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Mckinley Jr High School

Public | 6-8 | 390 students

 

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Posted October 11, 2013

I love this school I went here now my sister goes here the teachers are super nice they stay after school to help you bring up your grade in their class or with homework


Posted October 11, 2013

Amazing school but one fight happens every between boys but a really good school good grade nice funny teachers


Posted November 2, 2011

i love this school my sister goes there and i went there i just loved it when i was there


Posted June 4, 2011

McKinley is a GREAT school. The staff and administration is AWESOME! After meeting state standards three years in a row and discipline under control. I heard that the board is changing administration. I hope the school board knows what they are doing...


Posted April 10, 2011

mckinley is an excellent school for a child to go to. we have the top teachers, principal, and board. the staff strives for the students to be successful in life.kids are disciplined. the sports teams are GREAT. we have so many good things coming from mckinley are slogan is exceed the limits and every student lives up to that


Posted April 10, 2010

This school is a great school it has hi expectations and they live too them
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 13, 2007

Whomever put down the school clearly hasn't been here in a while. Both of my children go to the school and are very please, along with me. The schools teachers have improved. i highly recomend it to everyone!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 23, 2007

The teachers at this school are great but the administration and the school board need alot of work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2006

My daughter has attended Mckinley since the 4th grade, she is a A/B student. Mckinley has given my daughter a solid academic foundation by offering a curriculum that meets a childs academic performance. With this program my child has had the opportunity to learn at an advanced level. The principal and staff at Mckinley have great expectations for our children and it is shown by providing a quality education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2006

overall mckinley is a good school. it has varying sports such as basketball, volleyball, and track/field. The teachers show care for their students for the most part. Students who go there do get a great education, but need to work on dicipline.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 4, 2005

I am currently a student at this school and it is disapointing. <Ost student dont have the ability to go on and get a good education. LUckily they will be graudating out of this jungle with me in JUne of 2005. Good for us but not for the school and the principal is doing nothing at all. SHe had did nothing but brought extra detentions and suspensions she really hasn't helped anything. The school offers little activity for non athletic people and even athletic it is to much drama going on for them to bring in anything new. They are to busy telling us to walk on the left or right side of the hallway. To look around and care. Parents dont care.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 16, 2004

i went to this school once before and i would never recommend this school at all your kids will not learn anything. thats why i left. do not send your children here it will be a big mistake.
—Submitted by a student


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

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
78%
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

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
81%
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

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
80%

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 Students44%
Female50%
Male39%
Black44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income46%
Not low income42%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities49%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students46%
Female55%
Male37%
Black44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income44%
Not low income49%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
Students without disabilities50%
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%
Male51%
Black53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income61%
Not low income44%
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
Students without disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students57%
Female64%
Male51%
Black58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income65%
Not low income46%
Students with disabilities (IEP)29%
Students without disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students79%
Female76%
Male81%
Black78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income79%
Not low income78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)57%
Students without disabilities82%
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 Students56%
Female55%
Male56%
Black56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income51%
Not low income61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)10%
Students without disabilities59%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students59%
Female71%
Male51%
Black60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income53%
Not low income68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
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

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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

Average

Reading growth at this school

Above 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
Black 91% 18%
Hispanic 7% 24%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
White 0% 51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mr. Todd Whitaker

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16949 Cottage Grove Avenue
South Holland, IL 60473
Phone: (708) 339-8500

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