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About This School

Sam Rotolo Middle School is a public middle school in Aurora. The principal of Sam Rotolo Middle School is Mr. Stephen Maciejewski. 1,467 students go to Sam Rotolo Middle School and identify mostly as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 3% of the Sam Rotolo Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 6% of the 1,467 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 9% have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Sam Rotolo Middle School is 17:1. Annunciation is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Badminton
    • Basketball
    • Bicycling
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 9% 7%
White, non-Hispanic 84% 84%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Multiracial 2% %
Asian 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 9% 6%
Limited English proficiency 3% 2%
Economically disadvantaged 6% 4%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    This school is fantastic! When I was in 1-5th grade I was having a terrible time. But when I got to Rotolo I was and am so happy! I love it at Rotolo! The food is good the teachers are so kind and the learning experience is life changing. There is not a dull moment at Rotolo. I've made some of the most amazing friends here and I have really been learning a lot more then when I was in 5th grade. I just really enjoy Rotolo middle school

  • (9 months ago)

    The Office for Civil Rights in Chicago would like to hear about accommodations not being followed. I had three children go through Rotolo. The oldest who was in counseling by 8th grade was told he was not honors material at High School transition (without explanation). The middle child's reading comprehension regressed at Rotolo and is many years below grade level. The youngest child tested into Algebra I in 6th grade at Northwestern U. but was deemed unfit for challenge Math because MAP scores weren't high enough! Go private or get in front of the school board to voice concerns.

  • (1 year ago)

    Rotolo middle school is a great school and does a great job at acclimating the 6th graders.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school is amazing. I can't believe how lucky I am to go here. My friends are amazing the teachers are fun and really motivate you to go furthur into your work. Math is not one of my best subjects but with the help of my 6th grade math teacher Mrs. Snell I have been able to get a really good grade in it! I can't wait for 7th grade this year.

  • (3 years ago)

    Worst school I've ever seen. The kids are horrible rude and morbid to eachother. Going there made me not want to live for a while. I was hospitalized for a while because of an other student. Bullying is out of control.

  • (3 years ago)

    The teachers I have come across at RMS have gone out of their way to help my daughter offering before school tutoring lunch-time homework club and lots of email communication to me when work hasn't been handed in on time or is incomplete. RMS is a big middle school with all the advantages that come along with it including lots of elective subjects and after-school clubs. However by having separate wings for each grade and then splitting each grade into smaller teams the students & parents benefit from the personal touch of a smaller school.

  • (3 years ago)

    Rotolo Middle School formerly Batavia Middle School does not have a safe encouraging or kind atmosphere. That perpetuates within the student population as the kids tend to be mean judgmental and verbally abusive in the worst way. This school is a great grooming facility for future bullies. Some of the teachers are really good but some are sub-standard.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love this school I went here for 3 years and loved every year of it. The teachers are great and everyone is so kind there.

  • (5 years ago)

    i go to this school and it is awesome great teachers and fun classes!

  • (5 years ago)

    I had a terrible experience when I went to Rotolo formerly Batavia Middle School. The people I went to school with were awful judgmental status-oriented and just plain mean--and I was the brunt of it. The teachers? Some were laughable others were okay. There was a definite lack of structure and challenge in a lot of my classes which I needed as a pre-teen. I'm surprised that I even got into Rosary because I was severely lacking in my writing analytical mathematical and scientific skills. Honestly Rosary helped me more than BMS--excuse me--RMS ever did.

  • (6 years ago)

    Rotolo has helped alot understanding my toughest subjects in school Math and science. I love my Advisroy teacher Mrs. Geisen and my Lit. and Social Studies teacher Mrs. S. I think it's great having gym every day it 's really good for you . I have lots of friends and if one happens to be mean to me i can always talk it out to our really nice 6th Grade consilor Mrs. Neice. I think Rotlo is a great place for a 6th Grader to go to after school activities are fun and educational.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is my daughter's first year at Rotolo. She's a sensitive kid but she loves the school and had zero problems adjusting. Rotolo does a good job of keeping 6th graders separated from the older kids.Teachers seem mostly satisfactory and the new principal seems involved qualified and approachable. Still getting to know teachers but it seems to be a parent consensus that Mr. Meyers is really an exceptional drama teacher (above and beyond with a great personality) and every kid including mine seems to love that class--even if they aren't into drama. Math is going well and science/history with Miss Statler is a favorite. She's truly nice to the kids connects with them and has great educational pets in-room like cool lizards. One bummer is the health class.

  • (7 years ago)

    My son was having trouble in a couple of his classes last year and it was tough for him until this year that Mr. O'Reily has had him in his class and let me tell my son has become more responsible and of an organizer and Mr. O'Reily has taken the time help in all of the areas he has needed and his grades have changed drastically for the better. I am very happy Sam Rotollo school

  • (8 years ago)

    Great athletic opportunities for the students. Helpful and enthusiastic staff.

  • (9 years ago)

    I love Rotolo! It is probably one of the best middle schools in Illinois! First of all academics are great! All the teachers have knowledge of the subject matter and can communicate it well. The Algebra program (starting in 6th grade) with Mrs. Swider is fantastically put together. Mrs. Dicke is a phenomenal Social Studies teacher and Mrs. Karas is a splendid Language Arts/Literature teacher. There are a lot of after-school clubs such as art club Builder's Club Game Club Book Club the Yearbook... and countless others. Parent involvement isn't very high very low as a matter of fact. The music program here is remarkable especially the husband/wife team of the Ozsvaths. This school has been a blessing and has really expanded my academic growth! I have learned so much in seventh grade!

  • (9 years ago)

    My daughter attended RMS. Her Literature/Language Arts teachers were outstanding and had great personal dedication to teaching. In the areas of Math and Science subjects which were a challenge for her she did not receive the same level of personal concern from teachers. There were many opportunities for success in Music Speech Drama Communications and Foreign Language.

  • (10 years ago)

    It's given me a lot of opportunities and though I didn't get along with some of my teachers there were others that hosted study halls and tried to motivate me to do my best by doing extra things for them! I love this school!

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