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Haines Middle School

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Posted July 23, 2012

My son will be starting his final year at Haines and has truly enjoyed everything thus far from the teachers, to the students and the coaching staff for his various activities. Haines is a great school who cares about the student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2011

I am currently a student at HMS. I'm in the advanced Language Arts program and find it challenging but fun at the same time. There has been one teacher in particular that we have had problems with, but I don't think that should affect the overall rating of Haines. He is a Math teacher that lacks communication skill and just doesn't seem like he likes his job. I'm sure that he won't be at the school much longer. I'm very pleased with the Student Support staff as they have been very helpful to many students including myself. Mrs. Gehrig has been exceedingly helpful to go out of her way to solve any problems we might have. My favorite teacher is Mrs. Crowe on team 7-1. She obviously loves her job and does is very good at explaining new concepts to all of her students. Overall, Haines is a wonderful school!


Posted May 9, 2008

We are very happy with the extracurricular clubs, sports and professional attitude and friendly culture of Haines. My true concern is with the gifted program and particularly math.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2008

Slow moving in updating curriculum. Lacks commitment to communicate to parents. Some tenured teachers allowed to slide with out accountability. Slow moving in providing services to students that need gifted academics, LD support and BD support.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2007

I am currently a 7th grade student at Haines, and if I do say so myself, that the school is great. They have wonderful AT (Advanced) classes, and the teachers are very understanding, and if not to add too much, they are one of the nation's blue ribbon schools!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 8, 2006

I believe the new principal is very professional and good. The school is somewhat overcrowded, note the temp school classrooms. Several bills to increase monies to add classrooms have failed in St. Charles. The teachers can be tough, but the system allows parents to communicate with individual teachers easily (internet etc.) Extra curricular activities are plentiful, something for everyone. Overall, a very nice middle school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2005

One Word: An acedemic achievment of a great school, with polite kids full of courtesy and leadership. Alliterated with remarkable teachers and stupendously supreme educational programs and schoolwork.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2004

I have been very pleased with the acedemic program and the quality of the teachers. One negative of Haines relates to the lack of racial/religious diversity and Haines' ability to effectively manage issues that arise in this regard.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2004

I currently have 1 child (a 6th grader) at Haines and although it is a very overcrowded school with many portables to accommodate the overflow I feel that my child is getting a good education and the teachers seem to care a great deal about my child's success. The children in general are very polite and courteous when I have been there. I am very happy with the entire 303 system so far.
—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.

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86%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
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

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
97%
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

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
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 Students86%
Female86%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian86%
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Low income71%
Non-low income88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)56%
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female86%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian79%
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Low income65%
Non-low income85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)49%
Students without disabilities87%
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 Students85%
Female86%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian81%
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Low income64%
Non-low income87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)34%
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female84%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian81%
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Low income64%
Non-low income83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)43%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students93%
Female96%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian96%
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Low income77%
Non-low income94%
Students with disabilities (IEP)66%
Students without disabilities97%
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 Students83%
Female83%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian93%
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Low income59%
Non-low income86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)33%
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female89%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian86%
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Low income54%
Non-low income89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)44%
Students without disabilities90%
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

Above 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
White 85% 51%
Hispanic 7% 24%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 4%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Black 1% 18%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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305 South 9th Street
St Charles, IL 60174
Phone: (630) 377-4827

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