Gillespie High School

612 Broadway St
Gillespie, IL 62033
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Gillespie High School serves 377 students in grades 9-12.
Gillespie High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 35-39% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 45-49% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 2% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Gillespie High School's student population of 377 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 21 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students377 students
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Total Classroom Teachers21 teachers
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School Comparison

Gillespie High School is ranked within the top 30% 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 Gillespie High School is 0.04, 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
#1049 out of 3672 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35-39%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
45-49%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:115:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
n/a
5%
Hispanic
n/a
26%
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Black
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17%
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White
98%
48%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.040.68
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Graduation Rate
85-89%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
44%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
2%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameGillespie CUSD 7 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Gillespie High School is Mt Olive High School (6.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Gillespie Middle School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Ben-gil Elementary School (0.1 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Gillespie Ben-gil Elementary School Math: 31% | Reading: 48%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 663 students
    0.1 miles
    340 Kelly St
    Gillespie, IL 62033
    (217) 839-4828
    0.1 PK-5 663
  • Gillespie Gillespie Middle School Math: 26% | Reading: 41%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 280 students
    0.1 miles
    412 Oregon St
    Gillespie, IL 62033
    (217) 839-2116
    0.1 6-8 280
  • Mount Olive Mt Olive Elementary School Math: 22% | Reading: 28%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 342 students
    6.2 miles
    804 W Main St
    Mount Olive, IL 62069
    (217) 999-4241
    6.2 PK-8 342
  • Mount Olive Mt Olive High School Math: 20-29% | Reading: 40-49%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 131 students
    6.2 miles
    804 W Main St
    Mount Olive, IL 62069
    (217) 999-4231
    6.2 9-12 131
  • Staunton Staunton Elementary School Math: 24% | Reading: 35%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 645 students
    7.7 miles
    801 N Deneen St
    Staunton, IL 62088
    (618) 635-3831
    7.7 PK-5 645

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