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John L Sipley Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 377 students

 
 

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Posted December 4, 2013

Great school and great teachers. I feel that my child is very safe. Lots of teachers always involved and watching out, especially during child drop off and pick up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2013

It is a wonderful supportive school where the teachers, support staff and the principal are all great role models that create such a caring, nurturing environment for our children. We are very fortunate as the school is progressive with Common Core standards and technology. We are continually growing and trying to achieve various goals especially in reading and math.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2011

Our kids just started at Sipley fall 2011. The facilities seem up to date and faculty seems to have the credentials to make it a great school. However we have had better first impressions. 1.) We were not notified which Kindergarten class (AM or PM )they would be in until the day before they started. 2.) Registration was understaffed and took two hours after going through pre-registration 3.) The first days of class there were scheduling and busing issues. 4.) Faculty is in a rush to answer your questions and get you out the door. I truly hope things improve or it looks like we are pulling the kids and sending them to Montessori school or moving away from Woodridge.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2010

great personnel and attitude


Posted November 1, 2010

My son has been going since kindergarten the principal is GREAT, very caring my son loves the school and enjoys the reading programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2010

Our oldest granddaughter as well as her sister go to Sipley & it's nice to know they are getting a good education in a safe and caring school! Woodridge schools was one of the reasons we moved here many years ago and Sipley is one of the best in the district!


Posted October 29, 2010

I feel that this school is a very together school and the teachers/principal take very good care of all the students.


Posted October 28, 2010

Sipley is a great school, teachers care for your children. Teachers are educated. My child is happy to go to school everyday and that makes me feel good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2010

The educational staff is dedicated and passionate about their students and their families.


Posted October 17, 2010

Their commitment to fundamentals serves as a role model for other schools.


Posted October 17, 2010

Sipley is a great caring community!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2010

I am a parent and now a grandparent of children who have attended/are attending Sipley School. Since 1981 I have had the pleasure of watching Sipley School evolve into a diverse community of learners who are served by a dedicated and passionate educational staff. The school provides a caring culture with a rigorous and challenging curriculum.


Posted October 14, 2010

My kids just love the school, the teachers and their activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2010

My kids just love this school, very nice teachers, a lot of excellent activities
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

John L.Sipley School has a very warm, child friendly environment. The principal, teachers and other staff members are very caring. Sipley rightly follows the " No child left behind" motto. I like the way emphasis is laid on reading, together with other sublects. Also, all areas of child growth are given importance. Thank You Sipley.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2010

My grandson attends this wonderful school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2010

my 2 sons attended Sipley and received a great education
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2010

It has high goals and standards for its students and teachers.


Posted October 10, 2010

My 2 sons received a wonderful education at Sipley School during the 1970's. Stan Adolph and the staff were always available and dedicated to the growth of the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2010

My children went to Sipley. Sipley is a welcoming school with excellent and dedicated teachers .My children received a wonderful, well-rounded education at Sipley which prepared them very well for high school and college.
—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

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
70%
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

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
74%
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

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
69%

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 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
94%

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

All Students43%
Female48%
Male37%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Low income26%
Not low income74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities45%
English language learners27%

Reading

All Students52%
Female59%
Male44%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Low income43%
Not low income69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities57%
English language learners33%
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 Students41%
Female39%
Male44%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Low income14%
Not low income67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities48%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students70%
Female78%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Low income64%
Not low income75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students82%
Female86%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Low income77%
Not low income87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities90%
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 Students57%
Female61%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Low income47%
Not low income68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students53%
Female56%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Low income40%
Not low income68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities60%
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 Students43%
Female46%
Male40%
Black9%
Asiann/a
Hispanic8%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Low income19%
Not low income68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities54%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students47%
Female58%
Male36%
Black9%
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Low income27%
Not low income68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities59%
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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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 37% 51%
Hispanic 35% 24%
Black 14% 18%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 4%
Two or more races 6% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2806 83rd Street
Woodridge, IL 60517
Phone: (630) 985-4390

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