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Jane Addams Middle School

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4 stars

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Posted June 22, 2014

The school is under the leadership of a Principal and Assistant Principal. Both are very energetic and encouraging of parental involvement and seem interested in trying new activities to help students achieve. This is a change from the previous leadership. I have two kids attending this school. Student behavior issues have also decreased. Standardized test scores have risen, especially in Reading. Math still needs to improve but it's all a work in progress. I have been very happy with Jane Addams this past year. The teachers really care about the kids. Solid emphasis on prepping kids to think about college and academic achievement. I'm grateful my children are able to attend this school. Just need more parents to take some time to get involved with an activity or two throughout the year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2012

This school is excellent,espically the band,which I believe is alot beter than other school bands. Even though I'm a AVM and Humphery parent. Ive recently moved and so far the school year been excellent. No drama like Brooks. The teachers auctually want to see you do well.Their Sports team and coaxhes are very good influences.The Principal and assitiant princapal do a execellent job,running this school. :-)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2009

The staff always strives for improvement in there students and takes a firm approach in better education
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2008

This school is great except for the lack of dedication of the teachers. Otherwise, compared to other district middle schools, kids here are amazing. You'll have friends quickly.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 1, 2004

I have a son attending the school for the second year, and I believe the principal has done an excellent job in communicating with both the parents and the students. The boundary changes has helped the overcrowded classroooms but the district needs to work on more schools. I have found the teachers to be outstanding. They have always returned my calls, and already this year I have received calls and emails from teachers introducing themselves and providing the parents of their expectations and teaching styles. Their sports programs are excellent and the coaches have been a good influence on the children.
—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

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
80%
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

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
81%
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

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
86%

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 Students56%
Female52%
Male60%
Black41%
Asian65%
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Low income48%
Non-low income68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)16%
Students without disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students55%
Female56%
Male55%
Black37%
Asian82%
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income46%
Non-low income69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)12%
Students without disabilities60%
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 Students56%
Female60%
Male51%
Black32%
Asian81%
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Low income44%
Non-low income70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)11%
Students without disabilities62%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students62%
Female71%
Male53%
Black40%
Asian88%
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income51%
Non-low income76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
Students without disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students81%
Female87%
Male75%
Black66%
Asian94%
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Low income74%
Non-low income88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)46%
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 Students50%
Female50%
Male50%
Black37%
Asian61%
Hispanic45%
Multiracial55%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Low income36%
Non-low income67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
Students without disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students61%
Female70%
Male54%
Black49%
Asian70%
Hispanic55%
Multiracial64%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Low income52%
Non-low income73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
Students without disabilities72%
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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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

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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 33% 24%
Black 27% 18%
White 26% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 4%
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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