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Emerson Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 358 students

 

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Posted May 28, 2013

My grandson is finishing Kindergarten with Ms. Aggard at Emerson Elementary in Wheaton. He enjoyed going to school every day; she is very sweet and patient. This school is organized and encourages social interaction. I am glad that he will be attending this school next fall.


Posted October 26, 2009

My son loves this school and that's enough for me and Mrs Carlson is wonderful.This is Wheaton's best kept secret.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2009

The family atmosphere is wonderful. What an awesome community of parents and teachers we have. Everyone pitches in to help out where needed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

Emerson has a great community!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

I wish every school was like Emerson. From the faculty, the students, and parental involvement, the Emerson community feels like an extended family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

Emerson is such a wonderful elementary school because we have the most dedicated staff and caring parents!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

I work with the most amazing staff, parents and students! Emerson School is a hidden treasure, and I am proud to be associated with such a fine community of learners!


Posted September 21, 2009

Emerson has the best teachers and most supportive families! We love it!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

Emerson Elementary is the very best community-based school in so many ways. The teachers are just like family; their is laughter, commaraderie and celebration each day school is in session. I love to be a volunteer for this school and would greatly appreciate Care2 granting us an opportunity. Thank you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

The teachers are very personable. They really care about each child. It's a smaller school so it's easy to get to know the other kids and their families.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

It's a great school because they have good people working with our kids, for the programs and the curriculum.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2009

Emerson has the best parent support of any school I've known.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2009

We are a new family to Emerson and the warmth and welcoming has been wonderful. The teachers are first-rate. We have four children and have moved quite a bit due to my husband's occupation. Emerson far outshines any school my children have attended, I only wish all my children could have been at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2009

Emerson is a small community school where we as parents have each other to count on. We work together to be able to provide our children with a great education. Parents are extremely involved and work hand in hand with the teachers to provide consistency between school and home. We have amazing dedicated teachers that put their all into teaching our children. I couldn't ask for more in a school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2009

Emerson has a great special ed program. Jennifer Hoffendorf is amazing
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

Emerson is the hidden treasure - wonderful teachers, staff, parents and most importantly, the children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

We have an amazing group of teachers and students, we are the only school within the district where all the kids can walk to school! We have a great group of parents who are proud to support our kids and school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

I love the school because it is a neighborhood school where the teachers, kids and parents are all part of the neighborhood. I think that leads to a more caring enviroment along with a safer more comfortable atmosphere for the kids to learn in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

Wonderful staff!!! Really care about our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

It's a great neighborhood school,with a great faculty, and great kids.
—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

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
98%

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

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
100%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

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 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
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 Students82%
Female82%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Low income63%
Non-low income88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female88%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Low income63%
Non-low income86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities83%
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 Students85%
Female90%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Low income67%
Non-low income89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)64%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female90%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Low income87%
Non-low income86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)55%
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students96%
Female98%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Low income87%
Non-low income98%
Students with disabilities (IEP)91%
Students without disabilities97%
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%
Female77%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Low income70%
Non-low income91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female82%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Low income70%
Non-low income85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities89%
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%
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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

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 74% 51%
Hispanic 12% 24%
Black 6% 18%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 4%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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119 South Woodlawn Street
Wheaton, IL 60187
Phone: (630) 682-2055

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