Alan B Shepard Middle School

  • Alan B Shepard Middle School serves 513 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 72% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 31%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 74% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 36%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Alan B Shepard Middle School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the Illinois state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 51%.

Top Placements

Alan B Shepard Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

School Overview

  • Alan B Shepard Middle School's student population of 513 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 51 teachers has grown by 13% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2008, 2016)
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students513 students
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Total Classroom Teachers51 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Alan B Shepard Middle School is ranked within the top 5% of all 3,544 schools in Illinois (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has decreased from 12:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Alan B Shepard Middle School is 0.21, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.31. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
72%
31%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
74%
36%
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Student : Teacher Ratio10:116:1
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Asian
3%
5%
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Hispanic
5%
26%
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Black
n/a
17%
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White
89%
49%
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Two or more races
3%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Alan B Shepard Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score0.210.31
This chart display the diversity score of Alan B Shepard Middle School and the public school average diversity score of Illinois by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
1%
47%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDeerfield 109 School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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