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CORRECTION Analysis: Chicago boasts best performing elementary, middle school on annual tests


By LGIS Newsfeed | Nov 17, 2017

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Decatur Classical Elementary School has the highest rate – 94.7 percent – of students who passed the annual state assessments this year among elementary and middle schools, according to a Prairie State Wire analysis of Illinois State Board of Education data from the 2016 school year.

Throughout the state, of the schools that reported test results, many middle and elementary schools saw saw high percentages of students fall below standards on the annual tests.

Statewide, 34 percent of students met or exceeded expectations. The remaining 66 percent did not meet, partially met or approached expectations.

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers assesses a student’s aptitude in math and English language arts and is based on the Common Core State Standard principles. In 2016, the test was administered to students in elementary to junior level of high school. Illinois is one of eight states participating in PARCC as a means to measure a student’s preparedness for higher education.

The scores – a composite derived from the combined results of the Math and English tests – reveal whether a student is or is not ready for the next level. Student scores either “did not meet,” “partially met,” “approach,” “met” or “exceeded” expectations. Any student who meets or exceeds expectations is considered ready for the next level.


Top 100 elementary and middle schools in Illinois

SchoolCityEnrollmentPercent of students ready for the next level
Decatur Classical Elementary SchoolChicago28194.7
Keller Elementary Gifted Magnet SchoolChicago23694.7
Skinner North Elementary SchoolChicago47794.1
Edison Elementary Regional Gifted CenterChicago27892.8
Iles Elementary SchoolSpringfield45292.5
Mcdade Elementary Classical SchoolChicago19091.4
Young Magnet High SchoolChicago206790.8
Thurgood Marshall SchoolRockford38690.4
Thurgood Marshall ElementaryRockford50489.8
Washington Gifted SchoolPeoria27585.8
Prairieview-Ogden North ElementaryRoyal6785.7
Half Day SchoolLincolnshire37684.3
Meadow Glens Elementary SchoolNaperville44284
Lisbon Grade SchoolNewark10683.1
Shabonee SchoolNorthbrook43383
Marie Murphy SchoolWilmette26982.1
Poe Elementary Classical SchoolChicago20681.8
Lane Technical High SchoolChicago398581.6
Walden Elementary SchoolDeerfield46681.4
Brook Forest Elementary SchoolOak Brook34081.3
Kipling Elementary SchoolDeerfield50181.2
Daniel Wright Jr High SchoolLincolnshire82280.9
Forest Hills Elementary SchoolWestern Springs24180.8
Middlefork Primary SchoolNorthfield21780.3
Romona Elementary SchoolWilmette52579.9
Lenart Elementary Regional Gifted CenterChicago28779.5
Wilmot Elementary SchoolDeerfield49479.4
Fry Elementary SchoolNaperville54879.4
South Park Elementary SchoolDeerfield41479.4
Willowbrook Elementary SchoolGlenview34179.3
Butler Junior High SchoolOak Brook18078.8
Skinner Elementary SchoolChicago101378.6
Marion Jordan Elementary SchoolPalatine42078.4
Lincoln Elementary SchoolRiver Forest39678.2
Kennedy Junior High SchoolLisle95777.4
The Joseph Sears SchoolKenilworth48577.3
Madison Elementary SchoolHinsdale38377.1
Hawthorne Elementary Scholastic AcademyChicago57177.1
Hynes Elementary SchoolMorton Grove37977
Ogden Ave Elementary SchoolLa Grange60376.9
Kildeer Countryside Elementary SchoolLong Grove45576.7
Greeley Elementary SchoolWinnetka25276.6
Oak Elementary SchoolHinsdale27076.6
Longfellow Elementary SchoolWheaton41076.5
Copeland Manor Elementary SchoolLibertyville43776.4
Grove Avenue Elementary SchoolBarrington51276.4
Hough Street Elementary SchoolBarrington31876.4
Wescott Elementary SchoolNorthbrook39076.4
Maple SchoolNorthbrook39976.3
Wood Oaks Jr High SchoolNorthbrook45676
Elm Elementary SchoolBurr Ridge32975.9
North Barrington Elementary SchoolNorth Barrington40875.7
West SchoolGlencoe23275.7
Barbara B Rose Elementary SchoolSouth Barrington45675.4
Willard Elementary SchoolRiver Forest30675.2
Prospect Elementary SchoolClarendon Hills40175.2
Ivy Hall Elementary SchoolBuffalo Grove39175.1
Oak Grove Elementary SchoolLibertyville82275.1
Naper Elementary SchoolNaperville29675
Adler Park SchoolLibertyville24674.6
The Lane Elementary SchoolHinsdale35574.4
Mcclure Jr High SchoolWestern Springs50174.2
Greenbrier Elementary SchoolArlington Heights29674.1
Bannockburn SchoolBannockburn18074
Prairie Elementary SchoolBuffalo Grove43573.9
Thomas Dooley Elementary SchoolSchaumburg43873.9
Earl Pritchett SchoolBuffalo Grove58273.8
Burley Elementary SchoolChicago51973.7
Sunset Ridge Elementary SchoolNorthfield26073.6
Gower West Elementary SchoolWillowbrook46573.1
Ranch View Elementary SchoolNaperville53573.1
Alan B Shepard Middle SchoolDeerfield51773
Grafton Elementary SchoolGrafton16672.9
Damiansville Elementary SchoolDamiansville11472.8
Robert Clow Elementary SchoolNaperville42172.7
Olive-Mary Stitt SchoolArlington Heights59472.2
Ivy Hill Elementary SchoolArlington Heights57772.1
Charles J Caruso Middle SchoolDeerfield58172.1
Danielle-Joy Peterson Elementary SchoolNaperville59771.9
Eisenhower AcademyJoliet26171.9
Twin Groves Middle SchoolBuffalo Grove54671.8
Campanelli Elementary SchoolSchaumburg52471.8
Lincoln Prairie SchoolHoffman Estates38871.7
Lake Bluff Elementary SchoolLake Bluff56271.5
Wilmette Junior High SchoolWilmette89171.5
Countryside Elementary SchoolBarrington40671.4
Oliver Julian Kendall Elementary SchoolNaperville37671.2
Aptakisic Junior High SchoolBuffalo Grove52270.5
Bell Elementary SchoolChicago97570.4
Solomon Elementary SchoolChicago32070.3
Chippewa Elementary SchoolPalos Heights21370
Mary Morgan Elementary SchoolByron65370
Hoover Math And Science AcademySchaumburg72070
Mckenzie Elementary SchoolWilmette52269.9
Woodlawn Middle SchoolLong Grove66069.7
Meridian Middle SchoolBuffalo Grove48669.7
Tripp SchoolBuffalo Grove63569.5
John Laidlaw Elementary SchoolWestern Springs38769.5
Crow Island Elementary SchoolWinnetka39469.4
Dryden Elementary SchoolArlington Heights52469.3


