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Hawthorn Middle School North

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Posted September 11, 2013

This school is pretty nice. The teachers are kind and understanding but also make you focus and work, which is a good and essential thing. The related arts rotation is amazing, and the physical education is very good. The principal is nice, but hardcore. He also really wants the students to be successful. It is a very nice and safe school!


Posted February 5, 2011

This school is amazing. The teachers coloborate with the students so well. Amazing. Very good academicly.


Posted May 11, 2009

First of all she cares about the students, you are wrong. The IDs can be annoying but you'd feel differently if you're kid was killed in a shooting. The word of the day quizes are not only expanding our vocabulary but they count towards a grade, they aren't hard so they help you boost your grade. The teachers here really care, the students want to do well, the staff is there for you. Its one of the safest schools in Lake County. Its a good school because our principal cares about the students and their safety and their learning. Just today she said we cant have ipods in class because its disrupting our learning. I know she wants higher test scores like every principal, but I feel like she also cares about the students. She sometimes makes me mad, but she is a good principal because she cares.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 23, 2005

This is a great school that has great extra curricular activites as well as outstanding academics. The teachers really care about individual students' performances and appreciate parents being involved.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 2, 2004

Good quality school. Very good related arts and physical education curriculum. Excellent teachers.
—Submitted by a teacher


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

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
88%
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

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
92%
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

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
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 Students66%
Female68%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asian81%
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low income36%
Not low income80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)40%
Students without disabilities70%
English language learners8%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female75%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asian81%
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Low income43%
Not low income84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)40%
Students without disabilities76%
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

Math

All Students64%
Female65%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asian85%
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income39%
Not low income77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)21%
Students without disabilities70%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students67%
Female68%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asian85%
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Low income46%
Not low income78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
Students without disabilities74%
English language learners4%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students91%
Female91%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian94%
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Low income83%
Not low income95%
Students with disabilities (IEP)74%
Students without disabilities93%
English language learners48%
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 Students73%
Female72%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian96%
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Low income34%
Not low income87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)29%
Students without disabilities78%
English language learners20%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female84%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian97%
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Low income46%
Not low income91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)33%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learners39%
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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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 53% 51%
Hispanic 29% 24%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 15% 4%
Black 2% 18%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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201 West Hawthorn Parkway
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
Phone: (847) 990-4400

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