West Elementary School

100 Briarwood Drive, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
(815) 459-2749
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 632 students 16 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

62%
66%
56%
75%
72%
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
  • Crystal Lake Central Consolidated School District 47 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

84%
82%
64%
71%
72%
56%
90%
87%
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
  • Crystal Lake Central Consolidated School District 47 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

88%
84%
64%
80%
73%
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
  • Crystal Lake Central Consolidated School District 47 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

West Elementary School is a public elementary school in Crystal Lake. The principal of West Elementary School is Mrs. Marcia Hyma. 632 students attend West Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 6% of the West Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 13% of the 632 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 24% get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at West Elementary School is 16:1. Lord and Savior Lutheran is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 78% 76%
Multiracial 5% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Asian 2% %
Hispanic 13% 16%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.9% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 24% 24%
Limited English proficiency 6% 7%
Economically disadvantaged 13% 9%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My child loved this school all six years she had the best teachers to help her through life and west elementary school made her an amazing student in school. Of coarse your child also needs to pay attention in class but the teacher were all nice and made the classroom light up. This is why west is such a five star school. They may have some thing that you may not like but that's just you at parents and I may not change yourexpectations with mine but west is the best! Just shouting it loud and clear for you to understand where I am coming from

  • (1 year ago)

    Wonderful school with great involvment from teachers and principal. My son has learned so much while in kindergarten and now in first grade. The teachers are great communicators to get your child on track. There are many opportunities to get involved as a parent and many activities to involve yourself with your child as well. Amazing school; I am happy my son is enrolled here.

  • (4 years ago)

    My son just finished kindergarten and I have had such an amazing experience with West and all they have done to help my son adjust to elementry school. I couldn't ask for a better staff to work with. I have been told that the attention they give to the students here is like that of a private school.

  • (4 years ago)

    We moved to Crystal Lake when my daughter was going into 1st grade. They have awesome programs for extra help in reading math and generally anything you could need. The teachers and other staff are incredible. After 5 years in the school I can't imagine my child having a better experience anywhere. School is old but they have done a lot to detract from that. Loved it!

  • (4 years ago)

    Can anyone tell me if the arts or music have been cut from this school?

  • (7 years ago)

    West is wonderful. You get a top quality education for your kids with a small neighborhood setting. The teachers are wonderful and there is a real feeling of community spirit.

  • (8 years ago)

    I have had great communication with the school. We have a new principal and vice principal this year. They have been exceptionally helpful. It seems the WPO is in a little rut. Ours could use some fresh new ideas. The town has a great park district though for afterschool activities.

  • (10 years ago)

    Our family is biracial & we experienced racial bias 1st hand. We were repeatedly told our child had learning disabilities our reply 'Test him! we had to get a lawyer to get the job done. (He tested normal.) We talked to the superintendent about how they need sensitivity training. He promised to try to implement it & get back to us. We never heard from him. Our child's self esteem dipped to an all time low at West when he came home saying 'I am just a left over kid & no one wants to learn about blacks.' They are passing these beliefs onto our children! We cannot accept this!

  • (10 years ago)

    The staff and teachers have been very helpful (above and beyond!) in keeping me informed about my childrens progress during the school year. The curriculum and teacher caring and quality is remarkable!

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