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Burr Ridge, IL
Students enrolled: 298

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15W451 91st Street
Burr Ridge, IL 60527

(630) 325-5454
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Teacher effectiveness: Very ineffective
May 22, 2015
The teachers don't care about the students education. They always allow kids to mess around in class. They only care about their paycheck.

- submitted by a student
Amount of homework: Just right
May 22, 2015
Too bad kids at this school never do homework. When they do it's not even complete.

- submitted by a student
Develops grit: Strongly disagree
May 22, 2015
So many students did not graduate 8th grade lats year. They definitely were not determined by their teachers to graduate to high school.

- submitted by a student
Develops respect: Strongly disagree
May 22, 2015
Some of the students here swear like sailors in front of their parents. Just like they do in the school building.

- submitted by a student
Develops honesty: Strongly disagree
May 22, 2015
Not a single bit. There might be five honest kids in this school the rest are all liars. And don't care about anybody unless their in sports.

- submitted by a student
Develops empathy: Strongly disagree
May 22, 2015
Not a single student cares about anyone who is not in sports. The smarter intellect always get pushed to the side bullied and forgotten about. You have to be in football or baseball to be noticed by anyone in this school.

- submitted by a student

October 16, 2014
If I could give this school negative stars I would. This school left my son emotionally scarred. The kids there are animals and the staff does nothing to enforce discipline. I had to call the police more than once because my son was being bullied so badly. And god forbid if your child has special needs. There is no support. Finally got my son out of there and he is so relieved. He doesn't even like talking about Burr Ridge Middle. Horrible, horrible, horrible.

- submitted by a parent

July 08, 2014
This has to be the absolute worst example of a school I've ever seen. My son went to Burr Ridge Middle school for the '13-'14 school year. He went from being a straight A student and winner of the Presidential Award for Academic Achievement to having to go to summer school just to advance to the next grade level. They don't educate the students they teach them what they need to pass the standardized tests they take through the year. On top of his grades falling, my child also became the frequent target of bullying both in the school and on the school bus. There's no real control in this school. I told my child we'd find him a different school for next year and he was so happy. It's a training ground for gangbangers.

- submitted by a parent

February 20, 2014
This school is a mess! There is no teamwork throughout the faculty, the students are always undisciplined, and the administration is a friends only mentality. I have seen some great teachers go through that school and come out wishing they had never become a teacher, which is sad. The faculty look down on those who do not share their mentality toward the students, which is give them hope. Many teachers believe the students there will never amount to anything in their life. My children will NOT attend this school.

- submitted by a community member

December 20, 2013
District 180 is a place that I have called home for over twenty years! It was my first job after graduating from the University of Illinois. 2013 2014 marks my fourth year as principal of the Middle School. This is a place where I know students come first and staff are dedicated to increase student growth. How else could I have stayed so long? Like anywhere else, we have our share of challenges. However, what overshadows that? THE STUDENTS! They come to school every day, participate in learning, join clubs/ teams, cheer us on, pick us up, challenge us, have a great sense of humor, and make us smile. We are serious about academics and avoid any disruption to student learning. The Board and Superintendent support professional development and provide resources needed to promote academic and social emotional success. I hold a master s in Curriculum and Instruction from National Lewis University and in Administration from Governor s State University, however, the students still provide me with the best education. I learn something from them every day. Consider a visit to our schools. Once you meet our students, you will continue to come back.

- submitted by a teacher

December 16, 2013
Burr Ridge Middle School is the worst my experience here at this school has been nothing but a nightmare not only for me but my son, the bullying has been the worse and the more you report it the more they sweep it under the rug..I am just patiently awaiting until the school year is over so that I can remove my son from that school and not allow my daughter to attend the school my son is terrified to go to school 90% of the time because of the children and the enviornment. It has come to the point where I have to have the police meet my son at school and on the way home just to insure his safety the pricipal is the worse she tries to justify the antics of the staff and the students, several ocassions I have had to go over her head in order to get something done.

- submitted by a parent

November 06, 2013
This schools environment isn't the best but the teachers do try to do their best and try to do what they can to improve the school. The schools classrooms are very interactive with various different projects that students have and homework assignments. The level of education is perfect at Burr Ridge

- submitted by a parent

May 27, 2013
This school will forever be a nightmare to me and my family, there is no discipline at all at this school. The children argue say bad words and play right in front of the teachers and the teachers act as if it is normal or o.k, it will transform your child in a negative way. The good reviews are possibly staff, because it is common knowledge that the behaviors by the students is horrible and the staff is worse the staff say inappropriate things to the students and do not have a clue how to handle the enviornment.

- submitted by a parent

September 28, 2009
This school looks good outside and nice inside to kids learn here really fast you even get your owen locker yah this a good school kids and peronts let your kids came here we kids need to learn

- submitted by a parent

March 07, 2008
It's a great looking school on the outside. Once you're inside, the reality is frightening. Students are walking around the halls throughout the day. Teachers allow disrespectful behaviors and mediocrity. The students get away with murder. Students are not disciplined and they know it. Many parents are not involved in THEIR children's education. Administration tries to cover this all up.

- submitted by a parent

January 28, 2008
The teachers try to help you to improve your grade and keep in touch with the parent(s) as much as possible. There is variety of activities here and it is clean. Although there is too many fights and not enough disciplinary action for it. And they try to help you succeed. Trust me i know as a student.

- submitted by a student

November 30, 2007
This school is great. The teachers really help the kids improve there education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
August 02, 2007
I went to Burr Ridge Middle School, or better know as BRMS. When I first got there, I thought it was a very amazing school. With all it's good academic value and sports, but all the pointless drama and fights over come that. The teachers never really listen and are blind sighted most of the time.Sometimes you forget all the bad points of the school, and enjoy the fun moments with the students and teachers. The teachers are the best, and the memoirs you will never forget. The school may have it's problems, but over all you will experience so much at BRMS.

- submitted by a student

July 07, 2007
People are disrespecting teachers. The teachers givge out punishment that is innapropriate for the situation and the students don't learn a lesson. They continue to disrupt the classes and not follow directions properly.

- submitted by a student

April 17, 2007
I must totally agree with the second parent's comment.The school is trying to deal with the burden of the heavy diversity and the consequent problems in a no sense way.

- submitted by a parent

December 27, 2006
Thought the ranking was a 7 I must admit Burr Ridge is a great middle school. My 2 sons whom attend have totally did a 360 in academics. I has made the honor roll and continues to roll in the A's. They really work with your student and the interaction via email is outstanding for me. Parents are able to review the kids grades online on every subject. This allows you to keep up with there work ethic and find any missing assignments. I personally think the rating should be higher though a good number of parents aren't participating in there child future success.

- submitted by a parent

July 23, 2004
The principal is completely incompetent and doles out punishment in a totally arbitrary manner. Then, to make matters worse, you have a 'rubber stamp' school board that couldn't create an original thought if their lives depended on it. This school is Highly overrated. A beautiful school on the outside but an abysmal failure on the inside. We've been in this school system for 7 years and it just gets worse as time goes on. Thank goodness this will be our final year.

- submitted by a parent
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Burr Ridge Middle School
15W451 91st Street, Burr Ridge, IL  60527
(630) 325-5454
Last modified Burr Ridge Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 5-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Burr Ridge Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 26 reviews. Top