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John L Sipley Elementary School

Public | K-6

 
 

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Posted September 28, 2010

The teachers are excellent and work very hard with little resources


Posted September 28, 2010

Great school! With great Teachers!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2010

My Grandsons go here and they are enjoying the atmosphere for learning and enjoy the teachers. It is a wonderful school for learning.


Posted September 27, 2010

The staff there has a passion for children and is always going above and beyond!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2010

The teachers go out of their way to be creative and their taching.


Posted September 27, 2010

Great teaching and working to develop a program to support kids needing extra help with reading


Posted September 27, 2010

The teachers are the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2010

Sipley has very caring and dedicated teachers, it is an excellent school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2010

The school has one of the best teaching staff's in the State of Illinois


Posted September 26, 2010

My children attended Sipley school and now my grandchildren attend Sipley. I have always believed Sipley to be one of the best grade schools in Woodridge. The teachers are dedicated and seem to really enjoy the children - and at the end of the day, if the teachers are good to the children and take an interest in teaching them well, the children will reap the benefit from their education


Posted September 26, 2010

always putting the children FIRST!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2010

This school is filled with dedicated teachers and administrators. They care about the quality of the education their students receive which is evident from the energy in their classrooms. The schools is committed to providing the best start for their children in everything from the school-wide color-coded organization system to focused learning programs for students at all levels. Thank you to all the wonderful teachers at this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2010

My children went to Sipley. Now my granddaughter is going to Sipley. I cannot think of a better school.


Posted September 26, 2010

Sipley has a great, welcoming atmosphere with fantastic faculty and staff.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 26, 2010

I love John L. Sipley School for a variety of reasons. Sipley provides a positive learning environment for students, which ensures success and growth for all students. Sipley has great staff that work together and make sure every student is reaching their potential. Sipley is a fantastic place to learn!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 25, 2010

As a grandparent and certified public school teacher I have watched my three grandkids flourish at Sipley School--congratulation for your positive influence.


Posted September 24, 2010

I have lived in the community for 38 years; I have only heard good things about Sipley & have seen some of the most promising children being nurtured there. I am proud now that my two Granddaughters attend this fine school & know they will get an excellent education, as well as the foundation & skills to become responsible, bright and well rounded adults!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2010

I have had one child go all the way through this school and one in 5th grade and both have done great. I am a very proud parent and glad that the area has a school of this caliber.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2010

it is a wonderful school that really focuses on the children and helps to strengthen their weaknesses at level at which the child does not feel insecure.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2010

Wonderful school. Has worked with my special needs granddaughter and increased her confidence


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

 
 
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%
Non-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%
Non-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%
Non-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%
Non-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%
Non-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%
Non-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%
Non-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%
Non-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%
Non-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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46%
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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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