Sleepy Hollow Elementary School

898 Glen Oak Drive, Sleepy Hollow, IL 60118
(847) 426-1460
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 547 students 21 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

68%
51%
56%
68%
54%
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
  • Community Unit School District 300 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

81%
63%
64%
81%
58%
56%
94%
79%
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
  • Community Unit School District 300 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

48%
59%
64%
65%
59%
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
  • Community Unit School District 300 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Sleepy Hollow Elementary School is a public elementary school in West Dundee. The principal of Sleepy Hollow Elementary School is Mr. Jason D Lentz. 547 children attend Sleepy Hollow Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 9% of the Sleepy Hollow Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 10% of the 547 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 17% get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Sleepy Hollow Elementary School is 21:1. Century Oaks Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 74% 53%
Asian 7% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 6%
Multiracial 4% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 5%
Hispanic 14% 33%
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 17% 39%
Limited English proficiency 9% 12%
Economically disadvantaged 10% 32%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    Not a huge fan of the principal. But the teachers...AMAZING!! First grade teachers are so so nice and very well organized. Their teaching method is great as well.

  • (3 years ago)

    I have talked to many parents of students at this school. The principal who stepped down as of 2011 caused headaches for a lot of parents (said principal has decided to step out of school administration). When a child had an issue nobody really sat and talked to the child about circumstances and so children got 'labeled' by the administrators and teachers. Teachers' skills vary greatly the best of them was a veteran teacher in the fourth grade who actually took into consideration individual learning styles. Others were not competent and left or were 'transferred'.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son was enrolled for Kindergarten at Sleepy Hollow Elementary 2007-2008 year and I was extremely disappointed. The classroom size was too large for any of the students to get the appropriate attention they needed. My son always was sent home with cards stating that he was bad in class and instead of discussing the problem with him they would put him in the corner for the remainder of the lesson. The cards would have the problem written on the back so I would be able to discuss it with him when he came home but half way through the year there was nothing written so I didn't even know what he was in trouble for. I had conferences with the teachers and thought that would help if I told them he needed more help with his phonics but they seemed to pay less attention since they figured he was a 'problem child'. The only thing I found to be a success was the Christmas recital which I greatly enjoyed. I changed my son's school for the following year and it was a complete opposite. He was sent home with notes every day stating that he was a joy to have in class and that he was a great help in the classroom. It seemed to me that Sleepy Hollow wants their students to be only one way and have no special characteristics of their own. I do not recommend this school.

  • (8 years ago)

    I have a kindergarten who goes to shes and we love it. I wish he would be able to stay for the whole 5 years. Excellent school. but he will be going to a different school I am hoping they are as great as shes.

  • (8 years ago)

    I have all 5 of our children through SHES with only 2 left in that building. The others are now in middle school. The building itself is old; however the staff in it is very fresh! The teachers go above and beyond and the leadership of the current principal is awesome. The ptc has many hard-working parents and you can be as involved as YOU want to be. The families involved there are good families with high values. Yes there are better schools out there I'm sure but I also know that my children have had a terrific elemeentary foundation with a phenominal staff that cares about their academic social and personal growth.

  • (8 years ago)

    My daughter has attended Sleepy Hollow for the past five years. She has received a great education from wonderful and caring teachers. As a university professor and an educator of teachers myself I am very happy with the interaction and pedagogy that the SHES teachers employ. Awesome Teachers!

  • (8 years ago)

    Dual income families who want involvement in the school will find it difficult to find opportunities. PTA meetings etc. are all during the day. Communication is poor with little advance warning of events for working parents. The school does have lots of single-income-mother involvement which is great but it would be nice to draw in more fathers and more working moms. Additionally teaching is very 'formula' and rules are strictly interpreted. Kids are *not* learning to think for themselves but rather how to follow a formula to get to an answer which I find disturbing. The intentions are good but poorly executed.

  • (9 years ago)

    I have been very pleased with this school. My son has attended Sleepy Hollow 1- 3rd grade and we have always been very happy with his progress and the teachers.

  • (10 years ago)

    I would like to stress how much of themselves the teachers give to make this school and incredible place to learn laugh and love. Both of my children have attended this school and have received an exceptional education. Thank you Sleepy Hollow School and staff.

  • (10 years ago)

    My daughter goes to SHES she is in Kindergarten and loves it. I am very happy with how they are teaching. I can't believe all that she has learned and it's only Jan. I am upset that she won't be going to SHES next year and now I have to search for a great school all over again.

  • (10 years ago)

    We have been very happy with Sleepy Hollow Elementary. Our children have done well academically as well as socially. As working parents we have insured that the lines of communication between the teachers and ourselves remain open. The teachers have always been willing to meet at mutually convenient times to discuss our questions and concerns. As a family we have all been very happy with Sleepy Hollow Elementary and highly recommend the school.

  • (11 years ago)

    I believe that the SHES teachers and existing 'stay at home moms' are very prejudicial against a two income family. We received little to no information from the teachers and staff. Also any type of meeting or function will almost always be planned during normal working hours. This is not good if you are working and want to be involved with your children.

  • (11 years ago)

    I was very disappointed in my son's Kindergarten experience at Sleepy Hollow Elementary - so much that we have moved to a different school for the upcoming year. The teachers at SHE are very 'old school' and have not adapted to the needs of students today. Unless your child fits into a certain robotic student mold they are harshly criticized and receive constant negative reinforcement. Communication is almost non-existant if both parents work. It's almost as though working moms are discriminated against. Perhaps one of the most disturbing occurances were frequent informational sheets that went home with gross gramatical and spelling errors as well as just being poorly written. I give the school a thumbs down.

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