School Details

Winston Campus Jr High School

120 North Babcock Drive, Palatine, IL 60074
(847) 963-7400
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-8 726 students 15 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

54%
70%
58%
52%
69%
59%
73%
84%
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
  • Palatine Central Consolidated School District 15 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

54%
67%
60%
39%
63%
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
  • Palatine Central Consolidated School District 15 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Winston Campus Jr High School is a public middle school in Palatine. The principal of Winston Campus Jr High School is Mr. Rene Carranza. 726 children attend Winston Campus Jr High School and are mostly Asian; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Black, non-Hispanic. 11% of the Winston Campus Jr High School students have "limited English proficiency." 47% of the 726 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 47% are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Winston Campus Jr High School is 15:1. St Thomas Of Villanova School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 8% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 15%
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 4%
Hispanic 54% 33%
White, non-Hispanic 33% 46%
Multiracial 0.6% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 47% 33%
Limited English proficiency 11% 19%
Economically disadvantaged 47% 25%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I currently attend Winston Campus Junior High. There are many great teachers here. However there are also many teachers who just don't care. For example in one of my classes I have a teacher who offers curriculum way below my level. I believe that I should be in classes in my level & classes that meet my educational curricular needs. Staff are way too nice towards many of the "bad kids". I think this school has many great opportunities & clubs that all students could attend. However the teachers and staff are not that good when it comes to sharing when these clubs are in process/going on. This school is very nice and well kept for but the education is just not there. It's not the school or the students it's the teachers & staff not wanting/caring/providing the proper material for the students that do want to learn such as myself. )

  • (1 year ago)

    If your child places in higher level classes this school gets a 3. Note that there some very good teachers who go above and beyond and are ready to work with parents when their childs performance is not so good but this cant be said for some of the teachers. The clubs offered are good. Would like to see more technology/science clubs. The music teachers are great as well.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is not a very good learning environment the teachers expect to much of the children and offer nothing in return except harsh tones and negative feed back. This is definitly not a good school to send your children to if you want them to a good experience with school and learning.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is very unorganized. The lack of care for the students is horrifying. The principle is rude and doesn't get the job done

  • (4 years ago)

    Speechless is what I was rendered after having finally endured all I could endure. I finally made the decision mid school year to remove my child from Winston Campus Jr. High. The ramifications of a mid-year academic disruption was clear and present as I'd anticipated but paled in comparison to the cost of her finishing the school year under the conditions she had to negotiate regularly. Because of my concern for other parents/students and their overall well being I intend to elaborate in my follow-up postings on the blatant disrespect dispensed from this school's front-line and up-line leadership.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter is an 8th grade. Good student with excellent grades and lots of involvement in school. Unfortunately I cannot say the same about the administration of this school. Elementary and High School in this area are wonderful. Unfortunately I cannot say the same about this jr. high.

  • (5 years ago)

    Winston is a horrible school. I have found they disrespect students and label and judge them. I cannot wait to get my daughter out of this school.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have been profoundly unhappy with the leadership at Winston. They promote a parental hands off policy but do almost nothing to hold students accountable for their choices. Promoting a disconnect between home and school at this level does more harm than good. This school has few of the programs to help students found in other schools in the same district. That is a problem stemming from lack of leadership from both the school and above.

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