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Westfield Middle School

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Posted May 14, 2010

In my experience, District 13 is a great school district for education. Westfield was a good experience and prepared the kids for HS. Not sure why April 6th comments are so negative. Have you or your student reported bullying? or reported your concerns to the School Board? Westfield is a Middle School, there is good and bad in all schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2010

Westfield Middle School was a terrible school experience...academically, socially...it is rock bottom. Kids are not safe in the hallway or the classroom....which hinders greatly their concentration on what they actually are there for...learning. Bullying is king here. This school is poorly managed....and although there are some caring and good teachers there...others are just passing time...not giving instruction....in core areas....so kids fall behind the curve. . Many parents would opt to send their children elsewhere but taxes are so high in the district...they cannot afford to....and feel that they should not have to. So....unfortunately...it's the kids who suffer the consequences.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2009

My son has shown great growth after leaving this school now he goes to Lake Park and is one of the best in his class. He has been on Honor Roll every semester before going to this school he never shown this much effort and capability.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2009

I go to this school and i think it is excellent, the teachers teach very well, and give students individual attention if needed. The teachers also prepare students for tests especiialy for ISATS (Illinois's state wide test) They spend the entire week before even throughout the year to help prepare also for tests in each individual class, and MAP testing. There are many activities in this school, there exciting, and educational.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 6, 2007

Both of my children attended Westfield Middle School. The academic programs are outstanding and the teachers and staff show sincere concern for all the students. This school has a great mix of ethnic and minority students and all feel welcome here. The interaction among students and teachers are 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. Westfield has a very involved PTA who is truly supportive of the school. Art is part of the curriculum, and school supports an excellent band program. Each year the school coordinates one or more musicals for the community. Westfield continues to excel as a great public school for Dupage county students.
—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

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
94%
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

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
97%

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

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%
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 Students74%
Female70%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian92%
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Low income50%
Not low income77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)29%
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female81%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian92%
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income71%
Not low income80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)41%
Students without disabilities85%
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

Math

All Students79%
Female86%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asian91%
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low income77%
Not low income79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)41%
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female87%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asian96%
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Low income62%
Not low income80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)29%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students91%
Female94%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Low income69%
Not low income94%
Students with disabilities (IEP)71%
Students without disabilities94%
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

Math

All Students83%
Female82%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian90%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Low incomen/a
Not low income85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)40%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female86%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian90%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Low incomen/a
Not low income86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)60%
Students without disabilities88%
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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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

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 73% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 14% 4%
Hispanic 9% 24%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Black 1% 18%
Two or more races 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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149 Fairfield Way
Bloomingdale, IL 60108
Phone: (630) 529-6211

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