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Glenside Middle School

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Posted October 27, 2013

My school is working towards goals of preparing its students for high school and beyond. We still must have our students educated in some of the basic skills of every day living in society. The educators are very mindful of this goal but the lack of participation by the parent(s), probably 80%, is what the biggest issue of concern. As they say you can bring a horse water but you can't force it to drink. The issue is that you can educate the child and parent but if they are not willing to learn there is not much we can do to help.


Posted August 9, 2013

It's a great school for my kids. My kids like the school but my daughter gets bullied often. None of the teachers seem to know so and I've overheard her talking to her friends and cousins about it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2013

My kids are in this school - teachers are on top of the kids and their grades - one teacher cared enough to address my son's problems with Language Usage - through working at home and at school he raised his score back up - I am impressed that they are one of the few schools left in Illinois that have a baseball team - both of my sons love playing for them - overall good school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2013

Glenside Middle School Is great I went all 3 years this is my last year I think it prepares you a lot for highschool and the classes they recommened for you are at an achievable level Our sports teams are descent So far we are doing good overall Glenside is an amazing school I dont even know how I got here but i saw some negative comments & I needed it to be known that Glenside is amazing I strongly recommend sending your kids to GlensideThe staff at West said that Glenside kids are more ready for highschool when they come than any of the other schools & that we are good with time management when we get there the teachers are really nice and there are a few that are hard on you but it helps there are few that give you a little leaway that helps some kids I am going into Glenbard West next year recommended for all honors classes (thanks to Glenside) I think i am going to pass not nervous at all & i plan to attend summer classes to get the feel of highschool and i plan to get pass NCAA requirements so i can play on the basketball team for UCLA THANKS GLENSIDE this has been a great three years


Posted August 7, 2012

I went to this school when it was first built 1970's We had a Principal named Mr. Cameron, and through Facebook today a few of us got talking about him he was also our 5th grade teacher at Queen Bee he was a teacher that helped me in many ways does any one know of him?


Posted August 5, 2012

Someone once asked me why I didn't just fail these kids. I said, "they're punishment must be more severe!" When their grades are ashes, then, they have my permission to fail." I'm Glenside's reckoning!


Posted May 15, 2011

this school used to be a good school but now here in 2011 money had been taken away from the school budget many teachers were fired and there are many students in one classroom the luches are extremely bad carrots and all vegies are put in bags no fresh or cooked foods very unhealthy i am a student council member and were practically make most of the money there we need some major improvements for aur next generation


Posted May 7, 2010

I have been in this school for 3 years, this is my third year right now. The school is fine, the most things that really are outstanding are their disciplinary rules, students cannot attend any sort of field trips if they are ineligible which is a great system to know who is responsible enough and who isn't, and it also teaches kids a lesson so they can try to follow directions and be on their best behavior next time so they can attend the field trip. In my opinion and experience, i do not think this school is very safe. This year the staff found 3 bullets inside the garbage can. Kids also do start physical fights. Pushing in the hallways, bullying, judging of ethnic background etc. But the teachers are very great, they have awesome lessons which are not boring at all. The only thing that concerns me is safety.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 23, 2009

This school is okay...i went there and i learned a lot by the end of the school year. But there are some issues about this school...and i am sorry but i wont mention them. So all in all this an okay school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 24, 2009

This is the most fun school even though we arent that great but were still good! The teachers care about you and the learning is amazing! i love this school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 24, 2009

Teaching civil rights in language usage class; Math is at 6th grade level in eighth grade. to many p.c. novelties and not enough basic education. However; There are some really top notch teachers at this school. Mr. Mauro, Mr. Meldrum, Mrs. Bower and Mrs. Wilkin are some stand outs. The princiapal and assistant principal are also exceptional.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2008

I think Glenside is an excellent school for a student.Curentlly im a student there. All the teachers are very carring. They do what ever they can to help the student learn.I would recomend it to everyone.=]
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 23, 2008

