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River Trails Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 363 students

 

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Posted October 17, 2013

River Trails is a huge compliment to my 7th graders life! Her classes are challenging and interesting . Her teachers are very helpful and willing! We transferred from the nearest private parochial school and are very, very pleased with the overall upgrade with regards to everything!! Sports, music, dances, cleanliness, activities, lass sizes, teacher quality and the principal, Kier Rogers, is unbelievably gifted at school administration!! Mr. Rogers is right there with the kids always! He knows his school, teachers and students well! The students appreciate their school, teachers and principal! I am relieved and very happy!!! My daughter is getting awesome grades in advanced studies and just made the basketball team! Her choir concert is tonight at school!! All is well! Her school life is very pleasant and healthy!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2013

the principle here is great..there is not bullying or disrespect allowed toward teachers, students or anyone else..i have seen a tremendous improvement in the past 4-5yrs in the schools atmosphere.prior to that there were racial issues and discipline problems.i have a child who attended there 5yrs ago and a child there now. and i can truly say the quality of teaching and school atmosphere feels better and safer. there is nothing worse than being intimidated by a fake gang banger, who weighs all of 70lbs, and could never survive in a city school with the real gangs. that was the situation a few years ago. it was obvious the inmates were running this place 4-5 yrs ago..that certainly isnt the case now..Mr Rogers has taken control and i only wish he could of been around sooner and then maybe my other child wouldnt of hated river trails so much and actually feared attending. .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2013

The principal's main goal is to keeep this school not problematic. the best students of this school is those who have no question and no complaint. Anyone who asks why is regared as backtalkative. This school is killing students' creativity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2012

I am currently attending this school, and I'm in 7th grade. I just had my first year here, and everyone is nice to me. There is no bullying at this school, and the teachers are always ready to help you with your grades. I love RTMS!


Posted January 4, 2012

My daughter goes to this school and we are very happy. The principal is an excellent role model for the kids. The music program is phenomenal! My daughter is always challenged in her classes and is learning alot!
—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

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
93%

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

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%

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

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
95%
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 Students83%
Female85%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Low income75%
Non-low income89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)58%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students70%
Female78%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Low income54%
Non-low income81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
Students without disabilities81%
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 Students75%
Female78%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asian97%
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Low income57%
Non-low income85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)25%
Students without disabilities83%
English language learners10%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female85%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian97%
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Low income62%
Non-low income87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)29%
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students92%
Female94%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Low income81%
Non-low income97%
Students with disabilities (IEP)54%
Students without disabilities98%
English language learners20%
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 Students71%
Female76%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asian84%
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low income44%
Non-low income83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students67%
Female76%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asian87%
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Low income48%
Non-low income76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
Students without disabilities76%
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

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Above 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 52% 51%
Hispanic 25% 24%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 16% 4%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Black 2% 18%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Keir Rogers

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Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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1000 North Wolf Road
Mt Prospect, IL 60056
Phone: (847) 298-1750

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