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Ridge Circle Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 496 students

 

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Posted November 10, 2013

My child goes to half day kg here and at first I was very skeptical. But in just 2 months she's starting to read a little. The teacher ms Petzel is a very good teacher. I do notice the principal is very involved than most other principals. This year they are really trying hard to turn the school around with attendance, students success. Parents need to get involved more in the child's acedemically. That what's makes the diff between an excellent student and an average or below average student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2013

Our children just finished Kindergarten 2012-2013. Yes it was half day kindergarten 2.5hrs only. We were skeptical as to how much they would learn. They learn more than they can tell you! 3 field trips, had catipillars turn into butterflies! This school year they are offering full day mainstream kindergarten. Mr. Seigalak does a good job with the tools he has been given to lead this school. This is a friendly school where all walks of life co-exist very well. As with anything in life it's also about what the parents put into their children's education at home. Everything in life starts at home! Parent involvement could be better but it might be more cultural than anything. It's a good home town school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2009

I am glad that I can actually say that I'm happy with the way things are being ran in this school this year so far.Unlike,last year the school was terrible,the old principal was not a good one she did not do her job at all,some of the teachers were doing a great job and the office staff were friendly.I had three children attend there for a few years,and did not like the old principal the new principal at Ridge is doing an excellent job so far and I noticed the change in the school within a month that goes to show that he is working hard to make this school a good one,he does not only worry about behavior but academics as well, I really love that keep up the good work to all who try to make Ridge Circle an excellent school for my children and others thank you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2009

The parents and students of Ridge Circle are very down to earth people. We all work together to make a great school and community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2009

great parents to support the children


Posted October 12, 2009

It has the greatest teachers !- astromynx
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2009

I'm voting for Ridge Circle Elementary school in Streamwood Because it has changed my little girl to be strong and she is happy and doing alot better in school..The teachers at Ridge understand the kids and help them out as a parent It makes me feel good that my child is happy to go to school..I thank eveyone in that school soooo much for everything you have done so far...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

Ridge Circle truly believes in no student left behind. Our goal is to prepare every student for their next level of education. Ridge Circle Cares.


Posted October 5, 2009

I think that the teachers are very involved and caring. They have high expectations but realize each child is unique in their learning requirements.


Posted October 4, 2009

You have a great staff that cares alot about the children.


Posted October 4, 2009

I used to teach at Ridge Circle. The student were so much fun to be around and learn with. Each child had their own personality that made the school unique. The teachers are among the most dedicated I EVER worked with. I was proud to be a part of the staff.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 20, 2007

I think its a awsome school! great teachers there!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 19, 2007

It isn very good. The student dont have much things to play with outside.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2007

We really miss Mr. Lueck, he was a constant presence in the school and all the children knew him. Ridge Circle has some wonderful teachers! Mr. Guyon and Mr. P are the greatest.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2006

Too many resorces are alloted to the bi-lingual needs of children in this school. It shouldn't really be considered bi-lingual beacuse English it seems is not required. The parents of these children chose not to learn the English language so how are their children suppose to learn. The answer is why should they learn when we cater to their language instead of English. When picking up my child from school the English language is hardly ever heard.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2006

I'm hoping that this year with a new and hopefully better principal things will improve for students at Ridge Circle School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2006

I have been very pleased with our school experience at Ridge Circle School. Love the principal Mr. Lueck.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2005

I have been a parent at Ridge Circle for 5 years. I am very pleased with my child's progress. I only wish more parents would take an active role in this school. We have a very dedicated staff and principal. I have nothing bad to say about this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2003

What a great school! Too bad the classes are so large.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2003

Ms. Conroy is an excellent teacher. I believe that Ridge Circle could be an excellent school with the right leader.
—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

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
68%
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

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
68%
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

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
61%
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

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
80%

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

All Students33%
Female33%
Male34%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White35%
Low income28%
Not low income50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)10%
Students without disabilities42%
English language learners31%

Reading

All Students40%
Female43%
Male36%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White41%
Low income31%
Not low income67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)10%
Students without disabilities52%
English language learners30%
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 Students43%
Female50%
Male38%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White59%
Low income37%
Not low income58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities59%
English language learners14%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students44%
Female50%
Male41%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White59%
Low income39%
Not low income58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)11%
Students without disabilities57%
English language learners14%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students67%
Female75%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Low income61%
Not low income84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)26%
Students without disabilities82%
English language learners29%
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 Students60%
Female67%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White55%
Low income49%
Not low income93%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities81%
English language learners19%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students46%
Female56%
Male36%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Low income37%
Not low income71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities61%
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 Students63%
Female58%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Low income63%
Not low income63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)40%
Students without disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students54%
Female58%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Low income51%
Not low income63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)33%
Students without disabilities61%
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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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 59% 24%
White 20% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 4%
Black 8% 18%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mr. Neal Siegellak

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420 Ridge Circle
Streamwood, IL 60107
Phone: (630) 213-5600

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