School Details

Peter M Gombert Elementary School

Test Scores by grade

75%
83%
56%
69%
75%
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
  • Indian Prairie Community Unit School District 204 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

73%
87%
64%
61%
77%
56%
90%
91%
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
  • Indian Prairie Community Unit School District 204 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

71%
87%
64%
66%
79%
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
  • Indian Prairie Community Unit School District 204 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Peter M Gombert Elementary School is a public elementary school in Aurora. The principal of Peter M Gombert Elementary School is Jeremy Ricken and can be contacted at david_worst@ipsd.org. 473 students attend Peter M Gombert Elementary School and identify mostly as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 11% of the Peter M Gombert Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 13% of the 473 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 28% have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Peter M Gombert Elementary School is 15:1. Georgetown Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 7% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 41% 56%
Asian/Pacific Islander 20% 20%
Hispanic 20% 10%
Asian 20% %
Black, non-Hispanic 12% 9%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 28% 14%
Limited English proficiency 11% 5%
Economically disadvantaged 13% 5%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Update on below .other email regarding over 29.. that is a typo.. meant to indicate over 20 students in each class.. where does average of 15 come from?

  • (2 years ago)

    Gombert has great staff and I had the pleasure of subbing at Gombert prior to moving here so the ranking did not bother me. As someone who has subbed and been a parent in both district 204 and 203 schools I can honestly say 204 is way better especially if you have a child with special needs or a child that needs early intervention. 203 actually comes and observes 204 special needs classes because that is what we are known for and 204 was the pioneers of the inclusion movement. Gombert is not ranked very high in comparision to the other 204 schools but the curriculuum and quality of teachers is just as high as at White Eagle. The difference is we have a higher ESL population and standardized tests have been proven to be biased and not properly measure this kind of student thus since the rank is based on test scores alone it does not give an accurate account of the ability level of students at Gombert . I love Gombert though and the neighborhood I live in ( I live less then a block from Gombert) and I plan on staying here for a long time the jr. is also great and so is the highschool.

  • (3 years ago)

    I agree with the parents regarding the friendly atmosphere and parent involvement... however I feel that the school does not adequately prepare students for the challenges discipline and rigors of middle school. It is also very discouraging to see that when our district's newsletter goes out that none of our teachers or school programs ever receive any acknoweldgements. I don't know if that's because our teachers don't get recognized on a state or district level for any achievements or if Gombert is simply overlooked. OUr test scores also always seem to be some of the lowest in our district as well.

  • (5 years ago)

    The teachers and staff at Gombert are wonderful! They went the 'extra mile' in making my daughter feel welcome as a new student.

  • (6 years ago)

    I really have enjoyed the experience of my child attending Gombert Elementary. I truly think that she will have a solid foundation as she moves on to the middle school. I believe this not only in the educational things that she is learning but also in her social skills. I believe is well balanced in its commitment to teaching but also allowing the kids to experiment in different things to get an understanding of what things they would like to pursue. I am always amazed at some of the things she brings home as a5th grader. Sometimes some of things she is learning I learned in high school. There are no guarantees in life but I can honestly say if you have the desire to succeed Gombert is very supportive in making that happen.

  • (8 years ago)

    Gombert is very in tune with parents the teachers that are not up to snuff seem to vanish pretty quickly and the ones that are there are beloved by our kids. Their math program is excellent and we think that they generally do a good job of challenging the kids into the next level of education. We love 'em.

  • (9 years ago)

    Gombert has a strong family volunteer spirit which offers the kids many wonderful programs like Chess club & Super Science.The teachers are all wonderful and have so much experience. The open lines of communication between the staff & parents is amazing. Having two children here & one who just left to middle school I can truly say Gombert was an excellent choice for my childrens' academic foundation. Another impressive factor is the music/art programs.Simply amazing what they teach the kids to do. I highly recommend Gombert. Go Gators!

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