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Schrum Memorial School

Public | 6-8 | 313 students

 

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Posted September 13, 2013

Schrum is a good school but there are problems. There are lots of fights and students use foul language. The teachers are very lazy and don't want to help out students that often. There's also favortism, for example a girl can dance in the class and the teachers laugh but if a boy goes to throw something away they get a referral. Or if a girl messes with a boy and the boy tells the teacher says act like a gentlemen. The teachers act like they don't want to help the students out and that's why the students act like hooligans. The best class in the school is Spanish tought by Mrs. Housty. She goes through things correct and if u need help xhe doesn't refuse.


Posted June 18, 2013

The school is so low academically the students more or less teach themselves. The only thing that is saving my child's academic future is that she is in the honor's/ gifted program, and she is just naturally smart. My student is in 8th grade now so maybe we can finish at this school on a high note.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2012

For the parents that are thinking of sending their child to Schrum, DO NOT!. I've just graduated from there with all three years and it is the most disrespectful, unsanitary, and uneducational school. The teachers will not interact with you unless the principle is in the classroom and when they are finally not lazy to, they dont really explain it well enough to comprehend it. Another bad thing about it is that there are too many fights and the staff take favoritism even the principle and the assitant principle also do. The teachers cant even control their own classroom and usually never accomplish any type of education in that time. The lunches are HORRIBLE! and sometimes even under cooked. Schrum's teachers do not even have the right schooling essentials needed to educate their students. The students also do not even reach the states educational requirements due to the teachers lack of education. Overall Schrum is a very unorganized and a VERY poor funded school that is barely making it through.


Posted July 10, 2012

My son is going to 8th grade. He hasn't had any academic problems because I stay on him. I do find it odd that he rarely has homework. He says they just have in class work. I really feel like the kids should be bringing home books and doing some type of home work each day. I appreciate the phone calls from teachers letting me know positive things. I do think there needs to be more respect from the students and not just on the school property. I will be glad when my son gets to TF North. My older son is there and has homework every night and also they seem to have very little tolerance for any negative behavior.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2011

My child is in sixth grade, my concern is the absence of text books to bring home, yet my property and state taxes continue to rise; where is this money going if not towards are childrens' education? Extra credit use to mean exactly that, extra, not as it is now, a means to make the schools' average look better; I'm afraid that when these children reach highschool they will be in for a rude awakeing called reality; is this method helping or hurting them in the long run, only time will tell.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2010

schrum is the worst school u can send your child to. the learning systems is the worst,to many fights,the teachers are lazy.ex i ask my math teacher mrs.linz can i get my make up work andd she said no cuz she dont want to look for it.wooow what ever u do do not i repeat do not go to schrum the dont even give you to study with cuz they broke dont do not have no money at all thats sad im mean i had fun wit my friends but i take my education 1st


Posted November 14, 2009

luv it but kids r disrespectful
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 19, 2008

i attend schrum memorial school as a 7th grade student and love my teachers and peers
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 12, 2008

I have worked alongside teachers from this school for the past seven years. I am routinely dismayed and disgusted by their obvious lack of training and respect for their students. Due to low funding, many teachers were given classrooms and required to take education courses after the fact. This has created a culture of 'educators' who are unprepared for the rigors of teaching and unmotivated to improve their craft, as a result (or possibly self-protective instinct), they often blame the child and the families.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 18, 2007

My child have attended Schrum school for three years. This school is overshadowed by the behavior of some children, teachers and staff. Also, I feel that administration needs to demand appropriate behavior from staff because it is the main Catalyze behind getting children to behave in a proactive manner (teachers should be held accountable for disrespectful behavior to students. I watched this school transform from a school that encouraged individuality to a school that focus most of the attention on discipline.(What happen to student government, this teaches leadership skills)? There is hope! Start, with administration next, staff and teachers then, Children because children learn through observation! Safety is an issue there. In closing, I believe in the administration ability's to refocus on the goals of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2007

The new principal, assistant principal, and the superintendent for the district are all new hires. In addition to this I agree with the previous reviewer that a great number of the children are out of control. This disrupts the learning environment and affects the students and teachers there who are focused on education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 22, 2006

This school is disorganized, students are disrespectful to teachers, administrators provide no backup supporting the teachers. There are constant fights with no suspensions.
—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

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
73%
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

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
83%
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

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
78%
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 Students31%
Female35%
Male27%
Black30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income29%
Non-low income43%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students43%
Female50%
Male37%
Black41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income45%
Non-low income36%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities49%
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 Students44%
Female51%
Male32%
Black44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income47%
Non-low income33%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities49%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students48%
Female53%
Male38%
Black49%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income48%
Non-low income50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students64%
Female74%
Male44%
Black63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income61%
Non-low income78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities70%
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 Students36%
Female38%
Male35%
Black35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income33%
Non-low income58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities39%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students38%
Female44%
Male33%
Black38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income37%
Non-low income50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities41%
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%
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Reading growth at this school

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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
Black 76% 18%
Hispanic 21% 24%
White 2% 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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Calumet City, IL 60409
Phone: (708) 862-4236

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