State Report Cards
Every year the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) releases report cards that show how the state's public school districts and individual public schools have performed on a wide range of educational goals.
Report cards for all Illinois public schools and districts can be found at:
- District 401's 2021 Illinois Report Card
- John Mills Elementary School's 2021 Illinois Report Card
- Elmwood Elementary School's 2021 Illinois Report Card
- Elm Middle School's 2021 Illinois Report Card
- Elmwood Park High School's 2021 Illinois Report Card
As noted below in "Changes in the Report Cards," the 2021 Illinois Report Cards have multiple release dates. Oct. 29 was the initial release date, which covered the release of metrics that did not include assessment data.
The second release date was Dec. 2, which covered the release of metrics that relied on assessment data from last spring, including IAR and SAT results. To see this data for District 401 as a whole and for our individual schools, please use the following links:
- District 401's 2021 Academic Progress Data
- John Mills Elementary School's 2021 Academic Progress Data
- Elmwood Elementary School's 2021 Academic Progress Data
- Elm Middle School's 2021 Academic Progress Data
- Elmwood Park High School's 2021 Academic Progress Data
Changes in the Report Cards
As explained below, the 2021 Illinois Report Cards differ from those of previous years in several important respects.
► MULTIPLE RELEASE DATES
In previous years, all data and metrics for schools and districts were released at the same time, usually in late October. But because of the COVID pandemic, data will be released over multiple dates this school year.
FIRST DATE: The initial release of the Illinois Report Card took place on Oct. 29. This release includes all metrics that do not rely on assessment data.
SECOND DATE: On Dec. 2, 2021, the following preliminary data will be released to the Report Card for districts that completed spring assessment testing:
- Participation Rates (IAR, SAT, and Illinois Science Assessment [ISA])
- College and Career Ready
THIRD DATE: On April 27, 2022, the following finalized data will be released to the Report Card for those who completed spring and/or fall assessment testing:
- Dynamic Learning Maps Alternate Assessment (DLM-AA)
- Participation Rates (IAR, SAT, DLM-AA, and ISA)
- College and Career Ready
► SOME DATA WILL NOT BE REPORTED
The following metrics will not be reported on the SY 2021 Report Card. In the near future, additional information regarding the following metrics will be posted to ISBE's website:
- Illinois Science Assessment
- IAR — Growth Percentile
- Summative Designation
- Early Learning (KIDS)
► NO SUMMATIVE DESIGNATIONS
Illinois has four summative designations: Exemplary School, Commendable School, Targeted School, and Comprehensive School. Multiple measures of school performance and growth determine a school’s designation.
Accountability for the 2020-21 school year was waived; therefore, summative designations will not be calculated for 2021.
Schools that have been previously identified for support will maintain that support status, but no 2021 annual summative designation will be reported. Instead the following message will be displayed on the Illinois Report Card for each school and district:
Summative Designations: 2021 Not Calculated
Prior to COVID, all four of District 401's schools received "Commendable School" as their summative designation. A commendable school is one that has no underperforming student groups, has a graduation rate greater than 67 percent, and whose performance is not in the top 10 percent of schools statewide.
► NO MORE "AT-A-GLANCE" OR "CLASSIC PDF" REPORTS
Starting with school year 2020-21, the Illinois Report Card will include a new reporting feature that replaces both the At-a-Glance reports and the Classic PDF reports going forward.
This new feature, titled “Custom Report Card Builder,” will allow users to select for themselves which data points to include on the screen or print output from nearly the entire range of data available on the interactive Report Card site.
At-a-Glance and Classic PDF reports will still be available in the archives for 2019-20 and prior.
District 401 Contact Information
She can be reached by phone at 708-583-5831 or by email at this address.
The website IllinoisReportCard.com is the state's official source for information about public schools across Illinois. The information there will help you act as an informed partner in the education of your children.
Families, researchers, policymakers and community members can use the site to find school data, including academic performance, school environment, student demographics and highlights provided by principals.