School Details

Fox Ridge School

1905 East Tyler Road, St Charles, IL 60174
(630) 513-4460
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 466 students 16 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

83%
75%
56%
71%
74%
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
  • St Charles Community Unit School District 303 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

92%
83%
64%
76%
75%
56%
97%
89%
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
  • St Charles Community Unit School District 303 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

84%
83%
64%
72%
78%
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
  • St Charles Community Unit School District 303 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Fox Ridge School is a public elementary school in Saint Charles. The principal of Fox Ridge School is Mrs. Anne Vanzandt. 466 students attend Fox Ridge School and are mostly Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 0.2% of the Fox Ridge School students are "limited in English proficiency." 5% of the 466 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 14% have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Fox Ridge School is 16:1. Munhall Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 9% 10%
White, non-Hispanic 82% 81%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 5%
Asian 4% %
Multiracial 3% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 14% 13%
Limited English proficiency 0.2% 3%
Economically disadvantaged 5% 6%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is outstanding! My son is in preschool here with an IEP plan and the teachers are so amazing and wonderful. My son looks forward to going to school. Also I want to note their bus drivers are great too our past school had some scary bus drivers but they are all "normal" here. We are so grateful for this school!!

  • (3 years ago)

    I have 3 children at Fox Ridge and have loved every minute of it. The teachers and Principal are outstanding and the curriculum is superior. We did a ton of research when selecting a home in a great school district and we sure found the best!!!

  • (3 years ago)

    I was very surprised to see a negative comment about the principal as I have found her to be extremely kid-friendly and actively participating in meetings with parents and teachers. One of my kids has been through Fox Ridge and one has a year left. It is a great place for the kids to learn and the environment is excellent.

  • (3 years ago)

    I had 3 children go through Fox Ridge. It was a wonderful experience not only for them but for me as well. The Staff students and parents work together to make Fox Ridge a family.

  • (3 years ago)

    I have two students in the school and have been very pleased with every aspect of the school. They have amazing teachers a great principal and a very involved PTO! We love Fox Ridge!

  • (3 years ago)

    I've had 2 children go through Fox Ridge. It is a great school with friendly experienced teachers. Very challenging curriculum and helpful teachers. Loved every minute of our experience!

  • (4 years ago)

    Strong school community with teachers and staff who are focused on student learning. PTO offers many events and opportunities to volunteer during the school year. Parent involvement is expected and encouraged. Caring and supportive staff. Great school!

  • (4 years ago)

    After attending a couple of other schools in other states we find this school extremely "unwelcoming" and "cold". We visited the school twice before moving into our home that we already had purchased and never once did the principal introduce herself nor was her assistant very friendly. The assistant reluctantly gave us a quick tour of the building. You do not meet the teachers at open house (besides K-1) which we found odd. Our kids were never helped out much they pretty much had to fumble through the daily routine and figure out how this school does things etc. etc. The "lunch moms" are not very friendly. Overall it is not a friendly welcoming environment.

  • (9 years ago)

    The special services team are caring encouraging and concerned. The teachers are knowledgable firm but loving. The school participates in the district-wide orchestra program for 3rd through 5th graders. They love it! AND - there's February...when the after-school mini-classes take place. Kids can learn sewing cooking tae kwon do mini-golf all kinds of things!

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Overall score

(based on 14 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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