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Clifford Johnson School

Public | K-5 | 482 students

 

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Posted October 15, 2012

Excellent teachers with smaller class sizes that focus directly on students. Programs are available for students that learn at an accellerated pace. PACE Program in reading and math provides a great option for students grades 3-5.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2012

Hardest working, quality teachers ever! Parent involvement is lacking. The new principal and vice principal are top notch!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2008

This is one of the best schools in the district. The principal is very responsive and open. The teachers really care about the students and their education. They teach according to students' needs not to deliver information. The entire staff deserves praise!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2008

it's the best school in aur districts i had no problems in that school and my daughter loves it and has lots of freands ther
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2008

I feel that the current school administration should recieve a failing grade. There has been an increase in problems around the school and in the school. Instead of addresseing these issues face to face with the student body, it appears that they are taking the 'wait and see' approach.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2007

Our children have attended for over 6 years at Johnson and we are very pleased. With the transition of our community to largely Spanish speaking, we hope our district will not make the mistakes West Chicago school districts have made by enabling children to not learn English.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2005

Overall dedication of teachers if impressive. New administrative leadership in the last two years is moving the school in a very positive direction. The quality of the art program is top notch. Parent involvement is not especially strong.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2005

I think Johnson School rocks! There are some of the hardest working teachers, greatest families and amazing students that attend Johnson School. Don't judge us unless you really know us!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 22, 2005

My sons first year of 'real school' at Clifford Johnson has been a wonderful experience. He is eager to return in the fall. My son was given an education and opportunities in one on one and with the class. The Kindergarten teacher had unique ability to make them all feel good about what they were doing. I found that many parents were not as supportive as they could have been. A child's success will be much more evident with parental support for the teacher, school and programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2005

My two daughters also attended Johnson from Kindergarten through the fourth grade. I thought overall it was a very good school with some excellent teachers. My one daughter had Mrs. Gauger in Kindergarten, by far she is the best teacher either of my children have had so far in their school career. They are now in H.S. The problem I found with the school was also discipline coming from the administration, and Math 2000. We also moved out of state, and I too found that Math was an area they lacked. They were fine in all other areas, especially science.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

My two daughters attended Johnson from Kindergarten through the 4th grade. As the years went on I saw the drop in discipline, and quality of education. My family moved out of state, when attending their new school my children found themselves considerably behind in math. The grades that they were given at Johnson were always above average. I really believe that math 2000 was the problem.
—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

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
79%
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

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
82%
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

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
68%

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 Students59%
Female54%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low income54%
Non-low income71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)33%
Students without disabilities64%
English language learners35%

Reading

All Students51%
Female58%
Male44%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Low income42%
Non-low income75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)27%
Students without disabilities56%
English language learners21%
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%
Female52%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Low income58%
Non-low income67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)33%
Students without disabilities65%
English language learners7%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students52%
Female54%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Low income49%
Non-low income61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
Students without disabilities59%
English language learners7%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students81%
Female82%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Low income76%
Non-low income94%
Students with disabilities (IEP)42%
Students without disabilities89%
English language learners54%
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 Students52%
Female55%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Low income46%
Non-low income70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities56%
English language learners8%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students53%
Female64%
Male45%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Low income47%
Non-low income70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities56%
English language learners17%
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

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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 67% 24%
White 22% 51%
Black 6% 18%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mr. Derick Edwards

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