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Memorial Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 334 students

 

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Posted September 18, 2013

This school ignored my child's disability, just kept passing him without extra help so that he would eventually be out of their hair. Unacceptable!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2013

have had all of my children in this school over the course of many years. The teachers are all so very caring and helpful. We have had a few changes in principals over the years but this year they really found the perfect one. He is so involved with the kids, parents and staff. Morale is terrific and they always have fun activities planned though out the school year for the kids, reading nights, family fun nights etc. Teachers, principal and staff always put in 200%of their time for our children during school and after as well. Love the reading programs that are enforced to inspire the children and get them motivated. We have a wonderful PTA and they organize so many fun activities throughout the school year. A very family friendly school, I couldn't be happier. Have also had involvement with their early learning program at the school, and cannot not say enough, they are so caring and helpful. I do not know where we would be without their nurturing, guidance and kindness.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2013

Don't think this is the greatest school in the district. It's currently not meeting federal education standards, and my children have both struggled. We moved last summer and are now in a better district, and my kids are doing so much better! My son actually enjoys reading now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

Memorial School has the Best Staff, Students & Families.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

I am a parent that has had 2 children go through and 1 who is currently attending Memorial. Through the years, all the staff members give their all to students and parents. They are very attentive, stay up to date with the latest information and teaching techniques.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2008

I am very pleased with Memorial School. Bringing on the new staff and students due to the Fulton rebuild, I am impressed with the job they have done. I was concerned that my son wouldn't be challenged enough (already reading before K), but they have a program to keep him up on his reading skills. I get to help his K class out weekly,which is great and I get to see how well the staff works with the kids and how attentive they are to students that are more behind than others. Thank You Memorial!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2008

I have had two children graduate from Memorial and one still going there. This school goes beyond the normal and extends itself to every student there. Everyone gets the right help for that individual student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2007

With one child who 'graduated' and two others who currently attend Memorial, we are very satisfied with this school. Our children consistently test in the high nineties percentile in all areas. We believe that our children are getting a quality education at Memorial. Besides the regular curriculum, there is also an emphasis on strong moral character. The teachers and administrative staff are responsive. The student body and parents are friendly and unpretentious. Most important, our CHILDREN love Memorial!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 4, 2006

My husband and I transfered our son to Memorial School from St. George School halfway thru 1st grade. We were very nervous about our decision to switch schools, our older son graduated from St. George and we had always planned that our younger son would do the same. What a surprise we had! We had always thought that the Catholic schools were ahead of the public schools academically. That is not the case with Memorial school. Memorial School's academic program is far more advanced than St. George. My son loves the school, and my husband and I love the teachers and the other staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2005

I am a former student of Memorial. I feel this school is one of the best schools. The teachers are willing to go to whatever extent is needed to help the students. After school help, help during lunches, etc. It is the type of school you can feel safe knowing your child will get a great education from.
—Submitted by a former student


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

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
87%
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

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%
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

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
74%
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 Students62%
Female50%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Low income56%
Not low income67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities65%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students70%
Female75%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Low income54%
Not low income84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities75%
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 Students63%
Female68%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Low income50%
Not low income72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female76%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Low income60%
Not low income83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students88%
Female88%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Low income85%
Not low income90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities95%
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 Students63%
Female66%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Low income62%
Not low income63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students58%
Female69%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Low income48%
Not low income63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities63%
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

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
White 69% 51%
Hispanic 13% 24%
Two or more races 8% 3%
Black 7% 18%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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6701 179th Street
Tinley Park, IL 60477
Phone: (708) 614-4535

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