Prairie Point Elementary School

3650 Grove Road, Oswego, IL 60543
(630) 636-3600
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 521 students 20 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

84%
75%
56%
77%
71%
55%

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
  • Oswego Community Unit School District 308 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

85%
85%
64%
62%
71%
56%
94%
90%
76%

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
  • Oswego Community Unit School District 308 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

84%
84%
64%
74%
71%
58%

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
  • Oswego Community Unit School District 308 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Prairie Point Elementary School is a public elementary school in Oswego. The principal of Prairie Point Elementary School is Ms. Heidi Podjasek. 521 children attend Prairie Point Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 5% of the Prairie Point Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 5% of the 521 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 14% get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Prairie Point Elementary School is 20:1. East View Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 76% 62%
Multiracial 5% 5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 6%
Asian 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 8%
Hispanic 12% 18%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 14% 23%
Limited English proficiency 5% 3%
Economically disadvantaged 5% 9%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    A cohesive environment of excellence makes this school stand above the rest. The principals Dr. Podjasek and Assistant Principal Katy Schafermeyer teachers and parents work together well communication is open and the dedication is evident. I have put one child all the way through the prairie point system and another one follows in 1st grade. It is a relief to be excited about which great teacher they will get in August as opposed to dreading certain ones. This school is wonderful.

  • (5 years ago)

    It's a fairly good elementary school for normal children. Mostly good teachers and a couple not so good. However if you need special services the entire Oswego school district is not for you.

  • (7 years ago)

    excellent institution of learning enlightened principal superior staff

  • (8 years ago)

    The staff is energetic creative progressive and well educated. The school is guided by a positive leader in Mr. Lew Girmscheid. The environment models an ideal community. The parents pick up on how much their kids are cared for here and support the school whole-heartedly.

  • (8 years ago)

    This is a great school! Caring and 'hands on' principal who gets very involved with the kids. Lots of parent involvement. Academically very good as well. My only concern is that many of the teachers aren't as 'seasoned' as they could be with only 2-3 years of experience teaching. Still it's a great school.

  • (9 years ago)

    What an amazing school! The teachers and staff are very friendly and the community is very involved. This school is the best school that I have experienced in every way.

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Overall score

(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

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