School Details

Elm Place School

2031 Sheridan Road, Highland Park, IL 60035
(847) 432-9217
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 434 students 11 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

71%
75%
60%
80%
76%
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
  • North Shore School District 112 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

74%
71%
59%
75%
74%
59%
85%
83%
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
  • North Shore School District 112 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

77%
75%
59%
82%
79%
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
  • North Shore School District 112 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Elm Place School is a public middle school in Highland Park. The principal of Elm Place School is Mr. Richard Schroeder. 434 students go to Elm Place School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Hispanic. 3% of the Elm Place School students are "limited in English proficiency." 11% of the 434 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 15% are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Elm Place School is 11:1. St James School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 80% 70%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Hispanic 16% 24%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 2%
Asian 1% %
Multiracial 0.7% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 15% 22%
Limited English proficiency 3% 13%
Economically disadvantaged 11% 16%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    My family has had some significant challenges this past year. I ve reached out to the assistant principal may times to assist us and she been there every step of the way. She has truly helped my child and my entire family. I ve called her countless times including evenings and weekends and she s always available to us. I m very grateful to her and the entire staff.

  • (2 years ago)

    I have a Child in Elm Place and overall School location and programs are great but School Teachers are very hard to reach and they have a real problem with returning phone calls and follow up with Parents regarding Studens progress. Assistant Principal is always rude over the phone and we always have to make sure to bypass her in order to get proper information's or/and guidande regarding our Children. It will be very benefical for Elm Place to replace few Teachers with few that really cares about Kids well beeing and education.

  • (5 years ago)

    The school is very well organized has excellent teachers and feedback from students is positive because of the attitude of the principal. There is no sign of disfunctional kids and I have never heard of any violent incidents at the school. Stdents are well behaved and generally courteous and respectful. This total positive impression is the result of the dedication of the school staff and the phylosophy of the principal and superintendent

  • (6 years ago)

    i think this school is the greatest school i have ever seen in my life!!!! )

  • (6 years ago)

    My son goes to this school and he loves it. In my opinion its the best school i've ever seen in my whole life! they have great teachers some are strict though. Some are very young and nice. Elm place gives a child a great learning and social experience!

  • (8 years ago)

    Many teachers are wonderful at Elm Place School. The Parent Teacher communication though is severely lacking and frequently the children are disciplined or pulled out of class without the parents knowledge.

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(based on 6 ratings & reviews)

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