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Hawthorne Elementary School

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Posted August 5, 2008

Hawthorne Elemetary School lives up to it's motto: 'The little school with a Big Heart'. The staff at this school are composed of sincere individuals who put learning, fun, and consistency at the top of their list. The principal of this school is outstanding in every way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2008

Hawthorne School is wonderfully diverse! Teachers teach the whole child, not just the academics. Families are invested in the school community, not always in a financial way, but definitely in a nurturing way. It is a wonderful place for our children to go every day!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2007

Hawthorne Elementary is a great school although it's one of the smallest in District 200. The school motto is; 'The Little school with a Big Heart'. It lives up to this motto. I find the teachers to be very involved as well as the parents. It doesn't have the big budget like some of the other elementary schools because of it's size but it has one of the highest teacher to student ratios in the district. Whether a child has ESL needs or LD issues, the staff seem to go the extra mile to make it happen. The PTA parents help out with extra-curricular activities so individual parents and staff are less overwhelmed by the array of programs. In fact, the PTA just finished a fundraiser to remodel the playground that far exceeded expectations! In five years, we have made more friends and memories at school than I can count.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2005

This school is excellent. The teaching staff is awesome and they are very caring.
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Posted October 15, 2005

Hawthorne School is providing my children with a top level education. Our children previously attended a leading international school overseas, and Hawthorne as been as good if not better for my kids. Quality teaching, excellent principal and leadership, and my kids love it there. Great community. Thanks Hawthorne!
—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

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
68%

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 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
75%

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 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
85%
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%
Female61%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asian30%
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low income20%
Non-low income86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities60%
English language learners25%

Reading

All Students64%
Female68%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Low income17%
Non-low income94%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities64%
English language learners11%
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 Students69%
Female70%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Low income35%
Non-low income89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)50%
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students66%
Female67%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Low income33%
Non-low income86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)42%
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students80%
Female80%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Low income47%
Non-low income100%
Students with disabilities (IEP)67%
Students without disabilities85%
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 Students58%
Female52%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Low income25%
Non-low income78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities64%
English language learners20%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students67%
Female68%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Low income30%
Non-low income90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities74%
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

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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 52% 51%
Hispanic 27% 24%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 4%
Black 7% 18%
Two or more races 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mr. John Patterson

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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Wheaton, IL 60187
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