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Brookwood Middle School

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Posted November 27, 2011

This is my child's first year at the Brookwood Middle School. I am highly dissatisfied with the school's overall performance. Firstly the school's apperance is not kid friendly. Throughout the year I rarely see any of the students' work displayed in the hallways except during the times that the parents are expected to visit. Their work should be displayed for encouragement and the boosting of their self esteem. Secondly, I feel that several teachers have poor classroom management. When this occurs, discipline problems often arise and are neither handled appropriately in the classroom or by the administration. If a student knows that when they are sent to the disciplinarian or principal, the only consequence that they are faced with is someone talking to them or time out of the classroom then they will continue to act out on a regular basis. The teacher and administration need to have a different discipline code because obviously the one that's being used isn't working. Also I feel that if a student was excelling prior to BMS and is faced with an ineffective teacher and discipline problems they will absolutely be distracted on a daily basis which leads to poor academic performance.


Posted March 8, 2010

I have two children who attend the middle school and i am totoally unhappy with the work they are doing. I think some of the teachers are more interested in collecting a paycheck then teaching our children. At this point I am looking to leave this district so I do not have send my youngest to this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2008

I have such an issue with school. There aren't any extracurricular activities properly funded for the students. What is considered homework hour after school is almost non-existent. My son is more advanced than the rest of his class in mathematics and reading. The school is not challenging or well funded. I'm transferring my child to a private institution.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2008

This school is awful. We have recently moved into the area and my son said he is afraid to go to school and says that he sees children get picked on or hurt and the staff just ignore it. It makes me fear for his safety. Worse, his assignments do not seem to be appropriate for his grade level, he breezes through them. If we could afford a private school, I would transfer him in a heartbeat.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2008

This is my daughter's first year at Brookwood Middle School. The curriculum is not challenging. They seem to have a lot of discipline problems that are not addressed effectively. I will be looking for another school for my child.
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Posted September 28, 2007

This is my daughters first year in Brookwood Middle School. The children are behind. My daughters reading level is much more advanced then all the students in her class. The teachers really want to help the children but they can't help them by telling them the words they missed and allowing them to move on. Next year my chlid will attend a charter school in Down Town Chicago.
—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 59% in 2013.

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53%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
70%
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 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
66%
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 Students53%
Female56%
Male51%
Black56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income49%
Not low income62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)55%
Students without disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students54%
Female65%
Male44%
Black57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income49%
Not low income64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
Students without disabilities58%
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 Students42%
Female50%
Male34%
Black39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income40%
Not low income47%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities41%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students54%
Female66%
Male42%
Black52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income51%
Not low income62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities56%
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%
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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

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

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
Black 79% 18%
Hispanic 13% 24%
White 6% 51%
Two or more races 2% 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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200 East Glenwood Lansing Road
Glenwood, IL 60425
Phone: (708) 758-5350

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