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Walt Whitman Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 556 students

 

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Posted April 24, 2010

The teachers are great. They are very involved and will go the extra mile to help a child. The principal is also very supportive and listens to parents concerns. She is also tough, but fair and follows through consistently with the kids. It's a great environment for learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2010

I love that my children to attent to walt whitman, i like that my kids get to lern new stuff each day! i think walt whitman is on of the best schools(:
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Posted November 19, 2008

This school has been nothing short of a DISAPPOINTMENT! The teachers have NO controll in the classroom, nor on the playground. The Principal is no help either. The current staff should be working in the lunch room. I do not feel my children are safe when they're at school. I am not convinced the 18% of the school that actually speaks English is getting an Education. This school is not Bi-Lingual, it's ALL Spanish speaking students. They need to keep it that way and make teaching English their only priority. We recently moved from Tucson, Arizona, and we had NONE of these problems there. Seems backwards. There is one ray of sunshine in the school... Mr. Helms, a Fifth grade teacher. He should seek a career elsewhere, I feel Walt Whitman is a lost cause.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2008

My children have no direction or structure from this school. The classes are to big and unctrolled. My children complain that it is too noisy to concentrate in the classroom.
—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

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
30%
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

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
58%
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

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
39%
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 Students34%
Female34%
Male35%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Low income28%
Non-low income77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities35%
English language learners18%

Reading

All Students28%
Female42%
Male17%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low income20%
Non-low income77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities29%
English language learners5%
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 Students42%
Female43%
Male42%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income31%
Non-low income100%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities44%
English language learners14%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students25%
Female30%
Male21%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic16%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income14%
Non-low income79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities27%
English language learners2%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students52%
Female52%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income44%
Non-low income93%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities53%
English language learners23%
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 Students48%
Female56%
Male41%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income46%
Non-low income64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities51%
English language learners10%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students33%
Female24%
Male39%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income28%
Non-low income64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities35%
English language learners0%
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
Hispanic 80% 23%
White 12% 51%
Asian 5% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Black 1% 18%
Two or more races 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Mr. Ricardo Aceves

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