Henry W Cowherd Middle School

  • Henry W Cowherd Middle School serves 975 students in grades 6-8.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the IL average of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 51%.
  • Henry W Cowherd Middle School operates within the Aurora East Usd 131 School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 975 students has declined by 8% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 68 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 975 students
Henry W Cowherd Middle School Total Students (1995-2015)
Gender % Henry W Cowherd Middle School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 68 teachers
Henry W Cowherd Middle School Total Teachers (1994-2015)
Students by Grade Henry W Cowherd Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.28 is less than the state average of 0.31. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (IL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 16:1
Henry W Cowherd Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (1994-2015)
Asian
n/a
5%
Henry W Cowherd Middle School Asian Students (1993-2014)
Hispanic
84%
25%
Henry W Cowherd Middle School Black Students (1995-2015)
Black
12%
17%
Henry W Cowherd Middle School Black Students (1995-2015)
White
2%
49%
Henry W Cowherd Middle School White Students (1995-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Henry W Cowherd Middle School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
2%
3%
Henry W Cowherd Middle School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic Groups Henry W Cowherd Middle School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown IL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.28 0.31
Henry W Cowherd Middle School Diversity Score (1995-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
81%
52%
Henry W Cowherd Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (2004-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
n/a
2%
Henry W Cowherd Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2003-2013)

District Comparison

  • Aurora East Usd 131 School District's student population of 14,079 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $12,518 in this district is less than the state average of $16,005. The district revenue/student has grown by 20% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $11,731 is less than the state average of $14,988. The district spending/student has grown by 29% over four years.
School District Name Aurora East Usd 131 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
19
3
Number of Students Managed 14,079 753
Aurora East Usd 131 School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $184 MM $12 MM
Aurora East Usd 131 School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $172 MM $11 MM
Aurora East Usd 131 School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $12,518 $16,005
Aurora East Usd 131 School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $11,731 $14,988
Aurora East Usd 131 School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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