School Details

Richard F Bernotas Middle School

170 North Oak Street, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
(815) 459-9210
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 1014 students 17 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

80%
78%
60%
70%
70%
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
  • Crystal Lake CCSD 47 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

75%
76%
59%
65%
67%
59%
83%
87%
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
  • Crystal Lake CCSD 47 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

75%
76%
59%
72%
74%
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
  • Crystal Lake CCSD 47 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Richard F Bernotas Middle School is a public middle school in Crystal Lake. The principal of Richard F Bernotas Middle School is Mrs. Lori Sorensen. 1,014 children attend Richard F Bernotas Middle School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 2% of the Richard F Bernotas Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 11% of the 1,014 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 18% get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Richard F Bernotas Middle School is 17:1. Immanuel Lutheran School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 79% 82%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Asian 4% %
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 1%
Multiracial 2% %
Hispanic 12% 11%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

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

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    The new theme they are trying to incorporate is not affective (the six pillars character) and seems pointless. It has not changed any way we feel towards our peers and ourselves. The school has a pretty fair environment except for the few teachers who are not as much of a pleasure to be around. The food they serve at school has slowly gotten worse. There is a sandwich line with processed cheese and meat and the choices in the regular line include pizza cheeseburgers dry packaged salads hot dogs tacos wraps which are just the salad wrapped up in a tortilla and then the daily choice which normally is either chicken nuggets or chicken sandwiches. Now I would like to speak of the more positive things in the school. The support the principals give us are exceptional on a personal level. Also most teachers give you the freedom to listen to music in class. I also enjoy the tv show in the morning that informs us about the activities and sports going on. There are many other things I would like to say about this school but obviously there are not enough characters given. Overall Bernotas has a pretty well formed staff but not as good intentions for the students.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is the best Crystal Lke has to offer for middle schools. Staff was outstanding leadership A + and they really care about their children. The environment was beyond pleasant in comparison to the other middle school and they promote a very pleasant atmosphere.

  • (6 years ago)

    I love my a Middle School but a few new things may be done =) (Painting walls new floors lockers)

  • (8 years ago)

    My daughter is starting her 3rd year at Bernotas. For the most part we're very happy. The discipline can be a bit overboard at times but that may be necessary give the times we live in. She's had great teachers who are very accessible for help. They all have email and have been very quick to respond to any concerns or questions.

  • (8 years ago)

    My daughter attended this school for 2 years and I couldn't be happier. The teacher / parent contact was very good and my daugher enjoyed going to school every day. My daugher was in special education and I found they cared and really were very in tuned to her needs. Now we're moving and it will be a real chore trying to find something that will measure up to this school. They really went over and beyond.

  • (10 years ago)

    So far we (my husband and I) have been very impressed with the way the school is shaping our child. The whole atmosphere is very real. There is a lot more diversity in this school which is precisely how it should be considering the fact that minorities play a very major role in organizations. The Principal and Vice-principals are pretty up to date with the current methodology of teaching and they appear more grounded. The only negative point is the lack of timely communication. But then this is not to be blamed on the school. Middle-schoolers are notorious for leaving things in their lockers.

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