Harrison Street Elementary School

201 North Harrison Street, Geneva, IL 60134
(630) 463-3300
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 412 students 15 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

62%
69%
56%
74%
79%
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
  • Geneva Community Unit School District 304 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

60%
79%
64%
69%
80%
56%
80%
94%
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
  • Geneva Community Unit School District 304 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

71%
84%
64%
77%
83%
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
  • Geneva Community Unit School District 304 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Harrison Street Elementary School is a public elementary school in Batavia. The principal of Harrison Street Elementary School is Shonette Sims. 412 students attend Harrison Street Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 3% of the Harrison Street Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 8% of the 412 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 20% get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Harrison Street Elementary School is 15:1. Munhall Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 75% 87%
Multiracial 4% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Asian 3% %
Hispanic 18% 8%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.7% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 20% 6%
Limited English proficiency 3% 1%
Economically disadvantaged 8% 2%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    As the parent of three children who all have attended Harrison from grades K-5 I would give the school 8.5 out of ten. The school is populated with students who are in the top percentiles nationally. The parents are generally very involved and the school also does well for children with learning disablities.

  • (8 years ago)

    The quality of the academic program is excellent thanks to the principal and the teachers. The teachers are experienced and knowledgable. My son has ADHD and his current teacher has been wonderful. Excellent program for children that need extra help. Also nice ethnic mix - unlike some of the other geneva schools.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school is great. Harrison is an older school that has been modernized without losing its traditional feel. It is located in an older part of Geneva that is very well kept. Lots of parent involement here. What I like best is the teacher makeup. There is a good mix of ages experience and background. The 'cookie cutter' 22 year old teacher is not found here. Several Teachers have a Corporate/Business background. Math is strong but harrison is known for the reading scores it puts up year after year. My son has thrived at Harrison and you could not ask for a better school to start your children off. Dr. Slagel is the Principal and her Teachers are outstanding.

  • (11 years ago)

    Harrison Elementary has provided a great education for my daughter! The staff is friendly and the school is in great shape. We have not had any issues with violence (not one!) in three years and the students there are very happy to be learning.

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Overall score

(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

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  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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