School Details

El Sierra Elementary School

6835 Fairmount Avenue, Downers Grove, IL 60516
(630) 719-5838
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 308 students 21 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

70%
77%
55%
74%
83%
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
  • Downers Grove Gsd 58 School District average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

67%
78%
60%
54%
80%
59%
84%
93%
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
  • Downers Grove Gsd 58 School District average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

83%
79%
59%
80%
81%
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
  • Downers Grove Gsd 58 School District average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

73%
81%
60%
57%
80%
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
  • Downers Grove Gsd 58 School District average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

El Sierra Elementary School is a public middle school in Downers Grove. The principal of El Sierra Elementary School is Ms. Lucille Carney. 308 students attend El Sierra Elementary School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 9% of the El Sierra Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 16% of the 308 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 0% have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at El Sierra Elementary School is 21:1. Powerthink Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 68% 80%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 5%
Multiracial 3% %
Asian 3% %
Hispanic 19% 6%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.08%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 0% 3%
Limited English proficiency 9% 3%
Economically disadvantaged 16% 7%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    EL Sierra is a small tight knit neighborhood school. The open concept building is a huge plus and shows how well the students and staff all work together.

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Overall score

(based on 4 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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