School Details

Virginia Lake Elementary School

925 North Glenn Drive, Palatine, IL 60074
(847) 963-7100
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-6 808 students 21 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

49%
61%
56%
50%
62%
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
  • Palatine Central Consolidated School District 15 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

59%
69%
64%
56%
64%
56%
69%
81%
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
  • Palatine Central Consolidated School District 15 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

66%
70%
64%
56%
65%
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
  • Palatine Central Consolidated School District 15 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

52%
68%
60%
48%
66%
57%

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
  • Palatine Central Consolidated School District 15 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Virginia Lake Elementary School is a public middle school in Palatine. The principal of Virginia Lake Elementary School is Mr. Michael Carmody. 808 children attend Virginia Lake Elementary School and identify as Asian/Pacific Islander; Asian; and Black, non-Hispanic. 24% of the Virginia Lake Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 41% of the 808 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 59% are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Virginia Lake Elementary School is 21:1. St Thomas Of Villanova School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 15%
Asian 7% %
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 4%
Hispanic 56% 33%
White, non-Hispanic 30% 46%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 59% 33%
Limited English proficiency 24% 19%
Economically disadvantaged 41% 25%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Yes Virginia Lake has a diverse population of students. However VL also is full of the most wonderful caring staff I have ever encountered. The teachers care about their students and go above and beyond to help all the students. Whether it be the 'highest' or 'lowest'. The world is a diverse place and so is VL.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is absolutely terrible. The kids are thugs and gangster who need to get locked up before they are unleashed on the world and we have to then deal with them. The little boys swear at the young girls and treat them like objects. I moved my daughter out of here immediately. and it was the best thing I've ever done. People who leave there children there to rot should be ashamed of their selves as parents.

  • (4 years ago)

    i dont like virginia lake no ofense. but i am a old student i moved to jane addams .and virginia lake has inaprpiate language. and they are not well behaved or well mannered .some teaachers there are mean. but my third and second grade teachers were nice my name is melissa buckley and i used to go to VL .

  • (10 years ago)

    Virginia Lake is a very well-mannered school. Also I would personally know considering I am a student there. I wolud also consider virginia lake's teachers have very good teaching methods considering I am a straight A student and it apparently has come from the great teachers of this school. Also in my opinion the teachers are also very nice thoughtful and helpful if we have a problem in any subject. Also the school is very safe. I know this because they are very secured at night and they hire the right people to watch the students and I during recess. In conclusion I would just like to say I oersonally think Virginia Lake is a great school also considering we are in district 15 who won the mcnamara award last year and only one school in our district has the no child left behind program which is pleast hill I think.

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