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Margaret Mead Junior High School

Public | 7-8 | 642 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted June 22, 2014

Thus is a very good school. The Principal has great compassion for the students. The District Curriculum, has a Curriculum into place that doesn't allow students to take Art or Music if they are below average in Language Arts or Math. To me its separating the students and making the lower average students stand out more and feel punished. I understand the need to place extra classtime into these subjects to help them, but all work and no play doesn't cut it. Students need to express their creativity to help them. Art and Music have been known to boost the average Math Scores. Then why aren't we using it?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2014

I like this school, but it is lacking in after school activities for students and many students don't participate in the after-school activities that we do have. Maybe a bit more advertising of the the clubs won't hurt. A lot of smart people, facilities are swell, but no excitement overall.


Posted November 27, 2008

There isnt really any clubs after school and I think that we should have more sports.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 15, 2004

Excelent Academics but falls way short on extra curricular activities. Have teachers coaching sports that they appear to know little or nothing about. Very demoralizing for athletes. After school functions appear to be out of touch with students.
—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

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
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

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
97%
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 Students87%
Female90%
Male85%
Black53%
Asian96%
Hispanic77%
Multiracial92%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Low income64%
Not low income89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)25%
Students without disabilities91%
English language learners50%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female87%
Male74%
Black60%
Asian92%
Hispanic63%
Multiracial92%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Low income63%
Not low income82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)25%
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students94%
Female94%
Male93%
Black87%
Asian96%
Hispanic93%
Multiracial100%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Low income92%
Not low income94%
Students with disabilities (IEP)55%
Students without disabilities96%
English language learners58%
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 Students85%
Female87%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian89%
Hispanic63%
Multiracial83%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Low income49%
Not low income89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)36%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learners20%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female86%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian89%
Hispanic56%
Multiracial83%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Low income49%
Not low income85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)26%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learners21%
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

Above 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 61% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 21% 4%
Hispanic 11% 24%
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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1765 Biesterfield Road
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Phone: (847) 357-6000

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