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Genoa-Kingston Middle School

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4 stars

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Posted May 27, 2012

This school is ok. The academics are fair, not challenging at all. My 7th grader had homework maybe 5 times this year. Great football town if you are into that. Great community - supportive and friendly- absolutely wonderful, love the community. However, if your child has medical needs be sure you get a 504 plan or they will not follow your care plan. Bullying, is probably the same as it is in all schools, rough on those kids who are different. The principal is responsive in most cases, and I feel he genuinely cares about his school and his staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2010

The administration, the teachers, and the community care about kids and do a great job!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2010

The administration and staff at Genoa Middle School are the best. They are very dedicated to completing the job put in front of them each and every day. Each time I enter this school, I can tell that the staff is always concerned about giving the students the best education available.


Posted May 6, 2010

The administration and staff are awesome. They are on top of what is going on and approach all that they do in a caring, productive demeanor.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2010

I love the school because I personally see all of the dedication and hard work the teachers put into their school and students to educate them. They try to put in all the 'extras' to put a splash of fun into learning. It's an honor to be able to work with them, and I wouldn't want my kids to be anywhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2010

I have never felt more welcomed into a district then I did when we moved to Genoa-Kingston. I have 2 children with special needs and they both have IEP's in place. The school has been spectacular in accommodating my children and I.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2010

The school has the small town feel and great school spirit
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2010

Genoa-Kingston is a wonderful district. Our teachers are dedicated, caring individuals who have our students best interests at heart. Our facilities are clean and well maintained. And our administrator's work hard to give the students the best opportunities possible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2010

I love G-K schools because of the great teachers who really look out for the best interest of the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2010

The caring staff and accessible administrators make the atmosphere at this school truly amazing.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 5, 2010

This school is dedicated to helping students learn. We try our very best to meet the needs of each and every student and make their learning environment safe and educational. We help prepare them for life to be the best they can achieve. We care deeply about our students and staff here at GKMS!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 5, 2010

It is a Small Town School and the teachers and families are very involved in the community. Being close nit helps to know what is going on with your childs education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2010

Great school in a great community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2010

Its a small town atmosphere and it has great pride is why I like Genoa Kingston School
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2010

School pride within the schools and the community is awesome!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

This school and staff care about the kids providing an outstanding environment for learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

It is a great school in a small town where parents and educators work together to ensure our children are headed on the best path for the brightest futures.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

We love genoa schools because we have great staff who cares about our child
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

The school is awesome. My daughter has ADHD and they have been on top of her IEP making sure she gets the proper education. Teachers go above and beyond the call of duty. I couldn't ask for a better school district
—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 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%

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

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
92%
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

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
83%
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 Students59%
Female65%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Low income49%
Non-low income65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)15%
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students67%
Female73%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Low income58%
Non-low income73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)15%
Students without disabilities72%
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 Students58%
Female63%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Low income45%
Non-low income67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)22%
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students56%
Female64%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Low income38%
Non-low income67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
Students without disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students78%
Female81%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low income66%
Non-low income86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)39%
Students without disabilities84%
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 Students54%
Female58%
Male51%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White54%
Low income45%
Non-low income59%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students54%
Female63%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White54%
Low income51%
Non-low income57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities55%
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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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

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
White 86% 51%
Hispanic 12% 24%
Black 1% 18%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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941 West Main Street
Genoa, IL 60135
Phone: (815) 784-5222

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