J W Eater Junior High School

400 E Wabash Ave
Rantoul, IL 61866
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
J W Eater Junior High School serves 495 students in grades 6-8.
J W Eater 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 bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 7% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 33%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 7% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Rankings

J W Eater Junior High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

School Overview

J W Eater Junior High School's student population of 495 students has grown by 10% over five school years.
The teacher population of 45 teachers has grown by 15% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students495 students
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Total Classroom Teachers45 teachers
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School Rankings

J W Eater Junior High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,655 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of J W Eater Junior High School is 0.73, which is more 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
#3550 out of 3655 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
7%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
7%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
1%
5%
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Hispanic
26%
26%
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Black
33%
17%
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White
29%
48%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
11%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.730.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (14-15)
19%
2%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameRantoul City 137 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to J W Eater Junior High School is Rantoul Township High School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Thomasboro Grade School (4.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Northview Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Rantoul Rantoul Township High School Math: 10-14% | Reading: 10-14%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 738 students
    0.3 miles
    200 S Sheldon St
    Rantoul, IL 61866
    (217) 892-6160
    0.3 9-12 738
  • Rantoul Northview Elementary School Math: 10-14% | Reading: 15-19%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 349 students
    0.5 miles
    400 N Sheldon St
    Rantoul, IL 61866
    (217) 892-2119
    0.5 PK-5 349
  • Rantoul Broadmeadow Elementary School Math: 6-9% | Reading: 6-9%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 290 students
    0.8 miles
    500 Sunview Rd
    Rantoul, IL 61866
    (217) 892-2194
    0.8 PK-5 290
  • Rantoul Eastlawn Elementary School Math: 6-9% | Reading: 6-9%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 279 students
    1.2 miles
    650 N Maplewood Dr
    Rantoul, IL 61866
    (217) 892-2131
    1.2 PK-5 279
  • Rantoul Pleasant Acres Elementary School Math: 6-9% | Reading: 10-14%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 257 students
    1.4 miles
    1625 Short St
    Rantoul, IL 61866
    (217) 893-4141
    1.4 PK-5 257

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