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Hannah Beardsley Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 966 students

 
 

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Posted December 3, 2012

im in 6th grade and i love the school!!!!!!!!!!!!<mrs.barton rocks> wow use at least 15 words.


Posted October 14, 2011

Best School Ever! So many choices for everything! You can do alot of sports like Vollyball and Basketball and more! The Teachers are AWESOME! (especially Mr.Holmer) This school deserves 5 stars!


Posted January 3, 2010

I am in 6th grade and Mr. Ludwig makes all feel comfortable here. He's also very fun. You rock Mr. R!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 29, 2009

I am currentky in 7th grd and i love the school!! Mr. Ludwig is the best pricipal ever. He aprecciates evrything you do. i love the hands on projects we do and the teacher are amazing at helping students with any questions they have. I luv HBMS (Hannah Beardsley Middle School).
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 1, 2009

I love this school espically Ms.Milbratz because she breaks it down and doesnt change the topic until everyone gets it
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 24, 2009

i am a 6th grader and i cannot think of anything wrong with this school! i give kudos to my teachers: Mrs.Wynn(homeroom) and Mrs.Ryan (Block-B)(L.A. and S.S.)the principal is amazing and he has been there all 13yrs that the school has been around! if that doest say ' good guy' i dont know what does!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 7, 2008

i'm a 7th grader, and the schools exellent. now if only the grading system was more efficient, this would be the perfact shcool
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 4, 2008

I could not be more pleased with the quality of education and administration there at Hannah Beardsley.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2008

I thought the principle was amazing.He is there for every event let it be 6th 7th or 8th grade events. he involves himself with all the students, in every range of academics. The teachers are supportive, caring,take extra time for my child when needed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2007

I must say, as a parent, Hannah Beardsley is one of the highest ranked schools in Illinois. The teachers give each student attention, and helps them when they see a strugle. The Language Arts/Reading teachers exceed what other middle school's would focus on. For example, the students in eight grade work on building theme, and relevance in their reading. In math, the teachers help each student with all the care. This school is very high, and has the most excellent, and has one of the top teachers in the United States. A+
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2007

As an 8th grader at HBMS, I would like to say that I have spent the best three years here. The teachers and faculty members are great, but the whole environment is simply amazing. The gifted program is probably the best program I have ever gone through. Who knew I could enjoy books such as 'To Kill A Mockingbird', 'My Antonia', and 'A Tale of Two Cities'! Also, it has been great pleasure to experience the 'hands on' activities in Sewing and Home Ec. I am extremely saddened to know that future students will not have the same pleasure. The teachers at Hannah are truly one-of-a-kind. They really reach out to each student, and are fun to be around. Not to mention the fact that they hold such amazing after school activities such as drama club, jazz band, basketball, and volleyball. I will miss this school. sincerely, an 8th grader who cares.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 5, 2006

I love how it's very organized and it's a great school to have your child in it has many different classes and very smart teachers that will teach your kids a lot! Also they have Lots and lots of activity's going on after school like clubs, sports and student council too!My child has become a better student and more responsible, all thanks to Hannah Beardsley Middle School! I hope you child can experience the wonders of HBMS(Hannah Beardsly Middle School) Too!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2005

My daughter came from an academically challenging environment in Chicago and I was worried that HBMS wouldn't compare. Boy was I wrong! They have done a great job in preparing her for the challenges of High School and she's been on the honor roll each year of her enrollment. This has done wonders for her self esteem! They have tons of activities for the students and they are willing to spend extra time helping individuals. I credit Principal Ludwig, AP, Mr. Urbanek and the host of great educators they employ with equipping my child very well for her future endeavors.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2005

I'm a busdriver for District 47/155. I can't give a review of the academics at Hannah but I can say that the students are among the best behaved children that ride the school busses. I have to believe that has something to do with how the principal and the teachers at Hannah interact with the students. Thanks for making our job safer and more enjoyable.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted January 4, 2005

i am an 8th grader at beardsley, and it's the best school in illinois! The past 3 years that i was a student here was probally the best place anyone could ever be. The teachers are always envolved and devoted. The principal is so wonderful and appreciates anythinga ny student does for him/ school. He makes each and every student feel equal and reconzies if they do something good! I love the BeArS!!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 16, 2004

We have been involved with 3 different schools due to moves. HBMS is by far the best! The #1 reason the schools works is because of Ron Ludwig, the principal. He cares about his school and his students. The education is top rate. They believe in hands-on learning and letting the kids experience knowledge first hand. Emphasis is put on character and quality in sports, too. The kids have a ton of clubs to choose from. The administration tries to get every child involved in something. Check out their website under d47.org for more information.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2003

This school Is the best. I wish I would have gone here. It's a high standard school and the inside is beautiful. The facilities are very clean. My daughter loves this school. She said that she would love to graduate from HBMS. I would like her to also. If we were to move, I would drive for as long as it takes just so she can graduate from Hannah Beardsley Middle School.
—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

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

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

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%

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

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

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 Students73%
Female77%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asian69%
Hispanic55%
Multiracial91%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low income60%
Non-low income80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)16%
Students without disabilities78%
English language learners6%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students66%
Female69%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asian69%
Hispanic41%
Multiracial100%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Low income48%
Non-low income76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)16%
Students without disabilities70%
English language learners13%
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%
Female72%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracial60%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Low income51%
Non-low income84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)20%
Students without disabilities77%
English language learners12%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students63%
Female64%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracial60%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Low income42%
Non-low income74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
Students without disabilities67%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students85%
Female86%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracial100%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Low income72%
Non-low income91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)60%
Students without disabilities86%
English language learners29%
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 Students80%
Female79%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income65%
Non-low income86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)32%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learners18%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female79%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Low income53%
Non-low income83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
Students without disabilities81%
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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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 76% 51%
Hispanic 18% 24%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
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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