School Details

Tefft Middle School

1100 Shirley Avenue, Streamwood, IL 60107
(630) 213-5540
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-8 822 students 14 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

65%
61%
59%
60%
52%
59%
75%
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

74%
60%
59%
63%
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

Tefft Middle School is a public middle school in Streamwood. The principal of Tefft Middle School is Lavonne Smiley. 822 children attend Tefft Middle School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 0% of the Tefft Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 49% of the 822 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 63% get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Tefft Middle School is 14:1. Canton Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 8% 7%
Hispanic 57% 44%
White, non-Hispanic 22% 38%
Multiracial 2% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 8%
Asian 10% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 63% 47%
Limited English proficiency 0% 20%
Economically disadvantaged 49% 43%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    I have been spending the last qweek figuring out how to get my child out of this school. Maybe for the SWAS kids it's a great school. According to my son it's a great school. The teachers are great but unfortunately a good majority of the children that attend this school are not that great. I understand my child will face drugs sex gangs or what have you when he gets out into the world but for now he is 12 years old and I don't think he needs to be around that at this age. Not to this extent. He has done a good job avoiding it but unfortunately the teachers can only do so much and the majority of parents now a days just don't care or have that "not my kid" syndrome. Either way the gang activity drugs and ethnic diversity (or lack there of) has made this school or poor choice for "normal" children who are not in SWAS. I have 2 more children who are supposed to go to teft and over my dead body will they step foot in that school. Now I know why so many parents warned me about this school and told me it was bad news and to get him into Eastview.

  • (5 years ago)

    Good SWAS program excellent teachers.

  • (6 years ago)

    to me tefft is the greatest school ever it made me so much smarter in alot of ways and interacting with all of the other students is a great way for me to not be shy about going to school anymore the teachers are so cool and the rest of the staff is also we do stuff like the three r's and that is respect your school respect yourself and respect others and that to m e is a great message to everyone

  • (6 years ago)

    There are way too many fights gangs drug use and unappropriate behavior.

  • (6 years ago)

    When I walked in this school I was shocked by the age of the school and the diversity of students. But I came to love this school. They run a tight ship in terms of safety/security and academically -at least in SWAS - it is top-notch. I am very critical of U46 schools in general but this school has been a great experience for my child.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have a gifted child here and am happy with the quality of education. It is frankly a shock to walk the halls and see the diverse (and non-English speaking) students and then find that the education is actually good.

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(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

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