School Details

Middlefork Primary School

405 Wagner Road, Northfield, IL 60093
(847) 881-9505
NR

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-3 158 students 13 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

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89%
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55%

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
  • Sunset Ridge School District 29 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Middlefork Primary School is a public elementary school in Northfield. The principal of Middlefork Primary School is Dr. Mary Frances Greene. 158 children attend Middlefork Primary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Hispanic. 5% of the Middlefork Primary School students have "limited English proficiency." 0% of the 158 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 2% get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Middlefork Primary School is 13:1. Hyde Park Day School-North is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 91% 92%
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 5%
Hispanic 3% 2%
Asian 3% %
Multiracial 0.6% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.6% 0%
Black, non-Hispanic 0% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 2% 2%
Limited English proficiency 5% 4%
Economically disadvantaged 0% 1%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    We have sent all four of our children through Middlefork my youngest graduated in 2011. Middlefork still has the same principal today and all I can say is "WE LOVED HER!!!". We always found her to be sensitive and kind and we believe she genuinely loves all the children at Middlefork. Unfortunately that may mean having to be firm with inappropriate behavior in school as any good parent would. Our experience was that she worked tirelessly and while my children were there she was clearly the glue that held the school together. I have no knowledge of the prior reviewers circumstances I can only say that our experience could not have been more different.

  • (1 year ago)

    This is an absolutely wonderful school for any child to attend but to be honest it ran a lot more smoothly before the current principal. I never had any problems with the school system until my youngest started attending. She has a way with words that reduced my youngest son to tears recently and from what I have gathered this is not an isolated event. Since it is only an elementary school I think we will just tough it out until they can go to Sunset Ridge but if this school lasted longer then the third grade there is absolutely no way I would keep my child there. Aside from the principal the staff there is amazing and the classrooms are all well stocked with new books art supplies and even ipads for special times. I have been to a handful of PTO meetings and it sounds like the budget is going in positive directions (with the exception of pretty much everything proposed by the principal herself. I don't feel like the money going to our school should be spent on self watering planters and things of that nature). Overall it is a good school which is unfortunately run by an inadequate principal

  • (6 years ago)

    I moved to Northfield recently and we love this school district. The teachs are great made my son welcome and he loves this school so much more then his old school.

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