School Details

Canton Middle School

1100 Sunset Circle, Streamwood, IL 60107
(630) 213-5525
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-8 736 students 13 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

53%
61%
59%
47%
52%
59%
65%
73%
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
  • School District U-46 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

54%
60%
59%
50%
55%
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
  • School District U-46 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Canton Middle School is a public middle school in Streamwood. The principal of Canton Middle School is Mr. Jeff Smith. 736 children attend Canton Middle School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 33% of the Canton Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 54% of the 736 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 59% get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Canton Middle School is 13:1. Tefft Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Arabic
  • Cantonese
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 7%
Hispanic 51% 44%
White, non-Hispanic 30% 38%
Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 8%
Asian 10% %
Multiracial 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 59% 47%
Limited English proficiency 33% 20%
Economically disadvantaged 54% 43%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    I am graduating this year from Canton Middle School and I had a great experience for the two years I went here. The teachers CARE about the students. The whole staff is great. The principal Mr.Smith is a kind funny laid back guy who you can tell really loves his job. The assistant principal Mr.Jackson (he's like 7 feet) is funny but strict and the teachers are all really awesome here. Yeah I mean maybe Canton isn't the richest school EVER but they still send the students on Awesome field trips the events and clubs are great too. At the end of the year we are all going on a cruise in Chicago to celebrate a great year! I went into canton expecting a bad experience but I got a GREAT experience. I will always remember the amazing staff

  • (1 year ago)

    My son is finishing his first year at Canton. He likes his teachers has made a lot of friends and is on the honor roll. My wife and I really like the teachers. They are very nice high energy very responsive and form an excellent partnership with involved parents. The principal is very involved with the students and parents. He strongly enforces rules and regulations. He has done a fantastic job turning this school around for the better! We highly recommend sending your children to Canton.

  • (3 years ago)

    This is my second review of this school my first one was in 2009. Since the new principal Mr. Smith has taken over things have changed for the better. He has taken control of the school. The teachers that my son had were all wonderful teachers. Give this school and the staff a chance.

  • (3 years ago)

    If I had children preparing to attend Canton Middle School this fall I would rather give my house away rather than send them to a place where teachers bully children and have a focus on beating kids down rather than building them up. Take your children and run to the nearest attendance district besides U46. Ask the Superintendent why he backed off from his pledge to have all schools meeting or exceeding expectations.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is the WORST middle school you can possibly have your child attend. I believe that a great school is marked by its leadership and this school has none! The principal in this school is unprofessional rude and appears to lack the educational experiences that one would expect a leader to have. Her lack of interest in the students must have a trickle down effect as her staff are no better than she. If this school would put as much emphasis on education as they do on discipline this school would be top notch. Unfortunately this is not the case. RUN!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    This is my son first year here I hate this school the test scores are low and the only thing they are focused on is the behavior.I think they should be focused on both academics and behavior I will not let my son attend here again they also like harassing the children the office staff is rude and mean.So I can only imagine what those poor kids are going through I would not recommend this school to anybody's child to attend I hate mine have to go.

  • (7 years ago)

    It is the best school and it has the best learning abilities.

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