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Prairie Elementary School

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Posted June 20, 2011

I have been very impressed with Prairie. The school is inviting, and my kid enjoys school. The teachers have been very supportive, and I always feel welcome, even when I am coming in with a concern.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2008

I am very happy with Prairie! This was my son's first year there, and they have helped him on so many levels. His teacher stuck by him when he was having attention problems, and figured out different ways to help him out. And the after school program is just phennominal in my eyes. I am very glad that both my children will be there next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2007

I have not been pleased with this school in general. I am concerned about the education my child is receiving. There is little homework assigned and not as much focus on math and science as I would prefer. I believe the teachers are doing their best, but the children seem difficult to manage. There is a considerable amount of bullying that takes place. I can how it is impacting my childs experience. Although some of these instances have been reported, I am unsure as to the continued follow-up and parental involvement of the aggressor. The instances continue to happen and the children do not seem to be swayed by the attempts of the teachers. I also would like to see more diversity among the students. A change may occur with the integration of more students from various socioeconomic background. If I had a choice, I would not attend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2007

Many parents are involved daily. There are a multitude of activities for the children during and after school. Teachers are extremely dedicated and rise to all challenges. I am proud of this school and their daily efforts toward achievement.
—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

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
59%
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

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
53%
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

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
48%
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 Students16%
Female8%
Male24%
Black7%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White30%
Low income13%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities19%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students44%
Female50%
Male38%
Black37%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Low income45%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities54%
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 Students40%
Female35%
Male50%
Black25%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Low income38%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)27%
Students without disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students40%
Female47%
Male28%
Black28%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Low income38%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)20%
Students without disabilities49%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students63%
Female62%
Male65%
Black45%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Low income60%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)50%
Students without disabilities68%
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 Students47%
Female41%
Male54%
Black34%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Low income38%
Not low income77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)20%
Students without disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students60%
Female59%
Male61%
Black53%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Low income52%
Not low income85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)10%
Students without disabilities71%
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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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

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
Black 60% 18%
White 24% 51%
Two or more races 12% 3%
Hispanic 4% 24%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Yavonnda Smith

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