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Bernard W Flinn Middle School

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Posted November 10, 2013

the school is horrible for a child with diabetes, the teachers are uneducated about the disease and when the 504 plan is done, most do not show up for the meeting. My daughter has been here 3 years now and out of 5 or 6 teachers she is lucky to have 1 a year that sees her potential.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2012

So Flinn Middle School, huh? Well, in my opinion, this is the best school you could send your son/daughter to. I was a student there for all 3 years. This year was my last year there. I've made a lot of memories with the teachers, students and everyone else there. The councilors help with problems when you need them. The 8th grade assistant principle, Mr. Cooper was a great assistant principle. He would always talk to the kids when they needed to be talked to about behavioral issues and things. He'd give referrals when needed, not for stupid reasons. He was a cool and laid back guy all around. Too bad he isn't gonna be there anymore. I'm gonna miss 8th grade. and Flinn. 8th grade was the best year of my life. I wish it wouldn't have ended so fast. 9th grade starts for me next year... without my friends with me, it's not going to be the same. I'll miss Flinn.


Posted July 27, 2009

I'm a student at Flinn Middle School. Next year I am attending The 8th grade. I have been at Flinn sense the 6th grade. This is defenitly one of the best schools. Other schools have 6 bomb threats every month. And all the time I have been at Flinn Only ONE has accured. I met great friends at my school. And the teachers are amazing. The lunches are a little greasy. But you'll eat it anyway. :) We have a snack bar with tons of different things to get. The princables are pretty strict. But they don't cramp your style. Hall ways tend to be very roomy...Well...Sometimes. We just had Share fest come and clean up our school about a year ago...and the lockers went from Icky green. To shiny black. You defenitly get treated equally at Flinn. Everything is wonderful at Flinn. I wouldn't recomend another Jr. High.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 14, 2007

I go to Flinn this is my last year... and I love my school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 20, 2004

I'm a student at this school!I use to enjoy going there but since budget cuts its gone very much down hill!The curriculum has seemed to been getting easier each year i'm there.I think mostly in part of the teachers.This will be my last year attending Flinn.There is a limmted amount of classes,sports,and the halls,classes,and entire school is over populated.I will be attending the gifted program at Auburn High hopfully my Freshmen year.Flinn didn't help me become very well prepared for the gifted test or any test at Flinn Middle school.Thats why test scores at the school are some of the lowest in district 205.Just send your kids somewhere else!!Trust me you don't want your kids to go there!I mean do want them to have sucess.
—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.

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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

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
70%
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

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
77%
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

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
83%
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 Students46%
Female46%
Male46%
Black32%
Asian69%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American39%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander18%
White54%
Low income42%
Non-low income68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)11%
Students without disabilities51%
English language learners6%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students39%
Female44%
Male34%
Black30%
Asian53%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American37%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander24%
White43%
Low income35%
Non-low income60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
Students without disabilities43%
English language learners11%
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 Students43%
Female52%
Male35%
Black22%
Asian67%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American50%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander39%
White51%
Low income40%
Non-low income56%
Students with disabilities (IEP)10%
Students without disabilities48%
English language learners23%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students41%
Female52%
Male29%
Black24%
Asian72%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American47%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander42%
White45%
Low income37%
Non-low income56%
Students with disabilities (IEP)10%
Students without disabilities45%
English language learners15%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students62%
Female71%
Male54%
Black41%
Asian83%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American72%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander60%
White69%
Low income59%
Non-low income76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)42%
Students without disabilities65%
English language learners31%
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 Students35%
Female39%
Male32%
Black21%
Asian50%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial17%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander36%
White44%
Low income31%
Non-low income51%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
Students without disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students36%
Female41%
Male30%
Black31%
Asian50%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial0%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander38%
White40%
Low income33%
Non-low income45%
Students with disabilities (IEP)11%
Students without disabilities39%
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

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Below 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 42% 51%
Hispanic 27% 24%
Black 21% 18%
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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Randy Bay

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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2525 Ohio Parkway
Rockford, IL 61108
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