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Oswego, IL
Students enrolled: 890

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440 Boulder Hill Pass
Oswego, IL 60543

(630) 636-2600
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July 16, 2012
One star is even too many stars to give this school. There is absolutly nothing good to say about this school. I will not send my son here again. they stick their nose in where it doesn't belong. I have never hated something like I hate this school. PLEASE, PLEASE reconsider if you are thinking of sending your child here you will regreat it!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2012
this school is great! thompson excels mostly in the fine arts, such as band, choir, theater, and art. i've been on high honor roll all year, and the teachers are great! thompson deals with bullying way better than my elementary school did.

- submitted by a community member
May 30, 2010
Not one of the better Jr Highs in the school district. Teachers are at best, uncaring and unmotivated. Parents have been discouraged from taking an active role in their child's education. It takes more than a phone call to the principal to get a return phone call from the teachers. There are some very GOOD teachers who clearly enjoy what they do, however, they teach the electives (band and choir). Principal takes a "hand off" approach to education leaving the majority of the work to the assistant principals. Assistant principals rotate out every year, so very little consistency/continuity. Front office staff extremely rude to parents and guests, can only imagine how they would treat the students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 23, 2010
Many incoming 5th graders are scared ,but there are 8th and/or 7th graders who will and do prtoect each other from the 'bullies'. Also there are so many awsome classes to choose from the 8th graders always cry when they have to for high school! Have fun at Thompson while you still can! The best is always still to come!

- submitted by a student
March 20, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating December 29, 2008
This school has a great program and has many classes that you can choose from. A very good school to go to. I am an 8th grader there and it is the best school in the district.

- submitted by a student
May 21, 2008
My son started going here in the middle of 6th grade. We have lived in southwest Florida and also in Colorado which in both states the schools were very good. This school however has turned him around to where he loves his classes. The teachers and been so nice to him and to us. They have always gotten back to us very quickly. This is a great school!

- submitted by a parent
March 05, 2008
When I went here so many teachers were rude and didn't care. My grades suffered severly for it. Teachers didn't even try to help me and I was almost even held back! Luckly, I was able to switch schools, I went to Plank my grades went way up, I was on honor roll. I really didn't like this school teachers were unfair they would even tell me they had all authority over me more than my parents. This schools athletics are great though they really push kids as far as they can go. I just really wish it was a better learning envoriment.

- submitted by a student
November 23, 2007
I went to this school between 2002-2005, and although I had a good time, it was definately below average. There were a few awesome teachers, but there were atleast twenty I experienced who were awful and rude! The building has had so many additions, it simply doesn't fuction. There is a main hallway between the two sides of the school that is so narrow, students are being jammed into lockers to get by. I feel that I didn't get the help I needed in this school. I felt ready to be in honors courses, and no teachers helped. I had to wait until high school when new teachers noticed my academic abilities and placed me in advanced courses.

- submitted by a community member
October 29, 2007
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June 22, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
October 03, 2005
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- submitted by a student
February 03, 2005
The teachers are substandard - the best teachers are treated horribly by the administration - the worst teachers (who are verbally abusive to parents or ignore parents completely) are retained. Too many kids at this school (35+ per class), no real learning or caring going on. Old-time community families are favored with no discipline (just as minorities) and 'A' grades for doing no work, as are the athletes. This is the worst school my children have ever attended and we are moving before it gets worse.

- submitted by a parent

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Thompson Jr High School
440 Boulder Hill Pass, Oswego, IL  60543
(630) 636-2600
Last modified Thompson Jr High School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Thompson Jr High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 13 reviews. Top