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About This School

Arbor Park Middle School is a public middle school. The principal of Arbor Park Middle School is Mrs. Mary Beth Sexton. 653 students go to Arbor Park Middle School and identify as Asian/Pacific Islander; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 4% of the Arbor Park Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 22% of the 653 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 30% have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Arbor Park Middle School is 15:1. St George School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • Korean
    • Spanish
  • Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 7%
White, non-Hispanic 57% 58%
Asian 5% %
Multiracial 4% %
Hispanic 23% 20%
Black, non-Hispanic 10% 8%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 30% 0%
Limited English proficiency 4% 9%
Economically disadvantaged 22% 24%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    I send my children to a wonderful school. The administration works with each child independently. No one falls through the cracks they meet everyone's needs. They Rock! The entire staff works with the PTO and attends several after school functions just to watch their students. That is dedication.

  • (4 years ago)

    I spent my teaching career teaching at Arbor Park. Many great memories. Formerly know as Diana Sadowski. My son also attended Arbor Park.

  • (4 years ago)

    Arbor Park School District is great. I have one daughter in High School who went through the Arbor Park School District and she is doing great - honors courses and National Honor Society - she still stays in touch with some of her teachers from Arbor Park because they did make a difference in her life. My other daughter is in kindergarten and is just starting her academic life with Arbor Park - looking forward to another success story.

  • (4 years ago)

    Great teachers and a good after school program.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love love love this school. There is truly no other way to put it. This school has truly changed my life. It has an incredible staff wonderful teachers and great students. I'm one of those who likes one on one learning and at Arbor you get a whole lot of that. And after a long day at school there are so many activities for kids participate in. We have a basketball and volleyball team an art club band and choir and so much more. I look to Arbor as my second home. And i will never forget the difference that this school has made in my life. I have one year left here. And i truly want to make it the best it possibly can be.

  • (5 years ago)

    The teachers are unreasonable. The teachers use there power the wrong way. They do something you have to do it no buts no suggestions. You ask them something you have to do it. Other that that the school is good. it's safe clean and have good learning stuff.

  • (6 years ago)

    Hi I'm a graduate of Arbor Park. i graduated in the class of 2004 when the school was still located on 159th street... this school has been such a success for me and helped me achieve the knowledge for what i needed to be part of the NHS at Oak Forest High Scool. It is because of all the teachers at Arbor Park and of all their pushing and striving for me to climb the educatoinal stairway that i have achieved a GPA of 6.00165 on a 6 point scale.

  • (7 years ago)

    My son just completed 5th grade at Arbor Park and although he only made honor roll in 3rd quarter I like the school. Most of the teachers are demanding especially Mrs. Madura. I know alot of parents don't care for her but I liked her no-nosense approach. She expected the most out of her students. My younger son will be attending Morton Gingerwood this fall and I am confident of the quality of education he will be receiving there. He just completed Kindegarten at Kimberly Heights and I can't say enough about the dedication and commitment from all the teachers within the district.

  • (7 years ago)

    My son who is a high honor roll senior at Tinley Park High School went to Arbor Park 5-8 grade and the teachers are excellent. My son prior to Arbor Park went to Posen Schools who are very behind in English and Math but Arbor teachers helped my son improve and succeed. Arbor Park also has a brand new state of the art school just built over the last year. I highly recommend Arbor!

  • (7 years ago)

    This is by far the worst school I have ever had to deal with. I have a 22 yr. old daughter and have dealt with several schools in the south suburbs. My youngest daughter attended Arbor Park for 8th grade. When records were transfered noone took notice that she was a special ed student even though I mentioned it at registration. She was threatened and harrassed by other students yet the faculty and administration took a very lackadaisical attitude about it. I was warned by other parents when we first moved to Oak Forest about what a horrible school it was but I assumed it was just a problem they were having. I was wrong and saw it first hand myself. If I could have moved to pull her out of the school I would have.

  • (8 years ago)

    I think Arbor Park Middle School is a fantastic school. My child has neve complained. I am not happy with the new principal for next year Ms. Sexton. There is art club band computer club national junior honor society principal advisory community service association and so many more programs. I am involved in the school district running copies etc. Go PANTHERS!!!!

  • (10 years ago)

    My son has been at Arbor Park for the past two years (7th & 8th grades). This year he has made the honor roll each quarter. The expectations are higher here than at his previous school and his grades reflect that. I am impressed with the principal and all the teachers my son has had during these past 2 yrs.

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