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About This School

Carl Sandburg Jr High School is a public middle school in Rolling Meadows. The principal of Carl Sandburg Jr High School is Mrs. Greta Rakow. 527 students go to Carl Sandburg Jr High School and identify mostly as Asian; Asian/Pacific Islander; and White, non-Hispanic. 9% of the Carl Sandburg Jr High School students have "limited English proficiency." 31% of the 527 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 36% have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Carl Sandburg Jr High School is 14:1. John G Conyers Learning Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • German
    • Hebrew
    • Italian
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Bicycling
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • Martial arts self defense
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Track
    • Ultimate Frisbee
    • Volleyball
    • Water polo
    • Wrestling
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 9% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 13%
White, non-Hispanic 57% 53%
Hispanic 30% 28%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 4%
Multiracial 0.8% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 36% 27%
Limited English proficiency 9% 17%
Economically disadvantaged 31% 25%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    My daughter is an 8th grader at Carl Sandburg. Her teachers are excellent and keep my informed if there is a problem. She tends to be disorganized so although she completes her assignments on time she doesn't turn them in on time. Her teachers have called me about this and we discussed a plan to help her. Her grades are up (all A's and B's) because she is turning her assignments in on time. The administration and support staff is very helpful to the students and are understanding. The new principal is available at all school functions to introduce herself to the parents. The vice principal is also doing a great job.

  • (3 years ago)

    This is the worst school my daughter has ever attended in her 7 years of education. She attended this school for only 7th grade and I can't wait to take her out when the year is over. The teachers are great but the vice principal Mr. Harter does not deserve to have the position he has. He treats the students like 5 year olds he's very punitive discriminates and much more....Mr.Nelson (principal) is about to retire so it doesn't matter what I have to say about him. Hopefully the new principal will be a better leader. As far as the V.P I hope that my complaint to the O.C.R will resolve the issues.

  • (5 years ago)

    As a student who went there those were probably 2 of the best school years they prepare you for high school and what not to thnk about the future

  • (10 years ago)

    As a parent of a child whom attended csjh i was very dissapointed. My child had the worst two yrs. Of the 8 yrs. Attending a dist. 15 School.My child was very ill prepared for high school. I can only hope with the changes that are occuring that the next generation of students will actually be taught as students and not as animals.

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