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Medinah Intermediate School

Public | 3-5 | 229 students

 
 

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Posted August 22, 2013

Great staff and very friently approach on a daily life at school. The teachers are very welcoming for all questions to answer and very eager to help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2013

My kids both attended 3rd and 4th grade. The school has changed to better meet the needs of the students with the gifted program that wasn't in place when my first child attended. The curriculum has improved and enrichment classes offered, but it still left my kids bored and seeking more academically. The teachers in the district were a hit and miss - no consistency. Some were fantastic, caring, motivating, and a true blessing. Others were just a nightmare. No communication, no compassion, empathy. It was as if they taught from a lesson plan and never got to know the kids, cared to know the kids or understood kids on any level. I even had one blatantly lying to me half the time. Knowing my children spend 7+ hours, I'd like to believe that they would spend that time with someone who cares and understands children and want to teach them rather than teach to have summers off. I am glad to finally be done with this school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2010

I have to say that I cannot disagree MORE with the previous two reviews. My children have been attending MIS since 2005 and my youngest, who IS gifted has definitely been challenged to work to her full potential. True, the school doesn't label anyone - who cares? Does my kid need to wear a badge screaming I'm gifted and you are not? No. She was given advanced math and reading assignments to keep her moving forward and maintain her interest. Perhaps the poster's child wasn't as gifted or talented as they believed? As for homework, frequently all of the homework is assigned on one day and the children have a week to complete it as it fits into their schedule which I personally appreciated considering all children have different after school activity schedules. The purpose of homework is to reinforce new concepts so it may not be needed daily.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2007

My child has attended this school for almost 3 years now. The principle is great and the staff really does care about their students. However, I don't feel my student is being challened enough - homework once or twice a week? I think they should do more to challange the kids and understand them rather than just treat them all the same. I would rather see him at his other school where they were treated more than just a test score.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2004

Medinah Intermediate's physical plant has improved greatly over the past few years. The principal is a dedicated individual who truly cares about the students as individuals. A cause for concern is the large teacher turnover that MIS continues to experience each year. MIS' special eduation program is wonderful, however it's ability to meet the needs of gifted or even talented children is limited. This is due in large part to MIS' reluctance to 'label' children by grouping them according to their abilities. All in all, just a mediocre school & curriculum in a district with a very high per pupil expenditure. Those with gifted or talented children should look elsewhere.
—Submitted by a parent


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.

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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 55% in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
87%
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

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%
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

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
80%

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 Students47%
Female54%
Male41%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White49%
Low income41%
Non-low income50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
Students without disabilities55%
English language learners41%

Reading

All Students48%
Female60%
Male39%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Low income41%
Non-low income53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)10%
Students without disabilities56%
English language learners19%
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 Students74%
Female78%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Low income65%
Non-low income78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)37%
Students without disabilities84%
English language learners14%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students66%
Female74%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Low income65%
Non-low income67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)26%
Students without disabilities77%
English language learners7%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students94%
Female98%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Low income100%
Non-low income92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)79%
Students without disabilities99%
English language learners79%
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 Students56%
Female54%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Low income44%
Non-low income63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students58%
Female66%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Low income43%
Non-low income65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities62%
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

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 67% 51%
Hispanic 17% 24%
Black 7% 18%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Medinah Road
Medinah, IL 60157
Phone: (630) 529-6105

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