School Details

Nature Ridge Elementary School

1899 Westridge Boulevard, Bartlett, IL 60103
(630) 372-4647
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 733 students 24 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

61%
54%
55%
58%
50%
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
  • School District U-46 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

71%
58%
60%
68%
50%
59%
85%
75%
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
  • School District U-46 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

72%
64%
59%
64%
52%
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
  • School District U-46 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

80%
62%
60%
66%
56%
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
  • School District U-46 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Nature Ridge Elementary School is a public middle school in Bartlett. The principal of Nature Ridge Elementary School is Susan Smith. 733 children attend Nature Ridge Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 30% of the Nature Ridge Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 26% of the 733 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 29% have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Nature Ridge Elementary School is 24:1. Kenyon Woods Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 43% 32%
Hispanic 30% 50%
Asian/Pacific Islander 20% 8%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 7%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Asian 19% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 29% 54%
Limited English proficiency 30% 19%
Economically disadvantaged 26% 43%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    Nature Ridge has excellent teachers. The principal is so involved with the children/students parents and teachers. The team work from the parents who volunteer their time money and support is awesome. I never seen a school with so much support. Everyone gets involved in every grade level even the special needs classes and students don't stay behind.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is way overcrowded with a principal that is not doing a good job and should be dismissed as well as demoted from every obtaining a principal position at a school again within u-46. For your hard earned payment into our tax dollor system I highly suggest moving or staying out of school district u-46 as it is a complete shambles with continued misuse of funding. This school district as to be the worst in Illinois.

  • (5 years ago)

    Our school is way overcrowded. It is evident in the curent report card of the school that has been published for the 2008/ 2009 school year. When is this issue going to be addressed ? We can no longer take the majority of the Spanish program students from the Elgin area if the school continues to grow without proper expansion. This is a serious issue amongst every parent I speak with .. At this point I feel that the only way to solve this problem is to move out of Bartlett and be rid of U-46. My tax money will be better spent on my children in another district. The teachers are fantastic but they can only do so much with overcrowding. Submitted by a

  • (5 years ago)

    this school is very nice but way over croweded. The classroom size are very large which is not fair for the teachers and our kids. We have been complaining about this issue but the school district is not really concerned about the impact of this problem on our kids education and their right to have a school with the same rate of inrollament as other schools in Bartlett.

  • (6 years ago)

    As a parent I am very pleased to see my children actively engaged in learning on a daily basis. I am pleased with the excellent mode of communication within the classroom and throughout the district. (phone messages e-mails etc.) As an educator I feel that Nature Ridge has a strong positive vibe coming from the staff and they are doing all that they can with the growing population and demands that are put on educators every day to keep up with the insane law of 'No Child Left Behind' The teachers at this school do an exceptional job showing the kids that they care.

  • (7 years ago)

    The school is great but way way overcrowded. There are currently 3 mobile classrooms this year and next year U-46 intends to bus more children in from Elgin and add another 3 mobiles which would make 6. The Spanish emergin program while necessary needs to be split up with part at Nature Ridge and part at another school perhaps in Elgin which would ease overcrowding and hopefully end the mobile classrooms altogether. Having 168 children or more currently out in 3 mobile trailers in my view is a serious issue in evacuation into the school should serious weather occur. Other than this issue the school and teachers are fantastic.

  • (7 years ago)

    Since 2006 we have had a new Principle Terri Lozier and the standards have shot up significantly the faculty are happy again and get this...my children get up early so that they can be at schoold by 8.10 AM !

  • (7 years ago)

    I think the new principal has done a lot for Nature RIdge she's envolved in each child's development. The teachers are caring and the students feel the support and challenge. Parents have to be part of it it's not only there job.

  • (9 years ago)

    The school allows to many children per classroom. My child is in kindergarten and it is extremely overcrowded. There isn't alot of learning going on due to the size of the classroom.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school now has an enrollment of 700 children which is way too many children for a school of this size the first graders start eating lunch at 10 45.

  • (9 years ago)

    Students are not encouraged to finish there class work but most of the times classwork comes home to finish along with the homework.

  • (9 years ago)

    All in all not bad but not great either. Music art & PE are very limited. Principal leadership has changed which may well turn out to be a blessing. Current teacher does not seem to have love of children. Strange ways of teaching math. Very mixed student population very high income to very low income.

  • (9 years ago)

    Only experienced Kindergarten and First grade but I think things are good. There is a lot of growth in the area and the school is adapting to the needs of the community.

  • (11 years ago)

    This school is the absolute worst. The biggest reason is the principal who actively discourages parent involvement. The few parents who are truly interested and volunteer are treated as an inconvenience rather than an asset. Experienced teachers with great ideas are discouraged from actually putting them into practice. Overall Nature Ridge is a cheerless environment where kids who are actually ready to learn have little chance of being happy.

  • (11 years ago)

    We spent three years at this school and we never had a teacher that was satisfactory. Solving homework issues was non existant.

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Overall score

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