School Details

Howard B Thomas Grade School

Po Box 395, Burlington, IL 60109
(847) 464-6008
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 303 students 12 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

68%
67%
55%
59%
66%
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
  • Central Community Unit School District 301 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

72%
73%
60%
85%
73%
59%
96%
92%
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
  • Central Community Unit School District 301 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

71%
79%
59%
80%
78%
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
  • Central Community Unit School District 301 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Howard B Thomas Grade School is a public elementary school. The principal of Howard B Thomas Grade School is Ms. Jan Harnish. 303 children attend Howard B Thomas Grade School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 6% of the Howard B Thomas Grade School students have "limited English proficiency." 4% of the 303 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 18% get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Howard B Thomas Grade School is 12:1. Lily Lake Grade School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra

Sports

  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 79% 72%
Asian 4% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 9%
Multiracial 2% 3%
Hispanic 16% 13%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 18% 11%
Limited English proficiency 6% 5%
Economically disadvantaged 4% 2%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    Very pleased with HBT! My daughter really enjoyed her classes/teachers & I look forward to sending my son there. Couldn't ask for a better elementarty school.

  • (6 years ago)

    Very happy with the school academically.

  • (6 years ago)

    Fabulous teachers that communicate well with parents. The teachers and staff are dedicated to caring and enrichment of each student. They treat them as individuals which is to be highly commended! Principal Jan Harnish is second to none! The office staff is kind and welcoming. Thrilled to be a part of such a wonderful school.

  • (7 years ago)

    Excellent teachers and students. Love how everyone gets involved with their studies.

  • (10 years ago)

    the overall feel of this school is good. we liked the small town feel and we also like the staff but a few we did not care for...that being some of the under educ. aides who bring their personal lives to school with them. i do not feel my child should have to listen or be exposed to problems such as older children issues and divorce. i like the school but think the school should better screen the help.

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