School Details

Seth Whitman Elementary School

8989 Beloit Road, Belvidere, IL 61008
(815) 544-3357
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 717 students 17 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

61%
46%
56%
70%
52%
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
  • Belvidere Community Unit School District 100 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

74%
58%
64%
66%
51%
56%
82%
74%
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
  • Belvidere Community Unit School District 100 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

74%
68%
64%
68%
57%
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
  • Belvidere Community Unit School District 100 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Seth Whitman Elementary School is a public elementary school in Belvidere. The principal of Seth Whitman Elementary School is Ms. Nicole Difford. 717 children attend Seth Whitman Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 18% of the Seth Whitman Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 37% of the 717 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 37% get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Seth Whitman Elementary School is 17:1. Open Bible Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 60% 60%
Hispanic 34% 34%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Asian 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 37% 45%
Limited English proficiency 18% 10%
Economically disadvantaged 37% 34%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    The special education has gone down the drain with the new education director. They closed a school and now lease the empty building to what they are calling a theraputic day school Camelot llc. Do not let your kids go there unless they are juvenile delinquents because that is what its for but the new special education director is sending disabled children there as well.

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