013

I am constantly amazed at the community environment seen throughout Edison School. We are more than a school, but a community and family. Staff works together to help meet the needs of all of our students. You often see teachers staying after school willingly to help their students, as well as at extra-curricular activities to show their support and interest. Parents and other community members are welcome volunteers at our school, and can been seen spending time with students to help them succeed. Students are kind to one another and come to school ready to learn. Great things come from the students at Edison School because of the positive supports surrounding them. It truly is a community school and a thriving one at that!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 24, 2013

Edison school is a great place to learn. The teachers and students work hard to meet the demands of Common Core State Standards. When you walk into the school it is a very welcoming feeling. We have a number of community and parent volunteers that come to school and work with individual students. It is truly a community school supported by many stakeholders. Communication between parents and teachers is very important. Both teachers and parents don't hesitate to communicate with each other via phone calls, notes, and e-mails. Students and safety are the number one priority.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 1, 2010

Great School with a great staff that puts the kids needs first.


Posted April 30, 2010

Edison is a great place to learn with qualified staff that care about the students and their families.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

Edison is a great place to be. It's a welcoming place where everyone works hard to be the best.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 30, 2010

Edison is a great school-- Teachers, staff and Principal are always willing to go the extra mile to help the kids and their families-- with a smile on their face. Edison is the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

Great principals, great staff and great kids
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

teamwork and everyone looks out for the students best interests
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 29, 2010

It is a great school ran by a great principal who dedicates her whole life to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2009

I have had been a substitute teacher at Edison School numerous times. I feel most of the children who attend this school are well behaved, however they few who misbehaved were basically rewarded from the principal. I feel the school could be great if the principal stepped up and took charge of the school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 28, 2009

The best thing about Edison school is the teachers. My son has had some fabulous and some not so fabulous teachers the last 3 years. Unfortunately the grounds are run down, the buidling smells awful, and appears very aged. They definately need a major overhaul the the building.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 21, 2009

I love edison not only because I work there but, because I went to school there and my kids went and are attending there now. It's like home away from home. A big family!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

Great ISAT scores. However, this school spends entirely too much time worrying about ISATs and not enough time on properly educating the children. They leave the school knowing very little regarding science, social studies and other subjects.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

The teachers, staff, principal are great! It's like a large community family. We always feel so welcome and cared about.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Jan Bernard is a great example of an exceptional principle who cares about kids and preparing them for life. Not an easy job. I am proud of her and all of the teachers who teach and care for our kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2008

Edison has a very diverse environment and my kids love their peers, teachers, and principal. The staff is very attentive because the children are their number one concern.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2008

I would have to disagree with the previous comments regarding the children's behavior...I think that as a parent our goal is not to move out of neighborhoods or choose 'better' schools to work at because the childrens are 'misbehaving'. Our duty as adults is to educate our youth. I would rather have a child misbehave and correct them, than a child that doesn't speak or interact and shoots up an entire school... Edison is a good school, with good teachers, caring staff, dedicated parents and smart students. Study this formula: Parent involvement+Teacher involvement=Better educated and Well-mannered children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2006

I taught as a substitute at this school several years ago. The children were very ill-mannered and no respect for teachers at all. I did not return because it was one of the worst schools I ever worked for. The principal coddled the students and did not support the staff.
—Submitted by a teacher


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

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
84%
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

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
100%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
92%
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

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
73%
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 Students47%
Female40%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Low income33%
Non-low income77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)15%
Students without disabilities58%
English language learners20%

Reading

All Students68%
Female70%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Low income64%
Non-low income77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)15%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learners60%
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 Students84%
Female77%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income86%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students68%
Female65%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income68%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students89%
Female88%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income89%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities89%
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 Students36%
Female28%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White36%
Low income35%
Non-low income40%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities41%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students62%
Female63%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Low income63%
Non-low income60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities67%
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

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Below 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
Hispanic 76% 24%
White 17% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Black 3% 18%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4100 Scoville Avenue
Stickney, IL 60402
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