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Glenbrook Elementary School

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3 stars

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Posted April 2, 2014

This school has been a tremendous educational institution for my 2 kids. Even though they are only in Kindergarten and First Grade I couldn't be happier with the dedication that is felt by all of the teachers and staff members. It is obvious that our principal has great leadership qualities that definately are carried through to the quality of education provided.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2014

My son currently goes to glenbrook. This is his second year. I have been so disappointed in the class sizes, the resistance for early intervention for learning issues and lack of consistency in his teachers. His teacher's classroom looks like it shoukd be on an episode of hoarders, she does not allow parents to participate in class partiea and only communicates via notes in the assignment notebook. I had to call the principal in order to get a parent teacher conference scheduled. This will be his last year at this school. If you have a choice, do not send your kid to this school. It has been a nightmare.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2013

Glenbrook is a really great school. My daughter went there for first grade after having went to a private school in kindergarten. She loves her school and so do I. The teachers, principal, and support staff are all very friendly and helpful. I love how many family activities there are, especially Family Fun Night. The only negative thing I can say is I wish there were more teachers and more parents attending the events. Other than that the school is a wonderful school. I can honestly say I prefer Glenbrook to my daughter's previous private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2009

Glenbrook Elementary school is just a great all around school. The teachers and principal really care about the students and the parent involvement is great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2008

There's good and bad in ALL educational institutions. To try 'pigeon-hole' a school for a review does a great disservice to the school. Some of the faculty are fabulous, while others severely lack. I am a parent that appreciates dialogue with teachers, also being a certified teacher myself. I feel there are some wonderful opportunities for students. There are a lot more activities and events than when I was a student at the school. Overall, I feel the school is dpoing its best to educate our students for the future. It's not a perfect system, but our only other option would be to either move or go the private school route. For me, neither of those are an option.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2008

As a former PTG President, I can honestly say that Glenbrook is a great school! My children have received a good education that will hopefully carry them far throughout their lives. The only downside to Glenbrook is the lack of staff participation after school hours. Glenbrook has at least one family event per month and children love to see their teachers outside of school! The teachers and staff should take these opportunities to 'bond' with the Glenbrook families.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2006

As an out of state new resident, i am stunned that kindergarteners only go to school for 2.5 Hours a day? In my opinion, this is a waste of the most valuable time in a young child's life, the time when they are most susceptible to learning new ideas and material. We came from a state where there was state funded pre-k, in which students went to school for 6.5 Hours every day. To take a 4 or 5 year old in that type of environment that puts such a high emphasis on learning to this environment which does not seem to value education at all would be a joke, if it were a laughing matter. Further increasing my dubiousness of the school system in general is the fact that i can pay for daycare at school, if i want my child to attend 'school' longer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2004

I was not very involved with the school itself however my son attended in the 2nd grade and I was not very pleased with the split teacher shift. Having one teacher 3 days a week and another teacher 2 days a week I did not feel was adequate for children this age. No 2 teachers have the same teaching style and can keep things uniform which children this age need. On the other hand I will give them credit on their reading program which is excellent.
—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

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
83%
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

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
76%
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

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
80%
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

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
91%

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

All Students68%
Female69%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Low income51%
Non-low income89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)27%
Students without disabilities77%
English language learners50%

Reading

All Students56%
Female69%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Low income36%
Non-low income81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)20%
Students without disabilities63%
English language learners23%
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 Students69%
Female69%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Low income67%
Non-low income71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)20%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learners40%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students70%
Female78%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Low income62%
Non-low income81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)27%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learners27%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students87%
Female86%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Low income87%
Non-low income87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)60%
Students without disabilities93%
English language learners73%
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 Students62%
Female64%
Male60%
Black40%
Asian79%
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Low income46%
Non-low income87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities64%
English language learners25%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students55%
Female64%
Male43%
Black30%
Asian69%
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Low income38%
Non-low income78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities56%
English language learners0%
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 Students62%
Female59%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low income42%
Non-low income87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities69%
English language learners20%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students54%
Female56%
Male51%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Low income40%
Non-low income71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities59%
English language learners20%
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%
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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
Hispanic 43% 24%
White 39% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 4%
Black 6% 18%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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315 Garden Circle
Streamwood, IL 60107
Phone: (630) 213-5555

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