Dirksen Junior High School

203 S Midland Ave
Joliet, IL 60436
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Dirksen Junior High School serves 707 students in grades 6-8.
Dirksen Junior 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 bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 13% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 22% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 87% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

Dirksen Junior High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

School Overview

Dirksen Junior High School's student population of 707 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 42 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students707 students
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Total Classroom Teachers42 teachers
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School Comparison

Dirksen Junior High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,672 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Dirksen Junior High School is 0.60, 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#2826 out of 3672 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
13%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
22%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
1%
5%
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Hispanic
58%
26%
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Black
23%
17%
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White
13%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.600.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
5%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameJoliet PSD 86 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Dirksen Junior High School is Joliet West High School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Rockdale Elementary School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Lynne Thigpen Elementary School (0.0 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Joliet Lynne Thigpen Elementary School Math: 11% | Reading: 16%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 657 students
    0.0 miles
    207 S Midland Ave
    Joliet, IL 60436
    (815) 741-7629
    0 K-5 657
  • Joliet Pershing Elementary School Math: 11% | Reading: 15%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 588 students
    0.5 miles
    251 N Midland Ave
    Joliet, IL 60435
    (815) 725-0986
    0.5 K-5 588
  • Joliet Joliet West High School Math: 24% | Reading: 30%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 3,310 students
    0.9 miles
    401 N Larkin Ave
    Joliet, IL 60435
    (815) 727-6940
    0.9 9-12 3,310
  • Joliet Rockdale Elementary School Math: 15-19% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-8 | 275 students
    0.9 miles
    715 Meadow Ave
    Joliet, IL 60436
    (815) 725-5321
    0.9 K-8 275
  • Joliet Farragut Elementary School Math: 5% | Reading: 7%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 682 students
    1.1 miles
    701 Glenwood Ave
    Joliet, IL 60435
    (815) 723-0394
    1.1 K-5 682

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