School Details

Shabbona Middle School

725 School Street, Morris, IL 60450
(815) 942-3605
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 368 students 22 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

53%
53%
60%
55%
55%
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
  • Morris School District 54 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

61%
61%
59%
62%
62%
59%
80%
80%
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
  • Morris School District 54 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

64%
64%
59%
64%
64%
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
  • Morris School District 54 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Shabbona Middle School is a public middle school in Morris. The principal of Shabbona Middle School is Mr. Anthony Wilkinson. 368 children attend Shabbona Middle School and are mostly Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 0.5% of the Shabbona Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 25% of the 368 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 32% get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Shabbona Middle School is 22:1. Immaculate Conception School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • P.E. classes
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 9% 10%
White, non-Hispanic 79% 74%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Hispanic 10% 14%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.5% 1%
Asian 0.3% %
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 32% 42%
Limited English proficiency 0.5% 3%
Economically disadvantaged 25% 25%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    Shabonna School is a great and spectacular school. I believe that this school is the best(especially Mrs Schaefer). Thank You! )

  • (6 years ago)

    I think the math program is ubove average. The teachers for the most part are caring and enjoy thier job. The princinpal and assistant prin. are great with the children and they work vey hard to keep discipline but in a very fair way

  • (9 years ago)

    I want more parents involvement with this school our school calendar showed alot for the grade school going on but hardley anything for shabbona. How terrible!

  • (9 years ago)

    Huge cuts to the quality of education made. Expect significant registration fees. I moved here and never paid such fees in a neighboring state its amazing they cant offer better service despite the generating station loss. I highly feel this is poor planning and improper distribution of assets. Forget Band or sports and expect a high teacher student ratio and a shortened day to accomodate their budget cuts.

  • (10 years ago)

    My children have done very well at Shabbona. The staff is very caring about each child's progress. Unfortunately the district is facing huge financial problems due to the closing of an electrical generating facility. The loss of tax monies has resulted in the cutting of many extracurricular activities or the activities becoming 'pay to play.' A significant number of teaching jobs were cut and the teacher-student ratio has increased. The school still achieves outstanding test scores in the various national and state tests. I suppose there are better schools but Shabbona does a more than adequate job of educating the children of the district.

  • (11 years ago)

    Teacher to student ratio too high Have offered help and be involved to help teachers to our children and was turned down always. I cannot believe of what we have to pay for registration and school supplies...the area where we just moved from (Out East) never had us pay for such things. What do our yearly taxes pay for anyway? School building is very old...a big awakening is around the corner if they dont start building a larger or make a secondary school. Puts millions into a elementary school and nothing towards the middle school. Very disappointed with the schooling staff all we hear from the teachers is there is not enough time to focus on just one child to help... Future parents planning on moving to this area...beware! Private school if I were to do....I wouldn't dare hesitate.

  • (11 years ago)

    nothing nice to say

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