School Details

Elizabeth Blackwell Elementary School

345 North Walnut Lane, Schaumburg, IL 60194
(847) 357-5555
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-6 420 students 13 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

88%
80%
56%
78%
72%
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
  • Schaumburg Central Consolidated School District 54 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

83%
82%
64%
69%
74%
56%
90%
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
  • Schaumburg Central Consolidated School District 54 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

81%
84%
64%
74%
74%
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
  • Schaumburg Central Consolidated School District 54 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

76%
84%
60%
78%
78%
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
  • Schaumburg Central Consolidated School District 54 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Elizabeth Blackwell Elementary School is a public middle school in Schaumburg. The principal of Elizabeth Blackwell Elementary School is Mr. Brad Carter. 420 children attend Elizabeth Blackwell Elementary School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 9% of the Elizabeth Blackwell Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 11% of the 420 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 18% have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Elizabeth Blackwell Elementary School is 13:1. Jane Addams Junior High School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 7%
White, non-Hispanic 40% 45%
Hispanic 31% 23%
Multiracial 3% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 20% 20%
Asian 19% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1.0% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 18% 18%
Limited English proficiency 9% 16%
Economically disadvantaged 11% 11%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Tucked away in a quiet neighborhood surrounded by a large park and wetlands Blackwell School provides students with an awesome environment for learning. Paths and sidewalks through the neighborhood provide safe walking access for most students. Blackwell is one of the smaller schools in district 54 and it has a welcoming feel. PTA provides many extra activities for students and families including picnics fun fair cultural programs. It is easy for parents to become involved at what ever level they can. Staff here is friendly and accessible. Test scores are consistently some of the highest in the district. Parents should feel confident their children are getting a top notch education and experience at Blackwell.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is the lowest rated school in district 54 for academics as compared to other schools in this district. Most or all others have an academic score of 9 or better. Why is this school not performing as well. Although the PBS program is great more emphasis should be placed on the teaching of math and reading. Unfortunately this is the school my children must attend and I feel they should be offered better.

  • (4 years ago)

    The teachers are great and the whole staff cares about my child. My favorite part of the day is walking my kindergartener up to the door and seeing all the freindly faces and the crossing guard's trivia questiona. The only thing that I am working with them on is understanding communication and needs of working mothers. We want to participate is all the activities (especially those with only one child) and planning ahead is important and communication of actiities weeks rather than days ahead.

  • (5 years ago)

    The whole school community is great!

  • (6 years ago)

    My child attends Elizabeth Blackwell and I am very impressed with the committment and passion illustrated by teachers committee leaders and the principal. I look forward to experiencing continued excellence in the years to come.

  • (7 years ago)

    All the staff is so commited in bringing acedemic excellence to each child. They really consider each child their own.

  • (7 years ago)

    I went to this school as a child and now my children are attendees. Blackwell is a great school with a diverse student population diverse staff and diverse curriculum. School District 54 is great and it links into high school District 211 which is probably the best secondary learning institution in the state and can only help your child succeed as a student.

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