6 Kane Middle Schools Make Niche’s 2018 List of Best in Illinois
- Editor’s Note: This is the first of three stories on Niche’s 2018 list of best schools in Illinois. The next article will look at the best public elementary schools in the state.
There are thousands of public middle schools in Illinois, so making a ranking of the best 100 in the state is kind of a big deal.
Six Kane County schools have made Niche’s 2018 Best Public Middle Schools based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents using data from the U.S. Department of Education.
Ranking factors include state test scores, student-teacher ratio, student diversity, teacher quality, middle school ratings, and the overall quality of the school district.
This year’s No. 1 ranking in Illinois went to Kennedy Junior High School in Naperville, which scored an A+ in academics and teachers and a B+ in diversity.
The No. 1 ranked middle school in the country was BASIS Scottsdale, In Scottsdale, AZ.
No. 49: Haines Middle School
Read More: https://www.niche.com/k12/haines-middle-school-st-charles-il/
No. 51 — Wredling Middle School
Read More: https://www.niche.com/k12/wredling-middle-school-st-charles-il/
No. 52 — Geneva Middle School South
Read More: https://www.niche.com/k12/geneva-middle-school-south-geneva-il/
No. 61 — Geneva Middle School North
Read More: https://www.niche.com/k12/geneva-middle-school-north-geneva-il/
No. 63 — Cambridge Lakes Charter School
Read More: https://www.niche.com/k12/cambridge-lakes-charter-school-pingree-grove-il/
No. 68 — Thompson Middle School
Read More: https://www.niche.com/k12/thompson-middle-school-st-charles-il/
2018 Best Public Middle Schools Methodology
The 2018 Best Public Middle Schools ranking is based on rigorous analysis of academic and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education along with millions of reviews from students and parents. Learn where our data comes from.
|Academics Grade||Based on state assessment proficiency and survey responses on academics from students and parents.||Niche||50.0%|
|Teachers Grade||Based on teacher salary, teacher absenteeism, state test results, and survey responses on teachers from students and parents.||Niche||20.0%|
|District Overall Niche Grade||Based on rigorous analysis of academic and student life data along with millions of reviews from students and parents.||Niche||15.0%|
|Culture & Diversity Grade||Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.||Niche||10.0%|
|Parent/Student Surveys on Overall Experience||Niche survey responses scored on a 1-5 scale regarding the overall experience of students and parents from the school.||Self-reported by Niche users||5.0%|
The same methodology is used to produce the Overall Niche Grade for each ranked school as well as additional schools. Statistics obtained from the U.S. Department of Education represent the most recent data available, usually from 2014–2016, as self-reported by the schools. Niche also collects data directly from schools via our school data update form. If you work for a school and would like to update your data, please claim your school.
For more details about how we calculate our rankings, click here.