88 out of 10GreatSchools

Highcrest Middle School

Wilmette, IL
  • Public
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  • Grades 5-6
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  • Enrollment: 853


Highcrest Middle School
569 Hunter Road
Wilmette, IL 60091
(847) 853-2900
Highcrest Middle School is located in Wilmette, IL and serves grades 5-6.It received a GreatSchool rating of 8 out of 10
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We have been very pleased with Highcrest teachers, principals, and families. The curricular choices are outstanding and diverse. The articulation from middle school to junior high is very well thought out. Students transition well after 6th grade (middle school) to the junior high (7th grade). The teachers are thoughtful and knowledgeable. Our first child attended Highcrest from 2009-2011, our second child attended from 2011-2013, and we have another one heading to Highcrest next year. We were happy with the school in 2009, and I'm pleased to report the school is in a continued state of improvement -- with the experience more impressive each year. I'm glad the status quo is not good enough for teachers, parents and administrators at Highcrest; innovations are welcome and communicated to parents, and the educational experience for students has been continually enhanced.
5 Stars across the board! Highcrest is a good school for kids of any ability. Academics include the regular fare as well as art, drama, PE and technology. Kids can choose between French, Latin, Spanish, German or Mandarin or they can take an academic strategies class. A learning behavior specialist leads this class to help kids with ADHD or other difficulties to organize their workload and to give them extra support. After school clubs include radio, TV, languages, arts etc There are also free, daily before and after school supervised study. We have been very happy with our kids education and the teachers dedication. On the whole, this district attracts high quality teachers to meet the parents high expectations. I feel that my tax money is well spent. One other perk of sending your kids through district 39 is that they will not feel lost at New Trier because it is the souce of more than 1/3 of the graduating class! I went to New Trier also but came from one of the small feeder schools and I felt overwhelmed for a good year before I adjusted.
The faculty and administration at the school are very dedicated to the students and collaborate openly with parents for the best possible results.
I am a student of Highcrest! It is an amazing school. They have teachers that are strict but fun, and teach us the amount of stuff in a day that some kids learn in a week! I take french and when I met with a french person after only 4 months of class I could carry on a conversation. When I have a good day, usually the best thing about was school! It is organized and I feel safe there. For people who just looked in on some classes then made bad reviews, listen to me, I go there Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday and Friday! I t is really an amazing school.
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