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Eisenhower Jr High School

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Posted September 10, 2013

Eisenhower is a great school! I love when I ask my child how was your day at school and his replies are always ...Awesome....Great....I had a good day. The teachers are caring and easy to communicate with. I couldn't ask for a better Junior High.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2013

Eisenhower Junior High... Some of the teachers will hold a special place in your heart. Others you will remember in a bad way... Our varsity volleyball team and bands are on the list of the best in the state, but academic-wise... Not amazing.


Posted May 18, 2011

I love Eisenhower! The teachers are tough enough that you learn but you don't melt under pressure. Contrary to one of the reviews the band is amazing with the current band teacher directing it. The band is like a family. We got two superiors and excellent ratings this past trip in Toranto! Academics wise, I think Eisenhower is doing an outstanding job. The school provides for the disabilities, whether it is academic or physical. We work hard and the student council is doing very well also. Go Leadership Team! I'll miss Eisenhower and will visit when I can.


Posted March 20, 2011

My daughter is currently enrolled in this school, graduating soon. The teachers are very hard to get in contact with, they never check their e-mails! The band program WAS good, when Mr. Larson was teaching there was plenty of discipline and the kids just do not follow through anymore. The principal does not do a good job of disciplining the students either. The school was quite a disappointment and I am very glad I have no younger children that will be going there anymore.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2009

As a current student here, I have to say that this is a pretty good school. It has amazing teachers that really do care and are a lot of fun while teaching. I am a very academic oriented student so I was part of the Gifted Cluster. The teachers did teach me a lot and I have exceptionally well on the ISAT's. The school also has a great band program and lots of after school activities. The environment is friendly, even though there are some students that are bullies as in every other school. I have had a great experience so far!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 19, 2008

I think that Eisenhower is awesome. We get to have so many choices for extra-curricular activities. Also, the band is amazing! We are probably one of the best in the country.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 15, 2008

I love the band program at EJH. The principal currently is nice too. It really is a great school. I think the best part of the school is the kids really. They are really nice and I think EJH is one of the best schools around!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 16, 2007

First, I want to say that EJH most certainly accommodates students with disabilities contrary to a certain response here. I personally watched administrators bend over backwards for two siblings of a friend of mine. (One child had Down's, the other CP) Keep in mind that the parents of disabled children tend to demand far too much from their public schools (IE new, specialized medical equipment, additional things not required by law) Second, EJH was one of my favorite schools growing up. I know Mr Larson is gone now but the band program he created really gave me the discipline to succeed in life. EJH has incredible, caring teachers. Darien Public Schools are simply some of the best in the area. Anyone fortunate enough to attend these schools will realize as they get older how lucky they were.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 7, 2006

I offer a positive point of view...Eisenhower has been a wonderful school for all three of my children! Academics are challenging and prepare students well for high school. Opportunities abound in music, art, sports, student council, as well as other areas. Many of the teachers make a point of sending home periodic grade reports and E-mails; I have never been surprised at report card time. In turn, they are responsive to my calls and E-mails. I can't say enough about staff and administration. I have found them caring and concerned. My childrens' experiences with the school, as well as my experiences, have been overwhelmingly positive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2006

This school has been a big disappointment. I went to school here in the '80's and thought it would be the best choice for my son but he has struggled since he has attended this school. Trying to get the administration to do the necessary testing my son needs has been nothing but a hassle. It has taken me 2 years to get the administrators to do the necessary testing that my son needs to succeed in school. It is a fine school for kids that can fit into the general population but if your child has any learning issues the school really falls short.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2005

Outstanding school. The best investement in character education you can make for your children. Truly wonderful academics. Overall a wonderful place.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 30, 2005

The academic programs are great they help me alot to be able to get good grades in school. They have alot of fun things to do before and after school like sports, clubs, and programs to help academicaly too. I am a wrestler at this school and it is one of the best thing i think. My parents get grade slips 1 time a week that they have to sign.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 14, 2004

This truly a terrible school that showcases all that is wrong in the public schools. This school took on lassiez faire attitude and was extremely biased and especially biased towards athletes. The music program is good though but all that can not overshadow the truly bad parts of the school. Bullying is rampant and the school does nothing except for very rhetoric based character education videos. Do not even think about send your kids here!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 29, 2004

I had a lot of trouble with being informed of my sons progress. The teachers were a mix, some tried very hard to assist my son and keep me informed but most were oblivious and even after many requests they just would not 'get involved' with his acedemic organizational issues. They do however have a great counselor who works very hard to help solve issues with the students, he shows he cares about his job and the kids.
—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

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
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

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%

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 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
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 Students72%
Female73%
Male71%
Black46%
Asian93%
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low income50%
Non-low income81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)23%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female74%
Male70%
Black41%
Asian93%
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Low income42%
Non-low income84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)23%
Students without disabilities80%
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 Students69%
Female72%
Male66%
Black36%
Asian83%
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Low income45%
Non-low income79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)32%
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female78%
Male66%
Black34%
Asian83%
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Low income46%
Non-low income83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)36%
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students88%
Female88%
Male89%
Black63%
Asian95%
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Low income72%
Non-low income95%
Students with disabilities (IEP)58%
Students without disabilities93%
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 Students67%
Female76%
Male60%
Black46%
Asian81%
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Low income49%
Non-low income74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)29%
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students66%
Female77%
Male56%
Black46%
Asian75%
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low income43%
Non-low income74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)24%
Students without disabilities71%
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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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
White 57% 51%
Black 17% 18%
Hispanic 14% 24%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 4%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1410 75th Street
Darien, IL 60561
Phone: (630) 964-5200

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