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Roosevelt School

Public | 5-8 | 589 students

 
 

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5 stars


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Posted April 9, 2009

I love the school. I really like that the teaches and other staff and kind and considerate to everyone.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 15, 2008

What makes this school successful is the complete integration of faculty, administration, parents, students and community. Not unlike everywhere in life, you will find favoritism and 'squeaky wheels getting greased' - but isn't this true everywhere in life? Parent and community involvement isn't required, but it is encouraged - which makes for a better learning environment. I have found the faculty (my child is now in the 8th grade) to be very supportive, organized, fair and knowledgeable. The principal and the staff are constantly keeping parents informed of upcoming events via email and broadcast voicemails. If I would have had an education like this, there's no telling what I might have been able to accomplish with my life. I know my child will be very grateful later on that she went to RMS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2007

It is a very good school that rates high in the SATs.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 3, 2005

I can't say enough about the excellence of this school. I attended this school and my children are attending now. It was a good school when I went there and it is a great school now. From the principal to the teachers to the support staff - they all work hard and are dedicated to helping kids succeed. A special mention - the orchestra and band program is outstanding. Many gifted programs at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2004

I have attended Roosevelt Middle School for the last three years and now I am to be entering 8th grade. I believe that teachers are very good and that there are many different fun extracurricular activites. However the school is full of cliques and bullying. I believe that the teachers and principle are not very good at getting rid of these things. They start inforcing new rules and threatening to take things away, for instance field trips. The bullies then start to bully in secret and the students that didn't bully start to hate the kids that do and the teachers because they get things taken away even though they didn't do anything. And even more cliques are formed. It is a problem that will probably never be resolved and I think that otherwise Roosevelt Middle School is a very good school.
—Submitted by a student


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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 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
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 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
98%

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

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
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

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%

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

All Students78%
Female78%
Male78%
Black56%
Asian80%
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)51%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female84%
Male76%
Black61%
Asian70%
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)54%
Students without disabilities89%
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 Students92%
Female92%
Male91%
Black64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracial93%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income93%
Students with disabilities (IEP)72%
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female91%
Male84%
Black55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracial93%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)62%
Students without disabilities93%
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 Students89%
Female93%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Low income55%
Non-low income92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)73%
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female92%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Low income64%
Non-low income89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)59%
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students95%
Female96%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Low income73%
Non-low income97%
Students with disabilities (IEP)68%
Students without disabilities99%
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 Students85%
Female86%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)67%
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female94%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)70%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 78% 51%
Hispanic 9% 23%
Black 6% 18%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Asian 3% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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7560 Oak Avenue
River Forest, IL 60305
Phone: (708) 366-9230

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