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Westview Hills Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 462 students

 
 

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Posted October 11, 2012

Great school. Great teachers. My kids attended this school and excelled all through school. This school prepared them very well for Hinsdale Central High School. They are given midterm and final exams at this school, which is great for preparing them for High School - it really pays off. This is the only middle school that feeds into Hinsdale Central HS that gives midterm and final exams. This will benefit your kids greatly and give them a step up over the other kids at the high school. My kids received excellent grades in Honors and AP classes at Hinsdale Central High School so Westview Hills prepares kids very well for High School. They have great programs which challenge the kids to excel and do their best. Excellent education received here. Every bit just as good if not even better than the Clarendon Hills and Hinsdale school systems.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2012

I went to WHMS from 2003 to 2006, right after moving here from Belgium, and I couldn't have asked for a better experience as someone who didn't even speak a word of English.


Posted May 2, 2011

I am currently a student at Westview and I love it here. The teachers here are fantastic. They make me want to learn more. All my 8th grade teachers have made my year even better, and I don't think I would have enjoyed 6th grade half as much if it hadn't been for my 6th grade teachers. I'm so sad to be leaving this year.


Posted March 22, 2010

Not willing go into reserves for state shorfalls.Charges for bus service, when tight budget, first to be cut are the teachers but admin can get huge raises, poor communication, hidden agendas, charges for band and clubs with justification/explanation (great teachers though)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2010

I am a student at Westview Hills Middle School.The teachers are mostly great.Everything is good except the lunches.This school is great ,but honestly telling you,I would hate it if it weren't for my friends.They are more of a family then my real family.It will be very sad when they have to leave.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 28, 2009

I am an 8th grader at Westview, I have been in the district all my life. I love my school, the teachers and staff are very supportive. My lit. teacher taught my whole class to love grammer and reading, I never thought that whould happen. :D
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 18, 2008

i am a 6 grader at westveiw... home of the wildcats i just came to this school 2 months ago and when i first walked in my homeroom class i was welcomed by everybody and so on its a great school and it get you ready for highschool GO WILDCATS!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 16, 2008

i am the parent of a child that came half way through the year and i love this school I hope that are plan last here for awhile i would love to see all of my kids go to this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2008

This is a really great school. There are a variety of after school activities you can go to such as sports. Most of the students here at Westview are kind and act as a family which makes it a really great place to go to. Our principle is very caring. You can learn a lot of you go to Westview and you can make many great friends.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 12, 2008

Im in 7th grade and love Westview. THe principal is really awesome and relates to kids well. Most teachers are excellent.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 9, 2008

Im an 8th grader here at Westview Hills and have been in this district since kindergarden. I haven't seen a better school! Its amazing.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 17, 2007

I'm a 7th grader at Westview and I know almost every teacher in this building.This school is one of the best i have been to with many things to do after school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 18, 2006

Grades k-5 are excellent in this district. Junior high has been a big disappointment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2005

I'm in 8th grade right now. I'm graduating soon and I've grown to know everybody since 3rd grade in this district. It's the best school ever. All of us have good bonds with our teachers and we all love to joke around. All the people here are friendly and awesome. My grade is already crying at the fact we all have to leave eachother. Yesterday we just went to six flags and we all got close. Even the teachers. We're all upset to leave but we have to. This school is the best and I never want to leave. I wish it was a highschool to so everyone can still be together. I love this school so much and the past years I will NEVER forget here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 10, 2005

I love this school. there are so many cool people there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 5, 2005

Awesome School! I comes home everyday with a huge smile on her face. Sometimes I say that I wants to live at school.
—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.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
90%
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

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
94%
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

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
95%

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

All Students71%
Female76%
Male66%
Black42%
Asian85%
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Low income57%
Not low income82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)27%
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female76%
Male70%
Black37%
Asian94%
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Low income56%
Not low income85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)27%
Students without disabilities77%
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 Students77%
Female79%
Male75%
Black48%
Asian90%
Hispanic67%
Multiracial83%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Low income56%
Not low income90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)30%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female78%
Male68%
Black57%
Asian84%
Hispanic57%
Multiracial85%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Low income56%
Not low income84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)10%
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students88%
Female87%
Male90%
Black71%
Asian97%
Hispanic81%
Multiracial100%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Low income78%
Not low income95%
Students with disabilities (IEP)60%
Students without disabilities90%
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 Students74%
Female79%
Male70%
Black29%
Asian95%
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Low income53%
Not low income84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students68%
Female72%
Male65%
Black41%
Asian87%
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Low income49%
Not low income78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities72%
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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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

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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 50% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 22% 4%
Black 14% 18%
Hispanic 10% 24%
Two or more races 5% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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