Joliet PSD 86 School District

420 N Raynor Ave
Joliet, IL 60435-6065
(District boundaries shown in map)
2/
10
Bottom 50%

Top Rankings

Joliet PSD 86 School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Illinois for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 6 public middle schools serving 3,303 students in Joliet PSD 86 School District. This district's average middle testing ranking is 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public middle schools in Illinois.
Public Middle Schools in Joliet PSD 86 School District have an average math proficiency score of 12% (versus the Illinois public middle school average of 24%), and reading proficiency score of 15% (versus the 31% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 91% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Illinois public middle school average of 60% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

This School District
This State (IL)
# Schools
22 Schools
1,590 Schools
# Students
9,872 Students
632,761 Students
# Teachers
657 Teachers
47,090 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1

District Rank

Joliet PSD 86 School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 918 school districts in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
This School District
State Average (IL)
#826 out of 926 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Joliet PSD 86  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
8%
28%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Joliet PSD 86  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of IL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
12%
32%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Joliet PSD 86  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of IL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.51
0.71
# American Indian Students
2 Students
1,516 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
20 Students
31,115 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
5%
# Hispanic Students
6,565 Students
186,318 Students
% Hispanic Students
66%
29%
# Black Students
2,037 Students
137,386 Students
% Black Students
21%
22%
# White Students
850 Students
252,625 Students
% White Students
9%
40%
# Hawaiian Students
n/a
706 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
398 Students
23,065 Students
% of Two or more races Students
4%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
385
18,027
# Students in K Grade:
1,021
27,326
# Students in 1st Grade:
1,080
28,160
# Students in 2nd Grade:
931
28,498
# Students in 3rd Grade:
1,049
28,667
# Students in 4th Grade:
1,064
30,284
# Students in 5th Grade:
1,037
40,414
# Students in 6th Grade:
1,039
111,547
# Students in 7th Grade:
1,126
140,906
# Students in 8th Grade:
1,140
145,715
# Students in 9th Grade:
-
9,004
# Students in 10th Grade:
-
8,329
# Students in 11th Grade:
-
8,055
# Students in 12th Grade:
-
7,829
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $22,368 is higher than the state median of $22,162. The school district revenue/student has grown by 11% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $19,625 is less than the state median of $21,409. The school district spending/student has grown by 12% over four school years.
This School District
This State (IL)
Total Revenue
$221 MM
$41,381 MM
This chart display total revenue of Joliet PSD 86  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in IL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$194 MM
$39,976 MM
This chart display total spending of Joliet PSD 86  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in IL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$22,368
$22,162
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Joliet PSD 86  School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in IL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$19,625
$21,409
This chart display average spending per public school student in Joliet PSD 86  School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in IL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Joliet PSD 86 School District Public Middle Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Washington Jr High & Prgm
(Math: 22% | Reading: 25%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
402 Richards St
Joliet, IL 60433
(815) 727-5271
Grades: 6-8
| 769 students
Rank: #22.
Hufford Junior High School
(Math: 8% | Reading: 14%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1125 N Larkin Ave
Joliet, IL 60435
(815) 725-3540
Grades: 6-8
| 1,206 students
Rank: #33.
Thompson Instructional Center
Alternative School
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1020 Rowell Ave
Joliet, IL 60433
(815) 740-5458
Grades: K-8
| n/a students
Rank: #44.
Dirksen Junior High School
(Math: 5% | Reading: 9%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
203 S Midland Ave
Joliet, IL 60436
(815) 729-1566
Grades: 6-8
| 654 students
Rank: #55.
Gompers Junior High School
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: 6-9%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1501 Copperfield Ave
Joliet, IL 60432
(815) 727-5276
Grades: 6-8
| 674 students
Rank: n/an/a
Will Co Detention Center 6-8
Alternative School
3200 Mcdonough St
Joliet, IL 60431
(815) 730-7233
Grades: 6-8
| n/a students

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 22 schools
  • Grades: PK-08
  • Enrollment: 9,872 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 91%
  • : Bottom 50% in IL
  • : 8% (Btm 50%)
  • : 12% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

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