School Details

Abbott Middle School

949 Van Street, Elgin, IL 60123
(847) 888-5160
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-8 486 students 15 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

58%
61%
59%
56%
52%
59%
77%
73%
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
  • School District U-46 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

46%
60%
59%
41%
55%
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
  • School District U-46 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Abbott Middle School is a public middle school in Elgin. The principal of Abbott Middle School is Kathy Davis. 486 students attend Abbott Middle School and are mostly Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Multiracial. 14% of the Abbott Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 58% of the 486 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 71% have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Abbott Middle School is 15:1. St Laurence Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • German
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 61% 44%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 8%
Multiracial 4% %
Asian 4% %
White, non-Hispanic 18% 38%
Black, non-Hispanic 12% 7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 71% 47%
Limited English proficiency 14% 20%
Economically disadvantaged 58% 43%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My boys is fitting in REALLY good and he says hes happy that i let him go 2 school. EXCEPT 4 the uniforms .He LOVES his Social Studies & Study Skills teachers. I want 2 thank ALL staff that helped put my boy @ ease when they had the emergency.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love that all the teachers make themselves so available to help and that they set high standards and expectations for the students.

  • (5 years ago)

    I currently attend Abbott Middle School and I have to say it's not as hyped up as the faculty makes it. We have 3 minute passing periods an overzealous principal and several teachers who are a bit too... well... you get the point. But quite frankly it's not that bad of a school nor that good. I thank the Lord I only have 2 more months left there.

  • (5 years ago)

    I've been attending this school for 2 years now and I really don't like it there. The new principle has really made it terrible. Uniforms 3 minutes passing periods the no excuses university. AWFUL. Im so glad I'll be leaving next year.

  • (6 years ago)

    We recently hired a new principal. She is really nice and tries to understand where we are coming from. She gave us our first graduation in years of 2008. It made me proud to know that i accomplished something. They had a strict policy but one that i could carry on for the future. I left Abbott Middle School with tears to know that i would no longer attend but most of all I left with pride.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am proud parent of a 8th grader who has attended ABS for 2 years. I would not hesitate to send my 6th grader here next year. The teachers have all been outstanding and offer many before or after school activities to keep your child out of 'trouble' or when extra help is needed. I cannot say enough good things about the music and drama department. Very caring and connected teachers on all accounts. Thanks!

  • (7 years ago)

    I went to Abbott in 7th grade and it was my first year in a public school. It was a very organized school and I felt like I was getting the attention I needed for my failing courses. They helped me exceed in my English to continue my dream of journalism. I am still attending Abbott Middle School and although it is quite challanging it teaches each student the tools they need so go to college.

  • (7 years ago)

    I went to Abbott for 1 year and I loved it. The classes were challenging and attending school there benefitted me in more ways than one.

  • (7 years ago)

    I dont like this school. I went to 7th grade there and most of the teachers there are rude and have bad attitudes. I was in the challenge english class and I barely got any help even when I was failing.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is great! My brother is in special Ed. and use to fail all his classes until he attended Abbott. His teachers helped him all the way and encouraged him to get the best out of school. Now he is a great student and is passing all his classes and is on the honor roll for the first time in his life. Unlike what some other person said above Abbott does help people who need help. So I believe Abbott is a great school. I attend it too and they give you lots of chances to get involved with your school. The teachers hope for your success there. I am not in the Special Ed. program but still every teacher there helps.

  • (10 years ago)

    I went to this school for one year and in that year I noticed that the teachers did not help the children that needed extra help the teachers basiclly let them fail and blamed it on the children being lazy. Part of the reason I switched schools was because I was so unhappy with the quality of Abbott Middle School.

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Overall score

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