Memorial Junior High School

2721 Ridge Rd,

Lansing, IL, 60438-2933

Tel: (708)474-2383
Grades: 6-8

837 students

Memorial Junior High School serves 837 students in grades 6-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the IL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 75% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 50%.
Memorial Junior High School operates within the Lansing 158 School District.

Overview

The student population of 837 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 52 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 837 students
Memorial Junior High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 47% Male / 53%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 52 teachers
Memorial Junior High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Memorial Junior High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.66 is equal to 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 16:1 15:1
Memorial Junior High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
4%
Memorial Junior High School Asian (1989-2012)
Hispanic
17%
23%
Memorial Junior High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
50%
19%
Memorial Junior High School Black (1989-2012)
White
25%
50%
Memorial Junior High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Memorial Junior High School Sch Ethnicity Memorial 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.
0.66 0.66
Memorial 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.
24%
23%
Memorial Junior High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2006-2012)
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.
34%
26%
Memorial Junior High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2006-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 2,371 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Lansing 158 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
5
3
Number of Students Managed 2,371 797
Lansing   158 School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
District Total Revenue $31 MM $10 MM
Lansing   158 School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $30 MM $10 MM
Lansing   158 School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $12,688 $10,546
Lansing   158 School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $12,281 $10,416
Lansing   158 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 Thornton Fractnl So High School (0.7 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Heritage Middle School (1.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Lester Crawl Primary Center (0.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Lansing Lester Crawl Primary Center
    18300 Greenbay Ave
    Lansing , IL , 60438
    (708)474-0149
    0.5  mi  |  106  students  |  Gr.  PK-1
  • Lansing Thornton Fractnl So High School
    18500 Burnham Ave
    Lansing , IL , 60438
    (708)585-2000
    0.7  mi  |  1929  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Lansing Oak Glen Elementary School
    2101 182nd St
    Lansing , IL , 60438
    (708)474-1714
    0.8  mi  |  431  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Lansing Coolidge Elementary School
    17845 Henry St
    Lansing , IL , 60438
    (708)474-4320
    0.9  mi  |  669  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Lansing Nathan Hale Elementary School
    19055 Burnham Ave
    Lansing , IL , 60438
    (708)895-3030
    1.2  mi  |  499  students  |  Gr.  PK-4

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