School Details

B J Hooper Elementary School

2400 Sand Lake Road, Lindenhurst, IL 60046
(847) 245-8101
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-6 578 students 16 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

72%
64%
55%
64%
67%
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
  • Lake Villa Central Consolidated School District 41 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

63%
67%
60%
71%
68%
59%
93%
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
  • Lake Villa Central Consolidated School District 41 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

64%
67%
59%
71%
75%
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
  • Lake Villa Central Consolidated School District 41 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

71%
66%
60%
73%
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
  • Lake Villa Central Consolidated School District 41 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

B J Hooper Elementary School is a public middle school in Lindenhurst. The principal of B J Hooper Elementary School is Dr. Patricia Planic. 578 students attend B J Hooper Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Black, non-Hispanic. 3% of the B J Hooper Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 18% of the 578 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 22% get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at B J Hooper Elementary School is 16:1. Millburn Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 78% 70%
Multiracial 4% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
Asian 2% %
Hispanic 14% 18%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.5% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 22% 24%
Limited English proficiency 3% 6%
Economically disadvantaged 18% 16%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    My special needs son has attended BJ Hooper for 4 years and has made amazing improvements with the supportive academic team at BJ Hooper. We couldn't be happier. I know that my son's education and progress are just as important to the teachers staff and leaders at BJ Hooper as they are to me.

  • (8 months ago)

    Both my children attended Hooper. Very happy with the education and the teachers throughout. Both my children have excelled and are in honors classes. On my last day volunteering there was a fire drill and I cried. I was so impressed with the students and teachers for the orderly and quiet evacuation of the school and my kids were now done at this great school! Nothing's perfect. Speak up ( nicely) for your children and volunteer make a difference at your children's school AND they will too!

  • (2 years ago)

    All of my children participated in the Early Childhood (preschool) program and the program and the teachers have been wonderful. They truly cared about helping my children succeed and in receiving the extra services (e.g. speech therapy occupational therapy) that they needed. I am truly grateful my children had the opportunity to attend Early Childhood at Hooper.

  • (5 years ago)

    I agree with the postings before this one that say the school presents a friendly atmosphere with teachers and staff who are friendly and approachable. However the curriculum leaves a lot to be desired as was mentioned below with the reading scores. Their math program is a bust as well from my perspective. They base acceptance into their accelerated math program by the NWEA RIT score coming out of 2nd grade. If your child doesn''t make the 85th percentile that test period you can pretty much forget them getting into the program as the regular math curriculum does nothing to help them surpass grade level. With accelerated math really being the next year's math curriculum you will always be behind. You can pay for outside programs such as Huntington or any of the others but why should we have to pay more on top of the tax dollars already paid.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have 2 children that attend B.J. Hooper and I could not be more happier. My youngest has difficulties with speech. I could not be any happier with the results I have seen in him. The teachers are always there for us when we need anything. My daughter just loves going to the school and seeing all of the teachers. Thank You very much.

  • (8 years ago)

    My 5th grade child has attended B J Hooper since Kindergarten. She is happy to go to school and we both feel it is an extension of our home. I have seen the principal demonstrate wisdom and tact on numerous occasions. Nothing is ever perfect. But faced with the adversity of budget cutbacks the B J Hooper administration and teaching staff have continued to perform in the best interest of the children. This school is one thing that keeps me in Lindenhurst. Thank you B J Hooper!

  • (9 years ago)

    We moved from a rather good school district Since my daughter has been attending District 41 I have not seen her more happy! The teachers show a definite intrest in each student The principal is in daily contact with all students And I feel our parent involvement are outstanding. I would rather be no place but at B.J. Hooper.

  • (10 years ago)

    At this time the school is cutting back on most of there school programs. I only want the best for my child s education and it looks like they my be loosing bits and pieces now and in the future at this school. The cuts being made are in art music and their student assist staffing ratio. They have a low rating on their student reading state scores and need better academic programs to keep up with other schools achievements. Also they have suggested trying to shorting school days.

  • (10 years ago)

    The staff at BJ Hooper school create a positive learning environment and really help to bring out the best in their students. My child's learning disabilities are being addressed in the best manner possible and he is receiving an excellent education from experienced highly qualified teachers and staff.

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