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Rosa L Parks Middle School

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Posted February 26, 2014

My 6 grade girl just told 02/23/14 a boy in her class sells marihuana in the school .im not worried about her i know my girl iknow she won't do any of that. its just sad , and impresive how nobody knows . What should i do?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2013

This school isn't bad if your child hangs out with a good crowd. In fact i like this school. the new princeable and superinttendint takes good care of things!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2013

To me I don't think the school will be that bad its just the fact that kids mite be bullied by other kids that's one of the main reasons why I am scared to go to that school. Why is that it's because I'm a pretty short kid and I don't want kids picking on me sooo .... Yeah P.S. Im going there to be a 6th grader


Posted February 4, 2012

I CANNOT TOLERATE ONE MORE DAY OF MY CHILD GOING THIS SCHOOL! NO ONE HERE CARES ABOUT THE KIDS. THIS SCHOOL IS HORRIFIC. THE TEACHERS ARE LAZY, THE PRINCIPAL COULD CARE LESS ABOUT WHAT IS HAPPENING, THE STUDENTS RUN THE BUILDING. I AM FRIGHTENED EVERY TIME I GO THERE. I NEVER SEE ANYONE SUPERVISING KIDS. THE HALLS ARE ALWAYS FULL OF KIDS WITH NO ADULTS PRESENT. DO ANY WORK THERE? I THINK SO. WHY IS IT THAT THIS UNACCEPTABLE LEVEL OF EDUCATION IS TOLERATED BY THE ADMINISTRATION AND SCHOOL BOARD? PARENTS WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS...NOW!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2010

PARENTS LETS GET INVOLVED I AM I HAVE BEEN SEEING IT FOR YEARS ITS TIME TO STAND UP AND HELP OUR SCHOOL BECOME BETTER AND HOLD OURSELVES AND THE WORKERS IN THE SCHOOL FOR THE SUCCESS OF THE STUDENTS IN THIS COMMUNITY WE CANT STAND FOR THE FACULTY TO SPEAK SLANG TO OUR KIDS AND EXPECT THEM TO LEARN HOW TO BE MOST PRODUCTIVE IN THEIR SPEAKING WE CANT CONTINUE TO LET THE LITTLE WRONGS AND MISCONDUCT OF THE SCHOOL OFFICALS AND STAFF BE IGNORED I AM STARTING TODAY PLEASE JOIN ME
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2010

I attend this school and Ms. Phillips and Mr. Lee are doing their best to make the school better. We have many after-school programs and extra-curriculum activities. We even have smartboards and Mac Computers and laptops. Even though the student body behavior is out of control, we are getting better. So anyone to say that this school is bad, ummm YOU'RE DEAD WRONG!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 16, 2004

I am a parent of two children in this school. The principal Mr. Jackson, does not focus on the children's education. He focuses only on their behavior and dress code. He runs this facility as if it were a jail, not a place of education. I attended the open house and all he could speak about was behavior, none of the teachers or the principal spoke about education and what their plans are for the new school year to assist the children in performing at grade level. This school constantly performs below any of the other middle schools in the south suburbs and I attribute that to the lack of leadership in the school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2004

This school (and the district for that matter) is terrible! I found that some of the teachers are not qualified and are not responsive to the needs of the children. Both Sylvan Learning Center and I tried to coordinate with this school a learning plan for my child to bring him to grade level and never received a response.
—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

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
51%
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

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
47%
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

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
54%
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 Students32%
Female39%
Male25%
Black29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income31%
Not low income33%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities35%
English language learners27%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students20%
Female28%
Male14%
Black28%
Asiann/a
Hispanic8%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income21%
Not low income15%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities22%
English language learners0%
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 Students21%
Female23%
Male19%
Black20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income22%
Not low income15%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities22%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students28%
Female26%
Male30%
Black28%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income30%
Not low income20%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities30%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students47%
Female40%
Male54%
Black46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income48%
Not low income45%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities49%
English language learners17%
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 Students17%
Female20%
Male14%
Black11%
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income17%
Not low income16%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities19%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students23%
Female32%
Male15%
Black23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income25%
Not low income15%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities26%
English language learners9%
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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How schools in the state rate:

26%
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

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Below 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
Black 74% 18%
Hispanic 26% 24%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
White 0% 51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Abigail Phillips

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14700 Robey Avenue
Dixmoor, IL 60426
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