School Details

Wilson Elementary School

422 West 16th Place, Chicago Heights, IL 60411
(708) 756-4839
1

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-8 284 students 19 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

36%
38%
55%
33%
44%
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
  • Chicago Heights School District 170 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

33%
38%
60%
15%
42%
59%
32%
64%
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
  • Chicago Heights School District 170 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

26%
40%
59%
37%
33%
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
  • Chicago Heights School District 170 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

13%
33%
60%
23%
40%
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
  • Chicago Heights School District 170 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

4%
41%
59%
33%
39%
59%
48%
61%
79%

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
  • Chicago Heights School District 170 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

24%
44%
59%
26%
42%
60%

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
  • Chicago Heights School District 170 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Wilson Elementary School is a public middle school in Chicago Heights. The principal of Wilson Elementary School is Mr. Tony Banks. 284 children attend Wilson Elementary School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 0% of the Wilson Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 95% of the 284 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 99% get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Wilson Elementary School is 19:1. St Agnes School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus

Sports

  • Basketball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 77% 41%
Multiracial 4% %
Hispanic 19% 50%
White, non-Hispanic 0.3% 5%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.09%
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 99% 82%
Limited English proficiency 0% 5%
Economically disadvantaged 95% 83%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    This school is not bad at all and has improved a LOT over the years.Principal does a great job.Its the parents fault their kids are failing.Teachers are nice and teach right stuff for kids. 5 stars

  • (10 months ago)

    Wilson is a cutting edge school with a caring staff that is highly dedicated to all their students. I have witnessed dramatic positive changes in this school over the last 5 years. The public should be made aware of this.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is something else. Its pretty sad that a TEACHER picks on a child!

  • (3 years ago)

    This school is bad. The teachers are annoying and the enviornment is just horrible! These students have absolutely no future ahead of them!

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is in great need of more supportive parents and someone willing to step and run a PTO. Many parents do not pick up report cards on time or seek the truth when their student is in trouble. With this district facing the layoff of 87 teachers I am unsure of the future of the students.

  • (5 years ago)

    My children are current students The teachers are great there .It is not the teachers who are not tring.The parents need to get invoved with thier childrens education and behavior. My childrens teachers push them to do their best.The parents need to stay on thier own children the teachers can't do it all!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    Wilson School is constantly improving. People on the outside may not know how dedicated the teachers are to the success of the students. We need more parental involvment. I love working here!

  • (5 years ago)

    Wilson is a great school in a rough area but its very rearding i recomend it and the teachers are the best

  • (6 years ago)

    While the K-2 grade teachers do their best to push the kids towards excellence the 3rd-8th grade teachers are lagging. I may be forced to put my child into a private school next year.

  • (9 years ago)

    My son went to this school from K thru 3rd grade. The school is very unorganized they seem to be a little behind in the academics. The area is in a bad neighborhood and most of the parents don't seem to be involved.

  • (10 years ago)

    Wilson School is desparetly in need of a major overhaul in its teaching and administrative staffs. The students at this school are far behind other students in the district and state due to outdated course materials and substandard teaching and the administrative staff is poorly unorganized. Although I am delighted that the former Principal is being replaced this is just a small step towards progress. If Chicago Heights wants to attract new homebuyers to the Wilson School district then it should concentrate on improving this school. Because of these problems I am currently seeking private schooling for my children.

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Overall score

(based on 14 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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