School Details

Marquette Elementary School

8500 Victory Lane, Machesney Park, IL 61115
(815) 654-4503
NR

(out of 10)

Public Grades 1-3 342 students 14 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

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Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2013-2014 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. In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.
  • This school in 2014
  • Harlem Ud 122 School District average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Marquette Elementary School is a public elementary school in Machesney Park. The principal of Marquette Elementary School is Mr. Shane Caiola. 342 students attend Marquette Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Black, non-Hispanic. 2% of the Marquette Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 46% of the 342 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 51% get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Marquette Elementary School is 14:1. Machesney Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 76% 80%
Multiracial 7% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 4%
Hispanic 11% 10%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Asian 0.9% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 51% 44%
Limited English proficiency 2% 3%
Economically disadvantaged 46% 33%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I believe Marquette is a wonderful school. My Granddaughter has a wonderful teacher and is doing great. My Granddaughter is legally deaf and wears earing aids. The whole staff at Marquette is very very accomodating to her needs. Great job marquette!!!!

  • (2 years ago)

    Marquette offers 1st-3rd grade. Since our time at Marquette they have offered an accelerated reading program that allows your child to be tested multiple times through the school year. This allowed my childs teacher to place her in the reading group level she was performing at. In 2nd grade she was reading at a 5th grade level! They have a no tolerance of bullying that requires both students and parents to acknowledge and sign an agreement to encourage and reward students for good behavior and appropriate discipline to those who do not. The days of asking your child if they have homework and assuming they are doing the assignments is over. Parents must sign and document weekly on a provided homework outline. This has taught us as parents to stay connected in your childs education as well as teaching students good homework tips/habits and study skills that will benefit them as they get older. Another parent summed it up well when she said the classrooms are orderly. Students are respectful to one another and to their teachers. A very positive environment for young minds.

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