920 Smith Dr
Charleston, IL 61920
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Charleston Middle School serves 405 students in grades 7-8.
Charleston Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 22% (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 32% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Charleston Middle School's student population of 405 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 26 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-8
Total Students
405 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
26 teachers
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School Rankings

Charleston Middle 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 Charleston Middle School is 0.21, 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 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#2053 out of 3655 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
22%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
32%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
5%
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Hispanic
3%
26%
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Black
4%
17%
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White
89%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.21
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Eligible for Free Lunch
36%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
2%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Students: 405 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 11%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in IL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 22% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 32% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.21 (Btm 50%)

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