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Abbott Middle School

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Posted September 1, 2014

If you hate your child and want them to slowly die mentally send him/her to Abbott! 100% percent guarantee! With all the homework and quizzes in just a week they'll surely run away! Like how all Abbott parents want. 100% successful.


Posted August 19, 2014

Oh my god, I can only survive the other subjects but science? Nope, the loudest teacher.


Posted August 22, 2013

My boys is fitting in REALLY good and he says hes happy that i let him go 2 school. EXCEPT 4 the uniforms .He LOVES his Social Studies & Study Skills teachers. I want 2 thank ALL staff that helped put my boy @ ease when they had the emergency.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

I love that all the teachers make themselves so available to help and that they set high standards and expectations for the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2009

I currently attend Abbott Middle School, and I have to say, it's not as hyped up as the faculty makes it. We have 3 minute passing periods, an overzealous principal, and several teachers who are a bit too... well... you get the point. But quite frankly, it's not that bad of a school, nor that good. I thank the Lord I only have 2 more months left there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 8, 2009

I've been attending this school for 2 years now, and I really don't like it there. The new principle has really made it terrible. Uniforms,3 minutes passing periods,the no excuses university. AWFUL. Im so glad I'll be leaving next year.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 16, 2008

We recently hired a new principal. She is really nice and tries to understand where we are coming from. She gave us our first graduation in years of 2008. It made me proud to know that i accomplished something. They had a strict policy but one that i could carry on for the future. I left Abbott Middle School with tears to know that i would no longer attend, but most of all, I left with pride.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2008

I am proud parent of a 8th grader who has attended ABS for 2 years. I would not hesitate to send my 6th grader here next year. The teachers have all been outstanding and offer many before or after school activities to keep your child out of 'trouble' , or when extra help is needed. I cannot say enough good things about the music and drama department. Very caring and connected teachers on all accounts. Thanks!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2008

I went to Abbott in 7th grade, and it was my first year in a public school. It was a very organized school and I felt like I was getting the attention I needed for my failing courses. They helped me exceed in my English to continue my dream of journalism. I am still attending Abbott Middle School and although it is quite challanging, it teaches each student the tools they need so go to college.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 13, 2007

I went to Abbott for 1 year and I loved it. The classes were challenging and attending school there benefitted me in more ways than one.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 11, 2007

I dont like this school. I went to 7th grade there and most of the teachers there are rude and have bad attitudes. I was in the challenge english class and I barely got any help even when I was failing.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 16, 2007

This school is great! My brother is in special Ed. and use to fail all his classes until he attended Abbott. His teachers helped him all the way and encouraged him to get the best out of school. Now he is a great student and is passing all his classes and is on the honor roll for the first time in his life. Unlike what some other person said above Abbott does help people who need help. So I believe Abbott is a great school. I attend it too and they give you lots of chances to get involved with your school. The teachers hope for your success there. I am not in the Special Ed. program but still every teacher there helps.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 17, 2005

I went to this school for one year, and in that year I noticed that the teachers did not help the children that needed extra help, the teachers basiclly let them fail and blamed it on the children being lazy. Part of the reason I switched schools was because I was so unhappy with the quality of Abbott Middle School.
—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 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
80%
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

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
86%
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 Students58%
Female58%
Male59%
Black42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Low income54%
Not low income75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)29%
Students without disabilities61%
English language learners28%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students56%
Female61%
Male50%
Black35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Low income51%
Not low income73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)10%
Students without disabilities60%
English language learners28%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students77%
Female78%
Male77%
Black60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Low income73%
Not low income93%
Students with disabilities (IEP)50%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learners44%
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 Students46%
Female47%
Male45%
Black13%
Asian64%
Hispanic41%
Multiracial75%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Low income41%
Not low income62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities49%
English language learners18%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students41%
Female46%
Male37%
Black32%
Asian73%
Hispanic33%
Multiracial67%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Low income34%
Not low income65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities44%
English language learners12%
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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The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

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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
Hispanic 62% 24%
White 16% 51%
Black 12% 18%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 4%
Two or more races 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Kathy Davis

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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949 Van Street
Elgin, IL 60123
Phone: (847) 888-5160

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