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Mcclure Jr High School

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Posted November 21, 2013

The quality of instruction at McClure is exceptional. The principal, Dan Chick, is very helpful with whatever you may need. He maintains a good relationship with his teachers, who are all high-quality instructors. They also provide excellent services for any special needs the children may have. McClure provides instruction that correlates with the Common Core and will ensure that students receive the education they need, along with support services.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2013

I went to mcClure in the late 1950's and value to this day the ideals and level of accomplishment that was stressed every single day. I've had a life that would be considered one of significant accomplishment and I cannot understate the importance that McClure made in helping to create the foundation of both my educational and personal success.


Posted April 8, 2011

This school is awesome top to bottom. The principal knows every kid's name and shows sincere interest in them. Every teacher is on top of his or her students and I have been promptly notified when something out of the ordinary happens. I have been mightily impressed on how well my students were prepared for high school, both parochial and public.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2010

I can't say enough good things about this school. Their dedication to helping the students achieve both academically and social/emotionally is top notch from the administration all the way down. Overall, the students that attend McClure come from affluent families that emphasize education and parental involvement. The student body reflects this in their high test scores and sheer numbers of gifted kids. If you are looking for a safe school environment with dedicated teachers and administrators where your child can be challenged academically, this school is it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

The administrators pay attention to morals, individualism, teen issues, talent, and help kids have fun learning. They support programs for bright, fast learners, and they invest in help for children who are challenged learners. This school supports sports, but that doesn't drive the definition of who they are.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2009

I go there and love every second of it
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 4, 2008

This school is amazing. We learn so much, have fun, and we are incredibly samrt
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 3, 2007

I moved and sent my children to this school after finding out what a great school system western springs has. I want to say that the school system has proven to be a good one. They not only focus on the educational experience with books but also the arts with a great band and outside extra curricular programs. The teachers work hard and are very dedicated to their profession.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2004

I love McClure! Its the best school ever! It should be rated the highest on any rating chart. I give it an 100 on a scale of 1-10!
—Submitted by a student


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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91%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
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

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%
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

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
99%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
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 Students91%
Female88%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)46%
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female93%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)55%
Students without disabilities94%
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 Students91%
Female91%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)55%
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female90%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)55%
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students95%
Female95%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income95%
Students with disabilities (IEP)75%
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 Students93%
Female96%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income93%
Students with disabilities (IEP)62%
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students95%
Female97%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income95%
Students with disabilities (IEP)69%
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

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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

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 98% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Hispanic 1% 24%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 18%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mr. F Daniel Chick

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4225 Wolf Road
Western Springs, IL 60558
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