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About This School

Big Hollow Middle School is a public middle school. The principal of Big Hollow Middle School is April Miller. 552 children attend Big Hollow Middle School and identify primarily as Asian/Pacific Islander; Asian; and White, non-Hispanic. 5% of the Big Hollow Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 8% of the 552 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 23% are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Big Hollow Middle School is 13:1. St. Bede is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
    • Photography
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 8%
Asian 7% %
White, non-Hispanic 67% 67%
Multiracial 5% %
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 3%
Hispanic 19% 14%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 23% 12%
Limited English proficiency 5% 6%
Economically disadvantaged 8% 6%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    This school was great but in 2012-2013 it died i do not recommend this school because your kids will sit there with no homework and the most favorite thing that think is fun is watching movies for 3 HOURS

  • (10 months ago)

    I am a student at this school and I am in 7th grade. I have been going to Big Hollow since Kindergarten. I honestly could not wish for a better school with kinder teachers and thoughtful students. Most of my classmates at this school are very considerate of everyone. Our sports department is very advanced and we are very competitive. Most of our sports are only available for 7th and 8th graders but there are plenty available for all of the other grades too. Yes. You should send your son/ daughter here.

  • (3 years ago)

    My son has been going to Big Hollow since 3rd grade he is in 6th now. He LOVES the school. Recently we were forced to move and he was very upset at the potential of going to McHenry Schools. He has several friends there also and says he doesn't like what they say about it. We were lucky enough to find another place in the same district and he is thrilled. Some teachers he has had were better than others but you will find that in any school. He is a straight A student and is still challenged but not overworked.

  • (4 years ago)

    Big Hollow School is terrific. My children are doing outstanding. They love going to school and they love their teachers. Their teachers always make themselves available for the kids and the parents.

  • (4 years ago)

    I was the social worker on a contractual basis at Big Hollow School District 38 from 2003 until June 2008. I started with the Primary School and retired from the Middle School. The teachers administration parents and students respected social work and the important role it plays in the education of students. I was permitted to 'move up' as the students I had developed important relationships with also moved up grade levels. As the school population increased two more excellent younger social workers were hired. We worked closely together meeting on a weekly basis to share student information and ideas on the best ways to help students achieve their potential. Teachers were eager to ask us to work with them and provide ideas help support whatever they felt they needed in order to best educate the students in their classrooms. We the social workers were permitted often requested to spend time in classrooms to support the teachers in attempts to deal with bullying issues and to help prevent bullying in the future. I appreciate the freedom I was given in the Big Hollow School District to learn from students parents teachers and younger social workers. I am especially grateful I was permitted to use all I heve learned after many years of experience and all I was continued to learn to work and to help teachers teach and students learn to the best of my ability. Thank you Joan Herczeg

  • (4 years ago)

    Our students are always enthusiastic about being here and work hard to be the best.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love Big Hollow School because it has very dedicated teachers who strive to make all students successful!

  • (5 years ago)

    Big Hollow all around is awesome-from kindergarden to middle school. My kids love it!!!! As for the other reviews-HMMMM-I must say there sure are alot of typo's.

  • (7 years ago)

    Tree of my kids go to this school and the problems that we had are very upstanding. The quality of education is getting lower and lower every year.We have ben in this district for the past 6 years.

  • (7 years ago)

    I'm very disapointed in Big Hallow.I went there as a kid and i thought it was the best school ever so i sent my children there.It was the worst thing to do.I have never in my whole life see so many students in a class room.And where is the individual attention i thought to my self?No where!I come home from a long day of work and then have to explain to my child every single word on the paper.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have been in this district for 11 years now And all I have to say is that I am vary dissapointed. There is a major lack in education . My daughter does not enjoy this school and thats why we are moving this summer. I am vary upset to leave my house but for my daughter and son's education its a must.

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