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Walker Intermediate School

Public | 5-6 | 810 students

 
 

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Posted September 26, 2011

Although this school has won awards for outstanding achievements; I am concerned that the school is focused on just that, "outstanding achievers" and the children who fall beneath that are left behind on numerous levels. Besides not being assisted academically, their emotional needs and over all security are lacking. Although bullying and respect are the school's mantra; these do not seem to be the priority to the educators and the administration, which presents as a conflict to the children that attend the school having no advocates when a situation with a bully arises. I am not able to rate the education as it's early in the year, and basic needs are not met at school, as in Maslow's laws,so the academics at the school are a moot point.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2007

This school is amazing! The teachers are some of the best I have ever experienced. Also to compliment that the staff is exceptional. The principal and assistant principle are very caring and are always very professional. I just wish my son could attend this school for more than two years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2007

I am a parent in this district and I feel that this is a great district with wonderful caring teachers. I have a child in 5th and 6th grade, and can say only wonderful things.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2006

I am very disapointed in this school. My daughter's teacher had students grade papers and they did them wrong which lowered her grade. I am pleased with the band and dance/orff activities. Overall I feel my daughter is forgetting things she learned in 4th grade and is now struggling with schoolwork. I would go bak to the Frankfort 157-C District if I could.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
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

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
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 Students70%
Female71%
Male68%
Black29%
Asian91%
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Low income46%
Non-low income70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)30%
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female79%
Male70%
Black77%
Asian82%
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Low income55%
Non-low income75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)36%
Students without disabilities80%
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 Students75%
Female80%
Male72%
Black70%
Asian87%
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income60%
Non-low income76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)22%
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female81%
Male65%
Black73%
Asian80%
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Low income57%
Non-low income73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)36%
Students without disabilities76%
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%
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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 78% 51%
Hispanic 11% 24%
Black 5% 18%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 4%
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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19900 80th Avenue
Tinley Park, IL 60487
Phone: (815) 464-2285

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