School Details

Schneider Elementary School

304 Banbury Road, North Aurora, IL 60542
(630) 301-5014
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 539 students 17 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

45%
46%
55%
59%
50%
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
  • Aurora West Usd 129 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

58%
56%
60%
63%
56%
59%
83%
81%
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
  • Aurora West Usd 129 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

48%
46%
59%
61%
50%
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
  • Aurora West Usd 129 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Schneider Elementary School is a public elementary school in Aurora. The principal of Schneider Elementary School is Mrs. Lisa Polomsky. 539 children attend Schneider Elementary School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 15% of the Schneider Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 31% of the 539 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 49% are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Schneider Elementary School is 17:1. Alice Gustafson Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 9% 13%
White, non-Hispanic 50% 30%
Asian 4% %
Hispanic 37% 50%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Multiracial 1% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 49% 60%
Limited English proficiency 15% 15%
Economically disadvantaged 31% 33%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    Schneider has the most friendly front-desk staff that connects the parent to their child be it forgotten lunch jacket or gloves. They go out of their way to get the parents involved with the school such as giving the students an assignment book so that the parent initialize the book each day to guarantee that the student does the homework. Reading log done weekly is also signed by the parent for younger students. My kid got 99% percentile state test ranking in both math and reading in 5th grade Mrs. Colucci is the ideal caring and dedicated teacher so are all the young teachers who are hired in recent years. The gym art and music teachers are excellent positive and caring to all students. One thing I would ask for is MORE homework since the teaching is so excellent that students breeze through their homework.

  • (3 years ago)

    I have 2 girls at Schneider and we have had a wonderful experience. The teachers are really dedicated and understand the needs of each child individually. Kids that excel are challenged in reading and math in accelerated ways. The new math program (2 years old) is very challenging and contains multiple approaches to problem solving (flexible thinking) and very deductive reasoning I didn't think a 2nd and 3rd grader could do. Also some great activities for kids and families (dances bingo nights movie nights fun fairs) that bring the school together.

  • (5 years ago)

    After two years at Schneider Elementary and upon talking with many parents from the district I would rate Schneider 'average' at best. Parent/teacher communication is something you really have to push for and continue to pursue throughout the year which is rather frustrating. In general information about what your child is studying and what they spend their time doing each day is relatively scarce. We've had a few disappointing experiences with general staff members too. There is a heavy emphasis on the Spanish speaking students and Schneider does offer those pupils special classes. I know there has been debate about Schneider students not being prepared to app to science/math schools in the area and communication between Schneider and Hergert Middle School appears to be lacking. The facility while probably sufficient is on the older side and without any bells and whistles...hence our average rating.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son is off to a great year in 5th grade. He loves school and that makes a happy home and family. We know it wouldn't be possible without such a great team from Schneider School. Kelly & Steve Landorf - Parents

  • (7 years ago)

    I think Schneider Elementary School is one of the greatest schools there is in the chicago land area they have great teachers that are always willing to go above and beyond and a excellent pricipal who's leadership is awesome !

  • (8 years ago)

    This school has a great hometown atmosphere. The staff all seem to really care about the kids. A new Rock Climbing Wall was recently donated by the PTO. The new Principal and new District Superintendant are working hard to improve in areas where needed.

  • (8 years ago)

    this school is wonderful. the teachers and staff are great. the school has a new addition. there are so many events going on and the parents that volunteer do a wonderful job everytime! the academic programs they have really make learning fun for our kids. the children do spring concerts and their music teacher has taught my children so much more than singing. artwork hangs in every hallway the yearly olympiads are alot of fun for the kids and parents. this school deserves an A+.

  • (9 years ago)

    Everything we have heard about Schneider has been positive. We have several neighbors whose children attend the school and they all say the teachers are very caring and helpful and they take time to identify special needs children and work with them. The principal is new but seems to be doing a great job and is very involved with the students.

  • (9 years ago)

    We are new to the area.. after speakiing with the new principal we felt very welcome and excited even if the school doesnt have A/C thru-out.. A nice feeling is that several teachers have been there for several~many years I feel that speaks for itself.

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