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Sugar Grove, IL
Students enrolled: 1,105

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Esker Drive
Sugar Grove, IL 60554

(630) 466-8400
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April 10, 2015
Very happy with all aspects of Kaneland Schools, specifically Harter. Teachers are wonderful to deal with.

- submitted by a parent

February 18, 2015
When my son was a baby we moved the Kaneland area. I had my reservations about the school but I thought it cannot be that bad. Now he is in the 7th grade at the Middle School and it has been a nightmare. Our taxes are high and I will regret saying this because my house will probably not sell, but the school is terrible. My son is bullied everyday. His confidence is going down, so instead of studying he worries about this. I, my son, and my husband have talked to everyone at the school and it is all "we have your back but we have to see what the other side says". If it is a "popular" kid they will make my son the bad guy even when it is on camera. The buses and the hallways are full of swearing, pushing, shoving, and kissing. It is suppose to be a no toleration school but the offender gets a lunch detention and is right back at the next day. The one being bullied is made to feel so terrible that they are afraid to say anything. This is why our society is going to the dumps. BAD SCHOOL

- submitted by a parent

November 14, 2014
Sadly this school has become a quickly sinking ship with no help in sight. It's all looks and no brains. The district is in chaois with no leadership. Those in charge blame everything but themselves and refuse to change. Education is not a priority here. Tax payors beware, you will be charged to the max in property taxes yet school results will cripple home values and leave your kids stunted.

- submitted by a parent

September 03, 2014
Will your child learn basics? Probably, but don't expect too much. Even if your child has special needs, don't expect their teachers to "go the extra mile". Yes, there ARE some good ones who actually seem to care, but my experience has been that they are difficult to find. And their "anti-bullying policy" is a joke, especially if the "perceived aggressor" happens to be an athlete. The district should change its motto to "it's not what you know, it's who you know" because at Kaneland, it truly IS more about WHO your family is than anything else. If you are involved in the "right" booster clubs, sports, activities, boards, etc. you basically have the run of the schools.

- submitted by a parent

March 06, 2014
My daughter has attended two years at this school and I am currently on this website researching private schools to send her to for eighth grade. 1. The teachers do talk a good game but in reality do not put much effort into making sure information is actually learned. Extra help is the job of the parent in most cases. 2. The student culture is awful. It's very cliquish and there is a lot of bullying and social out casting done. The administration again talks a good game about anti- bullying but very little is actually done to fix it. 3. Rules in general are enforced arbitrarily and seemingly randomly which leaves both students and parents confused. I am seriously hoping that I can find a suitable private school because my daughter is miserable and I hate to have to send her there another year.

- submitted by a parent

July 22, 2009
It's an excellent school. I loved going there! I would recommend going there to anyone!

- submitted by a student

March 21, 2009
Kaneland Middle School provides a great education for my children. It's not perfect, but what school is? Overall it's a fabulous place to send your kids.

- submitted by a parent

August 10, 2008
My son attended Kaneland Middle from 2007-2008. It's not the kind of school I attended by no means but the education has got to be good since they rated a 7 out of 10. The projects my son came home with were difficult, so I thought, but he seemed to get it together and figure them out. He never showed motivation until he went to Kaneland. It was a good challenge for him. Kids need that challenge today, otherwise they get bored and end up cutting class. I deducted one star for discipline. We need stronger discipline in all our schools, and I deducted 1 star for the maintenance of the school.

- submitted by a parent

October 15, 2007
Honestly, I would not go to kaneland. It is way too overcrowded, and I cannot understand why the school keeps accepting more students. We have had several referendums, and they have not passed. The teaching staff never seems happy, and they all act like they don't want to be here. Our staff has changed, and I as an 8th grader, have to say this is the worst year ever of my middle school life, I go to classes at the high school in the morning, and then get shipped back to the middle school in the afternoon to continue my day of classes. I am extremely upset with going to kaneland. I would not reccomend going to this school to anyone.

- submitted by a student

March 13, 2006
Kaneland Middle School seemed like a good option in the beginning. The teachers talked a good talk, the facilities were clean and well-kept, the course offerings seemed interesting, and the availability of extracurricular activities were excellent. However, once my daughter began to attend this school, everything went down hill. 1) Teacher involvement - teachers would rather send children home to ask parents for homework help rather than take time to provide assistance themselves. 2) School library - I never knew so many vampire and death-related books existed until I saw the titles of books my daughter started bringing home! 3) Peer pressure - the intensity of rivalry among groups and total lack of teacher intervention is devastating! 4) Student grades - how can a teacher knowlingly allow a student to fail for months without notifying the parents?

- submitted by a parent

February 22, 2006
For a county (as opposed to urban) setting, Kaneland is a fair school. Options available with various levels of 'Challenge' or advance placement classes is very good. Standard classes are standard.

- submitted by a parent
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Harter Middle School
Esker Drive, Sugar Grove, IL  60554
(630) 466-8400
Last modified Harter Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Harter Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 11 reviews. Top