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Dundee Middle School

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4 stars

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Posted May 6, 2014

I honesty enjoy DMS it's an amazing school as well as an experiance. I enjoyed my time here and im getting ready for high school wow! The teachers are really passionate about the students and care to help. In 8th grade you'll love Mrs.Landman she really is a great math teacher and she really makes you understand school. She is a flower girl btw and you'll love mrs.shoes she a laugh riot! I loved this school so much to were I lived in Gurnee Illinois and took a cab to dundee everyday a hour and thirty minute drive and the district paid for it this really is a good district and school


Posted December 6, 2013

This is a great school with great staff. They always have something fun for the students from sports to acting. Also they have many spirt activitys including pack the gym night. Safety of us are their number one priority which is great. Overall I think DMS is a wonderful school!!


Posted April 29, 2010

The entire staff has school spirit and is very dedicated...so many after school activities ran by teachers...great programs available to all students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

Great Music Department and best Musical of all middle schools
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2009

Hey, i had LaGrippe, Pizzo, and Lesko too!! I will admit, I did not enjoy my first year. But seventh grade, wow. That was probably one of my best years in school, my math teacher was fabulous. They offer soo many extra ciriculars, its unbelievable. There is really something for everyone here. and help is always available if you need it. yeaaa Wildcats and Allstars and of course, Cardunals!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 31, 2008

Well of course i am a student and i think this school is doing a fantastic job of keeping students educated.... Props to Miss Frank, Mrs. Lesko, Mrs. Pizzolato, And of corse Miss LaGrippe. Wildcats rule
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 20, 2006

Academics are good at DMS and extracurricular activities, but homework is minimal and the kids should be learning good study techniques to succeed in high school. I think it would be a good idea to consider A and B teams at this level so that more kids to participate in sports and stay connected to groups. It is important at this age to identify with a group and not feel isolated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2005

The academics are great, the teachers actully take time to explain things and give students who need it extra help. The extra activites are great. Parent involvement seems fairly high. All In All, this school is wonderful.
—Submitted by a 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

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

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

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
89%

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

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
95%
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 Students69%
Female67%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asian78%
Hispanic52%
Multiracial79%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Low income52%
Non-low income75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female71%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian67%
Hispanic57%
Multiracial79%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low income55%
Non-low income80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
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 Students66%
Female70%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asian70%
Hispanic62%
Multiracial83%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Low income48%
Non-low income75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)37%
Students without disabilities68%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female78%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asian80%
Hispanic64%
Multiracial75%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income58%
Non-low income80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)42%
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students93%
Female94%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanic85%
Multiracial92%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Low income86%
Non-low income96%
Students with disabilities (IEP)79%
Students without disabilities93%
English language learners40%
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 Students66%
Female72%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asian82%
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Low income42%
Non-low income75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
Students without disabilities71%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female80%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asian77%
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income47%
Non-low income79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
Students without disabilities76%
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

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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

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 67% 51%
Hispanic 19% 24%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 4%
Black 3% 18%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4200 West Main Street
Dundee, IL 60118
Phone: (847) 426-1485

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