School Details

Countryside Elementary School

205 West County Line Road, Barrington, IL 60010
(847) 381-1162
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 439 students 15 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

85%
85%
55%
87%
83%
59%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Barrington Community Unit School District 220 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

90%
87%
60%
87%
83%
59%
99%
97%
81%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Barrington Community Unit School District 220 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

82%
82%
59%
90%
83%
59%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Barrington Community Unit School District 220 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Countryside Elementary School is a public elementary school in Barrington Hills. The principal of Countryside Elementary School is Kimberly Foster-Thomas. 439 children attend Countryside Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Hispanic. 2% of the Countryside Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 5% of the 439 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 9% have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Countryside Elementary School is 15:1. Roslyn Road Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 85% 74%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 9%
Hispanic 4% 13%
Asian 4% %
Multiracial 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.04%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 9% 13%
Limited English proficiency 2% 6%
Economically disadvantaged 5% 13%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    We recently moved to the area from Chicago and have been so thoroughly impressed with the school! Our son's teacher is excellent the school environment is safe an welcoming and the facilities are spectacular. I would have loved to attend school in such an idyllic setting! My son will joining the Chinese immersion program currently being offered at the school which gets great feedback from existing students and parents. We could not be more pleased with the school and the education it is providing our son. We plan to stay here and send our other child to this school as well. As a parent who always attended private Catholic schools I must say I am very much impressed by District 220 and think that they offer so much more than what any private school could offer. They very much have their eye on the ball and basically all the schools in the district are excellent.

  • (2 years ago)

    I have two students that attend this school. All the teachers & staff so far have been excellent! My son is very gifted and both teachers he has had have given him extra/harder things to challenge him. This school has the best teaching tools computers etc. The new prinicipal is very approachable & enthusiastic nurse is great and the building itself is very nice. Kids love the playgrounds!

  • (7 years ago)

    My child is currently in fourth grade and finds all the teachers to be positively rewarding. His teacher challenges him and makes learning enjoyable. He loves going to school each day and has grown so much since the beginning of the year. Overall the staff and building are out of this world!

  • (7 years ago)

    My child find the classes more relaxed at Countryside than at his/her previous school-He/she finds the work to be non-challenging- While I really like his/her teacher I am not impressed by the 5th grade curriculum.

  • (8 years ago)

    My child has had an overall good experience here. I am glad we are now in middle school but besides that one year and all the damage done Countryside was a positive experience

  • (8 years ago)

    My son has attended this school for 2 years 4th & 5th grades. We have been a corporate re-lo family so the starting over process is not new to us. The school has a motivated & enthusiastic principal at the helm. His commitment to the children filters through into the classroom. You can look at test scores & the school measures up quite well. My son was inspired daily. His 4th grade teacher saw potential in the creative side of my son. She maximized that and helped him use it to his benifit. She stayed in close contact with me as we watched my son explode in the areas of English and Liturature. He has developed a love of writting fiction and a love of learning. I give this school a big thumbs up.

  • (9 years ago)

    Our son is attending a 5-year-old program at Countryside. The school is quite large with 3 playgrounds and an area for soccer. The parking is lacking in that when you drop or pick up your child many parents have to park on County Line Road which is a major thorough fare. The library is our son's favorite room. While the teachers are very good with all of the children the rooms are almost too large which sounds strange. However a child needs guidelines and the children have few to follow save for circle time and snack time. My son has changed since attending Countryside he is not as gregarious or happy go lucky as he was last year while attending Woodland Elementary. Curious considering that they do not have air conditioning and no designated areas for soccer. Perhaps less is more? Time will tell.

  • (9 years ago)

    until this year thought the school and staff were great. What a difference one teacher can make! We are very disappointed in the quality of my child's current teacher. Grading is not being done and the children are constantly being humiliated in front of classmates for low grades missed homework etc. We are used to a strong parental involvement at this school and this is currently being discouraged. Many parents have gone to the principal with little or no results. We will not be sending the rest of our children here.

  • (10 years ago)

    Strong parental involvement coupled with an excellent staff make Countryside a wonderful school. The students and staff are lucky to have a beautiful new building with ample room and resources to encourage student growth and development. We have enjoyed each teacher and consider our children lucky to be part of such a strong and respected school.

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