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Roscoe Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 777 students

 
 

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Posted September 26, 2013

I had three children attend RMS... it is a fantastic school! I have children on opposite ends of the spectrum, honors and IEP... the teachers there go above and beyond to help the students learn. I moved to this area specifically for the school and I am so glad I did. Teachers and principal were always there to help, called or emailed me to keep me up to date and I love the parent portal to keep up with my childrens grades... we all absolutely loved this school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2013

Moved to this school district because I was told it was great. I highly disagree. Unless you are an all A student or play sports, you are nothing to the prinipal and staff. If your child is struggling there is no help for them. All they tell you is bring your child to zero hour in the morning. It is no help if you are lost with a subject. Zero hour is if you need to ask a teacher a brief question not explain yesturdays lesson that your child don't understand. They worry more about giving detentions then a child getting a good education. Principal is no help in trying to figure out a way of having your child achieve, all she does is blame your child instead of helping. Teachers don't help they just blame the child. My child is struggling very much in school and I'm very upset that nobody cares. In the process of trying to figure out a much better school for my child. Picking this school is the biggest mistake I ever made!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2010

When I attended as a sixth grader in 2007-2008, it was the best school I have had the privilege to attend. The teachers were magnificient and everything just exceeds the standards and expectations of a lot of people. I love this place. :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 27, 2009

The teachers are the best possible, some of them I will never forget.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 13, 2009

Roscoe Middle School is an amazing school filledwith students willing to learn and teachers ready to commit them selves to teach their students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 30, 2008

I love the teachers here, I have to say they really do their best. But being new here, I had a really hard time making friends, and some of the friends I did make turned out to be not good friends at all. There are way too many cliques, and none of them were willing to take a 'new kid'.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 19, 2008

RMS ROCKS! All you parents out there looking for a good school for your kids to go to is RMS and the Kinnikinnick School District as well. The teachers, staff, and students (that would be me) are all cool. We have ok luches and I think thats the only problem. As every school has we have had our share of problems, but otherwise RMS BRAVES ROCK THE HOUSE OF SCHOOLS! There is no uniforms either which is a plus. To tie it all in three words RMS BRAVES ROCK
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 31, 2008

RMS is an excellent school. Great curriculum. Need to better prepare lesson distribution and tests to include those in band and sports. Children cannot always do 'Make-up' tests & lessons.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2008

I went here and the teachers are ok, but I somewhat dont feel they prepared me for high school as well as they could have. I really liked the fact that they offered 'honors' classes, for students like myself, who go at a faster pace.


Posted February 8, 2008

My son absolutely loves this school. At his grade they offer free after school tutoring in various subjects as well as morning book reviews. It is run efficiently and effectively.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2008

Academically, I believe they could use some foreign languages in their programs. They do not introduce language until high school. This is the only drawl back. Friendly atmosphere, great teachers whom CARE.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2007

Love this school district moved 2yrs ago to find a larger home and better schools. Went from the 'no child left behind' meaning the school just shoved your child thru to the next grade attitude. To having the teachers be there to help and tudor the kids. So they are not just being shoved thru but are making the grades as well. Wonderful change. Can't say enough.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2006

Excellent school and school district. High academic performance, highly qualified teachers, excellent extracurricular activities, high level of parent performance, zero to extremely low crime rate
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2004

I recommend highly this school. The staff encourage parents to check in on their child's progress. The students are great kids and the staff is exceptional!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2004

Roscoe Middle School gives 110% to their students and always keeps the lines of communication open with the parent. The standards that are held are high and they leave no child behind in trying to meet everyones full potential.
—Submitted by a parent


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

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%
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

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
92%

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

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%
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 Students73%
Female76%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income65%
Non-low income74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)41%
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female85%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Low income82%
Non-low income80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)53%
Students without disabilities86%
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 Students66%
Female62%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asian91%
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Low income51%
Non-low income68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students75%
Female76%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian91%
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Low income59%
Non-low income78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)37%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students90%
Female88%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian91%
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Low income84%
Non-low income91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)73%
Students without disabilities92%
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 Students78%
Female79%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low income67%
Non-low income80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)39%
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female88%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low income59%
Non-low income82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)11%
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

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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
White 88% 51%
Hispanic 5% 24%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Black 1% 18%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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6121 Elevator Road
Roscoe, IL 61073
Phone: (815) 623-1884

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