Central Middle School

Po Box 397, Burlington, IL 60109
(847) 464-6000

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Public Grades 6-8 347 students 13 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

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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
  • Central Community Unit School District 301 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Central Middle School is a public middle school in Lily Lake. The principal of Central Middle School is Mrs. Carie Walter. 347 students attend Central Middle School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 2% of the Central Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 3% of the 347 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 13% have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Central Middle School is 13:1. Hampshire Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 84% 72%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 9%
Asian 2% %
Hispanic 10% 13%
Multiracial 0.9% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 13% 11%
Limited English proficiency 2% 5%
Economically disadvantaged 3% 2%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    I was really happy with the school and the teachers. My son is now in 11th grade and it only gets better. Very very happy...

  • (7 years ago)

    I am extremely happy with CMS staff. My son needs modifications and the Collaborative Class has been working out so well for him. His teachers Mrs. Axen (7th grade) and Mrs. Anderson (6th Grade) have given my child nothing but patience and understanding. I can't say enough good things about how they have helped him!

  • (8 years ago)

    The Middle School is far short than what I would expect in Burlington School District 301. From the Superintendent down to the teachers I am very disappointed. Communication is null at this level. Other districts in our area have much more to offer and I'm sorry we ever moved into this district. I always think what the NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND means to this district as they offer challenge programs but nothing for the child who is struggling to get by. With the ever growing district I can't imagine it getting any better over the next 10 years.

  • (9 years ago)

    'I would not recommend this school to any family. I have had several issues and even contacted the superintendent and not had any satisfaction. Beware if you think a small school is better for your child.'

  • (10 years ago)

    We are new to public school and had heard nothing but horror stories. We are so happy we switched and that our tax dollars are so well spent. The teaching staff is so wonderful at CMS each and every teacher we have come in contact with has been very caring and skilled. And Ms. Haines the school counselor has been nothing short of wonderful herself.

  • (10 years ago)

    The Central district is the only reason why we moved it is the best thing for the childrens' education. The teachers make sure the children get to the level they have to be on. They push the child so that there are no limits to what the children can learn and do.

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