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Sandwich Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 552 students

 
 

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2 stars

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Posted November 26, 2013

The teachers do what they can, but the profound lack of communication seems to come from the principal, that I have yet to meet anyone that has been able to contact him. I would expect a principal to meet the parents during the 6th grade Orientation Night. That did not happen. We have met all principals along the way until 6th grade. I hope this isn't more to come. Most parents I know don't realize the newsletter is online as a PDF. It is not timely. I understood the newsletters not being timely when they are printed and sent home with students. But, with the newsletter being digital, it should be timely. Items occur on the calendar before the PDF is uploaded. I have had extreme lack of communication from admin and staff, starting at the beginning of 6th grade when my son's personalized gym shorts were stolen out of his gym locker. No one cared. No one responded. I had to go through the Vice Principal to get anyone to respond that they could do nothing. My son's math book was stolen. His locker is terrible. I just found out his school collects Box Tops. That would have been nice to include in the newsletter before I gave all of mine away. I always feel like an outsider.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2011

Can't stand this school District! Stepdaughter had over 30 zeros in one class alone,not to mention her other grades. Failing horribly! Lives thirty min. away with mother who also doesn't care. Tried repeatedly to contact teachers with no replies.Tried getting her extra help with no success from school or teachers. Begged them to hold her back, they pushed her on to high school anyway. Anything to make they're school look better!!!!! Forget the kids, right!?!?! Not doing any better in high school. Just kept dropping her in to lower classes instead of working with her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2009

This is a horrible school poor staff and even worse admin! Stay away!
—Submitted by a parent


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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 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
72%
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

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
86%
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

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
82%
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 Students60%
Female71%
Male51%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Low income42%
Non-low income69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)28%
Students without disabilities66%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students59%
Female62%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Low income40%
Non-low income68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)31%
Students without disabilities64%
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 Students63%
Female68%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Low income39%
Non-low income78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)24%
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students62%
Female71%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Low income43%
Non-low income73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students87%
Female90%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Low income80%
Non-low income92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)60%
Students without disabilities91%
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 Students54%
Female51%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracial57%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White54%
Low income43%
Non-low income59%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
Students without disabilities62%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students55%
Female57%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracial50%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White54%
Low income40%
Non-low income61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)24%
Students without disabilities61%
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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 83% 51%
Hispanic 12% 23%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Asian 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 18%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Sandwich, IL 60548
Phone: (815) 786-2138

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