Illinois elementary and middle schools with highest failure rates




Percent of students ready for next level

Failure rate

Amandla Charter SchoolChicago3090.999.1
Cairo Jr/Sr High SchoolCairo204199
Edinburg Jr High SchoolEdinburg401.398.7
Lovejoy Elementary SchoolLovejoy1021.398.7
Jenner Elementary Academy Of The ArtsChicago2461.998.1
Montessori Of Englewood Charter SchoolChicago2752.397.7
Hope AcademyDecatur5282.397.7
Oliver Parks 6th Grade SchoolCahokia2242.397.7
Doolittle Elementary SchoolChicago3062.497.6
Glen Oak Comm Learning CenterPeoria8942.697.4
Mason/Clark Middle SchoolEast Saint Louis6432.697.4
Trewyn K-8 SchoolPeoria4392.697.4
Roosevelt Magnet SchoolPeoria5642.797.3
Garfield Elementary SchoolDanville3112.797.3
Thorp J N Elementary SchoolChicago3182.897.2
Kennedy Middle SchoolRockford5762.997.1
Durfee Magnet ElementaryDecatur3622.997.1
Harrison Comm Learning CenterPeoria685397
Gordon Bush ElementaryEast Saint Louis4623.196.9
Dongola Jr High SchoolDongola473.396.7
Lincoln SchoolPeoria8133.496.6
Penniman Elementary SchoolCahokia4243.496.6
William Harris Elementary SchoolDecatur2323.496.6
Creative Communications AcademyCalumet City2163.596.5
Brunson Math & Sci Specialty ElementaryChicago5943.696.4
Jackson Charter SchoolRockford4873.696.4
Chalmers Elementary Specialty SchoolChicago3873.996.1
Dett Elementary SchoolChicago3473.996.1
Taylor Park Elementary SchoolFreeport258496
Frances Willard Elementary SchoolRock Island367496
Woodson South Elementary SchoolChicago364496
Dulles Elementary SchoolChicago7424.195.9
Burke Elementary SchoolChicago4484.195.9
Rock Island AcademyRock Island5364.395.7
Leland Elementary SchoolChicago5784.695.4
Bass Elementary SchoolChicago4894.795.3
Melody Elementary SchoolChicago5804.995.1
Oglesby Elementary SchoolChicago4854.995.1
Carman-Buckner Elementary SchoolWaukegan713595
Aldridge Elementary SchoolChicago195595
Bernard Long Elementary SchoolMadison4395.194.9
Lewis Lemon ElementaryRockford4185.194.9
Annette Officer ElementaryEast Saint Louis4915.194.9
Stagg Elementary SchoolChicago5065.194.9
Caldwell Elementary Academy Of Math & ScienceChicago2765.294.8
Caroline Sibley Elementary SchoolCalumet City7005.294.8
Huffman Elementary SchoolCahokia3595.294.8
L D Brady Elementary SchoolAurora5225.394.7
Manierre Elementary SchoolChicago3555.394.7
Langford A Elementary SchoolChicago3645.394.7
Tilton Elementary SchoolChicago3485.394.7
Childs Elementary SchoolRobbins1935.494.6
W S Beaupre Elementary SchoolAurora3005.594.5
Kelvyn Park High SchoolChicago7995.594.5
Meredosia-Chambersburg Jr HighMeredosia455.794.3
Bradwell Comm Arts & Sci Elementary SchoolChicago7055.894.2
Crown Elementary Comm Acd Fine Arts CenterChicago3195.894.2
Cook Elementary SchoolChicago3965.894.2
Lawndale Elementary Community AcademyChicago3875.994.1
Berger-Vandenberg Elementary SchoolDolton3795.994.1
Barton Elementary SchoolChicago4495.994.1
Rickover Jr High SchoolSauk Village4995.994.1
Neil Elementary SchoolChicago237694
Curtis Elementary SchoolChicago614694
Jackson M Elementary SchoolChicago3296.193.9
Morrill Elementary Math & Sci SchoolChicago8466.193.9
Lavizzo Elementary SchoolChicago4186.293.8
Oak Park Elementary SchoolAurora5786.293.8
Drake Elementary SchoolChicago4016.293.8
Fiske Elementary SchoolChicago5006.293.8
*Source: Illinois State Board of Education


Editor's note: The original version of this story incorrectly listed schools whose 2016 assessment data was unavailable among schools with a 100 percent failure rate. That list has been replaced with one showing schools with reported scores above zero that have the highest failure rates.

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