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Orland Jr High School

Public | 6-8 | 525 students

 

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Posted April 16, 2014

Upon enrolling my 8th grader in Orland Junior High, I had high hopes for a great academic year for him. Unfortunately, my expectations were replaced with anger, frustration and regret, for even had considered Orland Junior High to be a better choice for him to continue and complete his junior high education. Coming from a very prestigious Learning institution where he excelled academically,and was on the honor roll for consecutive Years this school has taken away my son's self esteem and drive to even come to school. The teachers appear to not be very interested in helping to understand the curriculum but stand as unengaged moderators waiting to give the students failing grades continuously, the math alone is ridiculously tough for many especially since the introduction of the controversial Digits program started. I look forward to the day my child no longer has to be subjected to this school which is only interested in receiving high marks from the state.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2010

my experience at this school has definetly not been a very good one. i and many others i know have come home crying from people being snotty,leaving people out,and people turning on their friends because they were being made fun of by other students for making fun of them because they were hanging out the so called "unpopular/uncool" student.sure the academics and sports are impressive i dont think that it is worth having your childs feelings and self confidence bruised.i know that this school has counselors but all they do is make matters worse because the bully goes off and tells all of their friends that that person is a "tattletale",we also have bullying assemblys but noone in the school takes those seriously because the bully often doesnt even know that they are doing anything.im sorry to have to say all of this but this is 100% something everyone should know.


Posted July 5, 2009

I'm a student at OJH, & i know that me and most of the kids feel the same way about the school. It is not as great as people have come to believe. The current princapal, Linda Kane, does not particulary care to even learn the sudents on a first name basis unless they are in the office on a regular basis. If parents could look at every classroom and go through the halls one day, they would see what we all see every day. It'd pretty clear why we don't talk to our parents or counclers about what we see, the need to fit in, to be like everybody else. There should be something done to stop it, but the talks we all have to have with the school counclers really aren't doing help, things just don't run smoothly around OJH.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 26, 2007

OJ is an awesome school. We moved into the district two years ago and our experience with the school has been a very positive one. We have one child who is graduating this year and has many great memories about OJ. We also have another child who will continue at OJ who has adjusted well. The teaching staff is very good and the current principal is great. The only concern is that I hear possibly some of the fun extracurricular events are being taken away (i.e. Camp Edwards for 8th graders, pool party at the end of the year). This is quite unfortunate because I know the kids love it! Overall, OJ is a great experience for kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2004

This is an awesome school! My oldest son has graduated from Orland Junior and gone on to High School, my middle son is in 8th grade and my youngest son is in 6th grade. We love Orland Junior. There are many extra-curricular activities, the teachers are wonderful, the academics programs are excellant, and no child gets left behind. This is a school to be proud of!
—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

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
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

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
93%

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

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

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 Students67%
Female73%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Low income39%
Non-low income72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)32%
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female83%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Low income43%
Non-low income76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)29%
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%
Female68%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asian86%
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Low income55%
Non-low income69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female75%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asian79%
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Low income59%
Non-low income75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)29%
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students89%
Female92%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian93%
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Low income86%
Non-low income90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)61%
Students without disabilities94%
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 Students73%
Female71%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income46%
Non-low income77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)11%
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female77%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income50%
Non-low income80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)16%
Students without disabilities83%
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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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 80% 51%
Hispanic 10% 24%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 4%
Black 3% 18%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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14855 West Avenue
Orland Park, IL 60462
Phone: (708) 364-4200

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