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Grande Reserve Elementary School

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Posted July 13, 2013

Amazing teachers I have one son that has gone to Grande Reserve from K-now 6th grade. Every teacher he has had is awesome! These teachers and admin really show they love their job and our children as individials! All the kids rave about the new principal! Love love love GRES!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2012

This is a a really excellent school from the facility to the staff, can't beat it


Posted August 15, 2011

We have had students at this school since it opened. I have also had the opportunity to help out as a parent volunteer. The teachers and most of the staff at this school are outstanding. My third grade son has had nothing but fantastic teachers since he started there in Kindergarten. The growth that he has had is unprecedented (especially last year in third grade.) The extra reading programs that he has participated in (reading recovery in first grade and extra reading help with the reading specialist last school year) are outstanding and have helped him tremendously. Also, the librarians do an excellent job with enrichment activities and really know their stuff. I would not hesitate to move into Yorkville as the superintendent and his staff definitely have this school district on the right path!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2011

Our experience with this school was very disappointing. Horrible leadership, poor communication with parents and such a bad experience for the children that parents were pulling their children out left and right to finish the year out by home schooling. I visited the school 3 times in preparation for our move and child's enrollment. When we came to start his first day, the principle was surprised and hadn't reviewed any of his background materials. She just picked a class to put him in and the teacher had no idea he was coming. He was embarrassed and I was horrified. I should have followed my gut and just taken him home. A gifted student who had never had anything but positive school experiences became recluse and had no desire to go to school. Bullying, fighting at recess. It was unbelievable. His class had 4 different teachers in one year. He didn't learn a thing. Yorkville is a nice place to live, but don't buy or build in this school's line of fire. We were re-districted to Bristol Bay for the next year and it was a great year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2010

We have had some excellent, caring teachers at this school. They are always accessible, always ready to help with any issue we have come across so far. The parents are very involved. The principal was immediately reactive when a problem with a nasty lunch aide was brought to her attention last year. The situation was immediately resoved to the positive benefit of the students. This school stresses Character Counts and has a No Bullying policy. I wish the academic programs were a little more challenging, but I think this is a state curriculum issue and not a specific school or school district issue.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2010

The principal at this school is wonderful. She was always very accessible to us whenever we needed her and she went the extra mile to help my daughter whenever she needed it. They have a zero tolerance policy on bullying. We moved out of state and are no longer at GR, but would highly recommend them to anyone considering sending their child here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2009

I was excited about coming my children coming to this school, but wow! What a let down. If you get the right teachers then you would be set, other than that the principal needs to get a handle on the school. Playground time for the kids have been less than pleasent. If you want your child to have a mediocre education and will to let them slide by without a good foundation, then this school is for you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2008

The teachers here are wonderful and they really go the extra mile for my child. I am so glad I switched to this school district, this is the best thing I could have done for my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2008

I love this school, they work very hard to make sure your child gets what they need, they also keep me up to date on my childs progress, and I find them very accessible, if I ever need them.
—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

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
80%
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

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
82%
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

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
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

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
88%
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 Students64%
Female65%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Low income20%
Non-low income70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students64%
Female67%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Low income40%
Non-low income68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities68%
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 Students58%
Female57%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Low income44%
Non-low income62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities62%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female77%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Low income81%
Non-low income69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students77%
Female77%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Low income75%
Non-low income78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
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

Math

All Students73%
Female79%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female92%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
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 Students71%
Female71%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low income42%
Non-low income77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students68%
Female74%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income42%
Non-low income73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities75%
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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Reading growth at this school

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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 80% 51%
Hispanic 9% 24%
Two or more races 6% 3%
Black 4% 18%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3142 Grande Trail
Yorkville, IL 60560
Phone: (630) 553-5513

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