Rosa L Parks Middle School

14700 Robey Avenue, Dixmoor, IL 60426
(708) 371-9575
1

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 390 students 15 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

42%
41%
60%
32%
31%
57%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2013-2014 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. In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.
  • This school in 2014
  • W Harvey-Dixmoor Public School District 147 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

24%
24%
58%
29%
29%
59%
53%
53%
80%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2013-2014 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. In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.
  • This school in 2014
  • W Harvey-Dixmoor Public School District 147 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

26%
26%
60%
27%
27%
56%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2013-2014 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. In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.
  • This school in 2014
  • W Harvey-Dixmoor Public School District 147 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Rosa L Parks Middle School is a public middle school in Dixmoor. The principal of Rosa L Parks Middle School is Abigail Phillips. 390 children attend Rosa L Parks Middle School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 0% of the Rosa L Parks Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 100% of the 390 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 96% are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Rosa L Parks Middle School is 15:1. Jules Hutton Christian Institute is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Dance
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 74% 68%
Hispanic 26% 31%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 0%
Asian 0% %
White, non-Hispanic 0% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 96% 85%
Limited English proficiency 0% 11%
Economically disadvantaged 100% 96%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    This school is a sad joke. If you can help it do not send your children here. The administration really do not care nor do the teachers.

  • (1 year ago)

    My 6 grade girl just told 02/23/14 a boy in her class sells marihuana in the school .im not worried about her i know my girl iknow she won't do any of that. its just sad and impresive how nobody knows . What should i do?

  • (2 years ago)

    This school isn't bad if your child hangs out with a good crowd. In fact i like this school. the new princeable and superinttendint takes good care of things!!!!

  • (2 years ago)

    To me I don't think the school will be that bad its just the fact that kids mite be bullied by other kids that's one of the main reasons why I am scared to go to that school. Why is that it's because I'm a pretty short kid and I don't want kids picking on me sooo .... Yeah P.S. Im going there to be a 6th grader

  • (3 years ago)

    I CANNOT TOLERATE ONE MORE DAY OF MY CHILD GOING THIS SCHOOL! NO ONE HERE CARES ABOUT THE KIDS. THIS SCHOOL IS HORRIFIC. THE TEACHERS ARE LAZY THE PRINCIPAL COULD CARE LESS ABOUT WHAT IS HAPPENING THE STUDENTS RUN THE BUILDING. I AM FRIGHTENED EVERY TIME I GO THERE. I NEVER SEE ANYONE SUPERVISING KIDS. THE HALLS ARE ALWAYS FULL OF KIDS WITH NO ADULTS PRESENT. DO ANY WORK THERE? I THINK SO. WHY IS IT THAT THIS UNACCEPTABLE LEVEL OF EDUCATION IS TOLERATED BY THE ADMINISTRATION AND SCHOOL BOARD? PARENTS WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS...NOW!

  • (5 years ago)

    PARENTS LETS GET INVOLVED I AM I HAVE BEEN SEEING IT FOR YEARS ITS TIME TO STAND UP AND HELP OUR SCHOOL BECOME BETTER AND HOLD OURSELVES AND THE WORKERS IN THE SCHOOL FOR THE SUCCESS OF THE STUDENTS IN THIS COMMUNITY WE CANT STAND FOR THE FACULTY TO SPEAK SLANG TO OUR KIDS AND EXPECT THEM TO LEARN HOW TO BE MOST PRODUCTIVE IN THEIR SPEAKING WE CANT CONTINUE TO LET THE LITTLE WRONGS AND MISCONDUCT OF THE SCHOOL OFFICALS AND STAFF BE IGNORED I AM STARTING TODAY PLEASE JOIN ME

  • (5 years ago)

    I attend this school and Ms. Phillips and Mr. Lee are doing their best to make the school better. We have many after-school programs and extra-curriculum activities. We even have smartboards and Mac Computers and laptops. Even though the student body behavior is out of control we are getting better. So anyone to say that this school is bad ummm YOU'RE DEAD WRONG!!!

  • (10 years ago)

    I am a parent of two children in this school. The principal Mr. Jackson does not focus on the children's education. He focuses only on their behavior and dress code. He runs this facility as if it were a jail not a place of education. I attended the open house and all he could speak about was behavior none of the teachers or the principal spoke about education and what their plans are for the new school year to assist the children in performing at grade level. This school constantly performs below any of the other middle schools in the south suburbs and I attribute that to the lack of leadership in the school district.

  • (11 years ago)

    This school (and the district for that matter) is terrible! I found that some of the teachers are not qualified and are not responsive to the needs of the children. Both Sylvan Learning Center and I tried to coordinate with this school a learning plan for my child to bring him to grade level and never received a response.

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