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Kimball Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 671 students

 

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Posted March 13, 2012

The teachers are great, but I wish the English but I wish the english department taught grammar. They already have reading so I would like my kids to learn grammar. My kids have had Mrs. Bennett for reading and they really like her class becuase she made reading fun. They really liked the little library she had in her room with books that are popular with 7th&8th graders. My kids would tell me about the books they read in class almost everyday.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2009

This school is overcrowded, teachers are overworked. Leadership from most admin is not very good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2008

i like this song but they are too strict sometimes
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2008

Well I think kimball is alright good teachers, good learning system and the principle and assistant principle are very strict.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 24, 2007

being a student here at kimball id have to say that this school could use some improvment.you either have to be in S.W.A.S to be with people that actually work to their potential or else you are stuck with the kids who dont care about school unless your in an honors class so its not that good. their after school activities are o.k but after they took away track in place for soccer i was disappointed just because i like track.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 6, 2006

the teachers a great espcialy mr powers
—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 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
67%
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

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
76%

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

All Students49%
Female50%
Male48%
Black21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Low income43%
Not low income74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)23%
Students without disabilities53%
English language learners15%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students35%
Female42%
Male30%
Black18%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Low income29%
Not low income60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)10%
Students without disabilities39%
English language learners6%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students60%
Female60%
Male59%
Black46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Low income55%
Not low income79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)44%
Students without disabilities62%
English language learners18%
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 Students49%
Female51%
Male47%
Black28%
Asian70%
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income38%
Not low income75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)20%
Students without disabilities54%
English language learners13%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students50%
Female53%
Male46%
Black33%
Asian70%
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Low income38%
Not low income78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
Students without disabilities56%
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

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Reading growth at this school

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 63% 24%
White 19% 51%
Black 11% 18%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 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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Arts & music

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

School Leader's name
  • Mr. Alan Tamburrino

Resources

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  • 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
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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Elgin, IL 60123
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