School Details

Galena Primary School

219 Kelly Lane, Galena, IL 61036
(815) 777-2200
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-4 341 students 14 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

43%
43%
55%
57%
57%
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
  • Galena Usd 120 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

73%
73%
60%
67%
67%
59%
94%
94%
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
  • Galena Usd 120 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Galena Primary School is a public elementary school in Galena. The principal of Galena Primary School is Chad Steckel. 341 children attend Galena Primary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 6% of the Galena Primary School students have "limited English proficiency." 30% of the 341 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 32% are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Galena Primary School is 14:1. St Joseph Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 84% 89%
Hispanic 15% 11%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3% 0%
Asian 0.3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 32% 31%
Limited English proficiency 6% 3%
Economically disadvantaged 30% 22%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    2012 School failed Federal program "No kids left behind" - two years in a row. Lost Federal funding from program.

  • (2 years ago)

    I thought the teacher my daughter had for fourth grade was outstanding! My daughter was very shy and the teacher really succeeded in getting her to come out of her shell. She thought the world of him. I always heard how they were doing something different in class like acting writing a story with multiple endings or role playing countries in world war 2 that tied into the book they were reading that she could not stop reading! She also got to play chess with her teacher at lunch and would not stop talking about it! She then taught me. Turns out he does that most days with one student and the fact that he does that on his lunch time tells me that he is something special! Most teachers are day in day out kind of workers but he seemed to like spending extra time with the kids instead of it just being the job! I know he won't expect such a review from me but if you read this keep up the great work! One weird thing he was the last staff member (including the principal) at some of the after school events though. I mean I'm pretty sure the principal should be the last man out but my daughters teacher would be the one saying goodbye to everyone.

  • (4 years ago)

    The staff is caring and the kids are interested alert and happy.

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Overall score

(based on 3 ratings & reviews)

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