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O W Huth Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 605 students

 
 

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Posted August 22, 2013

This is my 2nd year at Huth, I'm looking forward to the new school year. The teachers are caring and concern, the Principal inspires the students. It's a good learning environment and striving to be excellent. It takes more than the staff to bring about a change, so I'm looking forward to doing my part. Good Luck :)


Posted August 22, 2013

I'm a student at Huth and this would be my second year. Huth is an ok school but the students are terrible and I don't feel that the staff is doing enough. Another problem I have is for kids riding the bus. At the moment I have to ride the bus, but I have to get up really early. The teachers are always talking about how it's good to get some sleep and but I have to wake up at around 5:45am just to catch the bus. I also don't like how they treat us like little kids. We have to walk quietly in a single file line just to get to our next class that's only a few feet away. It's almost like they can't trust us. I also wish the kids would switch classes so we could get to meet other kids. I'll be moving soon (fortunately) so I won't have to deal with this.


Posted April 30, 2013

Huth is unfortunately a very poor school. A couple good teachers but overall a very poor school, academically and socially. My daughter is presently in 7th and she's always informing me of what movie she watched in class or what kids fought & posted it on YouTube. I'm moving just so I won't be pressed for my other 3 kids to go here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2012

Still the student finishing the last review ...The kids act so immature tbh it's not a great learning Enviroment my mom doesn't like the school & many other parents don't ...but there is no diversity it's a predominately black school this year 2012 8th ..we just got a few more you no what kids ..personally I think of there was more you not what kids the school would be better ..just to let you know The HS You Would Go To any of the RICH or Southland Arent Diverse either all Black lol..js but I don't have to worry because I'm not going to any of these school I'm moving my doesn't even like them haha ..enough of me back to Huth now school starts at 7:35 used to be 7:45 & ends 2:15 used to be 2:30 I don't get it 15 mins a huge diff the best times you will have at this school In O7th is the last days of school like when they give you real food for field day cause before the last days they still give you work ..& field day is boring also! ..In O8th The last O3 months April may & June (the 1st well lol) ..Well in April is when we go to Alanta idk this year they changed it to that & we take the plane ..lol well I'm gonna have to finish in another review LOL ..


Posted August 31, 2009

I have gone to this school i beleive it is ok. I am in the hornors(gifted) class and i just have 1or2 complaints. 1.Lockers diffrent from each halway...I think they should fix it so we can fit our new books that we have to keep nice. 2.Many of the teachers do not listen to the students and are holding grudges against some students(me) for something they didn't do, just somke one who looked like you. I think the school need to look at the rewiews so they can fix the school! thanks!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 4, 2009

Great learning enviorment.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 2, 2009

The gifted program is a decent behaved bunch but the regular classes make you want to take your child out of the school because they are so misbehaved. The giftes curriculum isnt that challenging and the regular classes are a joke. Im glad im not going to any of the high schools around here after I graduate this year because that would be like going to you know where and back.Huth middle school is not a good learning environment for anyone who is trying hard to learn because there is a lack of dicipline and putting uniforms on misbehaved kids arent going to change there behavior.Not like anyone wheres the uniform anyway.Overall, this school would be the last choice I would send my child because the school cant control the immature and misbehaved kids.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 28, 2009

I love the curriculum that they have for their gifted program. I am truly pleased with the teaching staff but would like to see some improvements with the adminstration staff at this school. Overall I give the school a 7 out of 10. I would recommend this school for new residents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2009

I love the curriculum that they have for their gifted program. I am truly pleased with the teaching staff. Recently the school was closed for two days due to inclement weather. The children were scheduled to participate in their yearly science fair on one of the days. The turn out was wonderful. The teachers seem to really care about the students. The teachers/staff turnout was amazing. I'm pleased with my child's experience at this school. I hope her experience in HS is as rewarding. There are a few teachers who should be appauled. Mr. Caulfied, Mr. Rock, Mrs. Jones & Mrs. Matthews. Great teachers. I just love them. I hope that I'm not forgetting anyone but the teaching staff is great. The former front desk admin. Ms. Debbie Wilcox was always so pleasant and helpful on the phone. You can just hear the smile in her voice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2008

I am very pleased with my experience at Huth this year. I originally had low expectations but Huth has surprised me. The classwork is challenging and the behavior of the children is controlled. An overall improvement from middle school and reminicent of Arcadia the kdg-3 school with progress.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2008

This school is not so bad if you happen to be in the gifted program. However, in the regular classes the students misbehave so much that it makes a very poor learning environment. The school has serious discipline issues and the turnover among teachers is extremely high every year. It caused me to make a decision to pull my kids out and homeschool. Like some of the former posters said, I'd advise visiting the school first.


Posted January 30, 2008

I am not a parent however i am a previous student and i had a good experience but that was because i actually wanted to learn. The teachers work better with kids that want to learn than those that don't.


Posted May 23, 2007

I have 2 daughters that have attended O W Huth. Both of my daughters were in the gifted program. I have seen great progress at Huth in the past few years, My oldest daughter scored in the top 3% in the nation on the PLAN test that she has taken at her high school (Seton Academy). Both of my children are A students and I give credit to the teachers and administrators at Huth and to Dr. Davis District 162 superintendent. The teachers involved in the gifted program are wonderful, caring individuals that strive to see their students excel.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 22, 2006

I am not a parents, however I do believe that I am not entitled to my opinion now that I am an upperclassmen in high school. My experience at this school was not a very good one. I strongly advise, like the person before me said, to observe the school for one day. Being a key member in the National Junior Honor Society, I know that there was many chances for students to get the much needed help, however, the learning environment does not provide good conditions to learn under at all. Many students acted out in class and the teachers would do nothing about it. I may not be a parents, but you can use this as a first hand account of someone who went there before.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 16, 2005

I moved my child to Illinois School after observing for a day. I suggest that every parent observes in this building for a day and sees what type of enviroment their child/children are 'learning' in.
—Submitted by a parent


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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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54%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

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48%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
75%
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

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
79%
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 Students54%
Female63%
Male45%
Black53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Low income49%
Non-low income64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)16%
Students without disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students48%
Female58%
Male38%
Black48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Low income43%
Non-low income60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities55%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students70%
Female78%
Male62%
Black68%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Low income64%
Non-low income82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)23%
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

Math

All Students42%
Female49%
Male35%
Black39%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Low income36%
Non-low income57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
Students without disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students40%
Female43%
Male37%
Black39%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Low income33%
Non-low income59%
Students with disabilities (IEP)3%
Students without disabilities44%
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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How schools in the state rate:

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

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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 92% 18%
White 5% 51%
Hispanic 2% 24%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3718 213th Place
Matteson, IL 60443
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