School Details

Pecatonica Elementary School

Po Box 419, Pecatonica, IL 61063
(815) 239-2550
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-4 352 students 18 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

83%
83%
56%

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
  • Pecatonica Community Unit School District 321 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

86%
86%
64%
92%
92%
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
  • Pecatonica Community Unit School District 321 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Pecatonica Elementary School is a public elementary school in Pecatonica. The principal of Pecatonica Elementary School is Mrs. Carrie Brockway. 352 students attend Pecatonica Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Native American or Native Alaskan; and Multiracial. 0% of the Pecatonica Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 12% of the 352 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 26% get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Pecatonica Elementary School is 18:1. Durand Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 94% 94%
Native American or Native Alaskan 3% 2%
Multiracial 2% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Asian 0.9% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0.6% 0%
Hispanic 0% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 26% 23%
Limited English proficiency 0% 0%
Economically disadvantaged 12% 13%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    I went to this school 2003-2007. I had a couple very good teachers that really helped me learn a lot and taught me that I could do anything if I worked for it. I also had teachers who taught me that because I was different I would not succeed in "real life". Despite many staff from the Pecatonica school district telling me I wouldn't make it in the real world I am now junior in high school but attending college full time and thriving in the new community. The current principal came when I was in 2nd grade and ever since it seems she has pushed to let teachers go if they don't agree with her and everything she says. Almost all the teachers are young women that will follow the principal like minions to keep their jobs which is sad. I have 2 siblings currently at this school and one that just moved on to middle school. They all have developmental disabilities and the school has not really helped them feel like they can succeed even if they struggle at times. They need to work on accommodations for students that don't/won't conform to the system that they have set in cement.

  • (4 years ago)

    Pecatonica is a community where education is important. It is a community that truly supports the arts just attend an elementary music program and you will see half the town. They have a music curriculum in place and is active. The curriculum is allined with the Illinois State Standards. Last but not least students love going to music!!!!

  • (7 years ago)

    We really enjoyed the Pecatonica School District. This past year my children had two of the best teachers I have come across yet. They had parental involvement excellent communication skills truely cared about the students and were fun and creative! Thanks Mrs. Wanke and Mrs. Thoren. I feel the principal has a lot to learn and the board made a HUGE mistake by letting Mrs. Thoren go. She went above and beyond the call of duty reached out to all different learning types and always had fun activities for the children to do to help them understand the concepts. The lunch room monitoring is a little on the strict and rediculous side but over all we were pleased especially with those two teachers!!!!

  • (11 years ago)

    Phonics and spelling are not emphasized at the lower grades. We moved from Winnebago when my son was in the first grade where he had already had over 180 spelling words by the end of the first semester (very simple words mind you). His new teacher (at Pec) hadn't even started any yet. This was very disapointing. Phonics rules are not taught or even emphasized from what I can tell. Most of the teachers seem to use the memorize/recognition method. This seems to be adequate but doesn't instill any building blocks necessary for future growth. We are not very happy with the Band program either. There doesn't seem to be much school enthusiasm for a marching band and very few students seem to be encouraged to reach for that 'excellence' in music which leads them to greater things in life. The Grade school music teacher however is very good!! These are our only complaints. All in all a very good school.

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