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R C Hinsdale Elementary School

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Posted January 9, 2014

I can't agree more with the other parent that had issues with his son having ADHD. My son has had some problems with the transition from going half day to full day. The staff is the first one to label a child with a disability before trying to help the student. They have to understand these are kids NOT adults. They need to have the patience to have to deal with children from the ages of 5-11. Some kids are harder than others but still have the ability to learn. The staff needs to take a course about children with ADD, ADHD, and ODD to further their education as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2013

My children went to this school when Connie Ryle was principal. Awesome school, amazing experience. It was like a private school in every respect besides being free!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2013

Hinsdale is amazing! The teacher and staff are allstars! I wouldn't have it any other way!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2013

This school has been the most horrific experience I have ever seen. My son has ADHD and has a lot of trouble focusing to begin with. There are no classrooms just one big room separated but bookshelves. During class every child can hear what the other is teaching or they are looking to see what the other class is doing. I have been trying to get my son to be able to adjust to normal life without his medication but when the secretary found out she called social services in which they began to tell me unless I give him medication that makes him malnutritioned and frequent headaches I would be seeing a lot if her. I called a meeting with the entire team of people to get some extra help for my son because I was receiving notes stating he was failing and unable to keep up with the other students and may have to repeat a grade. I asked for a learning disability meeting which requests for a tutor to be brought in on their expense since the teacher was unable to get through to him in class they are required by law for their funding. They proceeded to tell me he was doing great in class and his test scores were right where he is supposed to be. No recess for low test scores! Really!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2010

My daughter graduated from Hinsdale 2 years ago and my son graduated last year. This is school is second to none! Very professional and personable staff. My kids still miss Hinsdale, as well as I.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2009

I love the time the stuff puts in to help out children
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2008

Hinsdale is a great school. The adminstration puts the kids first. Hinsdale has a dedicated group of parents, but more involvement is necessary as the state and federal governments continue to cut the amount of money going to our schools. This is our investment in our children and we need to take our time and invest in them. This is one of the greatest gifts we can give them. If you volunteer in many ways and any help with fundraising/donations goes directly back into the programs and materials our children need. My child has ADD and some learning deficiencies/disabilities. Most at Hinsdale have been very helpful. I have found if you are patient and stick to being an advocate for your child, the adminstration and teachers are more than willing and very grateful to help. They are committed to your child succeeding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2007

I could not be happier with Hinsdale. I have 2 kids there now. The communication between the school and the parents is awesome. I work full time and seldom make it to the school to volunteer. I still feel very connected with the school through the communication through newsletters, phone messages and the website. The open Pod system seems to work great for my kids. Several parents mentioned how well the school works with children with learning difficulties. I am on the other side of the coin I find the school also works great for children who are advanced. They have continually found a way to challenge my son. I can t imagine my kids being in any other school. I appreciate Mrs. Ryle and her fantastic leadership to give our community such an awesome place to send our kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2007

Excellent elementary school. I have 3 children which 2 have graduated from Hinsdale, and one who is in 3rd grade presently at Hinsdale. The teachers work closely with you and your child. The classroon structures (Pods) help the kids learn to focus and to work in a group setting. Love this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2007

Hinsdale is an excellent school. I am on my fifth year at Hinsdale with seven years left to go, and feel lucky to have such a wonderful school in my neighborhood. My children love school, we love the teachers and the staff. I know they will be well prepared to move on to middle school. Having an open classroom encourages kids to pay attention, learn to focus in a way they would not in a regular classroom. This will come in handy when they enter the work force someday. The parent support at Hinsdale is phenomenal. Being the current PTA President I can assure you that the parental involvement is not only welcome but encouraged. The principal, Connie Ryle, has to be given credit for the wonderful test scores, staff, and positive image Hinsdale has.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2007

I have 2 children at R.C. Hinsdale. My son just finished 5th grade. We could not been happier with the experiences we have had while parenting our children through this school. In six years I cannot recall any negatives associated with the school, the teachers or the administration. Connie Ryle is the most dedicated principle I have ever met. She goes above and beyond the call of duty. We love this school and feel very fortunate to have it in our neighborhood.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2007

