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Westchester Intermediate School

Public | 3-5 | 406 students

 

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Posted August 9, 2011

I can not say strongly enough what a horrible experience our son had at this school. He had an young inexperienced 3rd grade teacher who had 5 kids removed from her class in one year. Between the young teacher, new principal, and joke of a special needs coordinator our son was not given the assistance he needed. We have had to pay privately for services the district should have provided. They seemed to always be concerned with what was easiest for the district regardless of if it was best for our son. They are very slow with answering questions and providing information. When we asked for paperwork regarding our son, there were other children's information mixed in our son's file. In our experience with 4 children, this school is for average kids. If you have an exceptionally bright child they can easily end up with an inexperienced teacher who doesn't recognize them. Or if you have a struggling child, they can get lost in the poor quality and slow moving the special needs department. Go somewhere else!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2011

We've had three children attend this school. I will say it is very hit or miss. One of our kids a great 4th grade teacher who really made a connection. We saw an improvement in grades and attitude toward school. Another kid had a 3rd grade teacher who's head was in the clouds. It was a horrible year. We were not impressed with how the new principal has handled a few issues.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2011

My daughter started this school this year (5th grade). She came from a Catholic school in which she attended since Kindergarten. She always struggled with her grades in math and her previous school was fast paced. At WIS, she has mostly As and a few Bs and even made the honor roll. She loves this school and loves her teacher!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2005

My son is graduating from 5th grade this year and he has had great experiances and very helpful teachers at this school. He's a straight A student ad I give a lot of that credit to the education he has received here in Westchester!
—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

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
78%
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

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
73%
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

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
76%

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

All Students58%
Female60%
Male56%
Black47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income47%
Non-low income61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)44%
Students without disabilities60%
English language learners27%

Reading

All Students67%
Female75%
Male60%
Black68%
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income63%
Non-low income68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)25%
Students without disabilities73%
English language learners36%
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%
Female56%
Male68%
Black41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Low income43%
Non-low income68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students69%
Female70%
Male68%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Low income43%
Non-low income77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students82%
Female80%
Male84%
Black65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Low income67%
Non-low income87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)46%
Students without disabilities86%
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 Students47%
Female46%
Male49%
Black30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Low income29%
Non-low income53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)21%
Students without disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students62%
Female62%
Male63%
Black47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Low income44%
Non-low income68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)29%
Students without disabilities66%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 37% 51%
Hispanic 34% 23%
Black 25% 18%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Asian 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Ms. Erin E Dwyer

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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10900 Canterbury Street
Westchester, IL 60154
Phone: (708) 562-1011

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