School Details

Naper Elementary School

39 South Eagle Street, Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 420-6345
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 288 students 21 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

80%
77%
55%
78%
79%
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
  • Naperville Community Unit School District 203 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

76%
81%
60%
76%
81%
59%
95%
91%
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
  • Naperville Community Unit School District 203 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

83%
80%
59%
81%
80%
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
  • Naperville Community Unit School District 203 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Naper Elementary School is a public elementary school in Naperville. The principal of Naper Elementary School is Julie Beehler and can be contacted at jbeehler@naperville203.org. 288 students attend Naper Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 2% of the Naper Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 14% of the 288 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 22% get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Naper Elementary School is 21:1. Ss Peter & Paul School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra

Sports

  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 70% 74%
Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 15%
Asian 7% %
Multiracial 6% %
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 5%
Hispanic 13% 5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 22% 3%
Limited English proficiency 2% 3%
Economically disadvantaged 14% 5%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I've had three of my four kids attend Naper. They all love going to school here. It's small just two classes per grade so the teachers are accessible and the relationships are genuine. We've been at other public and private schools in CT OH and another district in IL and by far this is our best experience with elementary school. Parents are very involved. The principal is engaged. She knows every one of her kids and is responsive. She has chosen a great staff. There is also a group of moms who gather to pray for the school and staff every week the icing on the cake!

  • (3 years ago)

    I love this school. They know my son very well and not for the bad reasons. I get phone calls when hes not at school making sure i am aware. The secretary office assistant Mary Pat is so so so wonderful. She is so organized and told me about scholarships i can apply for. My husband had lost his job and she made me aware of everything I could qualify for. Shes a blessing and though I am not as familiar with the other office staff everyone has been nothing but supportive motivating and patient. Fortunately my husband works now and we didnt need any of the states help. But when things get tough it is important to have someone who can help you along the way.

  • (4 years ago)

    Naper Elementary is always willing and caring when it comes to helping families in need. They have been proactive in assisting parents with child assistance in regards to medical/dental needs and continually grow their community and parent involvement. The teachers and staff are great.

  • (4 years ago)

    It has the small time feel and the teachers are wonderful!

  • (6 years ago)

    Naper School is an amazing school! Great kids great teachers and excellent skills are taught. Although the principle is not the best the teachers bring all that they can to help our kids. The staff members work with the kids in subjects they need help in and challenage them when they are ahead. I recommend this school to any parent. This school is amazing and parents if you are looking to transfer your child i consider Naper Elementary School. I am a recent student from Naper and i know the staff put all their effort in helping the kids strive for accuracy.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have to disagree with the most recent posts. The Principal has taken the time to get to know my children their difficulties and their strengths. She is constantly assisting me with problem solving. All of the teachers work together to get the best fit for your child and teacher in subsequent years. All of the teachers have been good at reading my children's strengths and weaknesses and working to improve both. I love the school and the atmosphere. My children have also experienced bullying and I worked with the Principal and staff to put an end to it. I definitely would recommend this school. It is a great small community that helps your children grow and develop academically and socially.

  • (6 years ago)

    I agree whole heartedly that the Principal leaves alot to be desired. She talks a good game but does not walk the walk. She is all smiles but you do not want to cross her. Change is a very difficult concept for her.

  • (6 years ago)

    I agree with the last post. This school is highly over-rated. The principal seems unprofessional and incompetant. A few of the teachers are wonderful though.

  • (6 years ago)

    I concur wholeheartedly with the last post. Some of the teachers are fantastic (in that we have been lucky) but the other staff and esp. the principal leave much to be desired. She takes no time to get to know your child or to consult with the teacher before making judgments. My child was being bullied and the principal indicated to my child that she did not believe it. My child was devastated. Let me say that this is a very small school. Just 250 kids so there is no excuse for the Principal to not take the time to handle these things. She just doesnt care. Like the previous poster indicated the parents get no support whatsoever.

  • (7 years ago)

    I was initially impressed with Naper School in the early stages of my child's education. The K & 1st grade program is very impressive; however the remaining grades have left a lot to be desired. I feel that there aren t enough teachers to go around. In addition to the teachers the extra curricular teachers are also not up to par. I feel that many adults at this school need to take a refresher course in patience...after all they are dealing with children. I would also like to comment on the Principal. I am and have been extremely disappointed with this individual. Parents are offered absolutely no support at all. The overall impression that Naper School has left on me hasn't been a favorable one.

  • (9 years ago)

    Great school in a great community! The parent involvement level is a great indicator to both the school administration and the community that we care. The staff at this school is excellent. This is the elementary school to go to. Overall size is just right for younger students [grades K-5}.

  • (10 years ago)

    Naper school isn't as nice as it used to be. I was excited that my daughter would be attending the school but I have been unimpressed with the curriculum and the quality of the teachers.

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Overall score

(based on 11 ratings & reviews)

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