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Grigsby Middle School

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Posted August 1, 2014

This school sucks it's full of bullies and I wouldn't snuggest em rolling you're kids here when I was 12 u was bullied here I reported it several times nothing changed it got to the point to where it was caught on camera and still nothing was done so in conclusion I moved away from granite city over all it's a bad school and city


Posted February 1, 2012

I love this school and I am going to miss it when my kids move on to high school. All of my kids love their teachers and the education they are receiving. My oldest son also loves their sports programs (wrestling and football in particular) but my youngest loves their music program with Mr. Meyers. Regardless of what your child likes, Grigsby will have something to accommodate your child's passion.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2008

They're teachers are bad teachers and they dont make sence.They don't even care and they passed me when i shouldn't have and now school is alot harder.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 29, 2007

I would like to say, that Grigsby has been the home school for me, my kids and hopefully my grandchildren someday. It is a wonderful school. The sports are over and above, the staff is beyond words.It is a wonderful school. Thanks Grigsby Staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2005

My children had to change from Coolidge to Grigsby, this year. It has been a great change for both of them they are active in school and interested in school. Thanks Grigsby.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2005

I am a former student of Grigsby Middle School who loved every second of the two years that I was there. The school has great teachers and provides help for any student who needs it. I loved it there and would never replace it for anything in the world.
—Submitted by a former 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

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
74%

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

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
69%

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

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
74%
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%
Female58%
Male53%
Black23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Low income46%
Not low income68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)30%
Students without disabilities62%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students50%
Female50%
Male51%
Black15%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White53%
Low income41%
Not low income63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)23%
Students without disabilities57%
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 Students47%
Female53%
Male41%
Black18%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White52%
Low income34%
Not low income61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
Students without disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students54%
Female61%
Male46%
Black41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Low income45%
Not low income63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)24%
Students without disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students78%
Female83%
Male73%
Black59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low income73%
Not low income83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)54%
Students without disabilities82%
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 Students43%
Female49%
Male39%
Black14%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracial39%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White47%
Low income29%
Not low income57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)10%
Students without disabilities52%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students39%
Female48%
Male32%
Black29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracial39%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White40%
Low income26%
Not low income52%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
Students without disabilities48%
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

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
White 80% 51%
Black 8% 18%
Hispanic 7% 24%
Two or more races 4% 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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3801 Cargill Road
Granite City, IL 62040
Phone: (618) 931-5544

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