School Details

Eisenhower Jr High School

1410 75th Street, Darien, IL 60561
(630) 964-5200
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 571 students 16 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

72%
72%
60%
72%
72%
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
  • Darien School District 61 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

69%
69%
59%
72%
72%
59%
88%
88%
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
  • Darien School District 61 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

67%
67%
59%
66%
66%
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
  • Darien School District 61 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Eisenhower Jr High School is a public middle school in Darien. The principal of Eisenhower Jr High School is Mr. Michael Fitzgerald. 571 students go to Eisenhower Jr High School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Black, non-Hispanic. 5% of the Eisenhower Jr High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 16% of the 571 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 25% are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Eisenhower Jr High School is 16:1. Cass Jr High School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 59% 61%
Multiracial 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 15% 13%
Asian/Pacific Islander 13% 11%
Hispanic 13% 13%
Asian 11% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 25% 23%
Limited English proficiency 5% 12%
Economically disadvantaged 16% 14%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Eisenhower is a great school! I love when I ask my child how was your day at school and his replies are always ...Awesome....Great....I had a good day. The teachers are caring and easy to communicate with. I couldn't ask for a better Junior High.

  • (1 year ago)

    Eisenhower Junior High... Some of the teachers will hold a special place in your heart. Others you will remember in a bad way... Our varsity volleyball team and bands are on the list of the best in the state but academic-wise... Not amazing.

  • (3 years ago)

    I love Eisenhower! The teachers are tough enough that you learn but you don't melt under pressure. Contrary to one of the reviews the band is amazing with the current band teacher directing it. The band is like a family. We got two superiors and excellent ratings this past trip in Toranto! Academics wise I think Eisenhower is doing an outstanding job. The school provides for the disabilities whether it is academic or physical. We work hard and the student council is doing very well also. Go Leadership Team! I'll miss Eisenhower and will visit when I can.

  • (3 years ago)

    My daughter is currently enrolled in this school graduating soon. The teachers are very hard to get in contact with they never check their e-mails! The band program WAS good when Mr. Larson was teaching there was plenty of discipline and the kids just do not follow through anymore. The principal does not do a good job of disciplining the students either. The school was quite a disappointment and I am very glad I have no younger children that will be going there anymore.

  • (5 years ago)

    As a current student here I have to say that this is a pretty good school. It has amazing teachers that really do care and are a lot of fun while teaching. I am a very academic oriented student so I was part of the Gifted Cluster. The teachers did teach me a lot and I have exceptionally well on the ISAT's. The school also has a great band program and lots of after school activities. The environment is friendly even though there are some students that are bullies as in every other school. I have had a great experience so far!

  • (6 years ago)

    I think that Eisenhower is awesome. We get to have so many choices for extra-curricular activities. Also the band is amazing! We are probably one of the best in the country.

  • (6 years ago)

    I love the band program at EJH. The principal currently is nice too. It really is a great school. I think the best part of the school is the kids really. They are really nice and I think EJH is one of the best schools around!

  • (7 years ago)

    First I want to say that EJH most certainly accommodates students with disabilities contrary to a certain response here. I personally watched administrators bend over backwards for two siblings of a friend of mine. (One child had Down's the other CP) Keep in mind that the parents of disabled children tend to demand far too much from their public schools (IE new specialized medical equipment additional things not required by law) Second EJH was one of my favorite schools growing up. I know Mr Larson is gone now but the band program he created really gave me the discipline to succeed in life. EJH has incredible caring teachers. Darien Public Schools are simply some of the best in the area. Anyone fortunate enough to attend these schools will realize as they get older how lucky they were.

  • (8 years ago)

    I offer a positive point of view...Eisenhower has been a wonderful school for all three of my children! Academics are challenging and prepare students well for high school. Opportunities abound in music art sports student council as well as other areas. Many of the teachers make a point of sending home periodic grade reports and E-mails; I have never been surprised at report card time. In turn they are responsive to my calls and E-mails. I can't say enough about staff and administration. I have found them caring and concerned. My childrens' experiences with the school as well as my experiences have been overwhelmingly positive.

  • (8 years ago)

    This school has been a big disappointment. I went to school here in the '80's and thought it would be the best choice for my son but he has struggled since he has attended this school. Trying to get the administration to do the necessary testing my son needs has been nothing but a hassle. It has taken me 2 years to get the administrators to do the necessary testing that my son needs to succeed in school. It is a fine school for kids that can fit into the general population but if your child has any learning issues the school really falls short.

  • (9 years ago)

    Outstanding school. The best investement in character education you can make for your children. Truly wonderful academics. Overall a wonderful place.

  • (9 years ago)

    The academic programs are great they help me alot to be able to get good grades in school. They have alot of fun things to do before and after school like sports clubs and programs to help academicaly too. I am a wrestler at this school and it is one of the best thing i think. My parents get grade slips 1 time a week that they have to sign.

  • (10 years ago)

    This truly a terrible school that showcases all that is wrong in the public schools. This school took on lassiez faire attitude and was extremely biased and especially biased towards athletes. The music program is good though but all that can not overshadow the truly bad parts of the school. Bullying is rampant and the school does nothing except for very rhetoric based character education videos. Do not even think about send your kids here!

  • (10 years ago)

    I had a lot of trouble with being informed of my sons progress. The teachers were a mix some tried very hard to assist my son and keep me informed but most were oblivious and even after many requests they just would not 'get involved' with his acedemic organizational issues. They do however have a great counselor who works very hard to help solve issues with the students he shows he cares about his job and the kids.

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