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Elm Middle School

Public | 7-9 | 627 students

 

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Posted October 9, 2006

hi I am a old student of this school and I have to say this school is just great. the teachers always have bright smiles on there face and also they help if you have qutions. the sports team are rellay good, we always win and the school always have well experneced coaches.tahnk you rodolfo
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 23, 2005

I have an 8th grader at this school who is in the special ed program. I don't feel he is being taught based upon his needs. I encourage parents with special needs children to be aware of what is going on with their child and also to learn as much as you can about what should be provided to your LD child. There are great websights out there that can help you understand more about your IEP's and the no child left behind laws. Please review them. I don't feel that special ed students are getting the help they need and mostly deserve. I think the school is more interested in staying off the state watch list than teaching our children what they should know.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2005

I believe Elm Middle is a great school with great teachers that provide good education for our children. My child Olga attends the school. She is really happy when she comes back from school. Many great kids go there and it will be a great social life for kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2004

Elm middle school not only provides the fundamentals of learning but the peripherals as well! They continue to amaze me with civil war days, the roaring 20's, etc. The curriculum is completely integrated across subject areas, which provides the children with a sound base. Elm is a place where children are allowed to explore our past, current times, and future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2004

Hi, I have a child who is a present student at Elm Middle School. The principles are poorly rated and almost every parent has problems with them too. The teachers also are rated poorly. They are very poorly educated. Also the school does not have heat or air conditioning. wouldn't you want to make the school a fun place for children to learn? Not here! Also Elmwood Park is very poorly rated. I don't like it at all. That is why I am moving. Go to Bloomingdale they have the best school district along with Crystal Lake.
—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

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
85%
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

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
87%

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

All Students66%
Female67%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Low income56%
Non-low income75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)13%
Students without disabilities73%
English language learners30%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students69%
Female70%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Low income57%
Non-low income80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)13%
Students without disabilities76%
English language learners10%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students87%
Female90%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Low income81%
Non-low income92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)50%
Students without disabilities91%
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 Students70%
Female77%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Low income61%
Non-low income78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students66%
Female78%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Low income59%
Non-low income72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)24%
Students without disabilities70%
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

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26%
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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

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 59% 51%
Hispanic 32% 24%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Black 3% 18%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 0%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Dr. Kathleen Porreca

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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7607 West Cortland Street
Elmwood Park, IL 60707
Phone: (708) 452-3550

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