Hinsdale is THE place to soar! I have had children enrolled in Hinsdale for the last 6 years. The leadership by Connie Ryle is exceptional. Her leadership, dedication, caring is unsurpassed. When looking for a Middle School, this became very evident. Under Connie Ryle's direction, she had added to the leadership team and the teachers are outstanding. They are dedicated to academic excellence. I have found Hinsdale to work collaboratively to meet student needs through appropriate teaching methods, and active involvement of parents. Hinsdale is where students acquire the skills and knowledge needed to go on to middle school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2007

I already have two children at Hinsdale and another is going to be attending kindergarten there next year. The school staff are very friendly. They have been very understanding of our older daughter who is developmentally delayed and have her set up with the needed services. There is a lot of parental involvement and the PTA does a great job of organizing functions for Hinsdale families. The teachers are great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2007

Hinsdale is a wonderful school with a highly motivated, caring, and dedicated group of teachers. The academic programs are geared towards children of all abilities and there are many resources for those children with learning disabilities. The open classrooms can at times be distracting, however the way in which the teachers work together to create an environment of learning ultimately works well for most students. Once my children adapted to the open classroom situation they really thrived, and it has actually helped them with focus and concentration in other areas. The parent involvement is amazing and the staff very supportive and welcoming to parents. Hinsdale's principal is always visible at the school and available to discuss any concerns. She has kept the school moving forward towards its goals has done a great Job!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2007

Yes Hinsdale has great test scores, good academics, and minimum extracirricular activities. Parents are involved, but no more than other schools around. BUT, if your child has a learning disorder- ADHD, Dyslexia, Slow Reading, ect. you better look elsewhere. It is almost the attitutde from the staff, that unless you are a perfect child, Don't come here! The open classrooms, no walls seperating the classes, is too distracting for even the most advanced student, both because of maturity and because of they just want to know what is going on around them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2006

Hinsdale is an AWSOME school and this comes from my children as well as myself, these teachers really make a difference. I agree with the prior comment as I could do without the current principle. If the current VP was principle it would make the school much better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2005

Great I went to hinsdale from 1st to 5th grade. the princibale and staff are the nicest and best I've ever met. It is one of the few elmentary schools that have a future problem solving team. My only regret is that hinsdale isn't a middle school also.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 21, 2005

My daughter has been at Hinsdale since Kindergarten. I have two other children in Catholic schools, she is much further along in her academics than my other two children. R. C. Hinsdale's staff and principal are the best I have seen anywhere. You will be greeted with a warm friendly smile and the atmosphere is so welcoming. Your child will be treated respectfully and love going to school. My only regret with Hinsdale is that it does not go through 8th grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2005

GREAT, GREAT, GREAT is all I can say about Hinsdale. The teachers are the best in the state and the parent involvement is outstanding! The principal I could do without but the rest of the staff makes up for her. The curriculum is challenging compared to other schools and my son left Hinsdale more than prepared for middle school. My only complaint with Hinsdale is that my son had to leave because it did not go to the 8th grade. THIS FAMILY MISSES YOU HINSDALE!
—Submitted by a parent


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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 44% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
66%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Language Mechanics

The state average for Language Mechanics was 54% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
84%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
74%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 59% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
52%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

All Students70%
Female67%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students63%
Female65%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Language Mechanics

All Students79%
Female89%
Male68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students59%
Female62%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students64%
Female72%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students82%
Female80%
Male84%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

All Students65%
Female78%
Male53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students67%
Female82%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students89%
Female91%
Male86%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students61%
Female80%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
79%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
74%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Until 2010-2011, Kentucky used the Kentucky Core Content Tests (KCCT) to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 through 12 in reading, social studies, science, writing, and math. The Elementary School results displayed on GreatSchools profiles are for grades 3 through 5 combined for each subject. Middle School results are for grades 6 though 8 combined, and High School results are for grades 10 though 12 combined. The KCCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky. Beginning in 2011-2012, Kentucky switched to the K-PREP and EOC exams.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 90% 81%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Hispanic 2% 4%
Black 1% 11%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 11%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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