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Robert Crown School

Public | PK-5 | 939 students

 

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Posted September 29, 2014

I feel especially capable of giving Robert Crown high marks for teacher quality, principal leadership, and parent involvement. After a disappointing few years at a local private school where the educators focused on what your child was NOT doing, Robert Crown focuses on what they CAN do! They see the potential for success in every child and create a plan to support them academically, socially, and emotionally. The leaders at this school, Carrie Diol and Angela Pichetti, and the teachers are very accessible for communication and seem to know every child by name! The teachers we have experienced so far are very experienced. Whether they are looking for unique ways to motivate and keep you child focused, or responding to parent communication, its apparent that they are committed to the children. Parental involvement through PTO sponsored activities is very high and they are always welcoming to new members. We are so happy to be at Robert Crown School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2014

Robert Crown is a wonderful place for you children to grow up. The staff at Robert Crown are caring and compassionate. They truly want students to do their best. Staff are so welcoming of parent volunteers and foster a team approach to learning. The school is staffed with so many specialists to assist children when needed extra support. I feel so fortunate that my children attend such a wonderful place to learn and grow.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2013

This school has been excellent for my daughter who is now entering the 4th grade. She has improved her math skills significantly, and I think that is in no small part due to the hard work of her teachers. I think it's a great school that gets overlooked.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2013

Robert Crown - The teachers and new principle and assistant principle have been wonderful with working with my child. They have made a big difference in her academics and social skills. They don't give up - they keep trying different ways to help your child. Thumbs up to this team of teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2012

My wife and I love Robert Crown Elementary school. We really liked our daughter's previous elementary school in Grayslake, where she attended K through 2, but then we had nothing else to compare that school to until know, because she is our first to attend school. The teachers at our old school were phenomenal, but the total education experience at Robert Crown is head and shoulders above our previous elementary school. We stopped in at the school this summer and were greeted most enthusiastically by the Principal, himself (who is retiring this year--we congratulate him!) From Math to PE to Art to Music to Recess, my daughter is ecstatic with the school and I am ecstatic with her math progress. At my daughter's previous school they were not allowed to touch the snow at recess--at RC they go sledding at recess--wow, we went from hyper-retentive school to "cool old school." Now, to many parents this may not be a significant point, to me it illustrates how much better the vibe can be from one elementary school to another. Many little things make a big thing and there are so many little things that make a difference for us at Robert Crown. We are giving two thumbs up :-) to RC!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2010

Overcrowded. My child has 29 or 30 children in his class. One teacher cannot manage to teach and attend to a class this size, particularly with a high percentage of ESL students in this class. And yet, intradistrict or out of district moves are not permitted. Other schools in district are NOT as crowded and average 22 per class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2010

Excellent gifted programs. Teachers that care and so many parents that are involved. Overall we're very happy with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2010

My children used to attend this school. Not only was this school unable to properly teach my children, but a majority of the teachers and administrators weren't interested in working as hard as the students worked. School was advesarial towards parents that questioned their abilities and pointed out their shortcomings. School was sooo poor, sold my home in a down market just to get out!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2009

My son who is now in Matthews Middle School attended Robert Crown for 1st through 5th grade. He had an IEP every year, and they worked with him and his 'problem' or 'issue'. They were caring and tried different things when one thing did not work. He no longer has an IEP and is integrated into Middle School ( a little rough for a month or two) and now is in High academic Honors. Robert Crown was excellent for my Son who had 'issues'. I give it an excellent. I now have a Kindergartener there and his experience is just as excellent at the first son.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2009

The school is fine if your child doesn't have issues, but they have a history of passing the buck or playing a waiting game to address learning disabilities issues they are not equipped or willing to handle.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2009

You couldn't ask for a more nurturing environment than Robert Crown. The facility, the teachers, the administration, the parent involvement are outstanding. I fell in love with this school the first time I set foot inside, and grew to love it more each year my son was a student there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2007

My daughter transfered this year from St. Matthew to Robert Crown and I have to say that I am impressed. Teachers really seem to care and for the first time in a while, my daughter looks forward to going to school.
—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

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
80%
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

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

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

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
85%
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 Students69%
Female67%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Low income44%
Not low income77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)46%
Students without disabilities71%
English language learners27%

Reading

All Students73%
Female77%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Low income38%
Not low income83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)55%
Students without disabilities74%
English language learners18%
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 Students71%
Female72%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asian65%
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Low income50%
Not low income76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)30%
Students without disabilities79%
English language learners9%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female70%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asian71%
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Low income46%
Not low income77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)35%
Students without disabilities78%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students87%
Female89%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian88%
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Low income83%
Not low income88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)60%
Students without disabilities93%
English language learners46%
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%
Female61%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asian55%
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Low income40%
Not low income68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
Students without disabilities70%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students70%
Female71%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asian64%
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Low income30%
Not low income79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)29%
Students without disabilities76%
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

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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

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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 19% 24%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 4%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Black 1% 18%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Gym
  • Kitchen

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Karrie Diol

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Playground
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer time after school
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620 West Bonner Road
Wauconda, IL 60084
Phone: (847) 526-7100

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