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Stratford Middle School

Public | 5-8 | 670 students

 
 

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Posted April 30, 2014

My son currently goes to this school. Very disappointed. My son was an honor roll student 2 years in a row, his last year the school decided to change grading scales. The problem is that the new grading scales do not make sense and the teacher were using them but not understanding them too. They actually told my son that they did not know how they were grading and to contact the district. When I contacted both teachers and principal the teacher contacted me a week later and I am still waiting on the principal's call. I am assuming it wont happen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2014

My school is really awesome. I would have to say, it is the most fun and can be very enjoying. The teachers are nice too!


Posted August 25, 2013

Worst school by far teachers don't care about you most staff are horrible and rude to students. Most schools in the district (CCSD93) are the same way.


Posted August 22, 2013

The worst school by far. I hate this school .My son has been called races name and they do not any thing about it.


Posted July 7, 2013

This school was by far the WORSEST school I went to. Let me get started.... Teachers didn't give care about the racial comments in class! The staff members in the office don't even listen to you! I went in the office and waited 20 minutes until they took me into their notice! Also some sport coaches don't even take time to look at ALL the players at tryouts! My brother got cut from basketball and the coach made stupid excuses and lies on why he cut him on the first day! Anybody who has seen him play knows he is not the type of player to get cut on the first day!!! He goes out and trys out next year(along with me) and the coach in 8th grade says he gots really good skill......THEN WHY THE HECK DID HE GET CUT ON THE FIRST DAY LAST YEAR!!!!!?????? Everything about this school just sucks. Im not putting out names but how about maybe take this into notice and start fixing their act! When I finished 8th grade, I made a lot of friends, but I also learned that America is not all the times the land of free and equality. Their is still some racism going around and the teachers are doing nothing to stop it! I am sickin tired of it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I would rate this school a negative 10


Posted October 27, 2011

I went to this school a couple of years ago and had a horrible experience. I was physically bullied during class and the teacher didn't say anything about it. Kids were disrespectful towards the building and each other and none of the administrators gave a care. There were/still are fights all the time. Bullying still to this day isn't handled by any of the staff. My education was great, but I couldn't enjoy middle school because of how poorly everything was handled.


Posted December 15, 2009

I am a sixth grader at Stratford. I was happy at first, but bullying to students is way out of control. I feel that the administrators don't care. But, Stratford is getting better. But there are still daily fights.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 22, 2008

Stratford Middle school is a very good school of many creative and sweet children who have a brilliant minds!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2007

My time at the school was far below what was acceptable. The teachers hardly ever cared and fighting in the school was a norm. Apon ocassion you'd get the rare teacher who did teach you enough to get you above a C. Over all, the school was very bad, I would never recommed this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 25, 2007

Stratford is the best school ever and the teachers are extremely motivated to help their students succeed. They also have STRIVE it's were the students can get help with homework after school.They have art as a related arts class Mrs. Horowitz it really talented. The Music teacher is good at helping you understand. Sports the 2006-2007 boys b-ball team did really well, and so did the boys volleyball team. All the coaches are really talented and dedicated and so are the players. Parent involvement is great there is the parent teacher conferences one in the fall (required) and one in the spring but you have to request it. You can go on the website and go to the online classrooms. Email the teachers. Progress reports are sent home every two weeks and require a signature along with the progress reports you get a Stratford Sentinel and a team newsletter. IluvSMS
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 20, 2005

Both of my children attended Stratford Middle School. The academic programs are outstanding and the staff shows a true concern for the students. The interaction between students and teachers was very high and both of my children enjoyed their middle school years. There are plenty of extracurricular activities along with intramural sports. The school supports the Character Counts! program and it shows in both the students and the staff. Stratford has a very involved PTA who is truly supportive of the school. Art is part of the curriculum, band is available along with choir. Each year the school puts on a musical for the community. Stratford is a great place!
—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.
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The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

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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 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
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

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
93%
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

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
93%
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

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Reading

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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 Students68%
Female66%
Male70%
Black29%
Asian87%
Hispanic43%
Multiracial44%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Low income49%
Non-low income78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)35%
Students without disabilities71%
English language learners33%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female75%
Male69%
Black36%
Asian83%
Hispanic55%
Multiracial31%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income58%
Non-low income79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)25%
Students without disabilities77%
English language learners43%
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 Students64%
Female64%
Male63%
Black21%
Asian81%
Hispanic53%
Multiracial62%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Low income45%
Non-low income72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)19%
Students without disabilities73%
English language learners7%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students67%
Female74%
Male62%
Black32%
Asian83%
Hispanic62%
Multiracial69%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Low income52%
Non-low income74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)24%
Students without disabilities77%
English language learners23%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students86%
Female89%
Male84%
Black47%
Asian98%
Hispanic87%
Multiracial92%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Low income72%
Non-low income93%
Students with disabilities (IEP)53%
Students without disabilities93%
English language learners57%
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 Students69%
Female72%
Male67%
Black41%
Asian79%
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Low income57%
Non-low income75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)13%
Students without disabilities76%
English language learners46%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students70%
Female72%
Male68%
Black35%
Asian85%
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income55%
Non-low income77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
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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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 47% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 20% 4%
Hispanic 17% 24%
Black 10% 18%
Two or more races 5% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Bloomingdale, IL 60108
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