Friendship Jr High School

550 Elizabeth Ln
Des Plaines, IL 60018
(School attendance zone shown in map)
7/
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Top 50%
Serving 630 students in grades 6-8, Friendship Jr High School ranks in the top 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 25% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 28%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 33% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 30%).
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Illinois state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 59% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 53% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 630 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 59%
  • : Top 50% in IL
  • : 25% (Top 50%)
  • : 33% (Top 50%)
  • : 59% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Friendship Jr High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

Category
Attribute

School Overview

Friendship Jr High School's student population of 630 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 47 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
630 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
47 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Friendship Jr High School ranks within the top 50% of all 3,426 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Friendship Jr High School is 0.70, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (IL)
#1243 out of 3426 schools
(Top 50%)
This chart displays the overall school rank of Friendship Jr High School, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
(20-21)
25%
28%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Friendship Jr High 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 2020-21 school year data.
33%
30%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Friendship Jr High 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 2021-22 school year data.
59%
50%
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
14:1
This chart displays the student teacher ratio of Friendship Jr High School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Illinois by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
American Indian
2%
n/a
Asian
17%
5%
This chart displays the percentage of Asian students in Friendship Jr High School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hispanic
33%
27%
This chart displays the percentage of Hispanic students in Friendship Jr High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
5%
17%
This chart displays the percentage of Black students in Friendship Jr High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
White
41%
47%
This chart displays the percentage of White students in Friendship Jr High School and the percentage of White public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
This chart displays the percentage of students of two or more races in Friendship Jr High School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Illinois by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Friendship Jr High School.
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in Illinois.
0.70
This chart displays the diversity score of Friendship Jr High School and the public school average diversity score of Illinois by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
42%
43%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Friendship Jr High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
14%
4%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Friendship Jr High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Friendship Jr High School's ranking?
Friendship Jr High School is ranked #1243 out of 3,426 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Illinois.
What schools are Friendship Jr High School often compared to?
Friendship Jr High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Holmes Jr High School, Grove Jr High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
25% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 28% IL state average), while 33% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 30% IL state average).
How many students attend Friendship Jr High School?
630 students attend Friendship Jr High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
41% of Friendship Jr High School students are White, 33% of students are Hispanic, 17% of students are Asian, 5% of students are Black, 2% of students are American Indian, and 2% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Friendship Jr High School?
Friendship Jr High School has a student ration of 13:1, which is lower than the Illinois state average of 14:1.
What grades does Friendship Jr High School offer ?
Friendship Jr High School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Friendship Jr High School part of?
Friendship Jr High School is part of Comm Cons SD 59 School District.

School Calendar

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Event
Date
First Day of Student Attendance: Grades 1-8
August 15, 2024 (Thursday)
Non-Attendance Days: Spring Break
March 24, 2025 (Monday)
Last Day: Students and Staff
June 02, 2025 (Monday)

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 630 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 59%
  • : Top 50%
  • : 25% (Top 50%)
  • : 33% (Top 50%)
  • : 59% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

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