Tefft Middle School

Streamwood, Illinois
Total Students
801
Grade Levels
7-8

Enrollment by Race / Ethnicity

  • Asian/Pacific Islander
    10%
  • Black
    8%
  • Hispanic
    57%
  • White
    22%
  • 2 or more
    2%
Free and Reduced Lunch
63%
Source:

CCD Public school data 2010-2011 school year (nces.ed.gov)

Our Success Story

Tefft Middle School

About the School

As principal of a once-dysfunctional school of disengaged students, Lavonne Smiley knew something had to change. So she marshaled a group of teachers and showed them (and their students) the virtues of data transparency, collection and interpretation for continuous improvement.

“Those are powerful conversations: when teachers can learn from each other. Unless you are transparent about data, those conversations will never take place.” — Lavonne Smiley, Principal

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