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Greenwood Elementary School

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Posted Tuesday, August 19, 2014

I was a student here from 1964 thru 1970. Thanks to the great Faculty and support staff. All the way to the janitor. A very kind gentleman, though I am unsure of his name now, his image and kindness are with me daily. Thank you Sincerely, Brad J Cantrell.


Posted July 22, 2013

My 8 year old attends this school. The school is in a nice neighborhood is clean and has great teachers and admin. My son enjoy going here and has improved greatly since switching to this school. Highly recommend
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2007

The schools is ok. But there is no parent involvement in the PTO. Not alot of after school clubs for kids. Teachers are great and work with what they can. The students do not get to take field trips but maybe one a year
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2007

This is one of the best schools public schools in Waukegan. I would recommend this school to any child that is seeking a strong but fun education!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2004

Greenwood Elementary is one of the best schools in District 60. My son has received an excellent foundation in mathematics, science, and writing.
—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

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
46%
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

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
51%
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

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
71%
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 Students46%
Female47%
Male45%
Black25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income26%
Non-low income58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities54%
English language learners56%

Reading

All Students36%
Female42%
Male32%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income16%
Non-low income48%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities42%
English language learners28%
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 Students53%
Female58%
Male45%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income48%
Non-low income59%
Students with disabilities (IEP)29%
Students without disabilities62%
English language learners9%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students45%
Female48%
Male40%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income45%
Non-low income46%
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
Students without disabilities57%
English language learners9%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students61%
Female61%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income62%
Non-low income59%
Students with disabilities (IEP)43%
Students without disabilities68%
English language learners27%
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 Students54%
Female57%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income23%
Non-low income73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities66%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students40%
Female43%
Male36%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income23%
Non-low income50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities41%
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

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 68% 24%
Black 23% 18%
White 4% 51%
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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  • Ms. Joyce Meyer

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1919 North Avenue
Waukegan, IL 60087
Phone: (847) 360-5470

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