School Details

Century Junior High School

10801 West 159th Street, Orland Park, IL 60467
(708) 364-3500
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 781 students 14 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

76%
73%
60%
79%
76%
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
  • Orland School District 135 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

75%
72%
59%
76%
73%
59%
94%
92%
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
  • Orland School District 135 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

76%
74%
59%
74%
73%
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
  • Orland School District 135 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Century Junior High School is a public middle school in Orland Park. The principal of Century Junior High School is Ms. Cynthia Finley. 781 students attend Century Junior High School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 0.4% of the Century Junior High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 4% of the 781 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 0% get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Century Junior High School is 14:1. Orland Jr High School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • German
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 81% 82%
Hispanic 7% 7%
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 6%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 3%
Asian 5% %
Multiracial 2% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 0% 0%
Limited English proficiency 0.4% 3%
Economically disadvantaged 4% 10%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I would give this school five stars. I am very happy my children get to attend such a wonderful school. They learn a lot and are doing very well. They can even name all of the countries in the world. I cant even do that and I am a college graduate. I can honestly say I would recommend this school to anyone.

  • (2 years ago)

    Century is a wonderful school. No other school can come close to its excellence! Great PFE and Music Parents program to support the school and children.

  • (4 years ago)

    Century Jr. High has the most outstanding staff in the whole wide world. Thanks for all that you do to make it a great place for children.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter has never been happier! The teachers make school so much fun! They have motivated her to excel and have given her the tools she needs to learn and earn great grades. I've heard they had bullying problems in the past. I consider my daughter a prime target for bullys because she is highly sensitive and does not follow the crowd. She comes running home every day all smiles and she never stops talking about fun things that have happened. My son is thriving there too.

  • (8 years ago)

    Academically this school is GREAT! There is a level that is right for every student. Lots of honors classes that will track them right into honors classes in their HS. Teachers are wonderful and go above and beyond on a regular basis. My son is ADD and did not have an IEP or 504. The counselor helped him weekly with organization and his teachers would contact me when he was slipping w/ homework. The principal is Mrs. Findley and she is a very caring fair administrator. She genuinely cares about the success of each and every student. I currently have 3 kids that have gone thru this school and I cannot say enough about it. Lots of extracurricular activies. Track Cross country volleyball softball basketball art - yearbook - computer - math - clubs. Healthy atmosphere for kids with an strict antibully policy.

  • (9 years ago)

    I love this school im in it right now in 6th grade and its sooo much fun to learn! Its awesome GOOOOO WILDCATS!

  • (10 years ago)

    A truly superior school. I have put 2 daughters through this school and have nothing but high praise for the system and it's principal. The school is in it's 9th year of existence and has always had the same principal Mr. Lieb. He is one in a million. Also being a real estate broker in the Orland Park area I see an overwhelming reason why people are flocking to this junior high area and the main contributing factor is the school system. Hat's off to Mr. Lieb and his staff and all the great teachers at Century Junior High. Thank you for taking care of my kids and making their road in life a smooth one. They will always look back at their experiences at Century as memorable.

  • (10 years ago)

    Its a great school with very good teachers. The school does lack a little leadership by its principal in stopping an issue many schools face its 'bullying'. Often treated as a nonsense issue by the principal it becoming a problem he tends to cover-up. Otherwise it's a very good schoold and student-teacher relationships are built in the team teaching model that is in place.

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