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Meridian Middle School

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Posted October 25, 2013

We just moved this summer to US as a part of my rotation. One of the key decision was right school for our son. MMS is the right school with great teachers and admin support staff. Since this was our first time in US; with Great School reviews we finalized on MMS and We could not have got the better school. Everyone were quite helpful to get my son settled and help. District 102 has right technology set up and keep up with current trend in education. MMS teachers and Principal are quite responsive and proactive. We never felt that we are far away from our home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2013

This is relatively new building, great kids, pleasant teachers. Great band/orchestra. For additional fee, there are 2 options for after-school care: 1 hour activity like dodgeball/basketball/art with bus option or Club Meridian until 6pm and pick-up from school only option. However, in several subjects, kids constantly tested and rotated, so neither child or parent knows the true picture of what grade A/B means. Simply said, child will most likely be put into the level at which they can achieve a good grade without much of a challenge. High level of ISATs in the school and district are direct result of parental spending on outside tutoring services. All nearby tutoring centers - are fully booked and many kids have private tutors as well. Many of the tutoring centers in the district, will tell you that many of the kids that didn't get outside help for 2 years in Meridian - will not pass 5th grade STEM test. National Assessment Test results provided in 2011 report card clearly shows that population most likely not utilizing private tutoring - those eligible for free/reduced lunch - are not achieving as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2009

This school is Amazing. The teachers really try to bring out the kid's full potential. when my son came back on his first day of school he had a huge smile on his face. I asked him how school was. He said it was the best ever. I smiled.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2008

Wonderful school! I had an excellent time there and loved all the teachers, I left feeling like I had really learned a lot!
—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 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%

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 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
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 Students84%
Female81%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian90%
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Low income44%
Not low income89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)51%
Students without disabilities90%
English language learners40%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female87%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian93%
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Low income42%
Not low income89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)47%
Students without disabilities90%
English language learners33%
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 Students84%
Female80%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian92%
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income65%
Not low income87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)47%
Students without disabilities86%
English language learners60%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female91%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian93%
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Low income83%
Not low income90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)60%
Students without disabilities91%
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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46%
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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 65% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 26% 4%
Hispanic 5% 24%
Black 2% 18%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
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