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John Deere Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 831 students

 
 

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Posted April 29, 2014

I have noticed a change at John Deere and trust it will continue and mature. First of all, the Principal is one of the more active of any school. He is seen with students, teachers and classes taking a very pro-active role. Second, Deere has sixth graders now and in the past three years since they have arrived, there has been excellent changes seen in their maturity, dedication and comfort with other students and teachers. With a school that boasts a larger diversity population, it is good to know that the kids love the school, facilities and community. I will say this as a remainder: the key to an excellent program are quality teachers, committed parents and classroom management. Learning including Common Core is more dependent on rules and regulations within a framework of creative learning and challenge.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 5, 2011

Let's just put it this way about John Deere, if you want your kids to swear then enroll them in John Deere. It's as simple as that. Practically all the kids who go there say the F word. My son never said it until he attended this school, he even cussed me out! then I removed him from this school & he never used that word again. This school has got to be the trashiest of all. If you look at the kids who go there you can tell that they look like there's something wrong with them & they're not all there, if you know what I mean. Trust me, you're better off home schooling your kid or have them take online classes at home, than take them to this awful school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2011

John Deere is a horrible school. My son went there last year & pulled him out this year. The teacher's never have time to work with the kids, all they do is yell at them. The receptionist there is extremely moody. I get the feeling that she just hates her job! Everytime you approach her, it's like walking on egg shells. John Deere also has a lot of bullies & the principal does nothing about it. The basketball coach will only let certain kids get on the team. Lots of predjudice & discrimination goes on there. I don't miss JD one bit. In my opinion JD stinks!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2010

This is a failing school look at the test scores. Poor teachers and a counselor that doesn't have time for students. They only allow the gold team students on team sports and extra projects. The blue team students are separated from the gold team students (kept on the other side of the building ) and not allowed to mingle. My child will never attend a Moline public school again ever. I will be homeschooling from now on.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 1, 2005

i believe that john deere middle school is a very good school. they show the children how to work together and get along. they teach one on one with the children who need the help. also the counsler is ready and highly qualified to listen to and help out your children when they have problems. the principal is a vry funny and chipper person he would sit in on your class and he would help out with progects but when it comes to the dicepline then he is quite fair. we have low problems with puples doing the following, stealing, graffity, disrupting the classes, or fighting. I am very pleased with this school and very happy that i attend.
—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

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
80%
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

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
78%
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 Students56%
Female62%
Male51%
Black43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracial80%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Low income42%
Not low income73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities62%
English language learners6%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students53%
Female57%
Male49%
Black29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracial60%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Low income39%
Not low income69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)13%
Students without disabilities57%
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 Students42%
Female42%
Male42%
Black8%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracial50%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White46%
Low income30%
Not low income54%
Students with disabilities (IEP)10%
Students without disabilities47%
English language learners18%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students41%
Female44%
Male38%
Black17%
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
Multiracial30%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White47%
Low income28%
Not low income53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)13%
Students without disabilities46%
English language learners7%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students58%
Female60%
Male56%
Black25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracial40%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Low income45%
Not low income70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)26%
Students without disabilities63%
English language learners24%
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 Students52%
Female56%
Male48%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracial50%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Low income40%
Not low income66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)13%
Students without disabilities58%
English language learners10%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students49%
Female60%
Male38%
Black17%
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracial50%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Low income36%
Not low income64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)13%
Students without disabilities54%
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

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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 57% 51%
Hispanic 33% 24%
Black 5% 18%
Two or more races 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2035 11th Street
Moline, IL 61265
Phone: (309) 743-1622

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