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Kingsley Jr High School

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Posted December 27, 2013

Kingsley is a outstanding school. Not only are the teachers outstanding and fun to be around, but they give you a great education at the same time. I was also involved in many extracurricular activities and those were phenomenal as well the coaches and the teachers and the administrative staff were all great in all my years at Kingsley. Compared to the other public junior highs I believe Kingsley would be The best for any student because they have many great things to offer. If you're into sports great they have amazing sports teams and coaches that have won multiple state titles in both girls and boys sports many years in a row. If sports aren't your thing then there many different kinds of after-school activities ranging from chess club to environment climb to many other different things you can do to help out in the community. You just don't have to be involved in sports to enjoy Kingsley. I'm glad to say that I went to there in junior high not any of the other schools. If you arelooking for the best public education, or even any education for that matter I wiould hands down pick Kingsley junior high


Posted April 7, 2011

A very good school and teachers. But they kind of over do the sports. Like if the basketball team wins state. We have a 1hour assembly over a boring video of them playing. Then they just brag how good they are. And the school principle doesn't do much against racism,I get bullies everyday at school because of my race for the last years i have been at this school.


Posted September 8, 2008

This school is awesome!!!
—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.

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

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
88%
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

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
86%

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

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%
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 Students70%
Female72%
Male67%
Black32%
Asian100%
Hispanic67%
Multiracial53%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Low income39%
Not low income81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female76%
Male72%
Black46%
Asian79%
Hispanic67%
Multiracial71%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Low income46%
Not low income85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)27%
Students without disabilities80%
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 Students67%
Female67%
Male68%
Black44%
Asian78%
Hispanic54%
Multiracial53%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Low income38%
Not low income77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)30%
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female75%
Male67%
Black54%
Asian67%
Hispanic67%
Multiracial63%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Low income44%
Not low income80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)35%
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students83%
Female86%
Male80%
Black75%
Asian94%
Hispanic69%
Multiracial74%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Low income69%
Not low income87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)57%
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

Math

All Students71%
Female75%
Male67%
Black39%
Asian85%
Hispanic40%
Multiracial77%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low income37%
Not low income81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female80%
Male63%
Black49%
Asian85%
Hispanic47%
Multiracial77%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Low income42%
Not low income80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities79%
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

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 70% 51%
Black 12% 18%
Hispanic 7% 24%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 4%
Two or more races 5% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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303 Kingsley Street
Normal, IL 61761
Phone: (309) 452-4461

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