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Minooka Jr High School

Public | 7-8 | 830 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted January 15, 2014

To the previous comment. The corner of Ridge and McEvilly. Same school. Don't be so na ve and ignorant. ISAT's don't mean a thing. Just because you have a high test score doesn't mean you are educated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 26, 2013

I have went to this school for the past few two years and I am apart of the 2014 graduating class. I have had so amazing times at this school. Many awesome teachers which get me through the day. Though some of the teachers are not the most affective I have leared alot in this school and overall district and my grades, ISATs, and test scores definitley prove it. After reading some of the other comments I believe they must be talking about a differnt school.


Posted March 24, 2013

Cannot wait to get out of this district. Academics are not effective. Leadership too mean. Lack of parent/upper staff communication. didn't even call me when my son was assaulted! Deplorable!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2009

I love this school. I am going here know!!! Everyones wonderful the staff, teachers, there all wonderful
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 7, 2008

This is a very elegant junior high. To all those parents who dont like it you need a reality check. My child just started going here. She enjoys it very much the kids are very helping. They have very good sports teams and they have fin coaches. The teacher seem very expericenced and helping. My childs grades have gotten so much better since she has been here. She has into more curriculm activitys. They have a awesome band director and great new principle. There gym uniforms are much better than other schools i have seen from my neices and nephews, they actually has silky shorts and nice plain white tops anyway they are just getting sweaty. They also make us pay a lil fee the textbooks because they need help to pay for them and since are child is using them i think it seems reasonable. Amazing junior high.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2008

I actually was a student at this school for 2 years. Having had been able to compare it to my other school, I'd say that this one is way better. The current principal Mr Skogsberg, is great. A little harsh sometimes, but his heart is in the right place. The displicine is good as well as the education, they challenge and except you to try your hardest to exceeded. They are all about raising the bar. And as for the gym uniforms, they are like any other uniforms, you sweat and run in them and yeah they may not be petty but they surve there purpose. As for the other issue, the one about students coming home crying, I'll say this, yes kids are mean, but thats standard. Children have to learn how to handle and interact with each other.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 31, 2007

I would never send another child here. This is a terrible school. My child came home almost everyday crying because the kids and teachers were so mean to her. Just ask yourself would you want your child to suffer three years of junior high like this? Thank you
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2006

All of our children attended and graduated from Minooka Junior High School. With each passing year, the quality of our educational experience diminished. I do not believe they are hiring quality teachers nor do they in-service the teachers to make them better. The school believes it is a dumb farming community and that is the level of the education to which they strive. Both students and parents are treated as though they are an imposition by the staff. Finally, the school has huge growth issues and class sizes are way too big. From academics to athletics, communication to parent participation, Minooka Junior High School is just plain weak.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2005

This district is a little more behind acedemically then our previous district 204. This school currently has more than 900 students. Nearly twice as many as the year before. Each student still has their own space and an addition is currently being added. The extracurricular activities are developing slowly with the influx of many new students. There is no separate girls and boys soccer and it is not divided by grade levels. It is simply an A team and B team. The band director is great with new students taking up a new instrument due to the fact that there is no orchestra. All in all I think this school is about average. Nothing truly special or extra to mention.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2004

The principle of this is way too strict. He makes the children sit in alphabetical order for lunch. It's lunch for goodness sakes. Also if you want a good Christian Education for your children Don't send them to MJHS. Next year all the best teachers retire so... Do I really need to finish? Harder than most schools. Makes children wear ugly gym uniforms. Trying to find a good private school. Make you pay for textbooks you can't keep. Pay again if the are accidentaly lost, or stolen. Definently not worth my money... or yours.
—Submitted by a parent


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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

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%

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 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%
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 Students61%
Female60%
Male62%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracial64%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Low income54%
Non-low income64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
Students without disabilities66%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students61%
Female65%
Male58%
Black52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracial57%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Low income51%
Non-low income66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)16%
Students without disabilities66%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students85%
Female88%
Male84%
Black85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
Multiracial86%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Low income79%
Non-low income88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)58%
Students without disabilities88%
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 Students64%
Female67%
Male60%
Black30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracial80%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Low income54%
Non-low income68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)27%
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students68%
Female74%
Male61%
Black35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracial87%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Low income59%
Non-low income71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)19%
Students without disabilities71%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 74% 51%
Hispanic 15% 23%
Black 7% 18%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Asian 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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333 W Mcevilly Rd
Minooka, IL 60447
Phone: (815) 467-2136

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