School Details

South Park Elementary School

1421 Hackberry Road, Deerfield, IL 60015
(847) 945-5895
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 526 students 16 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

84%
81%
55%
90%
87%
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
  • Deerfield School District 109 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

92%
88%
60%
92%
88%
59%
95%
95%
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
  • Deerfield School District 109 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

98%
88%
59%
96%
90%
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
  • Deerfield School District 109 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

South Park Elementary School is a public elementary school in Deerfield. The principal of South Park Elementary School is Mr. David Sherman. 526 students go to South Park Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 0.8% of the South Park Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 0% of the 526 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 0% have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at South Park Elementary School is 16:1. Wilmot Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 87% 90%
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 3%
Asian 4% %
Multiracial 3% 3%
Hispanic 3% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.2% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 0% 1%
Limited English proficiency 0.8% 1%
Economically disadvantaged 0% 0.1%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    From every experience at South Park I feel the children ARE NOT challenged at all. The teachers are nice and my kids loved going to school but I had to hire private tutors to teach them math and reading so that they could be at a level that I felt was sufficient for their age. The school wasn't teaching them anything that I felt was useful. The biggest negative is the fact that the school DOES NOT HAVE AIR CONDITIONING!! What kind of a system is that considering the crazy amount of taxes we are paying. We have 90 degree temps in October and summer sometimes starts as early as March. NO AC? That's not healthy. Especially when they cancel classes because of the high temps.

  • (3 years ago)

    I am not impressed by South Park elementary school at all. It seems to me that teachers spend majority of their time on students evaluations instead of teaching. The 1st grade program is completely unstructured majority of teachers are clueless in the class room .how to handle kids and how to teach them. Their major point of concentration is completion of the paper work . Leaves no time for teaching.

  • (8 years ago)

    South Park is academically excellent. However we left and went to private school because of the social isolation our children felt.

  • (8 years ago)

    My daughter is in Kindergarden and loves attending school. South Park has a very welcoming environment and has a great community as well.

  • (10 years ago)

    South Park Elementary School is a wonderful school. It provides an excellent education for our children. It builds a strong foundation and teaches kids what they need to succeed. Deerfield has been proven to be one of the best school districts in the state! I highly recommend South Park and Deerfield for your child's education.

  • (11 years ago)

    Please don't be fooled by the name this school is a very positive enviroment for children. They learn and have fun at the same time. The teachers are wonderful. But I would have to say that this district needs to improve greatly on its math education. As I graduated here in 1997 my high school geometry class did not even know how to do long division nor do we have much skill in thinking math instead of just doing it. Thats pretty scary!

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