School Details

Clifford Johnson School

2S700 Continental Drive, Warrenville, IL 60555
(630) 393-1787
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 482 students 14 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

64%
76%
56%
53%
73%
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 200 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

66%
79%
64%
53%
75%
56%
69%
87%
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 200 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

55%
81%
64%
54%
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
  • Community Unit School District 200 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Clifford Johnson School is a public elementary school in Winfield. The principal of Clifford Johnson School is Mr. Derick Edwards. 482 children attend Clifford Johnson School and identify mostly as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 36% of the Clifford Johnson School students are "limited in English proficiency." 40% of the 482 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 73% get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Clifford Johnson School is 14:1. Four Winds Waldorf School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Italian
  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 67% 16%
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 7%
Multiracial 3% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 22% 68%
Asian 2% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 5%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 73% 27%
Limited English proficiency 36% 8%
Economically disadvantaged 40% 17%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    Three of my children have attended this school and have gone off to middle and high school with great success. The teachers are incredible across the board. I think the administration does a wonderful job taking a genuine interest in the students and they are very approachable. This is a very supportive academic environment and I am proud to have sent my children to this school!

  • (2 years ago)

    Excellent teachers with smaller class sizes that focus directly on students. Programs are available for students that learn at an accellerated pace. PACE Program in reading and math provides a great option for students grades 3-5.

  • (3 years ago)

    Hardest working quality teachers ever! Parent involvement is lacking. The new principal and vice principal are top notch!

  • (6 years ago)

    This is one of the best schools in the district. The principal is very responsive and open. The teachers really care about the students and their education. They teach according to students' needs not to deliver information. The entire staff deserves praise!

  • (6 years ago)

    it's the best school in aur districts i had no problems in that school and my daughter loves it and has lots of freands ther

  • (7 years ago)

    I feel that the current school administration should recieve a failing grade. There has been an increase in problems around the school and in the school. Instead of addresseing these issues face to face with the student body it appears that they are taking the 'wait and see' approach.

  • (8 years ago)

    Our children have attended for over 6 years at Johnson and we are very pleased. With the transition of our community to largely Spanish speaking we hope our district will not make the mistakes West Chicago school districts have made by enabling children to not learn English.

  • (9 years ago)

    Overall dedication of teachers if impressive. New administrative leadership in the last two years is moving the school in a very positive direction. The quality of the art program is top notch. Parent involvement is not especially strong.

  • (9 years ago)

    I think Johnson School rocks! There are some of the hardest working teachers greatest families and amazing students that attend Johnson School. Don't judge us unless you really know us!

  • (9 years ago)

    My sons first year of 'real school' at Clifford Johnson has been a wonderful experience. He is eager to return in the fall. My son was given an education and opportunities in one on one and with the class. The Kindergarten teacher had unique ability to make them all feel good about what they were doing. I found that many parents were not as supportive as they could have been. A child's success will be much more evident with parental support for the teacher school and programs.

  • (10 years ago)

    My two daughters also attended Johnson from Kindergarten through the fourth grade. I thought overall it was a very good school with some excellent teachers. My one daughter had Mrs. Gauger in Kindergarten by far she is the best teacher either of my children have had so far in their school career. They are now in H.S. The problem I found with the school was also discipline coming from the administration and Math 2000. We also moved out of state and I too found that Math was an area they lacked. They were fine in all other areas especially science.

  • (11 years ago)

    My two daughters attended Johnson from Kindergarten through the 4th grade. As the years went on I saw the drop in discipline and quality of education. My family moved out of state when attending their new school my children found themselves considerably behind in math. The grades that they were given at Johnson were always above average. I really believe that math 2000 was the problem.

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Overall score

(based on 13 ratings & reviews)

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