Gower Middle School

  • Gower Middle School serves 391 students in grades 5-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 55% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 64% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Illinois state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 51%.

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School Overview

  • Gower Middle School's student population of 391 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 36 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2012)
Grades OfferedGrades 5-8
Total Students391 students
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Total Classroom Teachers36 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Gower Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Gower Middle School is 0.56, which is more 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#208 out of 3,544 schools
(Top 10%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
55%
32%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
64%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:116:1
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Asian
18%
5%
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Hispanic
7%
26%
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Black
4%
17%
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White
63%
49%
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Two or more races
8%
3%
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Diversity Score0.560.32
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Eligible for Free Lunch
15%
46%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameGower SD 62 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
  • Willowbrook Gower West Elementary School Magnet School
    Grades: PK-4 | 484 students
    1.1 miles
    7650 Clarendon Hills
    Willowbrook, IL 60527
    (630)323-6446
    1.1 PK-4 484
  • Darien Hinsdale South High School Magnet School
    Grades: 9-12 | 1507 students
    1.2 miles
    7401 Clarendon Hills
    Darien, IL 60561
    (630)468-4000
    1.2 9-12 1507
  • Darien Ladse Learning Center Special Education School
    Magnet School

    1.3 miles
    7302 Clarendon Hills
    Darien, IL 60561
    (708)482-1174
    1.3 n/a n/a
  • Willowbrook Burr Ridge Middle School Magnet School
    Grades: 5-8 | 250 students
    1.5 miles
    15w451 91st St
    Willowbrook, IL 60527
    (630)325-5454
    1.5 5-8 250
  • Willowbrook Anne M Jeans Elementary School Magnet School
    Grades: PK-4 | 371 students
    1.7 miles
    16w631 91st St
    Willowbrook, IL 60527
    (630)325-8186
    1.7 PK-4 371

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