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About This School

Hannah Beardsley Middle School is a public middle school in Crystal Lake. The principal of Hannah Beardsley Middle School is Mr. Ron Ludwig. 966 students attend Hannah Beardsley Middle School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Multiracial. 2% of the Hannah Beardsley Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 12% of the 966 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 18% have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Hannah Beardsley Middle School is 17:1. Immanuel Lutheran 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

    • Arabic
    • Cantonese
    • French
    • German
    • Hebrew
    • Italian
    • Japanese
    • Korean
    • Latin
    • Mandarin
    • Russian
    • Spanish
    • Tagalog
  • Sports

    • Badminton
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Bicycling
    • Cheerleading
    • Crew
    • Cross country
    • Fencing
    • Field hockey
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • Lacrosse
    • Martial arts self defense
    • P.E. classes
    • Rock climbing
    • Rugby
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Ultimate Frisbee
    • Volleyball
    • Water polo
    • Wrestling
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 79% 82%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Multiracial 3% %
Asian 2% %
Hispanic 14% 11%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 18% 11%
Limited English proficiency 2% 3%
Economically disadvantaged 12% 9%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    im in 6th grade and i love the school!!!!!!!!!!!!<mrs.barton rocks> wow use at least 15 words.

  • (2 years ago)

    Best School Ever! So many choices for everything! You can do alot of sports like Vollyball and Basketball and more! The Teachers are AWESOME! (especially Mr.Holmer) This school deserves 5 stars!

  • (4 years ago)

    I am in 6th grade and Mr. Ludwig makes all feel comfortable here. He's also very fun. You rock Mr. R!!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    I am currentky in 7th grd and i love the school!! Mr. Ludwig is the best pricipal ever. He aprecciates evrything you do. i love the hands on projects we do and the teacher are amazing at helping students with any questions they have. I luv HBMS (Hannah Beardsley Middle School).

  • (5 years ago)

    I love this school espically Ms.Milbratz because she breaks it down and doesnt change the topic until everyone gets it

  • (5 years ago)

    i am a 6th grader and i cannot think of anything wrong with this school! i give kudos to my teachers Mrs.Wynn(homeroom) and Mrs.Ryan (Block-B)(L.A. and S.S.)the principal is amazing and he has been there all 13yrs that the school has been around! if that doest say ' good guy' i dont know what does!!

  • (5 years ago)

    i'm a 7th grader and the schools exellent. now if only the grading system was more efficient this would be the perfact shcool

  • (5 years ago)

    I could not be more pleased with the quality of education and administration there at Hannah Beardsley.

  • (5 years ago)

    I thought the principle was amazing.He is there for every event let it be 6th 7th or 8th grade events. he involves himself with all the students in every range of academics. The teachers are supportive caring take extra time for my child when needed.

  • (7 years ago)

    I must say as a parent Hannah Beardsley is one of the highest ranked schools in Illinois. The teachers give each student attention and helps them when they see a strugle. The Language Arts/Reading teachers exceed what other middle school's would focus on. For example the students in eight grade work on building theme and relevance in their reading. In math the teachers help each student with all the care. This school is very high and has the most excellent and has one of the top teachers in the United States. A+

  • (7 years ago)

    As an 8th grader at HBMS I would like to say that I have spent the best three years here. The teachers and faculty members are great but the whole environment is simply amazing. The gifted program is probably the best program I have ever gone through. Who knew I could enjoy books such as 'To Kill A Mockingbird' 'My Antonia' and 'A Tale of Two Cities'! Also it has been great pleasure to experience the 'hands on' activities in Sewing and Home Ec. I am extremely saddened to know that future students will not have the same pleasure. The teachers at Hannah are truly one-of-a-kind. They really reach out to each student and are fun to be around. Not to mention the fact that they hold such amazing after school activities such as drama club jazz band basketball and volleyball. I will miss this school. sincerely an 8th grader who cares.

  • (7 years ago)

    I love how it's very organized and it's a great school to have your child in it has many different classes and very smart teachers that will teach your kids a lot! Also they have Lots and lots of activity's going on after school like clubs sports and student council too!My child has become a better student and more responsible all thanks to Hannah Beardsley Middle School! I hope you child can experience the wonders of HBMS(Hannah Beardsly Middle School) Too!

  • (9 years ago)

    My daughter came from an academically challenging environment in Chicago and I was worried that HBMS wouldn't compare. Boy was I wrong! They have done a great job in preparing her for the challenges of High School and she's been on the honor roll each year of her enrollment. This has done wonders for her self esteem! They have tons of activities for the students and they are willing to spend extra time helping individuals. I credit Principal Ludwig AP Mr. Urbanek and the host of great educators they employ with equipping my child very well for her future endeavors.

  • (9 years ago)

    I'm a busdriver for District 47/155. I can't give a review of the academics at Hannah but I can say that the students are among the best behaved children that ride the school busses. I have to believe that has something to do with how the principal and the teachers at Hannah interact with the students. Thanks for making our job safer and more enjoyable.

  • (9 years ago)

    i am an 8th grader at beardsley and it's the best school in illinois! The past 3 years that i was a student here was probally the best place anyone could ever be. The teachers are always envolved and devoted. The principal is so wonderful and appreciates anythinga ny student does for him/ school. He makes each and every student feel equal and reconzies if they do something good! I love the BeArS!!

  • (10 years ago)

    We have been involved with 3 different schools due to moves. HBMS is by far the best! The #1 reason the schools works is because of Ron Ludwig the principal. He cares about his school and his students. The education is top rate. They believe in hands-on learning and letting the kids experience knowledge first hand. Emphasis is put on character and quality in sports too. The kids have a ton of clubs to choose from. The administration tries to get every child involved in something. Check out their website under for more information.

  • (11 years ago)

    This school Is the best. I wish I would have gone here. It's a high standard school and the inside is beautiful. The facilities are very clean. My daughter loves this school. She said that she would love to graduate from HBMS. I would like her to also. If we were to move I would drive for as long as it takes just so she can graduate from Hannah Beardsley Middle School.

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