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Ellis Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 645 students

 

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Posted April 8, 2014

Honestly I would write a bad review to whom it is deserved to, but I wouldn't. This school doesn't need a bad review, it needs helpful improvement. Although this school isn't in the most wealthiest neighborhood, it does come from a neighborhood with character, you can trust me coming from a student. -The school could improve by holding many fundraisers with staff involvement having students relate to the fundraiser with a prize, so more money is being made with students enthusiasm in the fundraiser. - Teachers shouldn't be forced to being involved, they should be motivated to. That question is to them. - The kids are bad, if they need to, every student CAN change with just teacher involvement -give the students many rewards for them to participate and try in school -The main reason students don't participate is in the teacher, coming from a former student, I can name a whole list of teachers not doing there job. Showing up to class is one thing, but EXECUTING the style of teaching is another, so I'm not saying you should fire teachers, just know what they do when eyes aren't watching.


Posted February 4, 2014

This school is horrible I go there right now. Most teachers dont care if you fail and they get mad at you for no reason. It is very disorginized and the school has no direction nether do their students.


Posted November 20, 2008

this school is decent. yes there are a couple of fights during the year but thats just because some kids behave bad. the teachers are awesome and this school is prettyy good for my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2007

me being a former student at ellis felt as if it wasnt all that great its both the students part and teachers ...students becuase there a bunch of idiots who think being disruptive in class is funny and the teachers for letting it past by and seem as if they dont care also the boot legged deans are dumb and seem to car.e less about our safety and arare lazy
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 15, 2005

The availability of sports is there, but the student participation is not. The school does not in my opinion promote extracurricular activities in a positive way. Parent participation in my opinion is very poor at this school, probably the worst I've seen.
—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 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
72%
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

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
75%
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 Students41%
Female49%
Male33%
Black21%
Asian60%
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Low income39%
Non-low income54%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
Students without disabilities45%
English language learners15%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students29%
Female33%
Male25%
Black21%
Asian60%
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Low income26%
Non-low income49%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities32%
English language learners3%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students55%
Female59%
Male51%
Black41%
Asian80%
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Low income54%
Non-low income61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)27%
Students without disabilities59%
English language learners30%
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 Students36%
Female34%
Male39%
Black16%
Asian50%
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White46%
Low income32%
Non-low income67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
Students without disabilities40%
English language learners6%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students38%
Female37%
Male39%
Black36%
Asian62%
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Low income32%
Non-low income79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
Students without disabilities42%
English language learners5%
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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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 81% 24%
White 8% 51%
Black 7% 18%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 4%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

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

School Leader's name
  • Mr. Perry Hayes

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art 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
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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