601 Taylor St
East Peoria, IL 61611
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Central Jr High School serves 492 students in grades 6-8.
Central Jr High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 19% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 33%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 39% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2018-19 school year.
Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 53% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Central Jr High School's student population of 492 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
492 students
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Total Classroom Teachers (18-19)
40 teachers
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School Rankings

Central Jr High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,655 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Central Jr High School is 0.29, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#2029 out of 3655 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
19%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
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15:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
1%
5%
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Hispanic
5%
27%
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Black
3%
17%
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White
84%
47%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.29
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Eligible for Free Lunch
41%
44%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
4%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 492 students
  • Minority Enrollment: 16%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in IL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 19% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 39% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.29

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