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Pleasant Hill Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 543 students

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted October 1, 2013

An excellent school -- Both of my children attended Pleasant Hill from Kindergarten through 5th grade. The teachers they had, except for 1, did an excellent job and fostered a love of learning in my children which will always serve them well. My son was in the gifted program and is now attending Vanderbilt University and is on the Dean's List. My daughter was not in the gifted program but she is now taking all AP courses at Wheaton North and is doing exceptionally well. Thank you Pleasant Hill staff & parents for helping to get my children off to a great start!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

High parent involvement, great teachers and gifted program. The teachers are top notch and the gifted program excels in providing small focused education in reading and math. Before and after school program right on site which is staffed well and even provides care on in-service days.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2009

From the principal, to the teachers, to the before/after scool program they are all great. Our child is ahead of the learning curve and the staff has gone above and beyond to help keep him challenged. I cannot say enough good things about principal Bonomo and his staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2009

My family has attended Pleasant Hill for 8 years and we have quite a few to go. Pleasant Hill now has the whole package: great teachers and an incredible administration. Principal Bonomo exceeds all expectations... goes far beyond duty in ensuring welfare and safety of students. Only complaint could be slight sense of entitlement in community but this has no reflection on the schools faculty and admin.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2008

i rate a 5 because you people have great teachers and students that decide to come there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2008

This school has such an excellent reputation in the community, but after 6 years here, I can't figure out why. We felt that every aspect about the school was rather ordinary, from the facilities/rescources to the quality of teaching, and its leadership. Nothing stood out as extraordinary, except maybe the office staff. Our experience wasn't terrible, just ordinary and ho-hum. We can think of only 1 teacher who we felt went above-and-beyond average teaching expectation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2004

Have had only wonderful experiences with this school! From the top down there are superb leaders. Haven't experienced, nor have I ever heard a complaint about any of the staff. The PTA and overall parental participation in all activities is phenomenal! Very pleased to be sending my kids to such a positive atmosphere every day.
—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

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
87%
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

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
92%
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

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
91%

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

All Students83%
Female84%
Male82%
Black58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Low income67%
Non-low income89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)70%
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female84%
Male76%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Low income63%
Non-low income86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)60%
Students without disabilities85%
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 Students75%
Female72%
Male77%
Black20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Low income50%
Non-low income82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)71%
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female76%
Male66%
Black30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Low income50%
Non-low income77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)67%
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students83%
Female82%
Male84%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Low income70%
Non-low income87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)81%
Students without disabilities84%
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 Students72%
Female76%
Male69%
Black29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Low income54%
Non-low income79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)35%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female83%
Male63%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Low income38%
Non-low income84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)23%
Students without disabilities81%
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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46%
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28%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

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 65% 51%
Black 12% 18%
Hispanic 12% 24%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 4%
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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Winfield, IL 60190
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