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B+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
Gwendolyn Brooks Middle School is an above average, public school located in Oak Park, IL. It has 990 students in grades 6-8 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 33% of students are at least proficient in math and 43% in reading.
About Gwendolyn Brooks Middle School...
Address
325 S Kenilworth Ave
Oak Park, IL 60302
Telephone
(708) 524-3050

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
43%
Percent Proficient - Math
33%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$87,271
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,102
National
$949
Median Home Value
$370,400
National
$184,700

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
990
Free or Reduced Lunch
19%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,397
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.1%
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Gwendolyn Brooks Middle School is a decent school for sure. The teachers are very dedicated and the academics there is good. One complaint I have is that there is a lack of discipline. The hallways are very chaotic, and the administration doesn't seem to care about the misbehavior of students.
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I was bullied a lot.
From the community's perspective, we see students who are very poorly managed outside. There is constant profanity of the most vulgar kind at high volumes throughout the day, after school, and at student events. This occurs in the presence of staff, administrators, and an Oak Park police officer assigned to the school. Students play on a concrete field they call the "prison yard;" they and the balls run into busy traffic. The reports from inside the school that we have heard match much of what we see outside, and more increasingly over the past ten years. If your children are considering attending, it would be best to observe the school during different times of day, both inside and out, and after school. The lunch time is the worst, from what we can see. Our rating is based on what we see daily, and have heard from others who have attended.