School Details

Wells Elementary School

490 Avenue of the Cities, East Moline, IL 61244
(309) 796-1251
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-4 385 students 15 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

30%
39%
56%
42%
44%
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
  • East Moline School District 37 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

33%
42%
64%
20%
43%
56%
44%
61%
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
  • East Moline School District 37 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Wells Elementary School is a public elementary school in East Moline. The principal of Wells Elementary School is Mr. Pat Versluis. 385 students go to Wells Elementary School and identify as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 8% of the Wells Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 55% of the 385 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 63% have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Wells Elementary School is 15:1. Ridgewood Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 6% 5%
White, non-Hispanic 35% 47%
Black, non-Hispanic 33% 15%
Hispanic 24% 31%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Asian 1% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 63% 65%
Limited English proficiency 8% 13%
Economically disadvantaged 55% 55%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 years ago)

    I have been very satisfied with Wells Elementary. My daughter attended K-4th Grade at this school. Not only have all of her teachers been wonderful but the education has been great. Also this school holds many opportunities for families to spend time together (Family Reading Nights School Carnivals Field Trips etc.). Above all the principal at Wells is awesome! He has truly made a difference in the overall quality of Wells and in the life of my daughter. Thank You Mr. Humphries!!! Heather (Raven's Mom)

  • (6 years ago)

    This school may have low test scores but they have programs for children with learning disabilities and behavior problems. It is a great school. It is required every kid take home a journal everyday so a parent can keep track of their childs behavior and homework etc on a daily basis.

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