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Glen Crest Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 682 students

 
 

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Posted August 1, 2014

#PARTYPEHTA THIS SCHOOL IS AWESOME AND AMAZING AND COOL U GUYS SHOULD TOTES COME HERE! OUR LIT INVENTED #PARTYPEHTA! SO COME TO THIS SCHOOL BECAUSE EVERYONE HERE IS AWESOME AND FRIENDLY AND WE EVEN GIVE OUT FREE HUGS! ILL BE YOUR BESTIE TOO! YAYYYY BESTIES FOREVER! ALSO WE LIKE NUGGETS AND MONSTERS INC. JAMAICAN AVOCADOS


Posted January 13, 2014

A horrible learning environment where no one seems to like kids; not sure why they work with them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2011

I like the school, but the one thing I absolutely hate about Glen Crest is the students. The students do not care about education whatsoever. All they care about is being popular and their friends. To be honest, my favorite part of the school day is learning in science and all the other classes. I hate the school so much, but it's not the school's fault. The teachers are great and the food is ok. There are excellent after school activities. I'm in Chess Club, Math Team, Science Club, Track and Field, and Intramural Flag Football. I think it's kind of funny about how the students there don't care about their future. By the way, I am in 8th grade at Glen Crest now. You could say I'm a nerd considering I love learning and I don't look forward to going to school to talk with friends (I don't have any real friends, only study buddies). Don't get me wrong, it's not every person in the school doesn't care about there future. A good 10% actually do get good grades. Bullying is only a problem in 6th and 7th grade. By 8th, everyone respects one another. The principal doesn't do anything really. He's just there and I just see him in the halls. I would love this school if the students cared.


Posted January 30, 2010

I' m a student, at Glen Crest and I love this school. Until you have attended a day at this school, you can't judge it. No school is perfect, but to me, Glen Crest has been the best school I have ever attanded! I thank all of my teachers for the best 3 school years of my life!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 4, 2009

There is a large bullying problem at this school which has been ignored or insufficiently addressed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2009

I'm in 7 grade now, and alot of the teachers are really nice, but the thing is, if students are doing bad stuff, the teachers let it slide way to often. But other then that I love Glen Crest!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 16, 2009

Very supportive staff and families
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2009

I go to Glen Crest right now too, 6th grade,And its awsome. They have so many exter activities, such as inturmural sports, art club, drama club, and even a chess/math team. The food is awsome, and we get a lot of really useful education, do lots of fun simulatios, and make new friends. The teachers are the greatest. Over all a great school. Go Spartans!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 14, 2009

I go to this school right now. I'm in my first year. And to tell you the truth its just okay. I dont like it but i dont hate it. There are way to many rules to follow. Our principal is a jerk. I'm glad we are getting a new one. And some of the teachers are nice but some are just plain mean.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 28, 2008

i attended glen crest and am now in high school. i have very mixed feelings about the school. there are a wide range of sports, however as far as cuts go, it's very biused. its a very safe school, however if you are in a certain group or get on the wrong side of someone dangerous situations can come. this happens rarely but has happened. the education is generally good, most of the teachers are very good. there are a few questionable ones. very good music programs, no complaints there. overall a pretty good school. i enjoyed it for the most part.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 8, 2008

I think it is a great school. My son is doing very well at the school because he is highly motivated and encouraged by the teachers and the whole system itself. It is also good in discipline, they make sure that new students are not bullied by the seniors or the naughty ones!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2007

This school rocks it is the best they give you the most up right respect that an adult can give you I love Glen Crest Middle school. I would choose this school over any other school in the counrty. They are go physically as in sports mnetally as in learning and acidemically as in clubs and classes.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 16, 2007

This school goes completely overboard with meaningless rules and regulations. It is amazing that any child says they enjoy going to school here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2005

Great School my daughter really enjoys it. They have a lot of clubs and sports. It's an amazing school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2005

Glen Crest is an awesome school to go to and I enjoy it so much. Us kids have so much fun and learn so much every day we set foot in the classroom. Our teachers are awesome and the food isn't half bad. I believe if your looking for a great school for your child, Glen Crest should be your number one choice.
—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 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
87%
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

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
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

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
96%

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

All Students81%
Female78%
Male84%
Black36%
Asian84%
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Low income56%
Not low income86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)40%
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female84%
Male85%
Black50%
Asian83%
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Low income61%
Not low income89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)33%
Students without disabilities88%
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 Students75%
Female78%
Male72%
Black50%
Asian71%
Hispanic60%
Multiracial80%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low income50%
Not low income81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)35%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female77%
Male70%
Black43%
Asian79%
Hispanic64%
Multiracial60%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Low income54%
Not low income78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)30%
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students81%
Female82%
Male79%
Black50%
Asian86%
Hispanic68%
Multiracial60%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Low income63%
Not low income84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)39%
Students without disabilities86%
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 Students75%
Female78%
Male74%
Black21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracial85%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Low income47%
Not low income83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)24%
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female81%
Male76%
Black29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracial85%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Low income48%
Not low income86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)29%
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

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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

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 64% 51%
Hispanic 12% 24%
Black 11% 18%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 4%
Two or more races 5% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
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