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Study: Yorkville Among Districts with Most Underperforming Schools

Pacific Research Institute reveals surprising findings about middle-class, suburban schools in Illinois.

study released by California's Pacific Research Institute showed that a large number of suburban school district in Illinois — including Yorkville Community Unit School District 115 — have underperforming schools.

Based on 2013 ISAT and Prairie State Achievement Exam scores, the study found that District 115 has nine schools where at least one grade level is underperforming, according to the research.

The study, titled "Not as good as you think: Why middle class parents in Illinois should be concerned about their local public schools," also ranked Plainfield School District 202, Downers Grove Grade School District 58 and New Lenox School District 122 among districts with high numbers of underperforming schools.

Click here to read the full study.

The study also found that 12 percent of middle-class suburban schools in Illinois have 50 percent or more students in at least one grade who are at least one grade level behind in math or reading. 
Lori Dunn-Reier June 17, 2014 at 03:14 AM
Take this with a grain of salt! You know standardized tests don't tell the whole story. Much of the end result is based on what you put into it. I know many, many Yorkville kids currently in college - mine included - who are there on huge academic scholarships and who have earned AP credit for the classes they've taken. Students need to take a rigorous curriculum and get involved in any of the plethora of activities that develop leadership and parents need to stay involved in their kids' education, and it will be fine.
michelle redd June 17, 2014 at 08:33 AM
Absolutely, parent involvement is a must. They must take their 4 math, 4 English, 4 history, and. 4 science . Yorkville does need to work on its school spirit and pull all students in. Teachers I feel need to give some promoting to encourage the students to be a part . If the students feel needed and important they will become a part of new things.
Eric Roberts June 17, 2014 at 03:21 PM
This is done by an organization promoting school vouchers...not exactly an unbiased study.

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