School Details

John L Sipley Elementary School

2806 83rd Street, Woodridge, IL 60517
(630) 985-4390
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 373 students 17 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

43%
59%
55%
52%
68%
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
  • Woodridge School District 68 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

41%
61%
60%
70%
65%
59%
82%
90%
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
  • Woodridge School District 68 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

57%
64%
59%
53%
69%
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
  • Woodridge School District 68 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

43%
70%
60%
47%
74%
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
  • Woodridge School District 68 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

John L Sipley Elementary School is a public middle school in Woodridge. The principal of John L Sipley Elementary School is Mr. Don Mrozik. 373 students attend John L Sipley Elementary School and are mostly Asian/Pacific Islander, Asian, and Multiracial. 15% of the John L Sipley Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 28% of the 373 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 33% get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at John L Sipley Elementary School is 17:1. St Scholastica Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 9%
Asian 9% %
Multiracial 6% %
Hispanic 36% 22%
White, non-Hispanic 36% 49%
Black, non-Hispanic 13% 13%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.03%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 33% 25%
Limited English proficiency 15% 13%
Economically disadvantaged 28% 25%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Great school and great teachers. I feel that my child is very safe. Lots of teachers always involved and watching out especially during child drop off and pick up.

  • (1 year ago)

    It is a wonderful supportive school where the teachers support staff and the principal are all great role models that create such a caring nurturing environment for our children. We are very fortunate as the school is progressive with Common Core standards and technology. We are continually growing and trying to achieve various goals especially in reading and math.

  • (3 years ago)

    Our kids just started at Sipley fall 2011. The facilities seem up to date and faculty seems to have the credentials to make it a great school. However we have had better first impressions. 1.) We were not notified which Kindergarten class (AM or PM )they would be in until the day before they started. 2.) Registration was understaffed and took two hours after going through pre-registration 3.) The first days of class there were scheduling and busing issues. 4.) Faculty is in a rush to answer your questions and get you out the door. I truly hope things improve or it looks like we are pulling the kids and sending them to Montessori school or moving away from Woodridge.

  • (4 years ago)

    great personnel and attitude

  • (4 years ago)

    My son has been going since kindergarten the principal is GREAT very caring my son loves the school and enjoys the reading programs.

  • (4 years ago)

    Our oldest granddaughter as well as her sister go to Sipley & it's nice to know they are getting a good education in a safe and caring school! Woodridge schools was one of the reasons we moved here many years ago and Sipley is one of the best in the district!

  • (4 years ago)

    I feel that this school is a very together school and the teachers/principal take very good care of all the students.

  • (4 years ago)

    Sipley is a great school teachers care for your children. Teachers are educated. My child is happy to go to school everyday and that makes me feel good.

  • (4 years ago)

    Their commitment to fundamentals serves as a role model for other schools.

  • (4 years ago)

    Sipley is a great caring community!

  • (4 years ago)

    The educational staff is dedicated and passionate about their students and their families.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am a parent and now a grandparent of children who have attended/are attending Sipley School. Since 1981 I have had the pleasure of watching Sipley School evolve into a diverse community of learners who are served by a dedicated and passionate educational staff. The school provides a caring culture with a rigorous and challenging curriculum.

  • (4 years ago)

    My kids just love this school very nice teachers a lot of excellent activities

  • (4 years ago)

    My kids just love the school the teachers and their activities.

  • (4 years ago)

    John L.Sipley School has a very warm child friendly environment. The principal teachers and other staff members are very caring. Sipley rightly follows the " No child left behind" motto. I like the way emphasis is laid on reading together with other sublects. Also all areas of child growth are given importance. Thank You Sipley.

  • (4 years ago)

    My grandson attends this wonderful school!

  • (4 years ago)

    My 2 sons received a wonderful education at Sipley School during the 1970's. Stan Adolph and the staff were always available and dedicated to the growth of the students.

  • (4 years ago)

    It has high goals and standards for its students and teachers.

  • (4 years ago)

    my 2 sons attended Sipley and received a great education

  • (4 years ago)

    My children went to Sipley. Sipley is a welcoming school with excellent and dedicated teachers .My children received a wonderful well-rounded education at Sipley which prepared them very well for high school and college.

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