Bloomington Junior High School

Bloomington Junior High School serves 1,139 students in grades 6-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the IL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 50%.
Bloomington Junior High School operates within the Bloomington 87 School District.

Overview

The student population of 1139 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 78 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 1,139 students
Bloomington Junior High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 47% Male / 53%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 78 teachers
Bloomington Junior High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Bloomington Junior High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.63 is less than the state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (IL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 15:1
Bloomington Junior High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
4%
Bloomington Junior High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
10%
23%
Bloomington Junior High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
25%
19%
Bloomington Junior High School Black (1988-2012)
White
54%
50%
Bloomington Junior High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Bloomington Junior High School Sch Ethnicity Bloomington Junior High School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.63 0.66
Bloomington Junior High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
30%
23%
Bloomington Junior High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2002-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
25%
26%
Bloomington Junior High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2002-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 5,484 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Bloomington 87 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
9
3
Number of Students Managed 5,484 797
District Total Revenue $64 MM $10 MM
District Spending $65 MM $10 MM
Bloomington   87 School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $11,253 $10,546
District Spending / Student $11,456 $10,416
Bloomington   87 School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Bloomington High School (0.3 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Chiddix Junior High School (1.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Washington Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Bloomington Bloomington High School
    1202 East Locust St
    Bloomington , IL , 61701
    (309)828-5201
    0.3  mi  |  1415  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Bloomington Bloomington Area Career Center
    Vocational School
    1202 East Locust
    Bloomington , IL , 61702
    (309)829-8671
    Vocational School
    0.3  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  11-12
  • Bloomington Washington Elementary School
    1201 East Washington St
    Bloomington , IL , 61701
    (309)829-7034
    0.5  mi  |  510  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Bloomington Oakland Elementary School
    1605 East Oakland Ave
    Bloomington , IL , 61701
    (309)662-4302
    1  mi  |  496  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Normal Glenn Elementary School
    306 Glenn Ave
    Normal , IL , 61761
    (309)862-5005
    1  mi  |  230  students  |  Gr.  KG-5

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