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Chiddix Jr High School

Public | 6-8 | 645 students

 
 

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6 reviews of this school


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Posted September 18, 2009

Great teachers! They are innovative and caring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2009

Academically and ethically the school is not what it used to be! Keep alert and listen to your child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2008

Meeting Teachers in the review session was very useful interaction. I really appreciate their good understanding & their experience. My son faces adjustment problems with other kids and we working with Associate Principal on this. I find school response encouraging.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2008

Chiddix is a great school and there are amazing teachers that that you are sure to love.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 5, 2007

Chiddix Jr. High School is a great school. I go to Chiddix and have lots of fun! The teachers are great snd lots of fun!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 28, 2006

My daughter has adapted very well to Chiddix Junior High. The teachers, staff, and classmates were very welcoming. I was disappointed in the level of academics, they are about 2 years behind the area we moved from and do not have anything to offer past a certain point, so she is taking the same classes she took as an honor roll student in seventh grade over as an eighth grader here in Chiddix. That has left her bored and with a loss of interest this year. The music teacher is great, but the program is behind what I was used to as a standard program. I believe the whole unit needs to raise the expectations and the students will follow with the quality of work expected.
—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

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
89%

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

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
87%

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

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
92%

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 Students68%
Female73%
Male63%
Black29%
Asian89%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial71%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Low income26%
Non-low income80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)19%
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students70%
Female72%
Male68%
Black39%
Asian74%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial79%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Low income35%
Non-low income80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)22%
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

Math

All Students66%
Female70%
Male62%
Black31%
Asian89%
Hispanic80%
Multiracial60%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Low income27%
Non-low income79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)11%
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students61%
Female66%
Male56%
Black36%
Asian86%
Hispanic80%
Multiracial33%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Low income27%
Non-low income72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
Students without disabilities70%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students80%
Female84%
Male75%
Black59%
Asian93%
Hispanic80%
Multiracial73%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Low income55%
Non-low income88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)45%
Students without disabilities86%
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 Students70%
Female65%
Male76%
Black56%
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial57%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Low income41%
Non-low income79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)23%
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female71%
Male73%
Black56%
Asian89%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial57%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Low income55%
Non-low income77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)27%
Students without disabilities78%
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

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 67% 51%
Black 12% 18%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 4%
Two or more races 7% 3%
Hispanic 4% 24%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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300 South Walnut Street
Normal, IL 61761
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