Holmes Junior High School

1900 W Lonnquist Blv
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Holmes Junior High School serves 818 students in grades 6-8.
Holmes Junior High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 21% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Illinois state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 67% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Holmes Junior High School's student population of 818 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 56 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students818 students
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Total Classroom Teachers56 teachers
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School Comparison

Holmes Junior High School is ranked within the bottom 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 Holmes Junior High School is 0.67, 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
#2109 out of 3672 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
21%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
13%
5%
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Hispanic
46%
26%
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Black
5%
17%
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White
33%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.670.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
52%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
2%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCommunity Consolidated 59 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Holmes Junior High School is The Academy At Forest View (0.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Lincoln Middle School (1.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Forest View Elementary School (0.2 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Mount Prospect Forest View Elementary School Math: 33% | Reading: 40%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 422 students
    0.2 miles
    1901 W Estates Dr
    Mount Prospect, IL 60056
    (847) 593-4359
    0.2 K-5 422
  • Arlington Heights The Academy At Forest View Math: ≤20% | Reading: 21-39%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 143 students
    0.5 miles
    2121 S Goebbert Rd
    Arlington Heights, IL 60005
    (847) 718-7771
    0.5 9-12 143
  • Arlington Heights Newcomer Center
    Grades: 9-11 | 33 students
    0.5 miles
    2121 S Goebbert Rd
    Arlington Heights, IL 60005
    (847) 718-7937
    0.5 9-11 33
  • Arlington Heights Vanguard School Math: ≤10% | Reading: 11-19%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 94 students
    0.5 miles
    2121 S Goebbert Rd
    Arlington Heights, IL 60005
    (847) 718-7870
    0.5 9-12 94
  • Mount Prospect John Jay Elementary School Math: 6-9% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 347 students
    0.7 miles
    1835 W Pheasant Trl
    Mount Prospect, IL 60056
    (847) 593-4385
    0.7 K-5 347

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