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Barrington Mdle School- Prairie Cmps

Public | 6-8 | 1164 students

 

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Posted July 8, 2009

I have been to many different schools because of moves and rate the school highly. the principal and his vice president and staff (most 99%) are top of their game and want to really help your child succeed. my children have had well educated, caring and empithetic teachers. My children have been very happy here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2008

This school rocks! Everyone was friendly and kind to me when I moved here. The staff and the teachers where really nice and I learned a lot. I can say that Prairie is the best! school on earth.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 30, 2006

Orchestra program is fantastic. Gifted program has a student:teacher ratio of 55:1 in 6th grade--a significant disadvantage.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2004

This School has quality teachers, A good curriculem, and an excellent principal. The only complaint I have is that class sizes are a bit large. Otherwise, good job prairie!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 22, 2004

My child loves this school and she has brought up her grade from a D to an -A in math and she is getting extra help in English, which is definatly helping. She has made a bunch of new friends. This entire school district is very good. The high school is like a colledge prep school and is known for its high accademic quality.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students82%
Female86%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian93%
Hispanic35%
Multiracial86%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Low income45%
Not low income90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)57%
Students without disabilities86%
English language learners4%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female86%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian93%
Hispanic31%
Multiracial86%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Low income40%
Not low income87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)61%
Students without disabilities82%
English language learners9%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students78%
Female81%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian92%
Hispanic38%
Multiracial92%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income46%
Not low income85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)32%
Students without disabilities86%
English language learners11%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female83%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian86%
Hispanic46%
Multiracial92%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Low income52%
Not low income85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)39%
Students without disabilities87%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students91%
Female92%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanic62%
Multiracial100%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Low income69%
Not low income96%
Students with disabilities (IEP)71%
Students without disabilities95%
English language learners28%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students82%
Female82%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian96%
Hispanic46%
Multiracial93%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Low income38%
Not low income91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)50%
Students without disabilities87%
English language learners9%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female84%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian94%
Hispanic53%
Multiracial93%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Low income48%
Not low income90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)50%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learners9%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

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26%
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46%
of schools in the state are Average
28%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Above average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 ISAT results from the state of Illinois.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 value table growth scores from the state of Illinois.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 68% 51%
Hispanic 15% 24%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 13% 4%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Black 1% 18%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Travis Lobbins

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40 East Dundee Road
Barrington, IL 60010
Phone: (847) 304-3990

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