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Veterans Memorial Middle School

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Posted September 5, 2013

I graduated from this middle school in 2010. All I can say are positive thing abaout it. It was a great experience. The teachers really helped me a lot and they were very understanding. Now that I am a senior at Eisenhower,I wish I could go back. I had so much fun and they had so many activities for the students. They always tried their best to make the school better and have the students involved. I love this school and I wish the fire generations the same experience I had.


Posted March 29, 2010

I love all the teachers and they plan the most fun and exciting field trips! I really will miss this school when I leave here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 8, 2010

I am new 6th grader just coming out of PRI. VMMS is the best school I've ever been to. It is so cool and i love it! The teachers are tough on you so we know right from wrong.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 4, 2009

i love thisz school. im in 8th grade and itsz the best school ive been to. i have so many memories from that school. the teachers are funny ndd somee cann be cool. i have so many great friendsz ndd som many memories from when im with them..Although im in the advanced class i dont like the homeworkk but then again who does.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 18, 2008

This is probably the best school i've been to! It's fun and I love the teachers! They are really nice and can make the whole school laugh! I have had a ton of good memories at this school! And im only in 7th grade!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 2, 2007

this school is reaaly fun.i love it.i love the teachers. im in the 8th grade this 2 and a half years have been really fun.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 30, 2007

This school is awesome. I've learned so much in this wonderful school. An i really recomend this school to have a flag football team in the spring or a regular football team like the Blu Island Untouchables. Anyway I'm in 7th grade and i love my teachers becuase they are verynice.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 10, 2004

This year I was not very pleased with the performance at the school. There were times that I thought the teachers were not very professional. There are answers to questions that I have not received. That is not good communication. I think the school stands in the need of improvement. I don't want to put all of the blame on the teachers we also have to do our part as parents to make sure that things are in order with our children. Check in on them. Talk to the teachers to see what is going on. Sometimes the teachers need to be cautious of what they say and how they say it to the children. We don't want our children to have low self esteem. I think the class size if too large for one teacher to handle.
—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

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
76%
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

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
72%
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

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
87%
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 Students37%
Female42%
Male32%
Black26%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Low income36%
Not low income46%
Students with disabilities (IEP)21%
Students without disabilities40%
English language learners10%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students44%
Female48%
Male39%
Black29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Low income42%
Not low income50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)16%
Students without disabilities48%
English language learners10%
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 Students37%
Female44%
Male30%
Black26%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Low income33%
Not low income52%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities41%
English language learners4%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students45%
Female52%
Male38%
Black37%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Low income43%
Not low income52%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
Students without disabilities50%
English language learners9%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students69%
Female76%
Male62%
Black55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income67%
Not low income78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)50%
Students without disabilities71%
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 Students40%
Female42%
Male38%
Black29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White39%
Low income40%
Not low income41%
Students with disabilities (IEP)13%
Students without disabilities43%
English language learners14%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students51%
Female47%
Male55%
Black39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White54%
Low income52%
Not low income47%
Students with disabilities (IEP)13%
Students without disabilities56%
English language learners21%
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

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

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 65% 24%
Black 25% 18%
White 8% 51%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Ms. Carrie Tisch

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12320 Greenwood Avenue
Blue Island, IL 60406
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