School Details

Harlem Middle School

735 Windsor Road, Loves Park, IL 61111
(815) 654-4510
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-8 1116 students 15 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

52%
52%
58%
60%
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59%
84%
84%
80%

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
  • Harlem Ud 122 School District average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

36%
36%
60%
45%
45%
56%

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
  • Harlem Ud 122 School District average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Harlem Middle School is a public middle school in Loves Park. The principal of Harlem Middle School is John Cusimano. 1,116 students go to Harlem Middle School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Black, non-Hispanic. 1% of the Harlem Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 34% of the 1,116 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 49% get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Harlem Middle School is 15:1. St Bridget School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 78% 80%
Multiracial 5% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 4%
Asian 2% %
Hispanic 11% 10%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
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 49% 44%
Limited English proficiency 1% 3%
Economically disadvantaged 34% 33%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    Serious issues with bullying have been going on for several years. Repeat offenders are allowed into school with students who have been bullied.

  • (5 years ago)

    I believe the school has weak leadership and very poor discipline. Administrators do not follow through with discipline.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is my son's second year there. He struggled a bit last year but is now adjusted and is doing better. I just had a phone call from his reading teacher the other day and she was calling just to say how well he was doing and how focused he was. It was nice to get a positive phone call.

  • (9 years ago)

    Wonderful school. Has always had great administration.

  • (10 years ago)

    i am a student at harlem for the first year and i think it is an ok school they could have better teachers but the ones they have are ok i would recommend this school .

  • (10 years ago)

    I am a student at harlem for the first year and I think this school is great the teachers teach you then show you then give you worksheets and they dont give up on teaching you until you learned it. I would rec. this school for anybody.

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Overall score

(based on 11 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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