Minooka Jr High School

333 W Mcevilly Rd, Minooka, IL 60447
(815) 467-2136
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-8 827 students 22 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

63%
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58%
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59%
83%
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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
  • Minooka Central Consolidated School District 201 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

58%
58%
60%
60%
60%
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
  • Minooka Central Consolidated School District 201 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Minooka Jr High School is a public middle school in Minooka. The principal of Minooka Jr High School is Mr. Shane Trager. 827 students attend Minooka Jr High School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 8% of the Minooka Jr High School students have "limited English proficiency." 12% of the 827 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 24% are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Minooka Jr High School is 22:1. Minooka Intermediate School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 71% 71%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 5%
Multiracial 3% 3%
Hispanic 19% 19%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Asian 0.9% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 24% 24%
Limited English proficiency 8% 3%
Economically disadvantaged 12% 11%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    To the previous comment. The corner of Ridge and McEvilly. Same school. Don't be so na ve and ignorant. ISAT's don't mean a thing. Just because you have a high test score doesn't mean you are educated.

  • (1 year ago)

    I have went to this school for the past few two years and I am apart of the 2014 graduating class. I have had so amazing times at this school. Many awesome teachers which get me through the day. Though some of the teachers are not the most affective I have leared alot in this school and overall district and my grades ISATs and test scores definitley prove it. After reading some of the other comments I believe they must be talking about a differnt school.

  • (2 years ago)

    Cannot wait to get out of this district. Academics are not effective. Leadership too mean. Lack of parent/upper staff communication. didn't even call me when my son was assaulted! Deplorable!

  • (6 years ago)

    I love this school. I am going here know!!! Everyones wonderful the staff teachers there all wonderful

  • (6 years ago)

    This is a very elegant junior high. To all those parents who dont like it you need a reality check. My child just started going here. She enjoys it very much the kids are very helping. They have very good sports teams and they have fin coaches. The teacher seem very expericenced and helping. My childs grades have gotten so much better since she has been here. She has into more curriculm activitys. They have a awesome band director and great new principle. There gym uniforms are much better than other schools i have seen from my neices and nephews they actually has silky shorts and nice plain white tops anyway they are just getting sweaty. They also make us pay a lil fee the textbooks because they need help to pay for them and since are child is using them i think it seems reasonable. Amazing junior high.

  • (7 years ago)

    I actually was a student at this school for 2 years. Having had been able to compare it to my other school I'd say that this one is way better. The current principal Mr Skogsberg is great. A little harsh sometimes but his heart is in the right place. The displicine is good as well as the education they challenge and except you to try your hardest to exceeded. They are all about raising the bar. And as for the gym uniforms they are like any other uniforms you sweat and run in them and yeah they may not be petty but they surve there purpose. As for the other issue the one about students coming home crying I'll say this yes kids are mean but thats standard. Children have to learn how to handle and interact with each other.

  • (8 years ago)

    I would never send another child here. This is a terrible school. My child came home almost everyday crying because the kids and teachers were so mean to her. Just ask yourself would you want your child to suffer three years of junior high like this? Thank you

  • (8 years ago)

    All of our children attended and graduated from Minooka Junior High School. With each passing year the quality of our educational experience diminished. I do not believe they are hiring quality teachers nor do they in-service the teachers to make them better. The school believes it is a dumb farming community and that is the level of the education to which they strive. Both students and parents are treated as though they are an imposition by the staff. Finally the school has huge growth issues and class sizes are way too big. From academics to athletics communication to parent participation Minooka Junior High School is just plain weak.

  • (9 years ago)

    This district is a little more behind acedemically then our previous district 204. This school currently has more than 900 students. Nearly twice as many as the year before. Each student still has their own space and an addition is currently being added. The extracurricular activities are developing slowly with the influx of many new students. There is no separate girls and boys soccer and it is not divided by grade levels. It is simply an A team and B team. The band director is great with new students taking up a new instrument due to the fact that there is no orchestra. All in all I think this school is about average. Nothing truly special or extra to mention.

  • (10 years ago)

    The principle of this is way too strict. He makes the children sit in alphabetical order for lunch. It's lunch for goodness sakes. Also if you want a good Christian Education for your children Don't send them to MJHS. Next year all the best teachers retire so... Do I really need to finish? Harder than most schools. Makes children wear ugly gym uniforms. Trying to find a good private school. Make you pay for textbooks you can't keep. Pay again if the are accidentaly lost or stolen. Definently not worth my money... or yours.

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