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About This School

Walter R Sundling Jr High School is a public middle school in Palatine. The principal of Walter R Sundling Jr High School is Mr. Jason Dietz. 650 students attend Walter R Sundling Jr High School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 2% of the Walter R Sundling Jr High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 16% of the 650 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 23% are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Walter R Sundling Jr High School is 15:1. St Theresa School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • German
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Badminton
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Golf
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 69% 53%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 4%
Hispanic 14% 28%
Asian 12% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 13%
Multiracial 0.3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 23% 27%
Limited English proficiency 2% 17%
Economically disadvantaged 16% 25%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (3 months ago)

    This is a great school! It has many many clubs and sports. I love this school's Variety show! However there needs to be improvement in student behavior. Overall it is a school you should definitely attend.

  • (1 year ago)

    Terrible. Bullying was so bad when I went to this school. They mix kids from all types of different backgrounds and it only causes problems. There were issues with drugs pregnancy etc. Not good for 7th graders to be exposed to. I would never send my kids here.

  • (2 years ago)

    I love the team work and the way that they put all students first. I am happy my daughter is in this school she is an A student!

  • (3 years ago)

    I am disappointed with this school. I found that the teachers do not communicate sufficiently with parents when children are in need of additional assistance. They attempt to make all children fit into the same mold of learning when each child learns differently. I have had two instances of my childs teacher being very dismissive of my requests and have had one teacher not respond to my requests. The school will not hesitate to involve the on site Palatine police officer into middle school issues whether major or minor. Most often as a way to "scare" the children into behaving or what not. They will also not notify you the parent when this is being done. This being said there are some very good teachers in this school who will go out of their way to help the kids. Sundling offers several extra curricular activies and clubs such as track band etc. I feel right now that this school is merely your average public school in Palatine but it has potential to be better.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love the team work and the way that they put all students first. Together they work to do what is best for students.

  • (5 years ago)

    lots of extracurricular activities! get involved! track team intramurals art club world drumming club chorus band orchestra basketball volleyball student council math club greenhouse club and service club are just a few of the many activities before and after school! lots of school spirit!

  • (6 years ago)

    Walter Sundling is a Fabulus school where fun and learning come together

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a parent at this school. My daughter attends 7th grade. My daughter is happy here. Unfortunately the main point of contact the office staff are very dismissive of students and parents. I would say an average school.

  • (8 years ago)

    My daughter attended Sundling from 2003-2005 for 7th and 8th grade. She found the teachers supportive and available. The extra curicular activities provide something for everyone and the ethnic diversity of the school provides the kids with an opporunity to understand and explore other cultures.

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