Gwendolyn Brooks Middle School

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325 S Kenilworth Ave

Oak Park, IL 60302

(708) 524-3050

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Grades: 6 - 8

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 890

Students Per Teacher: 13

Parent Reviews

12 Parent Reviews for Gwendolyn Brooks Middle School

The diversity of the curriculum and the exposure the school provides our students from home economics to robotics.

Posted by a parent on 04/29/10

My son James .D went whittier had some touble in wasnt doing so well. Than he went over to Brooks middle in did great honor roll student. Brooks has a wonder prinicpal and great teachers!!!!

Posted by a parent on 07/21/09

We teachers differentiate in many different ways and students do not have to feel overwhelmed or under-challenged. There are many extra-curricular opportunities and we have made AYP several years in a row. The biggest problem is that the school board and district administrators tend to submit to a ...  Read more

Posted by a teacher on 04/27/08

My children aren't here yet, but it should be noted that there was a new principal put in place in 2007.

Posted by a parent on 01/30/08

I have been going to this school all the three years and I really like it. They have a nice principal and great teachers that listen to all the students problems. I recommend any child to come to Gwendolyn Brooks Middle School. '08!!!!

Posted by a student on 12/01/07

I am a parent that has a son in seventh grade and was a product of Chicago public school systems. I was so disappointed in that system that I home schooled with A-Beka curriculum until I was able to move to the present school district 97 in Oak Park Illinois. The quality of academic programs is almost ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/06/07

I am an African American parent and I love this school. The teachers are great and the principal is also. I wish the 6th grade assistant principal could loosen up a little and have sincere smile. This will make it more easier to approach her with concerns. My son made the honor roll and I am proud of ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/24/07

Hey. GBMS is a pretty good school. They challenge us, and they have classes for kids with special needs. The teachers are pretty personal and interactive and pay attention to us individually. They ask moms and dads to be active and do stuff with us in school activities. We have TONS of extra curriculars, ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 07/13/07

My son (and his parents) love this school. The principal is very involved, the teachers are excellent, and the BRAVO Band/Repertoire/Art/Voice/Orchestra)program is the greatest!

Posted by a parent on 12/27/06

This is a great place with great teachers. The 7/3-8/3 core is by far the hardest working core I have seen at the school. I am confident my child will be prepared for high school.

Posted by a parent on 11/25/05

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Test scores for Gwendolyn Brooks Middle School

ISAT* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Gwendolyn Brooks Middle School
Oak Park Esd 97
* 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.

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Oak Park schools — Gwendolyn Brooks Middle School is located at 325 S Kenilworth Ave, Oak Park IL 60302. 325 S Kenilworth Ave is in the 60302 ZIP code in Oak Park, IL The school district for Gwendolyn Brooks Middle School is the Oak Park Esd 97. Gwendolyn Brooks Middle School is a Public school that serves grade levels 6 - 8.
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