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Eisenhower Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 959 students

 

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Posted July 10, 2010

I would highly recommend EMS to any parents wanting a public school education for their children. I am pleased to be part of such a happy and supportive school. Students and their families receive the finest education opportunity and nurturing support any community member could hope for. Many parents also enjoy extracurricular participation in classroom and after school activities with their children. Our teachers, administration, office staff and paraprofessionals are phenomenal!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 30, 2009

This is the worst school ever. I have had three daughters attend Marsh Elementary (wonderful) and then flounder at Eisenhower. Took the older two out and put them in private school, now we are moving out of state to get away from the horrible Rockford Middle/High schools. Many teachers don't care and make no secret of it. Uniforms are unkempt, no guidelines are followed. I would rather move across the country than keep my daughter in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2009

Worst school ever. Teachers don't care, kids dont follow uniform guidelines. Awful, awful school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

This is a wonderful school. It is current. Students love their school.


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

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
71%
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

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
76%
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

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
76%
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%
Female52%
Male41%
Black27%
Asian73%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American44%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Low income37%
Not low income68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)16%
Students without disabilities52%
English language learners4%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students45%
Female50%
Male41%
Black24%
Asian64%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American38%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Low income34%
Not low income71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)13%
Students without disabilities52%
English language learners0%
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 Students57%
Female61%
Male53%
Black66%
Asian80%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American30%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander67%
White55%
Low income46%
Not low income79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities63%
English language learners19%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students51%
Female58%
Male45%
Black52%
Asian73%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American30%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander67%
White49%
Low income38%
Not low income78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)4%
Students without disabilities57%
English language learners8%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students71%
Female79%
Male64%
Black80%
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American48%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander100%
White66%
Low income61%
Not low income90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)27%
Students without disabilities76%
English language learners30%
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 Students59%
Female62%
Male57%
Black52%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander77%
White58%
Low income50%
Not low income79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)23%
Students without disabilities63%
English language learners25%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students47%
Female51%
Male44%
Black44%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander55%
White46%
Low income37%
Not low income70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)20%
Students without disabilities50%
English language learners7%
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%
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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

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 38% 51%
Hispanic 37% 24%
Black 18% 18%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 4%
Two or more races 3% 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)
Computer specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
PE instructor(s)
School psychologist
Speech and language therapist(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Jeffrey Carlson

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Speech and language therapist(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
  • Library
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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3525 Spring Creek Road
Rockford, IL 61107
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