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Harlem Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 1117 students

 
 

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Posted April 12, 2011

Serious issues with bullying have been going on for several years. Repeat offenders are allowed into school with students who have been bullied.


Posted October 21, 2009

I believe the school has weak leadership and very poor discipline. Administrators do not follow through with discipline.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

This is my son's second year there. He struggled a bit last year but is now adjusted and is doing better. I just had a phone call from his reading teacher the other day and she was calling just to say how well he was doing and how focused he was. It was nice to get a positive phone call.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2005

Wonderful school. Has always had great administration.
—Submitted by an administrator


Posted March 28, 2005

i am a student at harlem for the first year and i think it is an ok school they could have better teachers but the ones they have are ok, i would recommend this school .
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 6, 2004

I am a student at harlem for the first year and I think this school is great the teachers teach you then show you then give you worksheets and they dont give up on teaching you until you learned it. I would rec. this school for anybody.
—Submitted by a student


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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

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
83%

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

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
80%
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 Students43%
Female41%
Male45%
Black30%
Asian58%
Hispanic41%
Multiracial40%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White44%
Low income36%
Non-low income53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities48%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students50%
Female51%
Male49%
Black52%
Asian64%
Hispanic45%
Multiracial35%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White51%
Low income41%
Non-low income62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)4%
Students without disabilities57%
English language learners13%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students72%
Female69%
Male74%
Black57%
Asian75%
Hispanic77%
Multiracial63%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Low income66%
Non-low income80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)26%
Students without disabilities78%
English language learners29%
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 Students41%
Female41%
Male42%
Black22%
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracial48%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White43%
Low income32%
Non-low income51%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
Students without disabilities47%
English language learners25%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students48%
Female50%
Male46%
Black31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracial58%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White48%
Low income39%
Non-low income57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities54%
English language learners6%
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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 80% 51%
Hispanic 10% 23%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Black 3% 18%
Asian 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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