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Wm F Gurrie Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 278 students

 
 

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Posted November 19, 2011

Did a Civil War enrichment activity for Gurrie. The most visually stimulating and engaging history class I have ever seen. Teacher loves her job and her kids. They were well- prepared, attentive and responsive. They really "got it". A joy to teach at such a place. If the rest of the school is as good it would be worth buying a house in the district! I was THAT impressed.


Posted May 13, 2010

This school is GREAT! Teachers and all staff are excellent and care about their students. Excellent opportunities for all students. My son has had an excellent experience there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2007

This school is moving forward and doing wonderful things for children. The staff is excellent and child centered. It has so many supports for students and families. What a great place to send my child!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2007

Great school with many positive people to guide our children. Everyone seems to care. If you have issues, they are helpful. This school has happy children. I love this school and so does my grandson.
—Submitted by a parent


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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

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
84%
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

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
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 Students58%
Female58%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Low income32%
Non-low income79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students62%
Female68%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Low income42%
Non-low income80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)12%
Students without disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students83%
Female84%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Low income68%
Non-low income96%
Students with disabilities (IEP)59%
Students without disabilities86%
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 Students54%
Female55%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Low income43%
Non-low income65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
Students without disabilities62%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students66%
Female73%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income57%
Non-low income74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
Students without disabilities78%
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

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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
White 57% 51%
Hispanic 36% 24%
Black 3% 18%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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La Grange, IL 60525
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