School Details

Grand Prairie Elementary School

3300 Caton Farm Road, Joliet, IL 60431
(815) 436-7000
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 712 students 19 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

57%
67%
55%
59%
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 School District 202 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

66%
69%
60%
66%
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 School District 202 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

57%
65%
59%
66%
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 School District 202 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Grand Prairie Elementary School is a public elementary school in Joliet. The principal of Grand Prairie Elementary School is Janan Szurek. 712 children attend Grand Prairie Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 7% of the Grand Prairie Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 3% of the 712 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 20% are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Grand Prairie Elementary School is 19:1. Crystal Lawns Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 64% 62%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 9%
Multiracial 3% %
Asian 3% %
Hispanic 25% 19%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 20% 8%
Limited English proficiency 7% 7%
Economically disadvantaged 3% 6%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    My 3 children have had wonderful experiences at Grand Prairie. My daughter struggles in school and her teachers have been very proactive in identifying her areas of deficiency. She is successful because of them. I feel like they treat her as they would their own! The math curriculum has been revised and is much better!

  • (6 years ago)

    I love the Grand Prairie staff and families. I do however believe the math program is highly failing my child. As a parent it is hard to see your child having problems only to be told that the district is too large to allow one on one time. The individual teachers care but they have to follow the orders of the district which is sadly overcrowded and understaffed. I hope someone does something fast before it is too late for some of our children.

  • (9 years ago)

    Grand Prairie is a wonderful school. However I feel that there could be some improvement in identifying and working with academically challenged students. My experience is if the student is naturally talented they will do fine; however if they have problems they might be missed until it is too late. The music and art programs at thee schools are great and the school has great parental support. I love the way that the school has helped students learn to deal with the recent catastrophes in our nation in a positive way.

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Overall score

(based on 5 ratings & reviews)

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  • Principal leadership
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