School Details

North Elementary School

500 West Woodstock Street, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
(815) 459-0122
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 644 students 16 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

50%
67%
55%
53%
70%
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
  • Crystal Lake Central Consolidated School District 47 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

64%
75%
60%
60%
72%
59%
81%
87%
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
  • Crystal Lake Central Consolidated School District 47 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

74%
76%
59%
71%
72%
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
  • Crystal Lake Central Consolidated School District 47 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

North Elementary School is a public elementary school in Crystal Lake. The principal of North Elementary School is Mrs. Kimberly Hornberg. 644 students go to North Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 5% of the North Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 10% of the 644 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 32% have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at North Elementary School is 16:1. St Thomas The Apostle School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 69% 76%
Hispanic 24% 16%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Multiracial 2% 3%
Asian 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 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 32% 24%
Limited English proficiency 5% 7%
Economically disadvantaged 10% 9%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is well below average and should not rate a 6 it would be a 4 at best. They have one of the worst music programs that my children have been involved with. The teachers terach to the lowest level to achieve their test standards. This school has a large problem with bulling not just at school but also cyber and their response has been and continues to be "it's a neighborhood issue". If you are planning on moving to the Crystal Lake area stay clear you will be heavily disappointed.

  • (1 year ago)

    North is a fabulous school with an engaged and energetic staff. We are part of the dual language program and we are so blessed to live where we can attend North. LOVE this school.

  • (1 year ago)

    North is the best school in the area! The principal and staff are awesome! After having very negative experiences with Coventry North was a welcome change for us. The teachers are all really caring and helpful and energetic. They provided my son with extra help in writing math and reading. Although my son did really well in a small group setting I liked that they seemed to also integrate him in the main classroom as much as possible so he felt like he was a part of his class and wasn't missing out on things which was one of my worries about him participating in a LD program. He is now in middle school where he is really outgoing and excels in a small group setting and as he is gaining confidence is doing better in the large classroom too. Crystal Lake seems to be a nice place to live. I generally don't see kids (or parents) with the annoying 'over privileged' attitudes. My three kids have never had problems with bullying or harassment from anyone in any of the Crystal Lake schools or busses they've been in. The Crystal Lake school system and community seems to take these issues seriously and really provides a positive learning environment for the kids!

  • (3 years ago)

    This school is amazing. The teachers are very caring and always easy to get a hold of. My child has improved a lot over the last 2 years being here and would hate to leave if we had to.

  • (4 years ago)

    The reading teachers here are wonderful. I love the fact that it is a small enough school so that teachers and administrators make the kids feel welcome and secure.

  • (6 years ago)

    We have had a wonderful experience at North. The Teachers have been amazing and very caring and supportive of our daughter's particular needs. They seem to be in-tune with what is going on in the individual kids lives and become very avaialble for them both academically and emotionally. Thank you to a great school and great teachers!

  • (7 years ago)

    If you have a child with learning differences I would do some serious searching and consider other options. Their are resourceful programs out their and North Elementary doesn't seem to tap into those. Children that have learning differences need the support and access to different ways of learning. How long would you let your child go without reading? Will they be just another one that slips through the cracks? Do you think that perhaps it may have something to do with the teacher or the program that they are using? Just something to consider. They do not have the sophistication that they like to think that they have.

  • (8 years ago)

    North is the best. My son has gone to north for a couple of years now and we are very pleased. We love the dual language program that they started. I think that the only thing that is missing is the after school sports. That would be great to have. Thank you North School!

  • (9 years ago)

    I am very satisfied with the education our two kids are receiving at North. They have band and choir but don't have sports other than gym class. The parents are pretty involved especially when the holiday parties come along. The PTO is very active in many areas of the school.

  • (11 years ago)

    This is the best school in Crystal Lake. It is very well established and runs very well. Being a parent it is very important to have a school that is run very efficiently. We will miss all the staff when its tme to move onto middle school.

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