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Freedom Middle School

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Posted May 13, 2014

I love Freedom Middle school. The teachers are great, the enviroment is great, the class sizes are okay and the technology is superb. I have gone here for 3 years and I am happy with the way the school is ran. Everyone greets you in the hallways and classrooms. I feel well prepared for high school. I even got a scholorship. Thank you Freedom.


Posted May 10, 2011

My daughter has been in Freedom Middle school for three years now. My daughter has been in the honoral all three years. I think this is a great school and the teachers are great also. I'm always involved in my daughters education and events at school. The principals and teachers have great communication with parents with any issue your kid has. They also have a website called parent portal to check you're kids grades and see what assignments your kid is missing. I think its a chame when parents blame the schools for th'ere kids bad actions and choices . Lets recognized parent if you're kids are not choosing to make the right decisions is because you're not involved as a parent should be. So now when my daughter graduates this year I'm going to miss the principals and the teachers. They did a great job on helping me push my daughter to do great. Thank you Freedom Middle School
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

The teachers are great, up until now I have no complains the only thing that I don't like is that they don't enforce the dress code as they should. I would really hate for Freedom to turn into one of the surrounding schools that they start with dress code then they completely throw all the other rules out and the schools turn bad so, please MR C don't let the kids run the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2008

This school has potenial to be great, but it is way under funded. Fir the first 2 years we didnt have a library! (just graduated)
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 12, 2008

its a great school.. my daughter got accepted to st. josephs high! thank you freedom.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2007

I graduated from Freedom last year and was happy with the wasy the school handled things. I mean besides their being a low budget everything else was great. The teachers, staff, and everyone else made my time at Freedom exceptional! Thenonly other bad thing besides the financial problem was that there was too much rivalry and hostility between Heritage and Freedom schools and the staffs of both school could've done more to prevent confrontations! But otherwise Freedom is a very good junior highschool!
—Submitted by a student


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

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
74%
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

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
71%
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

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
77%
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 Students32%
Female41%
Male24%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White30%
Low income31%
Non-low income37%
Students with disabilities (IEP)4%
Students without disabilities36%
English language learners3%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students39%
Female53%
Male25%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White45%
Low income35%
Non-low income54%
Students with disabilities (IEP)13%
Students without disabilities42%
English language learners3%
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 Students35%
Female32%
Male38%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White36%
Low income34%
Non-low income41%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities39%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students39%
Female47%
Male34%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White46%
Low income40%
Non-low income38%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities43%
English language learners3%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students64%
Female73%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Low income61%
Non-low income78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)28%
Students without disabilities67%
English language learners26%
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 Students36%
Female42%
Male28%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White40%
Low income32%
Non-low income48%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
Students without disabilities39%
English language learners20%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students41%
Female53%
Male27%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Low income37%
Non-low income54%
Students with disabilities (IEP)4%
Students without disabilities46%
English language learners14%
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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How schools in the state rate:

26%
of schools in the state are Below average
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

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Below 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
Hispanic 84% 24%
White 8% 51%
Black 4% 18%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mr. James Calabrese

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