Indian Plains Alternative School

  • Indian Plains Alternative School serves 67 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is ≤20% (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 ≤20% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 6:1 is lower than the Illinois state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 67% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 51%.

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School Overview

  • Indian Plains Alternative School's student population of 67 students has declined by 14% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 11 teachers has grown by 10% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students67 students
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Total Classroom Teachers11 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Indian Plains Alternative School's student:teacher ratio of 6:1 has decreased from 8:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Indian Plains Alternative School is 0.70, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.32. 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--
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)≤20%
32%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)≤20%
38%
Student : Teacher Ratio6:116:1
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Asian
3%
5%
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Hispanic
12%
26%
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Black
42%
17%
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White
33%
49%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
9%
3%
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Diversity Score0.700.32
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Graduation Rate70-79%
87%
Eligible for Free Lunch
50%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameIndian Prairie CUSD 204 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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