School Details

Wayne Builta Elementary School

1835 Apple Valley Road, Bolingbrook, IL 60490
(630) 226-4400
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 463 students 16 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

76%
80%
55%
73%
80%
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
  • Indian Prairie Community Unit School District 204 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

84%
80%
60%
83%
80%
59%
91%
92%
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
  • Indian Prairie Community Unit School District 204 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

82%
82%
59%
80%
78%
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
  • Indian Prairie Community Unit School District 204 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Wayne Builta Elementary School is a public elementary school in Bolingbrook. The principal of Wayne Builta Elementary School is Maranda Vanwaning and can be contacted at randy_vanwaning@ipsd.org. 463 students attend Wayne Builta Elementary School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 4% of the Wayne Builta Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 3% of the 463 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 8% have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Wayne Builta Elementary School is 16:1. Pioneer Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 8% 9%
Hispanic 7% 7%
White, non-Hispanic 48% 62%
Asian 34% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 32% 18%
Multiracial 3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.09%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 8% 0%
Limited English proficiency 4% 3%
Economically disadvantaged 3% 5%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    My two kids are going to Builta and we just love it. My kid needed extra help in all the areas and throughout the year he had improved so much just because the teachers and all the staff had help him. So pleased and happy with the school and the administration.

  • (2 years ago)

    My child is in his last year at Builta. He is a solid A student that has performed very well. I do however wish they would have challenged him more. The teachers are great and truly care; but it is obvious that most just tolerate the administration. I know of a few parents where their children need extra help and the administration does not proactively do what they are supposed to do. Very frustrating to have to write to the superintendent to get some kind of action. I hope this improves as the current principal is retiring. The PTA is very active and agree with the previous comments regarding bad kids that are overlooked because of the PTA politics. Many parents that would get involved do not because of a few bad seeds that are overly involved controlling and not open to new ideas.

  • (3 years ago)

    The principal is wonderful however something needs to be done about the vice-principal. She simply is tense and needs emotional intelligence skills. Also there is too much of a preference to allow PTA parents who have misbehaving kids be given special treatment. That seems unjust. Otherwise it is a good school. A great school. It needs to promote fairness regardless of who the parent is.

  • (5 years ago)

    Our girls have had great teachers at Builta and the parent community is very involved. We are very happy with our school.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have a Kindergartener and this is our first experience at the school. So far we are super impressed. The teachers are so enthusiastic the parents seem very involved the classrooms look very fun and inviting. We just LOVE it!!

  • (5 years ago)

    two of my children have gone through builta and another is currently attending it. We love builta however the principal is quite a back seater when it comes to the over dominating vice principal. The vice principal has to tone it down...alot!

  • (6 years ago)

    My kids have gone to Builta since we moved to the neighborhood 11 yrs. ago and we are huge advocates for this school! The faculty and staff have always been very experienced educators and they truly seem to want the students to succeed and love learning. Our front office staff is very friendly and the PTA is absolutely amazing with all the activities and extra events they have going on for the Builta families. The events are very well organized and creative and there is a great pool of volunteers. We have many new families due to the new homes in the area that are within walking distance to school. This neighborhood is very safe and the school is very well monitored. We're lucky to be a part of the Builta family because our principal and teachers really care about our kids!

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughter has attended this school since first grade and she is currently a fourth grade student. The staff is highly qualified compassionate and most importantly they know how to TEACH and lead students. I would highly recommend this school to anyone considering a move to the area.

  • (8 years ago)

    I have 2 children that went to this school. One of them for 4 years. The principal can be a little harsh but overall the school really has your childrens education in their best interest. Zero tolerance discipline. Strong parent involvement is encouraged and is key. I'm sad we had to move away. Would strongly recommend this school. A+

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  • Principal leadership
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