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Wayne Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 474 students

 

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Posted May 18, 2014

This school is absolutely great! My son is in there special education class and the teacher and staff are so caring. My son has improved so much after attending this school. The school is so organized. I really like the principal, she is very caring and nice. She really takes time to talk to parents. This is best U-46 school in the district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2014

Wayne Elementary has been wonderful for our daughter who has attended 1st and 2nd grades there. The teachers really care about the children, and the creative ways that they continuously keep the children engaged and passionate about learning are unbelievable. Everybody at the school from the custodian to the principal are warm, friendly, and engaging. The communication is also excellent, with regular e-mail updates to parents to supplement the information brought home by the children. I cannot say enough good things about this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2012

I cannot get my child out of this school fast enough. Wayne School is a "School of Excellence" with the state of Illinois. It's easy to be excellent when the education is dumbed down about 2 grades. There is a MAJOR problem with bullying in this school, especially once you get past 4th grade - and the administration does nothing. Way to much authority is given to parent volunteers. The classrooms are over-crowded and the school heating/cooling systems need to be upgraded. The teachers for for the lower grades are fine, but for 4th, 5th & 6th leave much to be desired!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2011

my daughter has enjoyed her three years attending Wayne Elementary and really liked all the teachers she has had.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

Wayne school has the best teachers. They are innovative and dedicated. One retired teacher volunteered to go back and teach for the last 7 years because it is such a great environment for students.


Posted June 1, 2009

My son has been attending Wayne for two years now and I do not think the kids are learnign as much as the other schools in the area. The prinicpal is very slow in responding to parent issues and everything is about fund raising. What about teaching the children what they need to know. In kindergarden they put my son on the school bus instead of the daycare bus and then blamed it on a parent volunteer. How scary to be left on a bus on your first day of school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2009

Wayne school is great for our children. Teachers are caring and parents are involved to make a great environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2008

This school is about as good as it gets in U46 and that isn't saying much. The level of parent participation is high and there is much local support for the school and the teachers. Still, class sizes are larger than nearby schools. You had better like Wayne to go to school here, because as good as a school it is, you'd be better off in Geneva.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2008

Wayne Elementary is a wonderful school to attend. Parent involvement is very high and the PTO does an excellent job of adding programs and materials for all of the grade levels. Teachers are dedicated and professional. Class sizes are a bit high but I've always felt my children have received enough individual attention.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2007

The average class size is 31-33 kids with no teacher's aid.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2007

We have a first-grader and kindergartner there now. The kindergarten teachers need help, as in aides, badly. They say the district doesn't have the money to pay assistants. We think our first-grader would have fared much better in a smaller kindergarten class. The district leaves much to be desired. Period.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2005

We've found the Wayne to school to be good for our child. The teachers seem to care about the students, and challenge them on the basics. Class size is an area of concern, and although it may be slightly better here than at other U46 schools, it is still appreciably larger than the St. Charles schools less than 5 miles away. As a nod to budgetary cuts, the orchestra is pooled with other schools, and the kids are bussed to the middle school in South Elgin.
—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

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
99%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
91%
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

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
100%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%
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

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
83%
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

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
90%
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 Students77%
Female77%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)42%
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female83%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)42%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/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 Students80%
Female88%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students75%
Female85%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)50%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students91%
Female96%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities93%
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 Students86%
Female90%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)40%
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female90%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)20%
Students without disabilities95%
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 Students91%
Female89%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Low income80%
Non-low income93%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female88%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income93%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities88%
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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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
White 72% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 4%
Hispanic 10% 24%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Black 2% 18%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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