School Details

H C Storm Elementary School

305 North Van Nortwick Avenue, Batavia, IL 60510
(630) 937-8200
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 444 students 15 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

70%
76%
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
  • Batavia Usd 101 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

61%
74%
56%
76%
86%
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
  • Batavia Usd 101 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

71%
80%
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
  • Batavia Usd 101 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

H C Storm Elementary School is a public elementary school in Batavia. The principal of H C Storm Elementary School is Mr. Timothy McDermott. 444 children attend H C Storm Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 4% of the H C Storm Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 5% of the 444 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 20% have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at H C Storm Elementary School is 15:1. Alice Gustafson Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 76% 82%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Asian 2% %
Hispanic 17% 9%
Multiracial 1% 3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 20% 12%
Limited English proficiency 4% 3%
Economically disadvantaged 5% 4%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Many activities very encouraging to children my son loves the lunches that are provided and his kindergarten teach so far I am happy with this school

  • (4 years ago)

    We are new to the area and heard of so many great things about Batavia schools. I have to admit my husband and I are not impressed. We don't feel my child was challanged enough throughout the year and the school events were minimul compared to the school my child previously attended. Teacher communication was lacking. The grading system was strange and very difficult to grasp. Not the old school way (A B C D F).

  • (6 years ago)

    Excellent teachers who are involved in the student development. Commitment and dedication in and outside of the classroom.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have two children at Storm. The Teacher are wonderful and take an individual interest in the wellbeing of all the students. The stall is always helpful and it is apparent that they care about the students. The quality of learning is outstanding.

  • (7 years ago)

    The teachers are wonderful however the school playgrounds are terrible at best.The morning lineup procedure also needs to be looked at.Oh and by the way parking is minimal at best.

  • (8 years ago)

    I have 2 children at Storm. The teachers and staff are great! They know (well it seems they do.) everyone by name! There are some older as well newer teachers so I think it gives the school a mix of teaching styles. There are some parents though that I would say are a bit exclusive some are not very friendly to new-comers as I was one last year. My only problem with the school besides some of the cliquey parents is I do not know of any gifted or advanced programs like the another parent had talked about. I am going to inquire about it because I believe my children would benefit from that. Other than that I am pleased with Storm.

  • (8 years ago)

    I have 3 children at this school all with varying ability levels. There is a Challenge program for gifted/academically talented children starting in 3rd grade. For those children who don't qualify but require more than the standard curriculum there are bonus math packets which can be done as replacements to the every day math work. For children who need a little extra guidance or nurturing this school has a pool of wonderful aides. Even if a child doesn't require an aide teachers are willing to make certain accommodations to suit student's needs. The special programs are wonderful too--each child receives 6 years of Spanish instruction by the time they reach middle school! The majority of the teachers are effective and work with parents to best serve the students. I've made several special requests for my kids and have never been disappointed.

  • (9 years ago)

    The educational opportunities at H.C.are minimal at best. Most children are instructed below-grade level and teachers do not genuinely care about their students and their development. Although there are some good teachers here the over-all quality of instruction is poor. Priorities are not uniform and too much time is spent off task in some classrooms. For the at-risk child that needs nuturing there is a lack of caring about the student's educational and personal development but the real need of smaller classrooms is not provided. This is not a school for any child seeking to advance his academics. Furthermore this school does not provide any gifted classes nor will work with a family that has a gifted child. In reponse to the Principal refusing to contact me regarding gifted classes - I have since then pulled my son from this school.

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