School Details

John Jay Elementary School

1835 West Pheasant Trail, Mount Prospect, IL 60056
(847) 593-4385
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 351 students 13 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

62%
66%
55%
48%
62%
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
  • Community Cons School District 59 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

68%
69%
60%
44%
63%
59%
75%
86%
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
  • Community Cons School District 59 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

66%
71%
59%
48%
64%
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
  • Community Cons School District 59 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

John Jay Elementary School is a public elementary school in Mount Prospect. The principal of John Jay Elementary School is Dr. Thomas Seaton. 351 students go to John Jay Elementary School and identify primarily as Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Black, non-Hispanic. 62% of the John Jay Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 59% of the 351 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 73% are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at John Jay Elementary School is 13:1. Forest View Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 80% 34%
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 11%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 3%
Asian 4% %
Multiracial 2% %
White, non-Hispanic 10% 48%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 73% 38%
Limited English proficiency 62% 27%
Economically disadvantaged 59% 33%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is excellent the best school we have ever been to so far!!! Teachers are doing everything possible to make kids enjoy studding.The school offers so many before and after school programs (FOR FREE) which means they care about our kids!!!! Teachers teach them as much as possible during the school day and give them as less homework as possible!!!!(which is excellent because half if not more of the parents don't read/write English and even if we want we are not able to help our kids). We are having great school year so far and hoping to continue that way. My 9 years old started loving school since we moved to this school!!!

  • (1 year ago)

    This is a great school. I was concerned about the school too. But teachers are great and my daughter love going to this school.

  • (3 years ago)

    Like so many parents I was concerned about the numbers (population scores) when my kids started at this school. What I found was a hard-working dedicated and passionate staff committed to educating every child. Although my kids are in the minority population here (we are caucasian) I have never felt like their education has suffered because of it. The staff works to address the educational needs of all children across all levels. About to start his second year here the principal has made many much-needed changes and is focused on improving the test scores. His success at another school in the district is encouraging to our school population.

  • (5 years ago)

    My son is starting K at John Jay this September and I just spent the better part of this week walking through the school and talking with the teachers and am very impressed and can't wait for the next school year to begin!

  • (6 years ago)

    Yes the ratings are lower than other schools because the english as a second language classes. Most spanish kids are taught in the native language while the other students are taught like the other schools. The plus is is there are outstanding teachers teaching these classes and these students are taking advantage of all neww computers large screen tv''s and other goodies that other schools don't get. You have to meet the teachers and check out the facilities before you form an opinion. HT

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughter has been to a few schools (the last I had to pull her out of because of how low the quality was) and this is a great one. The teachers make a true effort to challenge each child at their own level and the atmosphere is conducive to not only learning but learning to love school.

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(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

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