School Details

Wentworth Jr High School

560 Superior Avenue, Calumet City, IL 60409
(708) 862-0750
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 442 students 18 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

35%
35%
60%
33%
33%
57%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2013-2014 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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Calumet City School District 155 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

26%
26%
58%
41%
41%
59%
51%
51%
80%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2013-2014 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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Calumet City School District 155 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

34%
34%
60%
28%
28%
56%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2013-2014 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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Calumet City School District 155 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Wentworth Jr High School is a public middle school in Burnham. The principal of Wentworth Jr High School is Ms. Ermetra Olawumi. 442 students go to Wentworth Jr High School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 2% of the Wentworth Jr High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 82% of the 442 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 64% have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Wentworth Jr High School is 18:1. Lincoln Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 70% 65%
Hispanic 26% 30%
Multiracial 2% 1%
White, non-Hispanic 2% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.5% 0%
Asian 0.5% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 64% 60%
Limited English proficiency 2% 13%
Economically disadvantaged 82% 67%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    I got to this school I've been going for almost 2 yrs and they don't even give u heathly food they heat up TV dinners and feed you them. They write you up for no reason. Teachers are rude. Don't stop another student from bullying another student. Don't let you use the bathroom. Bathroom always dirty. Don'tget enough breakfast. Milk is sspoiled/or frozen. Nurse isn't always there. And principals don't do nothing but sit in there office all day. Gym teachers yell at you if you walk in after all the students and most of all this school is MOSTLY DRAMA!!!! DONT SEND YOYR CHILD HERE!!!!

  • (3 years ago)

    I'm a student here and i don't know why parents are saying that its really bad in this school because they don't even go to the school and don't know what's going on. My opinion is that the students are the one's who could actually say things about the school. So if your child is getting wrote up for no reason there should be one probably their behavior or something else they've done. So its not even as bad as you parents say it is.

  • (3 years ago)

    Unfortunately this is my daughter 1st year attending this school and I regret transferring her here because it's a mess. They are always writing kids up for no reason and dont interven in problems that need to be addressed. There isn't any order in this shool. I have email mailed teacher weekly and no response. They don't care about the children and just going for a paycheck! Please be advised! DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILDREN HERE. TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE!

  • (3 years ago)

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  • (5 years ago)

    Unfortunately I must agree with the other reviews. The principle and teachers do not care about the students. It is a job to them versus a career. Their dedication level is poor. I often see the principle out a bars trying to find a date. The principle's emphasis should be placed on the children and their education.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is terrible the teachers do not care about students or Parents. The children that go to this school do not have any respect fot anything. They should save tax payers money and close all three of the schools. They really are not teaching and the children are not learning waste of time and my money.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son attended this school last year and unfortunately I must agree with some of the comments I've read here. There seemed to be a general lack of discipline at the school. I don't know whether to attribute it to the teachers or the parents. What I witnessed was parents who did not seem to know or care about the kinds of antics their children were up to at school and children who felt free to try to terrorize classes mock teachers and bully other children. Some of the staff were great and were about the business of really trying to help the children but there were others who seemed not to know much about teaching and were getting a check while their classrooms were supremely disorderly.

  • (6 years ago)

    Although most of these passages are correct I would like to see more parental envolvement and discipline amongst our teachers.What the students call the bench is supposed to a bad thing not a regular routine. I am now in eight grade and about to graduate and last year with my peers behavior I am suprised that they passed.I understand the point of view parents are coming from and agree with them by saying students don't represent me the school or parents. Also a lot of my peers are into the new fad called sagging which I find doesn't represent any of us.I am in the scholastic bowl 8th grade basketball team and math bowl. I am very intelligent and disciplined which I can't necessarily say about many of our other students.Right now our basketball team has 0 wins and 8 losses all because we can't get our grades up. Thank you!

  • (7 years ago)

    Unfortunately my son attends this school and it's a mess. There isn't an arts program at this school. There isn't any order in this shool. I went to the school to sit in my son's classes and in one class the teacher lets them do as they please. Unacceptable.

  • (7 years ago)

    I disagree with most of the comments posted here. It is not the school's fault for how our children behave. We as parents should began discipline at home and teach them how to respect adults and to respect themselves. It is easier to blame someone else other than yourselves. Take the time to teach your children to behave and to learn some manners. This way they can go to school to learn not act like wild animals.

  • (7 years ago)

    Well when I first when to register my son as a transfer student I was STUNNED and very unsure as to if Iwanted my children to attend this school. Its very unfortunate that this is the only JR HIGH in the district and pray that when my son is done with intermidate school there would have been some changes to this school. Children were everywhere there does not seem to be any since of order/discipline set in the school. CHildren were yelling in the hallways not caring how they represent themselves or the school. You see nothing but children sitting on the 'hot bench'. I left in tears saying to myself is this what my son has to expect coming here coming from a very well educated 0 tolerance school. District 109 in Justice.

  • (7 years ago)

    I been at this school for 2 years and I can not say anything postive about it.The principal does not do very well. And she does'nt even know your name. She only knows the the'bad kids' names.

  • (8 years ago)

    I totally agree...I cant say one good thing about this school

  • (9 years ago)

    This school is horrible. Its like a prison for children.

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