School Details

Aptakisic Junior High School

1231 Weiland Road, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
(847) 353-5500
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-8 460 students 12 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

78%
78%
59%
80%
80%
59%
88%
88%
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
  • Aptakisic-Tripp Central Consolidated School District 102 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

82%
82%
59%
84%
84%
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
  • Aptakisic-Tripp Central Consolidated School District 102 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Aptakisic Junior High School is a public middle school in Buffalo Grove. The principal of Aptakisic Junior High School is Mrs. Jessica McIntyre. 460 children attend Aptakisic Junior High School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 6% of the Aptakisic Junior High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 5% of the 460 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 8% get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Aptakisic Junior High School is 12:1. Meridian Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 72% 63%
Hispanic 4% 5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 20% 29%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Asian 19% %
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 8% 8%
Limited English proficiency 6% 15%
Economically disadvantaged 5% 5%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Great school like the teachers and the principal. School process is very organized good communication with the parents. Never had any issues as a parent. I do agree though with the other parent regarding iPads - they are not helpful they take away focus from learning too much time spent on iTunes and games.

  • (1 year ago)

    My school is Aptakisic Junior High School and they help students learn and have fun. We have our own iPads to help us. These are very useful and it is easy to communicate and get work to teachers.

  • (1 year ago)

    School building is Next to major power lines which I find extremely absurd. Cross-country practice/meets happens right under power lines. I can't believe district didn't try to acquire lands during real estate down-turn to build a new building elsewhere. Kids do like school and teachers look friendly. After-school activity/club variety lucking compare to nearby districts. And after-school activity bus seems to take forever. They gave kids IPADs with learning in mind and made them take those home and allowed kids install non-violent games on that device. If I wanted to attach my kid to more electronic devices I would have bought one myself. I am all pro-technology learning but sending those home with kids is unnecessary step. Also school should probably start green biking initiative like other nearby districts adding volunteers to monitor major intersections nearby not just the one across from school.

  • (5 years ago)

    Its very small and all the teachers are mean. They are not very good at educating. They need to work on it.

  • (5 years ago)

    Teachers here were very rude and most of them lacked the ability to teach. Almost all of these teachers work here due to connections (parents worked here etc.). They need to hire some real educators.

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Overall score

(based on 9 ratings & reviews)

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