School Details

Gordon Gregory Middle School

2621 Springdale Circle, Naperville, IL 60564
(630) 428-6300
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 967 students 15 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

83%
81%
60%
85%
76%
57%

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
  • Indian Prairie Community Unit School District 204 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

90%
79%
58%
84%
77%
59%
95%
91%
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
  • Indian Prairie Community Unit School District 204 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

90%
78%
60%
84%
77%
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
  • Indian Prairie Community Unit School District 204 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Gordon Gregory Middle School is a public middle school in Bolingbrook. The principal of Gordon Gregory Middle School is Stephen Severson and can be contacted at steve_severson@ipsd.org. 967 children attend Gordon Gregory Middle School and identify as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 1% of the Gordon Gregory Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 1% of the 967 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 7% get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Gordon Gregory Middle School is 15:1. Scullen Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 8% 10%
White, non-Hispanic 63% 56%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 9%
Multiracial 3% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 20% 20%
Asian 18% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 7% 14%
Limited English proficiency 1% 5%
Economically disadvantaged 1% 5%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    I am a student at Gregory Middle School everybody gets an easy A on at least 5 subjects! Almost everybody in our class gets the high honor role which means you get all or mostly A's. Everyone I meet at lunch also gets high honor roles or just honor roles at the end of each and every quarter! This is the best school I have ever attended considering I have gone to 10 schools.

  • (2 years ago)

    My son is currently in 8th grade at Gregory Middle School (and has been there since 6th grade) and as a parent I believe this school to be excellent preparation for high school. My son is no genius but he has never had a problem keeping up with homework and getting good grades. I don't think they get ENOUGH homework actually. The teachers are awesome and really care about the kids. The secretaries are very nice and helpful whenever I talk to any of them. Anyone who thinks this school is a meatgrinder or geared only towards academic stars must not be a hands-on parent who actively participates in their child's education. Sure Naperville schools are known to 'push' kids a little harder but it is only because the kids can handle it. If a child has been in the Naperville school system for years they won't have any problems at Gregory keeping up. Kids coming into the district from other areas that might be behind might have trouble at first but they WILL catch up with a little extra effort.

  • (3 years ago)

    Amen. Our child is also a Gregory Middle School Survivor. If you have an Ivy League bound academic star you will love it here. If not even typically bright students are put through the meat grinder. Out of touch administration snippy secretaries unrealistic homework loads and more about cranking out volume vs. quality. Watching the graduation ceremonies only cemented this opinion. If you have a child with special needs this is the WORST place you could ever place your child.

  • (3 years ago)

    I have one child that is a Gregory survivor and one that is bravely hanging in there. Apparently Gregory is a great place if your child is one of the top tier kids who excel at everything. If (s)he is average or below forget it. I have never seen so many teachers for whom teaching is merely an 8-3 job who can't wait to get off of work and get on with their "real lives". Not all mind you for there are a few outstanding dedicated teachers there. Let me end by stating that there is more to a great school than high test scores.

  • (5 years ago)

    Awesome school! I have lived in France Belgium Italy and the United States and it's currently the best school I went to! The teachers respect the students and don't give as much homework as said in other reviews compared to my french school where your guaranteed 2 hours of homework every night and even have homework during vacation! My grades went from C's and D's in Belgium to straight A's in Gregory! I also really enjoy the diversity of all the classes and clubs where your likely to find what you like best. the Teachers also organize fun learning that gets you into the class instead of having to copy 2 to 3 pages of leson during class and having to learn it by heart for the next day. It's really a school that makes learning exciting and just makes you want more. It really deserved the blue ribbon award!

  • (6 years ago)

    I just moved here in December and I thought Gregory was okay. The classes are definitely demanding and quite difficult. My grades went down from straight 'A's to Straight 'A's and 'B's. At Gregory you are guaranteed homework every night and I literally sat at my desk all evening until 10 o' clock at night. The education here is excellent but sometimes I feel like I get pushed too hard which increases stress on my life. Overall Gregory is an okay school but could use less work.

  • (6 years ago)

    Frustrating ! Demanding authoritarians that do not deviate from a regimented format of educational process clearly out-lined in the IPSD 204 Guidebook. Individualism creativity and free expression do not come without a cost attatched to the naive students who's desire is to progress excel and graduate by the best of their abilities that are fueled by the encouragement of a select few teachers administrators and their friends and parents.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a current gregory middle school student and love it here! we recently recieved the blue ribbon award and another award from the no child left behind program. Were all about updating tecnology and have gotten brand new computers since over the summer. After gruaduating from gregory you will be attending Nequa Valley High School. they also have a blue ribbon award and is know for thier wide variety of clubs and classes!

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