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Hadley Middle School

Public | 5-6 | 763 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted October 3, 2014

This school is awfull, they spend more time giving kids behavor slips then they do teaching. I have talked with so many other parents and they say the same. They want perfection from these kids and tell them write your name incursive but the sheet says name, not signature and bam a behavior slip is sent home. These teachers are out of control.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2013

Two sour apples should not be the only review about this school, teachers, and administrators. I've been an art mom and room mom at Hadley for almost ten years. My four children have had many different teachers and principals over the years; all have been outstanding educators, as well as kind, caring, and considerate professionals. I've never had a problem contacting one of my children's teachers or felt they were not meeting their needs. It feels as though there is a sort of shared philosophy among the staff, administration, and teachers. If anyone is unhappy with how things are at Hadley it is probably because some unrealistic demand was made or a parent is not willing to see their child as he/she is in reality (meaning, not the gifted student or perfectly behaved). I don't know how it is in other communities, but Homer parents are notorious for gossiping about teachers and teams. If anyone is unhappy about a situation they should become part of a solution by getting involved, not sit idly by and complain about something they really, probably, know little about. Bottom line is, Hadley is a wonderful school and we are fortunate to have such a great place to send our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2013

Great school great teachers. They push the kids to excel in which I really like.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2012

I completely agree that the faculty, including the teachers, don't seem to care about the students well-being. Communication with parents when there are issues is also a joke.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2012

My stepson was a student at this school for two years and I was not impressed. I believe the teachers are caring, but the administration seems lack any type of follow through. I am a principal in another community and if I ran my building in the lackadaisical manner as the principal and assistant principal run this building I would expect to be fired.


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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 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
79%

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 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%
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 Students68%
Female68%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Low income56%
Not low income70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)34%
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students75%
Female81%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Low income62%
Not low income78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)38%
Students without disabilities80%
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 Students77%
Female81%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asian80%
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low income60%
Not low income80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)35%
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female88%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asian70%
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low income69%
Not low income79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)31%
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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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 84% 51%
Hispanic 10% 24%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Black 1% 18%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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15731 South Bell Road
Homer Glen, IL 60491
Phone: (708) 226-7725

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