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Canton Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 736 students

 

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Posted February 28, 2014

I am graduating this year from Canton Middle School and I had a great experience for the two years I went here. The teachers CARE about the students. The whole staff is great. The principal Mr.Smith is a kind, funny, laid back guy who you can tell really loves his job. The assistant principal Mr.Jackson (he's like 7 feet) is funny but strict and the teachers are all really awesome here. Yeah I mean maybe Canton isn't the richest school EVER but they still send the students on Awesome field trips, the events and clubs are great too. At the end of the year, we are all going on a cruise in Chicago to celebrate a great year! I went into canton expecting a bad experience, but I got a GREAT experience. I will always remember the amazing staff


Posted May 14, 2013

My son is finishing his first year at Canton. He likes his teachers, has made a lot of friends and is on the honor roll. My wife and I really like the teachers. They are very nice, high energy, very responsive and form an excellent partnership with involved parents. The principal is very involved with the students and parents. He strongly enforces rules and regulations. He has done a fantastic job turning this school around for the better! We highly recommend sending your children to Canton.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2011

This is my second review of this school my first one was in 2009. Since the new principal Mr. Smith has taken over things have changed for the better. He has taken control of the school. The teachers that my son had were all wonderful teachers. Give this school and the staff a chance.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2011

If I had children preparing to attend Canton Middle School this fall, I would rather give my house away rather than send them to a place where teachers bully children and have a focus on beating kids down rather than building them up. Take your children and run to the nearest attendance district besides U46. Ask the Superintendent why he backed off from his pledge to have all schools meeting or exceeding expectations.


Posted March 13, 2010

This school is the WORST middle school you can possibly have your child attend. I believe that a great school is marked by its leadership and this school has none! The principal in this school is unprofessional, rude and appears to lack the educational experiences that one would expect a leader to have. Her lack of interest in the students must have a trickle down effect as her staff are no better than she. If this school would put as much emphasis on education as they do on discipline, this school would be top notch. Unfortunately this is not the case. RUN!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2009

This is my son first year here,I hate this school the test scores are low and the only thing they are focused on is the behavior.I think they should be focused on both academics and behavior,I will not let my son attend here again, they also like harassing the children,the office staff is rude and mean.So I can only imagine what those poor kids are going through,I would not recommend this school to anybody's child to attend I hate mine have to go.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 21, 2007

It is the best school and it has the best learning abilities.
—Submitted by a student


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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 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
68%
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

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
82%

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 Students53%
Female48%
Male56%
Black19%
Asian84%
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Low income34%
Non-low income82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)10%
Students without disabilities57%
English language learners2%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students47%
Female52%
Male43%
Black19%
Asian78%
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Low income29%
Non-low income73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
Students without disabilities50%
English language learners2%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students65%
Female62%
Male68%
Black44%
Asian91%
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income53%
Non-low income84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)28%
Students without disabilities69%
English language learners17%
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%
Female59%
Male49%
Black26%
Asian71%
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Low income45%
Non-low income71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
Students without disabilities59%
English language learners12%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students50%
Female57%
Male43%
Black37%
Asian71%
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income39%
Non-low income70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
Students without disabilities54%
English language learners2%
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

Below 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
Hispanic 51% 24%
White 31% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 4%
Black 6% 18%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. Jeff Smith

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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1100 Sunset Circle
Streamwood, IL 60107
Phone: (630) 213-5525

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