OLIVER MCCRACKEN MIDDLE SCHOOL

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8000 E PRAIRIE RD
SKOKIE, IL 60076
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Phone: 847-673-1220
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 8
  • Educational Climate: Average
  • Technology Measure: High
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 6th Grade - 8th Grade
  • District: Skokie Sd 73-5
  • Students/Teacher: 12:1
  • Students/Grade: 113.3
  • Number Students: 340
  • Number Teachers: 40
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 6405
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Ms Allison Stein
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  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
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  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
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  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
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School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (15 ratings)
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    School Reviews (11 Reviews)
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    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-03-20
    "As an educator myself, I know that training for school personnel usually includes information on how to guide adolescents, including meeting them at their own developmental level, and by treating their adolescent issues, no matter how they seem to adults, respectfully. Somehow, though, McCracken's staff seems not to understand that. Their only desire seems to be to control thoughtlessly, and they do so with threats and by inducing fear. Ignoring the needs of adolescents to act like and be adolescents can, we know, cause trauma. It is not fair to expect adolescents to not be adolescents, and one would hope that schools recognize that. Since McCracken seems recalcitrant to change, we should all hope that the children damaged there will heal, and that those who were not damaged will learn from better role models in the future, and learn to treat others better than what they have seen."
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-10-15
    "This school is one amazing school. Everyone here is so nice. All the other comments in the past are saying this is not a great school. BUT BELIEVE ME, MCCRACKEN IS THE BEST. The teachers are amazing and what's great about this school is that it's only 3 grades and its not a lot of grades. Everyone here understands each other and cares for each other. No matter what other people have said in the past, but Mccracken Middle School is the best middle school. Every parent will want to send their kids here. Plus, there isn't anything like popular and unpopular everyone here is treated equally. So if your a new "new kid" you will fit in to this school very fast. Everyone here will give you a very warm welcome. So keep the students coming please!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-07-09
    "After a great 5 years at Middleton Elementary, I expected a great 3 years for my child at McCracken. The first year was not so great. The "Academy Level" students are favored. The music and band programs are excellent, but if not involved in these, you are invisible. The state test scores, as important as they are, take precedence over invidiual performance and success. An A student, doesn't get the opportunity to get into advance classes, because she didn't score high enough on tests. No opportunity to improve. The majority of the teachers are good, and a few go above and beyond. However, bullying and inappropriate PDA happens in the halls and the classrooms without notice. The parent rating is the lowest, since if parents kept involved, perhaps the school wouldtake better notice."
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-05-03
    "I am a current student here an trust me you DO NOT want to send your kids here the kids dont take well to newcomers these kids made my middle school experience awful the school doesnt care bout anything other then band and singers bullying is an ongoing problem an girls dress provacitively AT ALL TIMES the teachers give som kids special treatment an dont care when they yell or curse EVERYONE is fake in this school"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-04-14
    "This school has failed to meet guidelines for adequate yearly progress. Over the past six years that I have had minority children in this school, they and I have been very aware of the often unkind, exclusivity to which "outsiders"(anyone with any kind of different background) are subjected. A recent survey published in the local paper states that over 50 percent of the students consider bullying or teasing to be issues here. The leadership to address these academic and social issues just does not seem to exist at this school. Communications about these types of problems go unanswered, and they are not addressed."
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