School Details

Fox River Grove Middle School

401 Orchard Street, Fox River Grove, IL 60021
(847) 516-5105
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 5-8 234 students 14 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

83%
83%
59%
83%
83%
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
  • Fox River Grove Cons School District 3 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

66%
66%
60%
71%
71%
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
  • Fox River Grove Cons School District 3 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

66%
66%
59%
69%
69%
59%
87%
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
  • Fox River Grove Cons School District 3 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

79%
79%
59%
75%
75%
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
  • Fox River Grove Cons School District 3 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Fox River Grove Middle School is a public middle school in Fox River Grove. The principal of Fox River Grove Middle School is Mr. Eric Runck. 234 students go to Fox River Grove Middle School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 0% of the Fox River Grove Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 7% of the 234 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 11% are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Fox River Grove Middle School is 14:1. Trinity Oaks Christian Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 88% 85%
Hispanic 7% 10%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Multiracial 2% 3%
Asian 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 11% 11%
Limited English proficiency 0% 6%
Economically disadvantaged 7% 9%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    The principal at fox river grove middle school is a very rude unprofessional man. He has the nerve to lecture me on timely arrival when his own staff closed the back entrance 3 minutes early so we had to go all the way around! When I called to complain about his conduct I got no satisfaction and it was said " he was having a bad day" such a boys club over there. Maybe if enough people complain (like the post before mine also had a complaint about the principal) The school board will take action and get us a kind nice principal.

  • (4 years ago)

    The teachers at the schools seem to be professional and for the most part caring. However I haven't seen much program creativity or innovation among any of the grades. Maybe the curriculum doesn't allow for that. There are options for extracurricular activities but if you don't excel don't expect to play or participate. A standard you'd expect at the high school level but not necessarily middle school or elementary. While the small town feel has its appeal in many ways it is also an environment that is a bit unwelcoming to newcomers and very cliquish. We tried to give it a chance but when we saw the children and parents were not about to warm up and other "new" families were expressing the same experience we decided it was time to find another community.

  • (7 years ago)

    I love this school. This school can be a bit harsh at times but a lot of schools are like that. If you are a student there are great friends and people to be made in this great environment for cirruculum

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is too small and too narrow-minded. Not enough programs offered for gifted students no accelerated programs and the few after-school programs revolve around sports only. They do not welcome diversity or creative thinking. The students and the parents/teachers relationships are very clique-ish. If you aren't from here and haven't lived here since your kids were young people can be very unwelcoming. I wish I wouldn't have sent my kids here. They have both been extremely bored and unchallenged and have not found their place. The teachers and principal have allowed my youngest to be bullied at the school repeatedly and have taken no action.

  • (8 years ago)

    Great school. Excellent teachers.

  • (8 years ago)

    The Fox River Grove school district is doing a huge disservice to the working families in this community by not providing any after school programs. Particularly the middle school level where traditional day care is not suited for this age level. Something should be done to address this since there a quite a few families that have put their children in private school for this very reason. For the amount of money that families are paying for private school tuition wouldn t it make sense to keep those revenues in-house through an extended school program?

  • (9 years ago)

    Though Fox River Grove is part of the metroploitan Chicago Area it still remains a small town. This is apparent in the school where volunateerism is high and faculty parent contact is widespread. The only shortcoming would be discipline but since this a public school they do the best they can.

  • (11 years ago)

    One of my child's teachers went the extra mile before school to help him understand the concept. He was great! My other son was very sick for a period of time and the principal and his teacher did not believe us the parents or his doctors. We felt they were punishing our child for being sick. They were not supportive at all. The principal is not friendly at all.

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