School Details

Algonquin Middle School

520 Longwood Drive, Algonquin, IL 60102
(847) 532-7100
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 519 students 12 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

63%
60%
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59%
59%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Community Unit School District 300 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

72%
60%
59%
74%
61%
59%
89%
81%
79%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Community Unit School District 300 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

56%
59%
59%
64%
59%
60%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Community Unit School District 300 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Algonquin Middle School is a public middle school in Algonquin. The principal of Algonquin Middle School is Dr. Peggy Thurow. 519 students go to Algonquin Middle School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Multiracial. 5% of the Algonquin Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 23% of the 519 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 27% are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Algonquin Middle School is 12:1. Bible Baptist Christian Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • P.E. classes
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 72% 53%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 6%
Multiracial 4% 3%
Asian 4% %
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 5%
Hispanic 17% 33%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 27% 39%
Limited English proficiency 5% 12%
Economically disadvantaged 23% 32%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    Our daughter entered 6th grade last fall and had previously attended a private school so we were a little nervous about AMS. Our trepidation was unwarranted--our daughter LOVES everything about this school and we have been very impressed with the activities clubs parental involvement and communication from the teachers and school as well as the education she has received.

  • (6 years ago)

    Algonquin Middle School is a great school. I am on my fourth child in this school and AMS has done nothing but improved. The student involvement sports clubs and staff are wonderful! I would recommend this school to anyone. You will be very pleased!

  • (6 years ago)

    I have my third child at AMS and have seen the school evolve over the past 7 years. The teachers and administration are very responsive to the needs of the child including both weaker students and gifted students. Parent involvement is high and welcome by all District 300 schools.

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Overall score

(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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