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Glenwood Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 685 students

 

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Posted August 25, 2013

Glenwood School offers intervention programs to help students improve on their reading, and successful in learning throughout the year. The teachers have been great teaching my daughters and helping them in any way possible. Everytime there is an school activiy the Mr. Gasier and Mr. Mesa are always present and great on interacting with the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2010

Glenwood has been a great experience for my son, who attended for 3 years! Many of the teachers and staff are very concerned about the students' well-being, academics, and behavior. A couple of the younger teachers (fresh out of college who may only be working there to fulfill their contract of teaching in an underserved community for a # of years in order to get their school loans paid off) are not that interested in nor concerned for the students. Coming across those teachers have been a nuisance! And the assistant principal jumps to a lot of conclusions FIRST before getting the WHOLE story when he has to report a discipline problem. And, especially if it involves a student of his own race, he almost always jumps to their defense first! Besides that, the new principal seems to have everything and everyone under control! She is a stickler for academics!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2008

Most of the teachers at this school are passionate about educating the students. Above all the new Principal Ms. Eppinger and Asst. Pricipal Mr. Mesa are very passionate and that passion and zeal is seen through decision made for the betterment of all students. My oldest daughter attended this school for 6 years and received a great start to learning. As a parent we are our child's main teacher, when they attend school the teacher is there to enhance what we are already teaching them at home. So our daily involvement is of utmost importance. It truly makes a differance. So when you have a chance go to the school and help out in the classroom. Go see what your child is 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

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
50%

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

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
62%
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

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
66%
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 Students26%
Female20%
Male31%
Black23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income24%
Non-low income29%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities28%
English language learners15%

Reading

All Students33%
Female34%
Male32%
Black46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income31%
Non-low income36%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities36%
English language learners23%
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 Students39%
Female38%
Male40%
Black30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income33%
Non-low income45%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
Students without disabilities45%
English language learners10%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students26%
Female31%
Male21%
Black40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income20%
Non-low income31%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities30%
English language learners5%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students64%
Female60%
Male67%
Black70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income55%
Non-low income73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)13%
Students without disabilities73%
English language learners29%
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 Students34%
Female37%
Male31%
Black27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income26%
Non-low income44%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
Students without disabilities40%
English language learners22%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students30%
Female35%
Male24%
Black27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income20%
Non-low income41%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities36%
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

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
Hispanic 80% 24%
Black 12% 18%
White 4% 51%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mr. Lee Gaiser

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2500 Northmoor Avenue
Waukegan, IL 60085
Phone: (847) 360-5469

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