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Glen Flora Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 509 students

 

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Posted August 27, 2008

I have a daughter who attended Glen Flora for 3 years, after moving all over the place. When she started @ Glen Flora she struggled w/ Math to the point we thought she was going to have a final grade of F. But w/ the help of her two wonderful teachers, 4rd grade, Ms. Shindlebeck and 5th grade, Ms. Linderman, she had excelled to honor roll. All schools have their problems, but I have gone to the extreme to see about having my son changed from Clearview to attend Glen Flora. Go Tigers!!! forvever devoted to the time and quality you put into my child!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2008

i have 2 children in glen flora the principal is a joke the assistant principal is to they are not good leaders for this schools and the district need to think about making changes for the good of the kids. but they have one outstanding teacher there thet really cares his name is jim rice,he should be the principal of the schools at least we have someone who cares.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2007

The school can only be as good as the leader. We need to bring in a kind, honest, considerate person, if we want a better school. A respectful person is badly needed.
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Posted May 8, 2007

Mrs Figueroa the new principal is great- she has managed to tech the students repsect for themselves and the school. Test scores still need improving but that is the case in all of the schools in Dist 60 which is sad. But for the main part I am happy with my son's progress and the school and we have been blessed each year with great teachers
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Posted January 10, 2006

The level of parent involvement is very low. I am a parent who is trying to be involved with my children and other students and the principal at this time do not want me to be on school grounds because she does not like when the parents have an opinion. Glen Flora School need help in being involved in learning and experiencing multi-culture things. The school only focuses on one culture. This is not a good school to send your children if you are a parent that likes to be involved with your child learning.
—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

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
58%
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

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
49%
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

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
56%
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 Students29%
Female35%
Male22%
Black17%
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income28%
Not low income30%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities31%
English language learners23%

Reading

All Students45%
Female54%
Male35%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income45%
Not low income44%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities49%
English language learners34%
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 Students67%
Female78%
Male56%
Black47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income60%
Not low income76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities70%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students58%
Female65%
Male51%
Black63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income49%
Not low income70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students71%
Female72%
Male69%
Black60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income57%
Not low income88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities75%
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 Students51%
Female53%
Male50%
Black29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income45%
Not low income61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities59%
English language learners43%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students38%
Female34%
Male41%
Black43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income31%
Not low income49%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
Students without disabilities42%
English language learners7%
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

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Above 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 75% 24%
Black 20% 18%
Two or more races 3% 3%
White 1% 51%
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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  • Mrs. Zenaida Figueroa

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Waukegan, IL 60085
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