School Details

Congress Park Elementary School

9311 Shields Avenue, Brookfield, IL 60513
(708) 482-2430
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-6 430 students 12 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

66%
79%
55%
69%
84%
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
  • La Grange School District 102 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

71%
83%
60%
67%
82%
59%
86%
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
  • La Grange School District 102 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

63%
86%
59%
54%
81%
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
  • La Grange School District 102 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

62%
83%
60%
61%
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
  • La Grange School District 102 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Congress Park Elementary School is a public middle school in Brookfield. The principal of Congress Park Elementary School is Mr. Terry Dutton. 430 students go to Congress Park Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 4% of the Congress Park Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 32% of the 430 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 43% get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Congress Park Elementary School is 12:1. St. Paul Lutheran School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 49% 75%
Hispanic 31% 15%
Multiracial 3% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 15% 6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Asian 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 43% 13%
Limited English proficiency 4% 4%
Economically disadvantaged 32% 13%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Congress Park thrives in diversity. My daughter not olny sees herself but so many other cultures to learn from. My daughter showed signs of difficulty with her reading and math skills but thanks to the teacher and their programs my daughter is thriving.

  • (1 year ago)

    LOVE THIS SCHOOL and the entire school district. The teachers are great the teaching style works with all kids and everyone is extremely friendly and open.

  • (4 years ago)

    Congress Park has some amazing teachers dedicated to educating our children and willing to go above and beyond classroom instruction.

  • (5 years ago)

    We called the schools recently and arranged to go in for a visit and meet with the Principal Mr. Ward. We visited the school we were there on time but Mr. Ward had his assistant meet with us instead. The Assistant kind of rushed us through the process and wasn't very comfortable answering questions and kind of got on the defensive for a moment . At first she didn't invite us to her office but later realized that we have more questions so she did. When we got there she obviously wasn't willing to give us much time! She tried to get us out of there and essentially she waited for a little pause and started greeting us good-bye. We figured that they are not easily approached not very transparent rather separating themselves from the community. Very disappointed. Teachers seem great though and the classrooms too.

  • (5 years ago)

    EXCELLENT School. The teachers are wonderful and the new Principle has been Great! My daughter has really enjoyed the two year teacher program that was implemented. Makes 1st grade and easier transition into 2nd for our young children.

  • (6 years ago)

    Congress Park has a new interim Principal and Assistant Principal. They are both terrific additions to our school.

  • (6 years ago)

    Fantastic School Wonderful teachers and Great envirment. My daughter is enjoying school at Congress Park... Highly recommended!

  • (6 years ago)

    We have been part of this school for 3 years and have only positive things to say! Our eldest son deal swith a learning disability and the Congress Park School staff have completely EXCEEDED our expectations in helping us deal with our son's learning experience. We would and do recommend this school to everyone.

  • (7 years ago)

    The teachers are the best in the area! The principal leaves alot to be desired so does the superintendant.

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