Mabel O Donnell Elementary School

1640 Reckinger Road, Aurora, IL 60505
(630) 299-8300
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 519 students 17 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

24%
29%
56%
17%
24%
55%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2013-2014 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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Aurora East Usd 131 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

51%
40%
64%
35%
31%
56%
64%
56%
76%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2013-2014 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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Aurora East Usd 131 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

27%
45%
64%
37%
34%
58%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2013-2014 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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Aurora East Usd 131 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Mabel O Donnell Elementary School is a public elementary school in Aurora. The principal of Mabel O Donnell Elementary School is Edward Brouch. 519 children attend Mabel O Donnell Elementary School and identify as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 35% of the Mabel O Donnell Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 72% of the 519 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 81% get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Mabel O Donnell Elementary School is 17:1. C I Johnson Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Swimming

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 76% 84%
White, non-Hispanic 5% 4%
Multiracial 4% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 12% 9%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 1%
Asian 1% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 81% 80%
Limited English proficiency 35% 33%
Economically disadvantaged 72% 68%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This is my daughter's first year in kindergarten and I feel this is an excellent place for her to be. She has learned so much and enjoys spending time with her friends and teachers. Their top priority is to enhance and reach the full learning potential and success of each student. They discuss antibullying issues and have a genuinely caring and supportive environment. There are numerous inspirational quotes throughout the gym and school. I look forward to my daughter going there next year because this year was really great for her.

  • (2 years ago)

    Mabel O'Donnell Elementary is one of the best. Mr. Brouch our principal was named Educator of the Year for the 2012 school year. His dedication is reflected in the staff and students. The teachers are in tune with their students and always take time to talk to us parent. My son is in the 3rd grade there and I have yet to have an unpleasant experience there. They not only have programs in place to help those students that struggle to learn but they are actively working to enrich the experience of those students that thrive. This is a wonderful school.

  • (4 years ago)

    Great school. Great staff too. Mrs. Flaherty was my daughter's teacher and she is excelent. Her classroom had 32 students but her hard work and dedication made a difference in my daughter learning. Very pleased with all their staff.

  • (5 years ago)

    My son has spent three years at this school and loved every minute of it. Please take the time to go in and meet the staff. Mrs. Flaherty is a great teacher. (Should be recommended for the teacher of the year). What the district is lacking in funds the teachers make up for. The staff is great. The principle knows all of the students on a first name basis. It has been a great experience for us. Go Bobcats!

  • (6 years ago)

    Mrs. Flaherty in first grade is one of the most caring and creative teachers I have ever seen. She is wonderful with the students.

  • (10 years ago)

    At first we were worried about sending our son here his first year.His teacher is great.She keeps us informed about his learning abilities. If we want to schedule time to talk to her she is always free.Since coming here he is eager to learn new things.I see parents volunteering to help with field trips and class room activities.Our first year experience has been a good one. Thank You.Ms R

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Overall score

(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

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  • Principal leadership
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