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Cass Jr High

Middle School (6-8)

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8502 Bailey Rd
Darien,
IL
60561

What do students and teachers say about Cass Jr High?

In 2017, students and teachers in The State of Illinois participated in the 2017 Illinois 5Essentials Survey, which asked questions about their school’s culture and climate. Cass Jr High’s performance on the 5Essentials (fig. 1) summarizes the participants’ answers to those survey questions as they relate to the 5Essentials.

Cass Jr High is organized for improvement

The 5Essentials can identify the ways in which a school is organized for school improvement. In fact, over two decades of research on Chicago Public Schools has shown that schools strong on three or more of these essentials were 10 times more likely to improve student learning than schools weak in three or more.

Explore the Survey Reports to see Cass Jr High's performance on the 5Essentials, the main concepts underlying the 5Essentials (measures), and individual survey questions underlying each measure.

Need help interpreting these results? Go to the FAQs and Support section to learn more about what the results mean and how to use the results for school improvement. You'll also find explanations of how scores are calculated.

The 5Essentials framework was validated by the University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research at the University of Chicago Urban Education Institute, in partnership with Chicago Public Schools. Research identifies Effective Leaders, Collaborative Teachers, Involved Families, Supportive Environment, and Ambitious Instruction as the factors that matter most for student learning.

Cass Jr High
Overall Performance on the 5Essentials

Five Essentials

Most Implementation
More Implementation
Average Implementation
Less Implementation
Least Implementation
Low Response/Not Applicable

Figure 1.

Survey Response Rates for Cass Jr High

Respondent Response Rate (Illinois)
Students 97.7% (75.3%)
Teachers 99.9% (80.3%)
Parents 9.4% (15.3%)