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Old Orchard Jr High School

Public | PK, 6-8

 

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Posted February 2, 2008

I'd like to start off by saying that OOJH is a great school. I've moved a lot and have been to about 5 different schools. I currently attend high school in Iowa. I went to Old Orchard my 6th grade year and it is by far the best school I've been to! The teachers there are great and are very experianced. The school is also involved in a lot of fund raising, which of course is good. They really get the kids involved in everything, I mean i remember always having something to do and staying for after school activities. I think that it's great that they divide everyone into Oracles and Olympians, it gives them more stuff to do like have Field Day which they compete against each other in.


Posted January 19, 2008

I am a student at OOJH, and I am thrilled to have the opprotunity to be attending seventh grade there. The teachers and staff are all extremely helpfull and entertaining, and I have learned a great deal from them. Go Bulldogs!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 16, 2007

I am a student at OOJH and it's a great school! the teachers are all good we learn a lot and have fun, we have sports teams and there is very little to complain about. THe only thing would be a lot of work and some other tiny misadventages that eveyr school has. otherwise i'm proud to attend OOJH it's a good school :]
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 28, 2007

hello! I am an eight grader at old orchard junior high. It's an okay school overall. I learned a lot in my math and science and language art class. the teachers are pretty experienced. There are not as much extracurricular activities as before. The level of parental involvement is high.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 13, 2005

Caring teachers and school.
—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

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
89%
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

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
85%
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

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
85%
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 Students68%
Female71%
Male65%
Black46%
Asian72%
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low income59%
Not low income78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)24%
Students without disabilities76%
English language learners22%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students62%
Female69%
Male55%
Black38%
Asian72%
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Low income52%
Not low income74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
Students without disabilities70%
English language learners6%
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 Students68%
Female64%
Male72%
Black29%
Asian79%
Hispanic50%
Multiracial82%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Low income58%
Not low income79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)22%
Students without disabilities75%
English language learners30%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female76%
Male68%
Black35%
Asian84%
Hispanic55%
Multiracial82%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Low income57%
Not low income88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)44%
Students without disabilities76%
English language learners33%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students91%
Female89%
Male93%
Black63%
Asian94%
Hispanic90%
Multiracial100%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Low income85%
Not low income98%
Students with disabilities (IEP)77%
Students without disabilities93%
English language learners69%
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%
Female67%
Male65%
Black19%
Asian69%
Hispanic64%
Multiracial40%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low income52%
Not low income79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)16%
Students without disabilities77%
English language learners19%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students67%
Female67%
Male68%
Black29%
Asian70%
Hispanic72%
Multiracial50%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Low income57%
Not low income78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
Students without disabilities78%
English language learners21%
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

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 37% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 32% 4%
Hispanic 17% 24%
Black 11% 18%
Two or more races 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Ms. Robyn Hawley

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9310 Kenton Avenue
Skokie, IL 60076
Phone: (847) 676-9010

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