Gillespie Middle School

  • Gillespie Middle School serves 299 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 26% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 48% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 3% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 51%.

School Overview

  • Gillespie Middle School's student population of 299 students has grown by 8% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 17 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students299 students
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Total Classroom Teachers17 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Gillespie Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Gillespie Middle School is 0.06, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.32. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall School Rank#1144 out of 3,544 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
26%
32%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:116:1
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Hispanic
n/a
26%
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Black
n/a
17%
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White
97%
49%
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Two or more races
3%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Gillespie Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score0.060.32
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Eligible for Free Lunch
48%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Gillespie Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameGillespie CUSD 7 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Gillespie Ben-gil Elementary School Magnet School
    Grades: PK-5 | 679 students
    0.0 miles
    340 Kelly St
    Gillespie, IL 62033
    (217)839-4828
    0.0 PK-5 679
  • Gillespie Gillespie High School Magnet School
    Grades: 9-12 | 363 students
    0.1 miles
    612 Broadway St
    Gillespie, IL 62033
    (217)839-2114
    0.1 9-12 363
  • Mount Olive Mt Olive Elementary School Magnet School
    Grades: PK-8 | 326 students
    6.2 miles
    804 W Main St
    Mount Olive, IL 62069
    (217)999-4241
    6.2 PK-8 326
  • Mount Olive Mt Olive High School Magnet School
    Grades: 6-12 | 148 students
    6.2 miles
    804 W Main St
    Mount Olive, IL 62069
    (217)999-4231
    6.2 6-12 148
  • Staunton Staunton Elementary School Magnet School
    Grades: PK-5 | 660 students
    7.7 miles
    801 N Deneen St
    Staunton, IL 62088
    (618)635-3831
    7.7 PK-5 660

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