Hester Junior High School

2836 Gustav St
Franklin Park, IL 60131
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Hester Junior High School serves 424 students in grades 6-8.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 34% (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 49% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Hester Junior High School placed in the top 50% 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 student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Hester Junior High School's student population of 424 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 31 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students424 students
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Total Classroom Teachers31 teachers
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School Comparison

Hester Junior High School is ranked within the top 50% 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 Hester Junior High School is 0.47, 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
#1151 out of 3672 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
34%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
49%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
5%
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Hispanic
67%
26%
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Black
n/a
17%
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White
29%
48%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.470.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
52%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
22%
2%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameFranklin Park 84 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Hester Junior High School is East Leyden High School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Enger School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Passow Elementary School (0.1 miles away)
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