Hester Junior High School

  • Hester Junior High School serves 413 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 28% (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 52% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 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 20%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Illinois state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 72% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 51%.

Top Placements

Hester Junior High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

School Overview

  • Hester Junior High School's student population of 413 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 31 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students413 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 3,679 schools in Illinois (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Hester Junior High School is 0.44, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.67. 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#1218 out of 3679 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
28%
32%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
52%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:116:1
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Asian
1%
5%
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Hispanic
70%
26%
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Black
n/a
17%
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White
28%
49%
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Two or more races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score0.440.67
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Eligible for Free Lunch
44%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
26%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameFranklin Park SD 84 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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