School Details

Orland Jr High School

14855 West Avenue, Orland Park, IL 60462
(708) 364-4200
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 525 students 16 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

76%
74%
60%
76%
75%
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
  • Orland School District 135 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

66%
73%
58%
68%
75%
59%
85%
90%
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
  • Orland School District 135 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

74%
73%
60%
74%
73%
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
  • Orland School District 135 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Orland Jr High School is a public middle school in Orland Park. The principal of Orland Jr High School is Linda Kane. 525 students attend Orland Jr High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 1% of the Orland Jr High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 7% of the 525 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 12% get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Orland Jr High School is 16:1. Jerling Junior High School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • German
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 80% 77%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 6%
Asian 4% %
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 4%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Hispanic 10% 10%
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 12% 12%
Limited English proficiency 1% 4%
Economically disadvantaged 7% 10%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Upon enrolling my 8th grader in Orland Junior High I had high hopes for a great academic year for him. Unfortunately my expectations were replaced with anger frustration and regret for even had considered Orland Junior High to be a better choice for him to continue and complete his junior high education. Coming from a very prestigious Learning institution where he excelled academically and was on the honor roll for consecutive Years this school has taken away my son's self esteem and drive to even come to school. The teachers appear to not be very interested in helping to understand the curriculum but stand as unengaged moderators waiting to give the students failing grades continuously the math alone is ridiculously tough for many especially since the introduction of the controversial Digits program started. I look forward to the day my child no longer has to be subjected to this school which is only interested in receiving high marks from the state.

  • (4 years ago)

    my experience at this school has definetly not been a very good one. i and many others i know have come home crying from people being snotty leaving people out and people turning on their friends because they were being made fun of by other students for making fun of them because they were hanging out the so called "unpopular/uncool" student.sure the academics and sports are impressive i dont think that it is worth having your childs feelings and self confidence bruised.i know that this school has counselors but all they do is make matters worse because the bully goes off and tells all of their friends that that person is a "tattletale" we also have bullying assemblys but noone in the school takes those seriously because the bully often doesnt even know that they are doing anything.im sorry to have to say all of this but this is 100% something everyone should know.

  • (6 years ago)

    I'm a student at OJH & i know that me and most of the kids feel the same way about the school. It is not as great as people have come to believe. The current princapal Linda Kane does not particulary care to even learn the sudents on a first name basis unless they are in the office on a regular basis. If parents could look at every classroom and go through the halls one day they would see what we all see every day. It'd pretty clear why we don't talk to our parents or counclers about what we see the need to fit in to be like everybody else. There should be something done to stop it but the talks we all have to have with the school counclers really aren't doing help things just don't run smoothly around OJH.

  • (8 years ago)

    OJ is an awesome school. We moved into the district two years ago and our experience with the school has been a very positive one. We have one child who is graduating this year and has many great memories about OJ. We also have another child who will continue at OJ who has adjusted well. The teaching staff is very good and the current principal is great. The only concern is that I hear possibly some of the fun extracurricular events are being taken away (i.e. Camp Edwards for 8th graders pool party at the end of the year). This is quite unfortunate because I know the kids love it! Overall OJ is a great experience for kids.

  • (10 years ago)

    This is an awesome school! My oldest son has graduated from Orland Junior and gone on to High School my middle son is in 8th grade and my youngest son is in 6th grade. We love Orland Junior. There are many extra-curricular activities the teachers are wonderful the academics programs are excellant and no child gets left behind. This is a school to be proud of!

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