School Details

Crystal Lawns Elementary School

2544 Crystal Drive, Joliet, IL 60435
(815) 436-9519
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 438 students 18 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

69%
67%
55%
65%
71%
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
  • Plainfield Sd 202 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

71%
69%
60%
67%
69%
59%
90%
90%
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
  • Plainfield Sd 202 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

61%
65%
59%
62%
69%
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
  • Plainfield Sd 202 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Crystal Lawns Elementary School is a public elementary school in Joliet. The principal of Crystal Lawns Elementary School is Dr. Kathleen Baxter. 438 students go to Crystal Lawns Elementary School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 17% of the Crystal Lawns Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 17% of the 438 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 28% are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Crystal Lawns Elementary School is 18:1. Grand Prairie Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 9%
White, non-Hispanic 53% 62%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 5%
Multiracial 4% %
Hispanic 34% 19%
Asian 3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 28% 8%
Limited English proficiency 17% 7%
Economically disadvantaged 17% 6%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    This is an excellent school that hires very high quality teachers. My daughter is in 5th grade and my son is in 2nd grade. They have both attended Crystal Lawns since they were in Kindergarten. Over the years my daughter's teachers have gone above and beyond to ensure that she is constantly learning and being challenged. The results have paid off she consistently scores in the top 10% on state and national tests for math and reading. My son has special health issues that are always taken into consideration by the staff. He has also thrived at Crystal Lawns scoring equally as high as his sister on tests and showing a great understanding of the learned subject matter. Dr. Baxter is a wonderful principal she knows all of the students and does her best to make the school a warm and welcoming environment. The small size of the school gives this public institution a private school feel without the big price tag.

  • (3 years ago)

    The school is small which is one of the reasons why I like it. Like previously mentioned it does need to be updated but other than that it is a great school. The teachers are great and I like how my child has plenty of homework.

  • (4 years ago)

    This is an excellent school. I am shocked by the rating that it has received! The staff here are some of the best teachers I have ever met. Several of the teachers have their own children enrolled in the school. Teachers here make an extra effort to communicate with parents to ensure that every child gets the help they need. These teachers to the student not to the test. All schools should be like this one!

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is ran by a principal with ENTIRE dedication to each student; and to her staff. Its a great school. Proud my daughter attends Crystal Lawns.

  • (5 years ago)

    I really wish that the district would allocate some funds ro Crystal Lawns so that they might improve the building. Its upsetting that many schools in 202 are brand new and sitting empty and that my children attend such a run-down school! They need funding for imporvemnets use the stimulus package!

  • (8 years ago)

    I think Crystal Lawns is a wonderful school with very involved staff.

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Overall score

(based on 6 ratings & reviews)

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