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Brookwood Jr High School

Public | 7-8 | 259 students

 

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Posted July 14, 2009

I have graduated in 2007 from this school. When I was in 7th grade, the school was okay. When I got to 8th grade, they started making changes, they were starting to upgrade. New computer labs in every classroom, new teachers, and air conditioning! When I was there, there was about 5 fights. Not so many which is good, but they did give them a good punishment. Also, walking down the halls, you will hear kids chanting their graduation year, '07 or '08. But there was never a fight involving where you live in Glenwood, people just ask what part of Glenwood you live in. Now, when you want to use the washroom or go somewhere else, the teacher has to call the office to send someone to escort the child to that place. Every school has their trends, so thats normal.


Posted June 12, 2008

I am a parent of a student at Brookwood Jr High School. My experience has been very upsetting. The student body has changed over the last 5 years dramtically. The focus of the students is fashion (what type of clothes you are wearing) and where you live. The students fight very often especially after school. Most fights depend on where you live in Glenwood. How can a good student focus on learning and growing when he or she has to worry about fighting after school? The faculty's response to this disturbing problem has been discipline those students involved. Unfortunately, the problem is post discipline and not preventing this type of behavior. The school policy is way to lienant on the problem kids. From a parent perspective, this school reflects inner city problems with gangs, and fights. They need new faculty to address these ongoing issues.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2006

The school is performing on a downward slide as far as the academics there are concerned and the problem does not appear to be getting resolved anytime in the near future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2005

I think the kids should have better lunches. I also think in the middle school they should switch classes baseed on thier skills, because having students at different levels is no challenge for smarter kids. In the Jr. High they should have a stepping team.
—Submitted by a former student


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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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31%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
58%
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

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
77%
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 Students31%
Female40%
Male25%
Black28%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income30%
Non-low income33%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities37%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students44%
Female54%
Male37%
Black45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income43%
Non-low income46%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities52%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students57%
Female69%
Male49%
Black56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income60%
Non-low income53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)11%
Students without disabilities65%
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 Students34%
Female39%
Male29%
Black32%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income36%
Non-low income31%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities39%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students41%
Female50%
Male31%
Black37%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income43%
Non-low income38%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities47%
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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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

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
Black 78% 18%
Hispanic 12% 24%
White 7% 51%
Two or more races 3% 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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201 East Glenwood Lansing Road
Glenwood, IL 60425
Phone: (708) 758-5252

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