School Details

Gemini Jr High School

8955 North Greenwood Avenue, Niles, IL 60714
(847) 827-1181
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-8 773 students 12 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

61%
61%
59%
67%
67%
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
  • East Maine School District 63 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

63%
63%
59%
63%
63%
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
  • East Maine School District 63 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Gemini Jr High School is a public middle school in Niles. The principal of Gemini Jr High School is Mr. Richard Groeling. 773 students attend Gemini Jr High School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 7% of the Gemini Jr High School students have "limited English proficiency." 35% of the 773 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 47% get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Gemini Jr High School is 12:1. Northridge Preparatory 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
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 38% 35%
Asian 37% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 36% 35%
Hispanic 20% 23%
Multiracial 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 47% 47%
Limited English proficiency 7% 32%
Economically disadvantaged 35% 32%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    My children love this school and their teachers. They are well prepared for high school and had a great jr. high experience.

  • (4 years ago)

    Good communication teachers-students-parents. Computer access to homework grades...

  • (5 years ago)

    This is a great school. The teachers are great and they have good humor and enthusiasm which helps students learn even more. Gemini is a definite school that every student will enjoy being in. I would totally recommend this school to parents for their kids to be in. No Doubt!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    great school. the best middle school you could possible go to. The teachers are very helpful. the school has a lot of technolgy for us. great school. i recommed this school to everyone in illinois. I Love it!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    Very Good School!! My Child Enjoys it good amount of hw it takes my child only half-an hour to finish hw. Also teachers are very nice and helpful. GOOD JOB GEMINI!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    Gemini is amazing!The teachers are great and they are soo helpful. This is a really really fun school to attend. Not only that but the education is great too.This is the best Junior High you could go to.no lie!

  • (6 years ago)

    Great School! We couldn't be happier.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a graduate from Gemini jr. High and it was a great experience for me a kid from they city just trying to fit in. The teachers were wonderful in every way possible they were tough in a loving way just like you parents the faculty is very caring for every student. I love this school!

  • (6 years ago)

    Gemini is the best! They really care about kids and they have helped my child who has been accepted to a very high powered high school Thanks Gemini!

  • (6 years ago)

    The teachers and the principal go out of their way to make sure you understand what is going on. We moved from out of state and they gave me a personal tour. My daughter feels welcome and loves this school!

  • (6 years ago)

    in the last 3 months my son has had less then an hours work of homework after school

  • (6 years ago)

    Great school great teachers Go Mustangs!!

  • (6 years ago)

    Gemini has been a great place to work. The only negative comment is that administration tends to demand as opposed to discuss. If you stay on the right side of certain people it is a great school.

  • (6 years ago)

    What a great school! My daughter loves it. The principal is friendly and helpful and the teachers are caring.

  • (6 years ago)

    I love going to Gemini! It's really fun and the teachers are great. Go Mustangs!!!

  • (7 years ago)

    Moving from Chicago Public Schools we were surprised and impressed with the quality of education we recieved at Gemini Junior High School.

  • (8 years ago)

    Wow! I am currently attening Gemini Jr. High and this school is so much fun. The teachers make it fun to learn. I noticed a dramatic change in my grades and Im on the honor roll. (Honor Students) I never get bored of going and I love all the teachers. They make me feel so safe and comfortable. Gemini is like a second home. Go mustangs!

  • (8 years ago)

    Our son had a great experience at Gemini. The principal is outstanding and the teachers are very cooperative.

  • (8 years ago)

    The teachers at this school are incredible! my daughter loves all of her teachers. Every student gets individual attention. The sports are a very good addition to the school and most of the students and teachers are very involved.

  • (9 years ago)

    The TLC program is incredible. Many sports and great successful staff. Many class choices available like art computer applications music band choir and orchestra. the PTO is a great way for parents to get active.

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