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Gordon Gregory Middle School

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Posted April 29, 2013

I am a student at Gregory Middle School, everybody gets an easy A on at least 5 subjects! Almost everybody in our class gets the high honor role, which means you get all or mostly A's. Everyone I meet at lunch also gets high honor roles or just honor roles at the end of each and every quarter! This is the best school I have ever attended, considering I have gone to 10 schools.


Posted September 18, 2012

My son is currently in 8th grade at Gregory Middle School (and has been there since 6th grade) and as a parent I believe this school to be excellent preparation for high school. My son is no genius, but he has never had a problem keeping up with homework and getting good grades. I don't think they get ENOUGH homework actually. The teachers are awesome and really care about the kids. The secretaries are very nice and helpful whenever I talk to any of them. Anyone who thinks this school is a meatgrinder or geared only towards academic stars must not be a hands-on parent who actively participates in their child's education. Sure, Naperville schools are known to 'push' kids a little harder, but it is only because the kids can handle it. If a child has been in the Naperville school system for years, they won't have any problems at Gregory keeping up. Kids coming into the district from other areas that might be behind might have trouble at first, but they WILL catch up with a little extra effort.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2012

Amen. Our child is also a Gregory Middle School Survivor. If you have an Ivy League bound academic star, you will love it here. If not, even typically bright students are put through the meat grinder. Out of touch administration, snippy secretaries, unrealistic homework loads and more about cranking out volume vs. quality. Watching the graduation ceremonies only cemented this opinion. If you have a child with special needs, this is the WORST place you could ever place your child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2012

I have one child that is a Gregory survivor, and one that is bravely hanging in there. Apparently, Gregory is a great place if your child is one of the top tier kids who excel at everything. If (s)he is average or below, forget it. I have never seen so many teachers for whom teaching is merely an 8-3 job, who can't wait to get off of work and get on with their "real lives". Not all, mind you, for there are a few outstanding, dedicated teachers there. Let me end by stating that there is more to a great school than high test scores.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2009

Awesome school! I have lived in France, Belgium, Italy and the United States, and it's currently the best school I went to! The teachers respect the students and don't give as much homework as said in other reviews, compared to my french school, where your guaranteed 2 hours of homework every night, and even have homework during vacation! My grades went from C's and D's in Belgium to straight A's in Gregory! I also really enjoy the diversity of all the classes and clubs, where your likely to find what you like best. the Teachers also organize fun learning that gets you into the class, instead of having to copy 2 to 3 pages of leson during class and having to learn it by heart for the next day. It's really a school that makes learning exciting and just makes you want more. It really deserved the blue ribbon award!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 16, 2009

I just moved here in December, and I thought Gregory was okay. The classes are definitely demanding and quite difficult. My grades went down from straight 'A's to Straight 'A's and 'B's. At Gregory, you are guaranteed homework every night, and I literally sat at my desk all evening until 10 o' clock at night. The education here is excellent, but sometimes I feel like I get pushed too hard, which increases stress on my life. Overall, Gregory is an okay school, but could use less work.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 23, 2009

Frustrating ! Demanding authoritarians that do not deviate from a regimented format of educational process clearly out-lined in the IPSD 204 Guidebook. Individualism, creativity and free expression do not come without a cost attatched to the naive, students who's desire is to progress, excel and graduate by the best of their abilities that are fueled by the encouragement of a select few teachers, administrators, and their friends and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2009

I am a current gregory middle school student and love it here! we recently recieved the blue ribbon award and another award from the no child left behind program. Were all about updating tecnology and have gotten brand new computers since over the summer. After gruaduating from gregory you will be attending Nequa Valley High School. they also have a blue ribbon award and is know for thier wide variety of clubs and classes!
—Submitted by a student


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 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
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

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

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

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
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 Students82%
Female84%
Male81%
Black39%
Asian96%
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Low income75%
Non-low income83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)29%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female92%
Male82%
Black62%
Asian92%
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Low income90%
Non-low income87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)36%
Students without disabilities90%
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 Students88%
Female90%
Male86%
Black76%
Asian97%
Hispanic75%
Multiracial100%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Low income56%
Non-low income90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)33%
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female84%
Male77%
Black88%
Asian92%
Hispanic78%
Multiracial80%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Low income60%
Non-low income82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)29%
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students96%
Female98%
Male94%
Black88%
Asian99%
Hispanic88%
Multiracial100%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Low income76%
Non-low income98%
Students with disabilities (IEP)57%
Students without disabilities98%
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 Students86%
Female90%
Male82%
Black27%
Asian95%
Hispanic78%
Multiracial60%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Low income70%
Non-low income88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)38%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female88%
Male81%
Black46%
Asian97%
Hispanic70%
Multiracial60%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Low income70%
Non-low income86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)25%
Students without disabilities87%
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

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 63% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 20% 4%
Hispanic 8% 24%
Black 5% 18%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2621 Springdale Circle
Naperville, IL 60564
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