School Details

Aux Sable Middle School

2001 Wildspring Parkway, Joliet, IL 60431
(815) 439-7092
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 1057 students 16 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

69%
71%
60%
62%
68%
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
  • Plainfield Sd 202 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

66%
76%
59%
62%
67%
59%
81%
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
  • Plainfield Sd 202 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

75%
76%
59%
67%
69%
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
  • Plainfield Sd 202 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Aux Sable Middle School is a public middle school. The principal of Aux Sable Middle School is Sharon Alexander. 1,057 students go to Aux Sable Middle School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 4% of the Aux Sable Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 5% of the 1,057 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 26% have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Aux Sable Middle School is 16:1. Drauden Point Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Arabic
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Russian
  • Tagalog

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 9% 9%
White, non-Hispanic 59% 62%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 5%
Asian 3% %
Hispanic 27% 19%
Multiracial 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 26% 8%
Limited English proficiency 4% 7%
Economically disadvantaged 5% 6%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    Awful experience. Went to principal with a problem and it was completely ignored. He told us he would deal with our concerns but he failed to. When we went back to it with him to find out why he hadn't handled it didn't apologize or take responsibly for not addressing what he assured us he would. We feel taken advantage of. His perceived authority makes him think he is not accountable to the parents of kids in his school. We feel absolutely trapped with no place to turn. Please other parents with similar problems with the principal or his staff please share your experience and any ideas or solutions you might have had success with. Ty Ty !!

  • (9 months ago)

    I use to attend this school last year. And I can just my three years here were FANTASTIC!! The teachers were awesome! Everyone there were awesome! I loved my middle school experience at Aux Sable! It was the best! I miss it soooo much! LETS GO BULLDOGS<3

  • (1 year ago)

    I hated this school. I was constantly bullied and nobody seemed to want to do anything about it. I wouldn't recommend this school to anybody or your child.

  • (2 years ago)

    My oldest child attended Aux Sable. My younger child went to a different middle school. As I compare the two schools I realize I did a real disservice to my oldest child by sending her there. She was constantly bullied to the point where she would cut herself at night. Teachers tried to help but they made the problem worse by making public comments to her and not knowing how to communicate their concerns to me. I tried to get her involved in activities but meetings were often cancelled and information was not relayed to me. The teachers were very young and immature . When I contacted them they were defensive and unresponsive. The school had a lot of cliques. The positive reward system in place only worked for the kids with out of control behaviors. Little was done to recognize the "good" kids. This was a horrible three years that my child had to endure. She still has the scars on her legs and arms to show it. (She has not had these problems since transferring schools)

  • (3 years ago)

    I am currently in my last year at A.S.M.S. I agree that sometimes behavior does get out of hand & students receives little or no consequences whatsoever. But I do not agree that it is all the teachers fault. We are good students with the exceptions of a few & yes students misbehave we aren't perfect but the teachers also do their best to maintain a healthy environment to study. There are not many teachers that i am personally comfortable talking to. Honestly there were about 3 which 2 of them got transferred or laid off due to changes in the district. There are lots of clubs & sports that students can get involved in but if you want to join a club you must fill out an application & get teachers sign them & if you do not make it then it kind of sucks 'cause you can put your heart into the application but they usually only accept people they know. As a student leader i try to stay out of as much drama as possible because it gets you into nothing but trouble at Aux Sable. & just like a review said about teachers loving or hating you... It's true even though teachers say it's not. But overall Aux sable is a pretty good school it's not the teachers it's the students. RESPECT.

  • (3 years ago)

    I am an Aux Sable parent...and have had a great deal of contact with the teachers as well as the administration at this school. The team of teachers (6 green) that my daughter had this past year was EXCELLENT. They took a personal interest in my students learning...and did everything they could to help her meet her goals and to keep pace. She was honor roll all four quarters through her hard work as well as this amazing group of teachers going above and beyond to help her understand her studies...even cutting into their personal time to do it. The administrators can be strict but seem fair. Mrs. Alexander (Principal) is a wonderful lady who seems ot handle everything in stride...Mr. Merrick (Vice-Principal) is stern yet pleasant and both appear to not only take their jobs seriously but are consummate professionals. The students tend to have more behavioral issues and out of control behavior than you would like to see (and that wasn't displayed at the elementary school they came from) but I think this is due to the parents. I have never seen a group of people more collectively rude than the parents at Aux Sable. It only makes sense that they would pass it on to their kids!

  • (3 years ago)

    Boring. Too cliche. This school should be getting a 1. A teacher either loves you or hates you. It's obvious who they love.

  • (3 years ago)

    The teachers here are so immature. They do not understand kids at all and baby them so much all they care about is the money. They hound on the kids for everything and stress them out. Giving them a harder environment to work in. The worst part is they think they are the greatest school ever and the staff are very stuck up. Only very few of the staff members are good. VERY FEW. I wish i could rate this school 1 star.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am a substitute teacher and therefore visit many schools within district 202. This is my least favorite school. In general the students' behavior is the worst I have witnessed over the years. In my opinion the school is partially to blame as it seems the students get away with poor behavior with little consequence. I have chosen to not substitute teach at this school again when so many other schools in the district have a much better learning environment. The administrators at this school really need to focus on ways to support positive behavior and find suitable negative consquences for poor behavior because whatever they are doing now is not working.

  • (5 years ago)

    it is a great school amazing teachers and the best principal in the world mrs.alaxander

  • (5 years ago)

    Aux Sbale Middle School is beast!! It has the best teachers students and well everything there is preety awesome!!!Im a 7th grader this year and I love this school!!!And thats from the heart!!The kids of ASMS can connect with thier teacher much better then Drauden or any other middle school!!Just saying....

  • (5 years ago)

    Teachers here aren't strict enough. A kid can get away with just about anything even if it hurts the other students learning environment.

  • (5 years ago)

    My son goes to this school and his grade point average raised of the charts! Lovin' It!

  • (5 years ago)

    The teachers are very immature & very unproffesional. They don't understand us kids in any way. Their disiplan has been getting way out of hand so in return so has our behavior. They dont know how to run a school. I feel sorry for all the teachers that work thier.

  • (6 years ago)

    Great school! Good caring staff.My kids love it.

  • (6 years ago)

    Aux Sable is a great school! There are many programs for the students. There is a great diverse staff. Any child would feel in place at this school. The principle has shown great leaderships skills and works well with the students and staff. It has been a pleasure for my son to have recently graduated form Aux Sable.

  • (6 years ago)

    Awful environment for a teacher to work in. Principal attempts to micromanage and when it doesn't work she assumes the worst and turns on the teachers.

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