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Lundahl Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 998 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted May 16, 2014

Administration is very involved with the students and parents. Plenty of opportunities for extracurricular activities. Administration does an excellent job of responding to parent requests and feedback
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2014

Both of my kids have gone to this school. There is no air conditioning, but aside from that it is a fantastic school! The administrators are fabulous and really care about the students. They offer offer lots of cool activities such as the 24 hour run, movie nights, activity nights, dodge-ball tournaments. Most of the teachers are great too! I'm so happy my kids went to this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2013

Lundahl is amazing. My son is just finishing his 6th grade year and it has been such positive experience for him. Everything has been wonderful, starting with the school leadership, to the teachers, to the athletic activities he has been involved with. The school has a supportive culture, it feels safe and comfortable for the kids. My son is challenged academically, and feels accepted. Overall, couldn't be happier with this experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2012

The school is 50-50. It's good because of awesome teachers like Mr. Nenn, and other company, you can also get lots of good extra credit in classes but what's best is Mr. Grubbs with his backflips. But what's bad about it is mean teachers that I'm not gonna say, and the school has no air conditiong which bothers lots of students at Lundahl.


Posted February 17, 2010

Its okay, I'm a 7th grader. But the kids tend to be... eh. Not the best. The lockers don't open right. My grades are worse. And there's not really air conditioning... The good thing is the extra curricular and the teachers are nice. OH and mr. grubbs is awesomee!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 1, 2008

I am a sixth-grader from Lundahl and it's awesome! There are tons of great after school activites. I'm in an 'gifted' class (extra curricular) and the teachers have so much to offer!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 24, 2008

They are great! they have extra teachers there to help during and after school, when you needed help which is why i went from almost a strait C student to A's and B's. They have a lot of connections with the parents. And they have a massive load of school activities and sports. Their very pertective but i like it. and they will have police at the school every day and even if somebody threatend to have a shooting at the school. The only thing if you really want to hear something wrong with it i would sya a little more air conditioning!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 1, 2007

Lundahl is great! I am a 6th grader and have been there for only about 2 months and i love it there. Its like my home away from home!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 12, 2006

Lundahl has lots of outside activities, perfect for any student. It has diffrent band levels and has various art, music, and language classes, along with the basic corses too. It has a group of extra-cericuler clases for those who learn at a faster pace. It also has a great staff who are very helpful to the students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 17, 2006

I think this school is pretty nice, compared to the other schools in the area, it has the least amount of problems with behavior.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2005

i don't like the school that much but the teachers are really really nice.The only big promble i have with it is that there is no air in the summer.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 22, 2004

I am a seventh grader at lundahl. I feel that this school is good at being a good influence emotionally for the students, but sometimes academic studies are hard to come by.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 13, 2004

I am not a parent but a student of lundahl middle school. I'm in eigth grade. this school needs major updating on ventilation. the upper gym has no windows and is always hot even in the winter. some teachers are very under qulified for the job if you ask me. I would only give this school 2 stars. the only things I find impresive there is the math and science courses.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 3, 2004

I love this school! I'm a student and I've loved every minute of it! The kids are great and the teachers are awesome. This is one of the best schools I've gone to. There are many extracirricular activities to participate in too! If your into sports or are not so athletic there's something for you!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 26, 2003

This is a good school but is very old so there is no air conditioning and could be updated a little more than it is.
—Submitted by a former 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 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%
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

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
92%
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

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
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 Students83%
Female81%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian90%
Hispanic70%
Multiracial100%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income67%
Not low income86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)55%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female81%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asian80%
Hispanic78%
Multiracial75%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Low income55%
Not low income80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)40%
Students without disabilities78%
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 Students82%
Female81%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Low income74%
Not low income84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)27%
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students75%
Female80%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Low income67%
Not low income78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)19%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students93%
Female91%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Low income91%
Not low income94%
Students with disabilities (IEP)52%
Students without disabilities97%
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 Students73%
Female77%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracial80%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Low income54%
Not low income79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)26%
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female81%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracial90%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Low income54%
Not low income79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)29%
Students without disabilities79%
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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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

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 86% 51%
Hispanic 8% 24%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Black 1% 18%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Crystal Lake, IL 60014
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