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Bristol Bay Elementary School

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4 stars

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Posted October 30, 2013

Bristol Bay is a great school and the teachers are wonderful! Very involved with the students and truly concerned about their learning!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2013

I have 2 children in this school and am very happy with it. All the teachers I have encountered are great! From what I see the principal in very envolved and the kids like that. If I have questions or concerns,from teachers or office staff, the turn around for an answer is always quick. Both kids are learning and loving it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2013

I've 3 children who have either attend BBES or are currently at the school and I have been really happy with the level of education they have received / are receiving. The teachers are great and make learning fun for all grades. BBES has a great reading program for kids that need extra support in this area and are quick to identify when extra support may be required. They offer the same support in a writing program also.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2013

I have 2 children in this school and I have nothing but good things to say. Every teacher my daughters have had have been great. They truly care about their students. Every staff member I have encountered have been pleasant & helpful. What I love the most is that the principal is very involved & you see him everywhere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2013

The teachers here challenge my children and teach beyond the curriculum. My daughter is excelling at math and the teacher is helping her move beyond what is required in her grade. Impressive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2013

Teachers are great and not afraid to embrace technology to really stay current with the best teaching methodologies and communications. They have great curriculum and great educators. I just wish the district had a different bus company, but that's not the school's fault.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2013

Really great school. My kids are learning a lot and having fun! Good teachers, good parents in a great community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2013

I have two children who attend Bristol Bay! I have had nothing but a positive experience. The teachers are well qualified and caring. They have offered my children creative learning experiences and have built on their strengths.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2012

I'm really happy with this school. The education my children are getting is quality, and they do offer a lot of help when kid's need it. This is so helpful, and really helps the children exceed. Of course the school is not perfect, but all in all everyone involved with the students, including support staff, wants your children to succeed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2012

This school has a wonderful gifted program that is quite challenging. Some teachers are trained and qualified to teach gifted students and the gifted director for the district is exceptional. It is apparent that "gifted" does not mean just learning a higher grade level, but learning in a different way. On a different note, Since this school hosts the ESL students, I wish the school offered foreign language starting in kindergarten.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2011

My daughter has been at the school since it open. I am happy to report that the well rounded education my daughter is receiving has made her enjoy going to school. I love that they still have art, music and PE (all week not just once or twice a week). In addition I appreciate the reading program with reading specialists to help students underperforming. My daughter wishes she didn't get better so she could still be with the specialist. The library program for 3rd-6th grade has helped my daughter branch out on her reading. Overall we have been really happy with the school and think she is being pushed appropriately for her level of learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2011

Bristol Bay Elementary School is an excellent school despite the fact that their test scores tend to be lower than the rest of the district. The teachers are extremely dedicated to the students. They do an awesome job of bringing low achieving students up to where they need to be. They also do everything within their ability to challenge the high students. The reason the high students are not as challlenged as they should be at times is due to the district policies and lack of a strong gifted program. It has nothing to do with the teachers. Also, the lower test scores have NOTHING to do with the teachers and everything to do with the student/parent population. The students that come from a supportive, education rich household do very well on test scores. The principal, while is very welcoming and personable, is not organized and lacks the "go getter" attitude needed for an effective administration. The teachers attend many, many outside of the school day events that they are not required to do. Much more than the teachers at the school where I used to teach! All in all, BBES is a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2011

I have found that Bristol Bay Elementary school is an outstanding place for my child to receive a well rounded education. The teachers and staff of Bristol Bay are nothing short of excellent and treat each student with the dignity and respect they deserve. Teachers are well versed in the curriculum and provide a challenging environment for student growth. The administration has the leadership skills to welcome ALL students. I am pleased with Bristol Bay Elementary school and would not think of having my child anywhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2011

Not satisfied with the education my child is receiving. My child is in 4th grade and hardly brings home any homework, and the homework she does bring is something she could have done in second grade!!! I remember doing multiplication and long division in 4th grade, and her class is still doing addition with 3 digit numbers..... REALLY!!! I know she knows multiplication facts because I test her at home. I do think that the teachers are nice, but nice isn't going to provide my child with a strong education!!! Very Disappointed!
—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

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
79%
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

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
76%
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

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
80%

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

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
83%

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

All Students56%
Female51%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Low income50%
Not low income57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students64%
Female68%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Low income57%
Not low income66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities67%
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 Students68%
Female64%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Low income83%
Not low income64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students68%
Female72%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Low income62%
Not low income70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities70%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students90%
Female92%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Low income100%
Not low income87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities93%
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 Students64%
Female62%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Low income61%
Not low income65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students69%
Female73%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Low income61%
Not low income71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities72%
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 Students60%
Female68%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Low income64%
Not low income59%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities66%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students69%
Female82%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Low income71%
Not low income69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities74%
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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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 60% 51%
Hispanic 23% 24%
Two or more races 8% 3%
Black 7% 18%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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427 Bristol Bay Drive
Yorkville, IL 60560
Phone: (630) 553-5121

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