I think this school is fantastic,my daughter recieved a great experience here and she said that she whishes she would have flunked to be able to stay here you guys are doing a great job!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2007

This is the best Middle School ever! We have tons of school spirit, our sports teams are awesome, and we have the best teachers ever! If I were a parent living anywhere else, I would move to Glendale Heights just so my kids could go here!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 26, 2007

I was a student here at Glenside for two years and moved my eighth grade year. I have to say right off the bat, this school was amazing. Every teacher I met strongly encouraged kids and truly cared about them. New kids here are very welcomed, I recall every new kid in my lunch was welcomed into any table and kindly introduced to everyone. The past few years brought a new concept that would only allow you to attend school activities if you had done your homework and if you did not you would be sent to the teacher who assigned the homework to work on it personally. The school dances were amazing. And of course, you could only attend if your school work was accordingly. Moving the last year made me realize what an awesome school Glenside is. I strongly encourage Glenside Middle School to anyone.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 14, 2005

As a parent and prior student at this school I would recommend it to anyone. The majority of the teachers are very good and caring of the students. The new principle has a great repor with the students. There are ample oppertunities for students to get involved. I have had immediate return calls from teachers ( within 2 hours or less ) after leaving a message.My only down side is there really is not much oppertunity for parents to really be overly involved, there is some but not alot. The fact of ethnic diversity is a plus, there is no predjuice as there was when I grew up. These kids will all have to work with other ethnic backrounds when they get jobs and it is good they all see each other as equalls.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2005

I have a child at this school. Last year from the time he got his report card until the next midterms his grades went from A's and B's to D's and F's. Not one teacher contacted us. Their explaination was that there are kids worse off then my son, and it wasn't as bad as we were making it out to be. I'm sorry but any parent would be concerned if their child's grade dropped this significant and not one teacher cared enough to make a phone call or send a note home. I am not happy with this school at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2004

I have been very impressed with Glenside. My children have received adequate help with any school work they needed help with and their sports programs are second to none as far as what they offer. All my children have been involved with sports all year, all three years and has kept them very busy. I also liked all the social dances they offer for the children. They are also very strict on keeping grades up to be eligible for social and sports activities. I would highly recommend this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2004

I have a child in this school. I have noticed much trouble with police and gangs. I believe the administration needs to put their act together and be more strict with the students. Besides, it doesn't have special study groups/programs for kids that don't want to get involved in the 'social' activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2003

I am a parent of a child that attends this school and I know what goes on at this school. First off the ethnic rating is totally incorrect. Second this school has a number of bullies that pick on new comers to the school and the teachers do not stop it. Third, the average class room has 26-32 children per class.
—Submitted by a parent


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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

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
78%
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

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
85%

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

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
81%
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 Students56%
Female50%
Male62%
Black27%
Asian70%
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Low income50%
Non-low income65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)27%
Students without disabilities58%
English language learners10%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students53%
Female49%
Male56%
Black18%
Asian73%
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Low income43%
Non-low income66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)27%
Students without disabilities54%
English language learners5%
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 Students62%
Female65%
Male59%
Black22%
Asian82%
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income53%
Non-low income73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)25%
Students without disabilities66%
English language learners15%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students61%
Female71%
Male52%
Black33%
Asian77%
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Low income56%
Non-low income68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)21%
Students without disabilities65%
English language learners16%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students84%
Female90%
Male78%
Black72%
Asian94%
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Low income80%
Non-low income89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)35%
Students without disabilities89%
English language learners52%
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 Students66%
Female66%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asian81%
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income54%
Non-low income80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
Students without disabilities70%
English language learners7%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students59%
Female60%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asian75%
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Low income47%
Non-low income73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities63%
English language learners14%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 48% 23%
Asian 22% 4%
White 22% 51%
Black 6% 18%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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1560 Bloomingdale Road
Glendale Heights, IL 60139
Phone: (630) 260-6112

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