Thursday, October 22, 2009

West Aurora School District 129 Scores Slip for 2009

Next week, Illinois will release a report card on all public school districts, but West Aurora School District 129 already has released data showing a slip in scores for 2009 compared to the previous year.

According to the Daily Herald, the bar for what is considered "adequate yearly progress" continues to rise each year. Last year, it was 62.5% that passed reading and math tests, but for 2009, it is 70%. Next year, the standard is 77.5% and by 2014, all school districts will be measured at 100%.

"West Aurora High School failed both this year, as the subgroup's reading score dipped from 64.1 to 62.4 and math went down to 61.4. Black and Hispanic students were deemed to have failed again in reading, even though a higher percentage of those students passed the test. For the 2009 report, 33.7 percent of black students passed, up from 27.2; 35.4 percent of Hispanic students succeeded, compared to 28.7 last year."

Two schools passed in the district, both in North Aurora. Goodwin Elementary School and Jewel Middle School.

The article also reports West Aurora High School's overall graduation rate fell from 79.1% to 73.6%. For 2009, 82.9% of white students graduated, 69.5% of black students and 62% of Hispanic students with the state standard of 78%.


26 comments:

Anonymous said...

The schools try hard but the minority students drag them down. It is even worst on the east side of town. The blacks and Latino's only care about soccer and basketball. Why is it the white students are given the same opportunity and they do fine. Its the parents not the schools I live on the west side and have a son that teaches on the east side. They will follow the kids out of class to their car to talk with parents yet no response. They offer free tutoring they don't come. But drive by a soccer field its loaded. Drive by a basketball court on Jerico rd its loaded. The headlines should read the parents failed not West Aurora. The stories I hear should be enough to anger any tax payer. Why educate them they don't want to be.

Anonymous said...

Stop bilingual education. Everyone should be taught in the language of the place you live.

All children can learn a new language in less than one school year.

We have two school systems that cost double. We do no favor to children by avoiding teaching them to compete with the other children.

Anonymous said...

Better pass another referendum so you can drive out more middle class families!!! Go 129!!!

Anonymous said...

129 needs a black superintendent like 131 then the state will give them all kinds of free money. I notice 131 can't spend it fast enough unlike that loser in 129 who is laying everyone off

Anonymous said...

Do not forget the Asian children. They do just fine also and do not have the same problem as the blacks and Latino's. There are also other ethnic grouups that do not have the same problem. In fact, I think the Asian's tend to excell and do not want special treatment.
D131 is going to have problems with their finances. All is not what it seems and appears to be. No, D129, you do not want a superintendant like D131 has.

Anonymous said...

yes we do yours knew how to write a referendum and pass it. He did not need the state to pass a law as to remove the penalty on our referendum. 131 did not close any schools in fact they have the best budget of all. Hats off to Dr Roberts get rid of Ryland he is only good at tipping a cocktail glass.

Anonymous said...

We should bring in a pay czar to reduce the administrators and teachers salaries until they achieve results and give us a return on our investment.

Anonymous said...

Rick Lawrenve raised our taxes for this? Jeez, thanks Rick.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, Lawrence really screwed up on that. But I understand he owns up to it.

Anonymous said...

Openline please remove the filth from the post at 10/22/09 7:36pm. This is ridiculous. I don't know the alderwoman but if you have any moral standards at all take down this filth.

Anonymous said...

OpenlineBlog. Another personal attack on Stephanie Kifowit.
Class!

Anonymous said...

REMOVE THE FILTH.

Anonymous said...

I agree. Lost it or lose more readers from this blog.

Anonymous said...

How about a post on the biggest issue facing this nation, HEALTHCARE.

Let's have some meaningful discussion here instead of the filth.

Openline, you are losing us.

Anonymous said...

How about vouchers? Oh no that would be to easy of a fix.

Anonymous said...

This reminds me of Bob Bekels comment on the healthcare problem. This far out left wing nut made the statement that the Democrats have been fighting for Nationalized healthcare for the last 50 years? Duh! Wouldn't you think that 50 years would be enough of a hint that the MAJORITY of the citizens really do not care for it....? Ol Bob and the Dems really don't care wether you want ir or not apearently they are going to stuff it down your throat or up your a... anyway. Same way with public education they are going to force it to work HOW STUPID CAN YOU BE? Lets try something novel like vouchers.

Anonymous said...

Why is the waste of money on public education not a vaild topic? Filter the children, those with ability go on to college prep IF THEY DESIRE, those with outstanding ability should be encouraged to go to college through sponorships by business or private investors (cut the Government out). For those who are not strong in academic areas offer trade schools. For those who cannot earn a living we should have public work camps so they can earn their keep. There is not on valid reason to have an illegal alien picking lettuce as long as we have people on welfare or in prisons.

We are trying to educate everyone, not everyone has the ability nor the interest.

Cull them out.

Anonymous said...

Openline blog, Please remove the filth,

if you or anyone refuses to give their name and hides behind anonymouse,you need to be removed.

Sgt. Ralph (retired)

Anonymous said...

Notice no one has encouraged it and it hasn't been posted again. Don't respond and maybe it will go away. Keep responding and you simply encourage an attention seeker.

There was a series of decent posts and now you bring this up again? That is exactly what they want. Get it?

Anonymous said...

Does anybody remember that stupid documentry about the drive in that was supposed to be released in the Summer of 2009. The Hi-Lites Last Gleaming. Isn't it the Fall of 2009. Where is that stupid thing.

Anonymous said...

No the only documentary i remember was the one from the 70s where Aurora IL was declared the city with the most unattractive strip (the Northgate section of Lake St) for those who remember.

So what is up with the Walgreens that closed on Lake St. telling patrons to go to Union St. rather than the one to the north on Lake Street and Indian trail?

Anonymous said...

I rememeber when Aurora had a Chinese restaurant with the largest cock roach in the area. On the 10 o'clock news.

Anonymous said...

5:11 - it was the Paradise Inn, made famous for its infestations. It was down where Whitey Peters bar was.

Anonymous said...

Whitey's Rolling on the River was infested with rats from the river. He seems to use the same logic approving city projects as he did investing in that debacle.

Didn't he end up moving in with his mother after losing all his money?

Anonymous said...

Northgate is still the most unattractive strip - just drive by the area south of Indian trail and pay attention to the parking lots, medians and "parkway" areas. It's a joke.

Anonymous said...

10:10

It is not Northgate, it is "_o____ate" at least according to the sign at night (due to the bulbs that have been burnt out for years now).

Event the Carson's here is a crap hole, as they do not carry the merchandise standard stores carry in order to cater to our Demographic profile.

Heck, pretty soon Aurora will be able to challenge Cicero and East St. Louis for greatest crap hole in IL.