Cary Jr High School

2109 Crystal Lake Road, Cary, IL 60013
(847) 639-2148
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 1052 students 16 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

74%
74%
60%
76%
76%
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
  • Cary Central Consolidated School District 26 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

76%
76%
58%
75%
75%
59%
92%
92%
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
  • Cary Central Consolidated School District 26 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

79%
79%
60%
73%
73%
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
  • Cary Central Consolidated School District 26 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Cary Jr High School is a public middle school in Oakwood Hills. The principal of Cary Jr High School is Mrs. Linda Goeglein. 1,052 students go to Cary Jr High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 2% of the Cary Jr High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 6% of the 1,052 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 16% are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Cary Jr High School is 16:1. Ss Peter & Paul School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 82% 78%
Multiracial 3% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Asian 2% %
Hispanic 10% 14%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.5% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 16% 20%
Limited English proficiency 2% 8%
Economically disadvantaged 6% 6%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    my school is amazing! I am so excited to go back to school I the fall. The teachers on 6 gold were amazing. they have gotten back most of the specials to gym study hall music art and health. I love cjh it is amazing! I don't see why there r so many bad reviews about it. I love it way more than three oaks or briargate. go dragons!

  • (2 years ago)

    Cary Junior High has been wonderful! This is a community oriented school with tons of parent involvement. The teaching staff is top notch and always available for questions. The reputation of Cary Junior High is one of the reasons we chose our neighborhood and we are not disappointed!

  • (4 years ago)

    This school used to be a great school but the school district has now gotten rid of all specials - no art music pe foreign language facs or industrial tech. The elementary teachers are to teach art music and pe. These teachers are overworked and have no knowledge of those areas so basically the fundaments are not being taught. The junior high has pe but is planning on having only 2 teachers next year and 50 kids in a class so again the curriculum is compromised and the students are basically being supervised and not being taught. It is a shame what has happened to this once great district.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love my teachers at CJH i absolutly adore them! and i think they r the nicest group of people that i have ever met. and its not like we are little kids here thay keep us invoved in everything hands on experiance! love u guys!

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a fromer student of Cary Junior High! The staff is great. The teachers really explain and teach things well and do not load on the homework. The only down side to this school is that they are soo strict on the dress code for girls shorts!

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter's class was the first to graduate from the 'new' junior high. My son is now in the eighth grade. Every aspect of the school is outstanding. District 26 has consistency among all schools which is very helpful once students reach jr. high and high school. My child who was an 'average' student who always worked to the best of her abilities is now quite successful in college. My 'gifted' student has the study skills already which he will need to achieve success in high school not to mention that he is getting the education that suits him. The best part of CJH is that the teachers are always available to work with the family. We are happy to pay our taxes we know we are getting our money's worth.

  • (7 years ago)

    Alright im a student who goes here and i have a huge complaint - homework!! I mean seriusly its non stop.. they said it was something like an hour a day? uh no!! try more like 2 or more depending if you have a test the next day (and trust me theres MANY tests..) The building itself is nice though.. oh well still got the high school to look froward to right?

  • (7 years ago)

    I think that Cary Junior High is an outstanding school. As a student there I belive that all points of the school are covered academic extra curriculars sports competitions and assitance. The entire office staff is extremely nice and as well as adminstrators teachers and staff! Homework load is fine just enough to keep you on your toes there are no problems with teachers bullying is not a problem! All current CJH students and future CJH should really enjoy these two years of Junior High.

  • (10 years ago)

    I find Cary Jr. High to be outstanding in academics. The staff is caring and bright. Parent involvement is high. Something like 98% of the kids are all involved in some type of club and or sport. Principle is new in her spot this year but was vise principle last year and she is great with all this kids they look up to her.

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