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A Vito Martinez Middle School

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Posted October 2, 2008

Just look at the test scores...it says alot about this school that the parents do not. My son attended this school for a year. We moved due to the poor school system in Romeoville. Overloading kids with 3-4 hours of homework a night, not a good way to get kids motivated. My son was a straight A student..never considered for advanced classes. The schools my children attend now are rated 8 and 9. All test scores are above the state average. Because of this, the schools get the funding they need, and the taxes are nowhere near the outrageous amount in Romeoville. I used to love this town,I lived there for 25 years. Now it has been overpopulated with kids who dont get the help they need from home to pass these state tests, which means no funding. I am so glad my honor student is no longer subjected to this.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2007

I love a. vito martinez middle school it`s the best
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 3, 2007

I am a parent and I have never seen such a committed team of people as the ones who work at AVM. They truly care about the children. The school has finally been remodeled and looks great. They keep these kids on their toes. I keep in constant contact with the teachers via email. Homework hotline on website is awesome. But, they don't go easy on these kids. I have been impressed. I think their sport teams need to expand and have atleast a JV and varsity. There are 50 kids who tryout for a sport and they only have less than 10 spots. It's discouraging for the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2006

The faculty and staff are outstanding! They regularly work with the us and our 6th grader and are flexible and cooperative.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2004

I attended AVM two years a go, and I really hated it when I was there. It wasn't as if I was a 'bad kid' or anything. On the contrary, I was (and still am) an honor roll student. It was just, in my opinion, a lot of the teachers were demanding. For example, an 8th grade teacher liked to give 60 or more difficult math problems a night, which could take several hours to complete. That same year I had an English teacher who was prone to crazy mood swings, she would be friendly and funny one moment, and furious the next. This is not to say the whole school was bad. Some of the teachers were generally very caring and supportive of students. However, my aunt (who attended in the late seventies) and I both agree AVM, most times, was a difficult place to have fun or enjoy yourself.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 21, 2004

This school is an organized school, when it comes to getting the kids their education. My child went here in the 7th grade and complained about the bathrooms. They need remodeling. The kids were great, too. I would recomend this school to any preteen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2004

I am a current student at this school! I love this school The teachers really know how to teach and they teach very well.They give you so many opportunities to raise your grades and they really push you to succeed. I know the bathrooms aren't the cleanest but you are going there to learn not to stay in the bathroom 24/7. I would enroll anyone to this school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 12, 2004

I have had all three of my children attend AVM. Although, all three had different experiences here, they were all very good. My children are all at different learning abilities, and that was one thing I was worried about as a parent. My children got the attention and guidance they each needed to succeed. I am proud to be a parent of three very successful children, all a result of this fine school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2004

I think that they need new bathrooms and need to clean them! but everyting else is fine
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 3, 2003

The teachers cared about the students and pushed each of them to suceed inside and outside of the classroom. They put a lot of effort into getting the students to understand and master the skills being taught.


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

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
87%

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

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
75%
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

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
82%

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 Students51%
Female52%
Male51%
Black40%
Asian57%
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White54%
Low income47%
Non-low income61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students59%
Female69%
Male52%
Black51%
Asian64%
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Low income57%
Non-low income64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities66%
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 Students55%
Female58%
Male53%
Black39%
Asian77%
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Low income46%
Non-low income70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)3%
Students without disabilities62%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students59%
Female61%
Male57%
Black44%
Asian73%
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Low income50%
Non-low income73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)3%
Students without disabilities65%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students80%
Female80%
Male80%
Black63%
Asian91%
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Low income73%
Non-low income91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)48%
Students without disabilities84%
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 Students53%
Female56%
Male50%
Black30%
Asian100%
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Low income42%
Non-low income75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
Students without disabilities59%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students59%
Female65%
Male53%
Black49%
Asian92%
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Low income47%
Non-low income82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)13%
Students without disabilities65%
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

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Reading growth at this school

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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
Hispanic 43% 24%
White 34% 51%
Black 15% 18%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 4%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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590 Belmont Drive
Romeoville, IL 60446
Phone: (815) 886-6100

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