School Details

John J Lukancic Middle School

725 West Normantown Road, Romeoville, IL 60446
(815) 886-2216
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 635 students 15 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

66%
57%
60%
67%
57%
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
  • Valley View Community Unit School District 365u average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

55%
57%
58%
53%
58%
59%
76%
75%
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
  • Valley View Community Unit School District 365u average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

67%
63%
60%
56%
58%
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
  • Valley View Community Unit School District 365u average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

John J Lukancic Middle School is a public middle school in Bolingbrook. The principal of John J Lukancic Middle School is Mrs. Tricia L Rollerson. 635 students attend John J Lukancic Middle School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 0% of the John J Lukancic Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 36% of the 635 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 57% are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at John J Lukancic Middle School is 15:1. Romeoville Christian Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • German

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 42% 29%
Hispanic 40% 40%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 6%
Asian 4% %
Multiracial 3% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 10% 21%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 57% 55%
Limited English proficiency 0% 12%
Economically disadvantaged 36% 37%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    i love this school. i am going on to high school next school year and i am going to miss it so much. we have great teachers that will push you to your limits and offer tons of help before after school and during lunch. we have a "club" after school where teachers and highschool students come to tutor kids we can use the computers do homework retake or finish exams. there are fights and conflicts but what middle school doesnt have that? we have an AMAZING wind symphonic program. i love the musical and artistic opportunities lukancic has to offer. we have concert band beginning band jazz band marching band music classes drama and choir. we have wonderful directors that push you and guide you to be your best. i have had a wonderful time participating in all of these programs. the students here have their cliques but that's normal. we get along accept each other and help each other learn. the one thing i will say is that lukancic tends to show all of their appreciation to things such as volleyball basketball and drama. nothing else is much appreciated at all. i have seen amazing things done by people in other programs. but i love it here so much

  • (1 year ago)

    I've been living in romeoville for 9yrs. I must say the school system is great the teachers at Rc hill and lucancic were really helpful my son just graduated and he did very well thanks to all the support of the teachers!!!

  • (1 year ago)

    I moved to romeoville last year and have to say the school is great. The teachers care about the students. They are quick to inform you if your children are starting to slip in class and communicate regularly with the parents either by e mail or phone calls. They are active in sports and the coaches care just as much as the teachers. It's education first with them. Both of my sons are honor roll students. I would highly recommend this school to anyone living in the area.

  • (4 years ago)

    My child is going into 8th grade and I feel she has gotten a good education so far. She scores well on her ISATs and is in many extracurricular activites. The kids that behave well are the ones who have parents that are involved. Unfortunately there are fights in every school and kids that don't care and have no consequences.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am going to be an 8th grader at Lukancic this school year.... I have to say that our school is unbalanced... it has its ups and downs. The teachers are usually nice and supportive and the activities definately bring people together. the teachers arent as loose as everyone is saying. I am in high honors but I seen the grades of my fellow students... there is no way that the teachers arent doing their jobs... they care about their students which is important to us. But there are some bad things. There are a lot of fights... a lot of inappropriate behavior and sometimes the students just dont care. A lot of the problem at our school isnt the tesachers its the students. Many are out of control.There is nothing that can be done to stop this. dont blame the school blame the students.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a 8th grader at Lukancic I HATE IT! The teachers give NO homework! I am pulling high 90s in all my classes we have TONS of fights here please send your children elsewhere!!!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    Lukancic Middle School is a wonderful place to teach. The staff is very caring and committed to helping all children learn. The administrators are student centered and are supportive/caring individuals. It's a growing school with a passion for pursuing excellence.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school helps the students alot especially students w/ disabilities. Excellent communication !!!

  • (6 years ago)

    It doesn't appear that this school really has a handle on school violence or it's just a complete lack of concern. One of these days a child is going to get really hurt! I pray to God it's not mine! And my kid gets straight A's and never gets homework either. I wish I could afford private school.

  • (6 years ago)

    I'm new to the district and my children were also in CPS schools. Though they both did alright there my youngest one now loves school. She never expressed this to me before. She is so interested in learning and loves the teachers. I am concerned about how little homework she receives but it may just be my 'old school' way of what I know about school. After talking with the teachers they have expressed that they don't give much homework because the children do so much learning during regular school hours. Homework is not necessary. My daughter is on the honor roll now and I am pleased by that. I'm just glad to see how excited she is toward learning now.

  • (6 years ago)

    Awesome and very friendly. Helps a lot of students

  • (6 years ago)

    The staff is great the teachers have great programs and really seem to care if the kids are learning!

  • (7 years ago)

    I came from Chgo Public and I am not impressed at at with this school so far. Do these kids ever get any homework. My child is puliing straight A's and never has any homework. Something is not right. I think the curriculum here is too easy.

  • (7 years ago)

    The principal/assistant principal and staff are so involved in the childrens learning. I went to the open house nite and I could not believe the things (great) my daughter is learning. She is being taught subjects that I did not learn till I was in high school. This school really cares about the kids and their education. I give it a big thumbs up!!

  • (8 years ago)

    They have a lot of extra-curricular activities. They seem to care about the students and try to show them the right direction. It is a brand new school and very nice cosmetically as well. I have had quite a bit to do with the office staff and they all seem nice and dedicated to the kids. I did have a few problems with a certain teacher but hopefully the behavior is noticed and dealt with properly.I would say that over-all it is a good school and you could do a lot worse.

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