School Details

The Skokie School

520 Glendale Avenue, Winnetka, IL 60093
(847) 441-1750
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades 5-6 404 students 11 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

93%
93%
64%
93%
93%
58%

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
  • Winnetka School District 36 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

92%
92%
60%
90%
90%
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
  • Winnetka School District 36 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

The Skokie School is a public middle school in Winnetka. The principal of The Skokie School is Ms. April Jordan. 404 children attend The Skokie School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Multiracial. 0.4% of the The Skokie School students have "limited English proficiency." 0% of the 404 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 0% get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at The Skokie School is 11:1. Carleton W Washburne School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 92% 92%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Hispanic 2% 3%
Asian 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0.2% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 0% 0%
Limited English proficiency 0.4% 1%
Economically disadvantaged 0% 0.1%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    Our school is a great learning enviroment for pre teens with phenomenal teachers. However some teaching strategies are not as effective as they could be. But over all this is a great school. By 3 consumers

  • (1 year ago)

    The Skokie School seemed to be embroiled in some administative issue that were not made public to the students or parents. The District Superintendent resigned the Director of Pupil Services resigned and the Principal resigned. This is odd and particularly odd in a district servicing high income and high net worth families. This turmoil filtered through and affected the Special Services Staff as well as the Teachers. My child's accommodations were inconsistent and there were few portals through which a parent communicate with teachers or administrators. My wife and I have never worked so hard to stay involved and received so little in return i.e. a teacher web page any kind of major classroom or standardized testing or feedback on the social and emotional positives and/or negatives involving our child. After having such a positive experience with the District 36 Elementary School our child attended it was a disappointing to say the least 5th Grade Year at The Skokie School. I hope the chaos is reigned in next year and that the new administrators do a better job working with students and their parents.

  • (1 year ago)

    Skokie School is a hot mess when it comes to handling the social-emotional dynamics of pre teens. Academically the school is on top of things but psychosocial needs of the average 5th-6th grader are met with apathy and platitudes. You don't go to Skokie...you get through Skokie. Hold on until the wonderful Washburne years. Dr. Rosen and her team have it figured out.

  • (4 years ago)

    Frankly I thought this school was awful. My son's writing assignments had a sheet of paper attached to the front with different items checked off by the teacher if they weren't adequate ("used commas correctly " "correct form of word (too two to)") but none of the commas in the correct location were put in by the teacher none of the wrong word choices were corrected. How is telling him the commas are in the wrong place but not showing him where they should go helpful? As a matter of fact his papers had absolutely NO marks whatsoever by his teacher on them; not even a "good description" or "awkward sentence." These were not first drafts either. In response to my displeasure I was told that my concerns weren't part of the "progressive education" approach.

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