Dirksen Middle School (Closed 2013)

  • Dirksen Middle School served 877 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math was 59% (which was lower than the Illinois state average of 80%) for the 2011-12 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts was 65% (which was lower than the Illinois state average of 75%) for the 2011-12 school year.
  • Dirksen 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 2011-12 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 was higher than the Illinois state level of 15:1.

School Overview

Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students877 students
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Total Classroom Teachers47 teachers
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Students by Grade This chart display the students of Dirksen Middle School by grade.

School Comparison

Definition of Terms 2012-2013 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall School Rank (11-12)#2950 out of 3689 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
59%
80%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Dirksen Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Illinois by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
65%
75%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Dirksen Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Illinois by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio19:115:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Dirksen Middle School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Illinois by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
Asian
n/a
5%
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Hispanic
3%
26%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Dirksen Middle School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
Black
97%
17%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Dirksen Middle School and the percentage of Black public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
White
n/a
48%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Dirksen Middle School and the percentage of White public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2006-07 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Dirksen Middle School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score0.060.68
This chart display the diversity score of Dirksen Middle School and the public school average diversity score of Illinois by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
38%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Dirksen Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
60%
2%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Dirksen Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDolton 149 School District
Source: 2012-2013 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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