School Details

Mechanics Grove Elementary School

1200 North Midlothian Road, Mundelein, IL 60060
(847) 949-2712
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades 3-5 531 students 14 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

67%
67%
55%
68%
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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
  • Mundelein Esd 75 School District average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

68%
68%
60%
63%
63%
59%
87%
87%
81%

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
  • Mundelein Esd 75 School District average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

60%
60%
59%
69%
69%
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
  • Mundelein Esd 75 School District average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Mechanics Grove Elementary School is a public elementary school in Mundelein. The principal of Mechanics Grove Elementary School is Dr. Kathleen Miller. 531 children attend Mechanics Grove Elementary School and identify mostly as Asian; Asian/Pacific Islander; and White, non-Hispanic. 19% of the Mechanics Grove Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 30% of the 531 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 29% are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Mechanics Grove Elementary School is 14:1. Santa Maria Del Popolo School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 7% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 5%
White, non-Hispanic 45% 47%
Hispanic 44% 39%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 1%
Multiracial 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 29% 20%
Limited English proficiency 19% 17%
Economically disadvantaged 30% 27%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    In redard to last post. I do agree that Lincoln was a better school. However the students do get fed. It may be cereal but they do get fed. It is your own fault if you forgot to consider how your child will eat that day. Your childs nourishment and diet is upon you. Dont forget to send your child without lunch or snacks and dont blame others if you did. I was disappointed that they closed Lincoln. But I was happy that they decided to hire Lincolns Principal.( no names). I was also happy that my child was assigned to the same teacher from Lincoln. (no names). And one other thing. They do have a "gifted" program and your child was most likely tested. If you did not receive a letter explaining how the program works or what the qualifications are your child may not have been in the running or your are simply not reading your mail or the letters sent in your childs folder that they are supposed to bring home to you everyday. Its a boomerang folder. Have you seen this? Cause if you are careless about what is happening with your child its on you. If you forget to feed your child dinner should the school call you? cause thats what it sounds like. Read what they send you.

  • (2 years ago)

    MG is not Lincoln School. This year has been a rough transition for families accustomed to the progressive teaching model of Lincoln school. D.75 closed Lincoln and consolidated 3-5 at MG without much input from the community. That being said the principal from Lincoln is here at MG and there is a good start at changing the culture. Communication was poor and teachers seemed dazed at first. I think there is a good core here and MG will be fine next year. The D 75 school board is now making efforts to reach out to parents for input and the MG principal has installed many progressive models in the school again. One concern I have is with the lunches. The quality of the food is poor and they have on occasion had kids go without lunch when they forget their lunch money or bag lunch; without communicating to the parents this is going to happen. The overall education is good if your student does not require a more enriching environment. If you think your student is gifted or advanced you should consider another option MG doesn't even have pull-out or enrichment programs let alone gifted education for advanced students. MG will meet but not exceed the state standard

  • (3 years ago)

    I hate this school. I call and ask a question and no one knows the answer. I get no feed back on my child until after there was an issue. I am so glad she will only be there 6 more months. I find the teachers and the ladies in the front office very rude.

  • (4 years ago)

    MG is a great school! The teachers are wonderful the principal is caring and my kids enjoy going every day!

  • (6 years ago)

    This is the best school I have ever seen in my life. I know this words are quite old but the real fact is I can see the diffrence in my kid which I was hoping when I was in school so I definately said that MG is born to create diffrence in the educational world of America.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am very proud to have my child going to a wonderful school. Ms. Thomas is a great teacher and we will miss her when Julie leaves next year.

  • (7 years ago)

    Excellent school. Both my kids love it here.

  • (9 years ago)

    I have an 8 and 9 year old in MG and they love the school and their teachers. As a parent and a member of the PTA I am somewhat concerned about the physical appearance/conditions at the school the level of adult supervision in the hallways and on the playground and the us/them mentality between school administration the small group of active PTA attendees and parents of students. There needs to be a more collaborative and welcoming partnering between parents and school administration instead of negative judgmentalism that has permeated the adult relations previously. We have a new PTA board a new principal a new school district superintendent and a new school board this year who hopefully will work together better for more successful improvements and relationships in the school. I know I will work hard toward that goal.

  • (9 years ago)

    The teachers and staff at MG are wonderful. I dont' attend school with my son but I know everything that goes on there every day. My son is an only child and has had no problems dealing with other children or struggles in learning. Kindergarten is such an exciting time in my child's life right now and he loves every minute of it. Music and gym are a couple of his top favorites as well as the 'centers' that Mrs. Filipo has in her classroom. We have good discussion about those and if he leaves some information out of our conversation I can ask him questions on the handouts that us as parents receive. My first year and my son's first year have been a fantastic exprirence.

  • (9 years ago)

    We have two children currently attending Mechanics Grove Elementary. We couldn't be happier or more satisfied with the education attention caring discipline and warmth that they have each received from their teachers since day one. Both are given the opportunity to work above their grade level when appropriate and are given the extra time to review as needed. The Administration is exrtremely receptive to parent input and strongly encourages volunteer help at many levels. All in all we are proud to be part of this school 'family'. There are many wonderful and concerned families in our school district who work very hard to ensure that we are giving our kids the best possible education with the resources that we have available.

  • (10 years ago)

    If I had the teachers and the programs that my two kids have at this school I probably would have payed more attention. My kids come home and are happy to talk about all the things they do. They come home showing the grades they received on their homework that any parent would be proud of. The teachers are tuned into the students. They are first ones to reach out and give their student or students the attention to correct or give praise.The Principle is always involved in activities. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!

  • (10 years ago)

    This school does not have administration with authority therefore teachers and favored parents have the run of the mill. The school has no patience for challenging students.

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