School Details

Huff Elementary School

801 Hastings Street, Elgin, IL 60120
(847) 888-5285
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-6 651 students 17 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

30%
51%
56%
14%
46%
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
  • School District U-46 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

39%
64%
64%
24%
51%
56%
54%
72%
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
  • School District U-46 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

57%
68%
64%
42%
50%
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
  • School District U-46 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

49%
60%
60%
43%
55%
57%

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
  • School District U-46 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Huff Elementary School is a public middle school in Elgin. The principal of Huff Elementary School is Angelica Ernst. 651 students attend Huff Elementary School and are mostly Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 47% of the Huff Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 75% of the 651 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 89% get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Huff Elementary School is 17:1. Ellis Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra

Languages Taught

  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 86% 50%
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 7%
White, non-Hispanic 5% 32%
Multiracial 1% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.8% 8%
Asian 0.6% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 89% 54%
Limited English proficiency 47% 19%
Economically disadvantaged 75% 43%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Sickened by this low rated school... there's so mathny issues with this school that I find difficulty thinking of where to start! I'm trying to find a way out for my children! The teachers don't even bother to dress for work! Everything is gross fro the miniscule office with one chair to the tacky spray painted ground. showing that have no class and could careless . Oh and all students are Hispanic so of your child dare to be born in the us prepare for them to be treated as an outsider!

  • (4 years ago)

    After reading the reviews on Huff Elementary I feel that some of the parents don't seem to realize how much effort and dedication teachers have to put into teaching. As a parent I know for a fact that there is homework sent home with students. Some of the students choose to do their homework at school so that might explain some students not having homework to be done at home. The teachers at Huff are caring and very much on top of all school activities. I believe that parents need to work with their children's teachers as a team. We need more parent representation and involment in school. Unfortunatly there is not much cooperation from parents when it comes to school-parent related matters. I feel that my child received the best education at Huff Elementary. I am very thankfull to the wonderfull and caring teachers principal and nurse there.

  • (4 years ago)

    I WISHED I WOULD HAVE TRANSFERED MY KIDS AT THE BEGINNING OF SCHOOL THEY FOCUS ON THINGS THAT DOES NOT MATTER IF THEY FOCUSED ON MATH READING SPELLING AND ETC. THEY WOULD NOT BE ONE OF THE POOREST PERFORMING SCHOOL AND THEY ARE ALSO RACIST THEY HARASSE ALL THE AFRICAN AMERICAN KIDS

  • (5 years ago)

    I love this school! The principal truly believes in educating children. For the first time I truly feel my child is getting a quality education.

  • (6 years ago)

    Very disorganized school. The staff don't seem to care about my child nor do I feel like they even tried with my child. They never give the kids homework on take them on field trips..ever! How can you you never have any homework? When I would ask the teachers about it they would always give me the deer in the headlights look. How can a child do well in school when the teachers and staff are not doing thier job. I finally had to pull her out and put her in a priviate school. She is doing much better and I have never gotten the deer in the headlights look even from the first year teachers. I would not recommend this school to anyone!

  • (6 years ago)

    I really used to love this school until this year.I do not feel it is organized or that the children are watched going in and coming out of school.It saddens me to see the decline of this school.I hope this changes once more.

  • (11 years ago)

    I feel that this school is great and has great potential. I am the Cubscout Leader of Pack 25 at Huff School. Please maintain this school and keep the parents involved.

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Overall score

(based on 9 ratings & reviews)

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  • Principal leadership
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