School Details

Nathan Hale Middle School

5220 135th Street, Crestwood, IL 60445
(708) 385-6690
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 303 students 11 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

41%
43%
60%
46%
45%
59%

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
  • Cook County School District 130 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

49%
42%
59%
52%
45%
59%
85%
76%
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
  • Cook County School District 130 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

61%
41%
59%
55%
47%
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
  • Cook County School District 130 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Nathan Hale Middle School is a public middle school in Crestwood. The principal of Nathan Hale Middle School is Mr. John Dudzik. 303 students go to Nathan Hale Middle School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 2% of the Nathan Hale Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 63% of the 303 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 77% have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Nathan Hale Middle School is 11:1. Elim Christian School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 44% 27%
White, non-Hispanic 32% 15%
Hispanic 22% 55%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 0.5%
Asian 1% %
Multiracial 0.6% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.6% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 77% 71%
Limited English proficiency 2% 22%
Economically disadvantaged 63% 78%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I went to this school and now my daughter is in 6th grade. I love this school! I think she is getting an excellent education. The teachers have high expectations for the students and they are academic powerhouses. They teach tirelessly and care about my child like she was their own. And that principal and new assistant prinicpal are exceptional! I hope they never leave!

  • (1 year ago)

    NATHAN HALE MIDDLE SCHOOL - THIS SCHOOL HAS HORRIBLE COMMUNICATION WHEN IT COMES TO TEACHER PARENT UPDATES. THE PRINCIPLE I THINK IS VERY UNFAIR WHEN TRYING TO RESOLVE ISSUES BETWEEN STUDENT AND TEACHER I ALSO THINK POLITICS PLAY A MAJOR ROLE AT THIS SCHOOL. MRS. MENDOZA (SPECIAL ED TEACHER) IS IMPOSSIBLE TO WORK WITH AS FAR AS STUDENT - TEACHER-PARENT RELATIONSHIP THIS PARTICULAR TEACHER IS VERY COMBATIVE. HOWEVER MRS. MCNEIL IS AN ASSET TO THIS SCHOOL AND DOES HER BEST TO HELP EACH AND EVERY CHILD.

  • (2 years ago)

    Nathan Hale Middle School is a great school to send your kids. All the staff members are great and keeps the parents informed on everything. Mrs. McNeal is a great asset to this school also. She never fails to report whatever is going on with my child. Keep up the great work.

  • (2 years ago)

    This is a great school. Great staff great environment. I transfered my two older kids into this school and right away were welcomed and started to perform better. Now i transfered my youngest into 6th grade and already has great friends and great motivation to come to school everyday. The parents have always showed alot of involvement and interest for the this school. There are 3 middle schools and i am glad Hale is one of them.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love NHM school because the teachers there care about their students. Some of the teachers have seen multiple generations of my family and they exp. teachers who make a difference

  • (5 years ago)

    This is my child second year at nathan hale and i do see a lot of potential for the kids that do not need the additional attention and help. If your child is already bright and need no help in any area then he/she will acheive all goals. However i feel this school lacks the help for children that does not already have great attention span or is not a quick learner. Smaller classes make smarter kids. Too many kids to a class.

  • (6 years ago)

    i happen to go to hale middle and i think the teachers are great the curriculum amazing and overall its a great school to attend.

  • (8 years ago)

    I am actually surprised at some of the parents reviews that I read. I currently have a daughter at Nathan Hale Middle School in the 6th grade. This is her first year at Nathan Hale and it also her first year at a public school. I am aware of my daughters weak academic areas and I have taken steps to communicate to her teachers that I need constant communication and updates on my child's status. It has only been a few weeks and I have spoken with her teachers and received progress academic reports on my child's status. I think it is all about communication with your child's teacher and staying on top of child making sure he or she is doing what they are suppose to do. However I do agree about email. They do need to have that available for communication between parent and student.

  • (8 years ago)

    This school is severely lacking in all areas! These teachers are letting the kids 'slide by.' There is no communication and the school is behind the times as far as having an updated website & use of e mail. I was told last year that the teachers don't use e mail because the 'system has a lot of bugs.' Poor excuse. This school needs to get with the times -- how about using powerschool like many of the other schools in the area?

  • (8 years ago)

    newly remodeled school but lack substance

  • (8 years ago)

    I think the teachers need to inform the parents a little more regarding the childs academic profile. I'm also dissappointed in the school regarding summer school. My step son has failed 3 courses all year and they didn't send him to summer school or offer tuttoring.

  • (8 years ago)

    I think this school lacks teachers who go above and beyond when they see students who are struggling they don't step up to the plate. These teachers will allow students to just get by and I believe a teacher should never allow a student to just get by. I am beyond disappointed in this school and would not recommend it. I feel as if I have let my child down by giving her the education this school provides.

  • (10 years ago)

    Nathan is great school with some of the better teachers in the school industry. Mrs. Vanheel the whole eight grade staff Mrs. Parham Mrs. Shinsky Mr. Harsen Mr.Frederick and everyone else. They really help me to continue persuing my dream in the technology field. So to everyone there thanks. They really provided me with skill I may carry with me through life. Especailly organizational skills and my spelling skills. Chris Pace

  • (10 years ago)

    Nathan Hale is A great school to go to.I loved my two years of being there for 7th and 8th. My 8th grade year for the year 2003-2004 was so great I wanted to stay again. My teachers Mrs.Parham Mr.Harasen Mr.Fred Ms.Barajaz Mrs.Castaneda Mr.Applegate and the rest Mr.mcLaughlin and Mrs.Battles I will miss them all dearly.

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