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Miguel Juarez Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 738 students

 

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Posted October 9, 2010

We have great teachers and administrators working collaboratively for the benefit of our students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 16, 2009

Education keeps us aware of other, the world and brings growth to all!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2009

We have dedicated teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2009

I am proud of the caring, thoughtful, hard working students I teach every day. They are the reason I come to work!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 6, 2007

This is a great school! The teachers were able to pull the kids scores up and they are making great progress. The after school programs are wonderful and teachers are always willing to help after school too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2007

This is an excellent. Awesome teachers always supporting kids and willing to help them. Excellent afterschool activities. Well group of kids all around the school. Very well represented.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2005

this is a very good school and it has many after school programs to keep the kids off the streets. the teachers are great and so are the rest of the students.
—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.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
73%
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

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
48%
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

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
72%
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 Students33%
Female37%
Male30%
Black5%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income30%
Non-low income37%
Students with disabilities (IEP)3%
Students without disabilities37%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students34%
Female44%
Male25%
Black26%
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income28%
Non-low income41%
Students with disabilities (IEP)3%
Students without disabilities38%
English language learners0%
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 Students38%
Female37%
Male39%
Black38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income31%
Non-low income44%
Students with disabilities (IEP)12%
Students without disabilities41%
English language learners6%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students36%
Female43%
Male29%
Black32%
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income28%
Non-low income43%
Students with disabilities (IEP)4%
Students without disabilities40%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students50%
Female54%
Male46%
Black49%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income44%
Non-low income56%
Students with disabilities (IEP)20%
Students without disabilities54%
English language learners3%
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 Students38%
Female36%
Male39%
Black17%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income27%
Non-low income46%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities41%
English language learners5%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students39%
Female39%
Male40%
Black24%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income31%
Non-low income46%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
Students without disabilities43%
English language learners11%
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%
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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

Below 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 79% 24%
Black 14% 18%
White 3% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mr. Kwing Lee

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