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Mchenry Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 830 students

 
 

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Posted November 14, 2011

I have to echo some of the other reviewers about disrespect. I have 2 children here; one has mostly kind teachers, the other has some of the most condescending teachers I have ever experienced bordering on downright rude. The office staff seem genuinely put out by having to do their job and communicating with parents in any way. Some of the blanket discipline measures seem to have no sense whatsoever. Seriously thinking about transferring kids to Parkland next year. Very disappointed with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

i feel that mms is a great place! the music program is really organized and fun, teachers are very nice, and there are plenty of sports and clubs that students are encouraged to join. the principal, assistant principal, and dean are always coming in and seeing how class is going, and the discipline is fair.


Posted December 3, 2009

My son went their for all three years. Horrible teachers. All unfair. I dont agree with the discipline, and lots of teachers should be fired. I would rather my children at Johnsburg or Parkland.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2009

All of my four children have attended this school, and I feel that they have provided excellent service to our community with education and involvement with children with special needs. I am very proud of MMS! :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2009

I am so happy with this school academically for my son who will be entering 8th grade in the fall. Great communication between parent, teacher and student. Great athletic & music programs... A a wonderful new principle!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2008

I am not happy with this school. The discipline is unfair and the teachers do not seem to respect the students as the students respect the teachers. I have not enjoyed these past 2 years.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 19, 2008

I go to mms, and I have to say that most teachers are nice, but some can be real mean at times. We have had horrible teachers in the past. Me being in 7th grade, having been there 2 years, I agree that not all people are treated equal, but I would rather go here than Parkland.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 7, 2008

I can't believe the rating was 2 stars. I have 4 kids in McHenry public schools. I have had terrific experience with teachers, administration and the school system! The majority of teachers are devoted, smart and passionate about teaching their kids. I've always had positive experience dealing with school staff. Great people! Keep up the good work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2006

The importance of quality education is not a priority to the parents of children in this district. If it were, the citizenry of McHenry would involve themselves in their children's future. The teachers seem resigned to the impossibility of their task and the administration seems oblivious to the obvious. When parents decide, as an organized entity, that this mediocrity in their children's education is unacceptable and they are then willing to take an active role which includes monitoring their child's activities at home(i.e.,less TV, more reading, time together at the public library)improvements in scholastic achievement will follow.Parents of McHenry--look in the mirror!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2005

I am a student of mms. A lot of the teachers are great but like all schools some are not. The one thing that i think all students have complained about were the extracurricular activities. We have had them for so long but for one year they got cut. Now they are back but now we have the 'pay to play' plan. Because of the budget cut some students who could have a future in athletics can not play because of how much it costs. I love my school and i think its great but that would be my biggest complaint because i dont want them to get cut again. But otherwise are school is great there is all sorts of different people and our school has a lot of spirit, its fun just to watch how crazy our school gets when we talk about sports. Go trojans! woo hoo!
—Submitted by a 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

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%
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

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
92%

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

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
86%
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 Students64%
Female63%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Low income50%
Non-low income72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)21%
Students without disabilities71%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students59%
Female62%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Low income46%
Non-low income66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)16%
Students without disabilities66%
English language learners0%
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 Students58%
Female57%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Low income46%
Non-low income66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)11%
Students without disabilities66%
English language learners9%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students60%
Female63%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Low income47%
Non-low income68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
Students without disabilities68%
English language learners9%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students84%
Female82%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Low income78%
Non-low income88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)62%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learners55%
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 Students69%
Female67%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Low income63%
Non-low income73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)36%
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students62%
Female64%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Low income55%
Non-low income66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)19%
Students without disabilities68%
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

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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 87% 51%
Hispanic 11% 24%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Black 1% 18%
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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2120 West Lincoln Road
Mchenry, IL 60051
Phone: (815) 385-2522

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