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Mokena Jr High School

Public | 6-8 | 688 students

 
 

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5 stars


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Posted November 12, 2010

It is a great school in a great school district
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2010

Great schools, great community, let's keep it that way!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2010

We moved here 20 years ago and the Schools were one of tha main reasons and now we have a granddaughter and hope she will be able to attend the same great schools our daughter did.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2010

Friendly staff and a great learning environment for my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2010

Our kids are leaning so much and having fun too!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2010

Caring teachers and administrators


Posted November 12, 2010

Mokena Junior HS has an amazing bunch of dedicated and caring educators who truly want to bring positive impact into the world. It's been an honor and a privilege to have partnered with them!


Posted November 12, 2010

I love all the attention they give to the children. I moved to Mokena just for the schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2010

We love MJHS because of the quality education it provides. It also gives our children the ability to participate in a wide variety of extracurricular activities, which assists in their social skills development.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2010

I received a great education from MJH, My wife and I both graduated from MJH and our children will as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2010

It has a wonderful teaching staff....very dedicated people. It offers a broad assortment of programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2010

I'm proud of the quality of education our kids receive in Mokena!


Posted November 12, 2010

Because my grandchildren go there and I believe in all extra curriculer activities as being important to all childrenirvessa importance


Posted November 11, 2010

I think with the necessary funds, a wonderful school could be better
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2010

Great teachers!!!! Great Curriculum!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2010

Mokena Jr High has a reputation of being a very fine school on both the academic and sport level. I'm very proud to have all of my children go there and graduate from there. The teachers are the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2010

Wonderful teachers in a caring environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2010

Why do you love Mokena Junior High School?
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Posted November 11, 2010

I love the school and the community as a whole. Everyone always tries to work together
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2010

There are many opportunities for the children to excel
—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.

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

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
92%
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

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
86%

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

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%

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 Students66%
Female58%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Low income43%
Non-low income72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)27%
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students60%
Female63%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Low income50%
Non-low income63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)23%
Students without disabilities65%
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 Students66%
Female61%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Low income49%
Non-low income70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
Students without disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students63%
Female61%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Low income45%
Non-low income68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)11%
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students80%
Female76%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Low income66%
Non-low income83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)28%
Students without disabilities84%
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 Students62%
Female60%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Low income28%
Non-low income67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)13%
Students without disabilities70%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students62%
Female68%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Low income28%
Non-low income67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)10%
Students without disabilities70%
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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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 91% 51%
Hispanic 5% 23%
Black 2% 18%
Asian 1% 4%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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19815 Kirkstone Way
Mokena, IL 60448
Phone: (708) 342-4870

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