School Details

Thompson Middle School

705 West Main Street, St Charles, IL 60174
(630) 377-4872
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 878 students 15 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

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59%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • St Charles Community Unit School District 303 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

65%
78%
59%
76%
81%
59%
86%
91%
79%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • St Charles Community Unit School District 303 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

71%
79%
59%
76%
81%
60%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • St Charles Community Unit School District 303 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Thompson Middle School is a public middle school in Saint Charles. The principal of Thompson Middle School is Mr. Stephen Morrill. 878 students go to Thompson Middle School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 2% of the Thompson Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 8% of the 878 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 19% get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Thompson Middle School is 15:1. Haines Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 82% 81%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 1%
Asian 3% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 5%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Hispanic 11% 10%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 19% 13%
Limited English proficiency 2% 3%
Economically disadvantaged 8% 6%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    All of my kids have attended this school and loved it. The curriculum is challenging and the teachers are really involved. The only complaint I have is that they have really long time lines on when assignments can be turned in which isn't the best way to prepare them for high school. However on a positive note they do emphasize learning the material rather than cramming it in their head and regurgitating it which is how it was done when I was in school.

  • (11 months ago)

    My son loved his recent 3 yrs at Thompson. We were new to St Charles when he entered 6th grade and he had no problems fitting in and making friends right away. The teachers at this school are very quick to respond to email and phone calls. They follow up the same day and are truly concerned about your child. My son was in advance Math and on honor roll but really struggled with keeping his focus on grades his 8th grade year. All of his teachers made a point to contact me if they saw his work sliding or not getting turned in before it became a huge problem. I'm looking forward to his freshman year at East High School because the teachers there have been just as attentive to my requests on coursework and help identifying which classes he would be successful in since he is eligible for most of the Honors courses they offer.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school has the best choir director in the state Michelle Toms Rybski/ nures/ doctor/mother well you get it she is kind and caring.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is the best school ever the teachers actually care and have a sense of humor unlike most teachers

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is awesome the teachers awsome mostly the ones the rhym with dorm and music

  • (6 years ago)

    Our family has had the great fortune of having children attend all 3 middle schools in St. Charles and we can sadly report that the attitudes and tension evident at this school makes me feel sad for the staff that have to work under the demands of the principal who is clearly 'in charge'. There is no comparison with the other 2 schools that are amazing and have wonderful leadership.

  • (6 years ago)

    All of my children are going to Thompson and I love the curriculum there. my daughter loves school and all the teachers are caring and nice

  • (6 years ago)

    I have not been too happy about the fairness of discipline at the school. It seems that when there is an incident all parties involved are not confronted and disciplined.

  • (7 years ago)

    Thompson is how my daughter would say is an awesome school. The moment she stepped in she enjoyed it. The teachers are caring to all their students. I belive that you can have an option at this school. It is a fun school for all!

  • (9 years ago)

    This was the greatest expearence of my life!I went here for 2 years and they were the best of my life I learned about friends and careing about people this is the pace for your child!

  • (9 years ago)

    Thompson is an OK school. We have had a difficult time finding out where to go for help. Some teachers do seem to really care about their students others do not. We feel that we have not had the support or commuincation from teachers or staff when our child has fallen behind. Progress reports arrive week(s) after the date on the report. Some being created only after questions from us as parents. We are expected to let our child become self sufficient but are still held accoutable for their actions withtout knowing what is going on until it is late in the game. Extracurricular activities are great for all areas. Parent involvement seems to be givien lip service. We as parents are encouraged to be involved but when it comes down to it there seems to be restraint from staff and teachers.

  • (10 years ago)

    I think that this is a school with an okay curriculum. The learning seems hard for some of the students but the educators seem somewhat oblivious to this matter. I am currently a student and although I do not have learning disabilities I have noticed other students who have and who aren't being treated. Another downside would be the over reaction to the christian faith. I for one would rather have religion in school than what the do. Now for the possitive asspects. They have good teachers who will inform you the parent if a student is behind. this school also promotes student participation in activities after school. I'll recommend Thompson. ThE gReAt RuMpUs-CaT

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