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Washington Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 439 students

 

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Posted November 15, 2013

The teachers and staff at Washington are fantastic. My son has been there since Kindergarten and is now a 5th grader and has the BEST, loving and caring teachers....It is a great school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2013

My child attended Washington as a kindergarten student 2012-2013. Her class size never exceeded 16 students and her teacher was wonderful. Ms. Banta is one of the most caring teachers out there! We were very lucky to have her! My only complaint is in the physical education department. The PE teacher is a little too demanding of 5&6 year old kindergarten students and runs the show as if it was a military camp.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2011

I found this school to be lacking in it's education for the incoming Kindergarten students. The class size was huge 34 kids, one teacher, and over 15 if the children only spoke Spanish. Not a problem if they had the original set up for the kids with English as a second language. My child was basically taking preschool over again. The teacher seemed frazzled and angry as we saw her yelling and getting upset in front of the kids. When I spoke to the principal about my concerns he basically patted me on the head and said to get over it. Very disappointed in the direction that Wheaton has taken it's schools. This coming from a life ling Wheaton resident who attended these very same schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2007

The school is a 10. You will find a staff that is caring and compasionate.
—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.

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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

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
84%
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

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
90%

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

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
79%
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 Students71%
Female67%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income46%
Non-low income82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities73%
English language learners31%

Reading

All Students89%
Female93%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Low income67%
Non-low income96%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities91%
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 Students66%
Female68%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Low income35%
Non-low income78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)31%
Students without disabilities76%
English language learners18%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students68%
Female72%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Low income45%
Non-low income77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)13%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students83%
Female81%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Low income60%
Non-low income92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)56%
Students without disabilities91%
English language learners55%
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 Students75%
Female84%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Low income45%
Non-low income95%
Students with disabilities (IEP)56%
Students without disabilities81%
English language learners27%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students69%
Female72%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Low income33%
Non-low income89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)38%
Students without disabilities79%
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 57% 51%
Hispanic 22% 23%
Black 8% 18%
Asian 7% 4%
Two or more races 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Mr. Jon Pilkington

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Wheaton, IL 60187
Phone: (630) 682-2222

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