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Yorkville Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 496 students

 

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Posted May 17, 2013

Yorkville is definitely one of the best schools in the area. They have AMAZING drama and music programs and put on great performances. They also have very good sports programs, especially cross country and track. The school district isn't as big as the ones around it so students can get to know the other people at school. We also do square dancing in the middle school during the winter which is a blast. I looked forward to that from when I first heard about it. In fact, in 2011 we even set the world record for the largest square dance. Not only do they have great extra activities, but they teach very well. Coming into seventh grade I was not very good at writing but took advanced anyways. My writing teacher helped me a lot by having us write a paragraph with a prompt at the beginning of class which helped me so much. She also graded hard so I knew I had to work really hard on my papers which helped a bunch. The history teachers overall are very good, I wasn't very impressed with the 8th grade science teachers, and the math teachers do very well for the most part. The PE teachers are probably the worst because they didn't all grade the same way. In the end, this school was fabulous!


Posted January 24, 2009

Yorkville is a great community. My kids love the schools, and the nice thing about the school set up is that after 6th grade, the kids are all together from 7th until graduation. I have a Freshman at the new Yorkville academy (9th grade only) and it has been great. She is very active in school sports and activities, and she hasn't had a lot of the stresses of being a Freshman among 900 other upper class students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2008

I do not believe Yorkville is giving me the education I need. Another thing is the teachers are not the best.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 13, 2008

I love this school!! It has the nicest teachers! Plus, we have an awesome drama department and in our new middle school is gonna have an autitorium!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 27, 2007

I know you might think i'm saying bad things about the school cuz i go there, but your children will have an un pleasent expirience in this school distrect in general because of the increasing city growth there is crazy shcools i.e. 2 grade schools that teaches grades 4-6 go to 1 middle school that teaches grades 7-8 instead of 6-8, and then onto the freshman only buliding, then a 10-12 grade highschool your children will have to move around schools alot and it may/will be an unpleasent expirience for your child.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 7, 2005

My Daughter has come to Middle in Nov 04, and has a Learning Disability, and by May 05, I see a big improvement on all subjects. She is doing a homework and projects on her own for the first time. She's also enjoying school for the 1st time.
—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.

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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 59% in 2013.

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58%

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90%

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86%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

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60%

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86%

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84%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

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80%

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85%

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81%

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

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
90%

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 Students58%
Female60%
Male57%
Black46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracial56%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Low income42%
Not low income63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)12%
Students without disabilities63%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students60%
Female68%
Male54%
Black46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracial56%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Low income39%
Not low income66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)15%
Students without disabilities65%
English language learners18%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students80%
Female83%
Male78%
Black83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracial67%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Low income67%
Not low income84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)49%
Students without disabilities84%
English language learners18%
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 Students55%
Female60%
Male50%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracial41%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Low income32%
Not low income61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
Students without disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female73%
Male56%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracial59%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Low income48%
Not low income69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
Students without disabilities71%
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

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

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 74% 51%
Hispanic 12% 24%
Black 6% 18%
Two or more races 6% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Foreign languages spoken by school staff French
German
Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • 9 Great Lake Scholars (2006)
  • IMSA 2000+ (gifted after school program) School (2008)
  • School Improvement Award (2006)

Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:30
School end time
  • 2:30
School Leader's name
  • Mr. Adam Zbrozek
Fax number
  • (630) 553-5181

Programs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Soccer in 2009
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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Parent involvement
  • Parent teacher organization monthly at 6:30 pm. call school for dates. a transition team meets in the fvall and spring to help students transition into yms and out to the high school academy.
More from this school
  • In even numbered springs, the staff and students celebrate a school wide event known as the Academic Olympics. For two weeks students cooperate with team members to score enough points to win a gold metal at the Closing Ceremony. This event has occurred since 1992 and was presented at the National Association of Middle Level Schools in 1996.
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920 Prairie Crossing Drive
Yorkville, IL 60560
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Phone: (630) 553-4544

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