School Details

Carl Sandburg Elementary School

1100 Lilac Lane, Joliet, IL 60435
(815) 725-0281
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 1-5 321 students 18 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

33%
38%
55%
50%
46%
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
  • Joliet Public School District 86 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

43%
48%
60%
46%
46%
59%
70%
67%
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
  • Joliet Public School District 86 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

56%
48%
59%
56%
45%
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
  • Joliet Public School District 86 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Carl Sandburg Elementary School is a public elementary school in Joliet. The principal of Carl Sandburg Elementary School is Julie Ricezurek. 321 children attend Carl Sandburg Elementary School and are mostly Multiracial; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 5% of the Carl Sandburg Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 57% of the 321 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 74% are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Carl Sandburg Elementary School is 18:1. Joseph E Fisher School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 7% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 50% 28%
Hispanic 26% 51%
White, non-Hispanic 15% 15%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.9% 1%
Asian 0.9% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 74% 77%
Limited English proficiency 5% 18%
Economically disadvantaged 57% 72%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    I attended this school about 20 years ago and I have the best memories. So when I got the opportunity to enroll my kids I was more than excited. However it turned out to be a true nightmare. This school has completely gone down hill. My 2 sons were bullied and jumped at least weekly (ages 9 and 8). When my 8 year old told his teacher that the boy was poking him with a pencil in the neck she brushed him off and told him to stop turning around. His neck was so red when he got home! My sister had to start walking my kids to school to stop them from getting jumped my the other kids. That didn't help because they had their older sister from Hufford come threaten my sister and the crossing guard that was witnessing the bullying! After speaking with the principle several times and after my kids 15th or 16th fight the final straw came when a boy caught my son from behind tapped on his shoulder and when he turned the boy stabbed him in the eye. I pulled them all out of school that day and enrolled them at Taft. The never caught the boy and though my son was in pain they didn't call me to tell me about the incident. This scool is HORRIBLE!

  • (7 years ago)

    Excellent excellent excellent!!!

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