School Details

Willow Bend Elementary School

4700 Barker Avenue, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
(847) 963-7300
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-6 480 students 22 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

75%
64%
55%
80%
64%
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
  • Palatine Central Consolidated School District 15 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

74%
66%
60%
77%
67%
59%
92%
82%
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
  • Palatine Central Consolidated School District 15 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

85%
69%
59%
76%
67%
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
  • Palatine Central Consolidated School District 15 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

88%
73%
60%
82%
69%
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
  • Palatine Central Consolidated School District 15 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Willow Bend Elementary School is a public middle school in Rolling Meadows. The principal of Willow Bend Elementary School is Ms. Barbie Rothbauer. 480 children attend Willow Bend Elementary School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 35% of the Willow Bend Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 26% of the 480 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 26% have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Willow Bend Elementary School is 22:1. John G Conyers Learning Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 42% 46%
Asian/Pacific Islander 29% 15%
Asian 28% %
Hispanic 22% 33%
Multiracial 1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 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% 33%
Limited English proficiency 35% 19%
Economically disadvantaged 26% 25%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Knowledge like life is a cycle. It starts with a question for which you seek an answer. Next comes understanding the answer and analyzing it which then leads to necessary action or application. This in turn leads to another question and the cycle thus goes on and grows on. At Willow Bend Elementary School children s freedom and space is respected to enable them to blossom into well groomed individuals who can observe and assimilate knowledge through a process of self-discovery. The school endeavors to keep this flame of inquisitiveness burning in the child and we are pleased to see such developments in our daughter that goes this great school.

  • (2 years ago)

    My daughter is a fifth grader at Willow Bend. She entered the school as a third grader. When she entered the school she was behind in math reading and writing. She also needed speech therapy and she had discipline problems. The teachers and staff worked with her to help her get caught up and her speech therapist did an amazing job helping her with her verbal problems. Her teachers were very kind and patient with her and she worked with them as well to overcome her discipline problems. Math was caught up in about two months. Reading took a little longer because she didn't like to read. Now that she's in fifth grade she loves reading and is beginning to excel. I commend the teachers at Willow Bend for helping to instill in her a love for reading.

  • (2 years ago)

    What impresses me about Willow Bend is that my 2nd grader remains challenged. Her teachers recognize when she is ready for the next level in a certain subject and they move her up so she is not bored and so she gets the most out of her classes. Somehow they seem to be able to do this without discouraging students who are already at the appropriate level. My kids have not gone to other schools for comparison but I am very pleased with the education my daugher has received so far and give Willow Bend five stars. Great school!

  • (3 years ago)

    I loved the teachers at Willow Bend. I loved the kids there on the first day school the children all were willing to greet me. The school really involves us into technology. The 5/6 teachers really motivate you to improve your ISAT scores. Mr.M the media teacher does really good in technology and really is nice.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a parent of 2 former graduates of Willow Bend. As children age you see what early life events impacted them in a positive way. The class size two grades per room the technology rich atmosphere are pluses they had during their Willow Bend years. Early exposure to the rich diversity of the student body especially prepares them to be world class adults.

  • (8 years ago)

    I believe Willow Bend is a wonderful environment for my children; teachers here give great example and set high standards. School is well equipped and very well staffed. Many things are done to keep the parents involved and informed.

  • (8 years ago)

    technology is an integral part of the school curriculum from kindergarten level. the kindergarten weekly letter is one of the best with new vocabulary words for kids to learn. teacher - parent co-operation is highly appreciable. i recommend this school for its academic growth.

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(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

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