Joseph Block Middle School

  • Joseph Block Middle School serves 514 students in grades 7-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 32% (which is lower than the Indiana state average of 54%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 42% (which is lower than the Indiana state average of 62%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Joseph Block Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Indiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Indiana state level of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Indiana state average of 32% (majority Black and Hispanic).

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School Overview

  • Joseph Block Middle School's student population of 514 students has grown by 8% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 39 teachers has grown by 30% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-8
Total Students514 students
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Total Classroom Teachers39 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Joseph Block Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,762 schools in Indiana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Joseph Block Middle School is 0.54, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.51. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IN)
Overall Testing Rank#1543 out of 1762 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
32%
54%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
62%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:117:1
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
49%
12%
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Black
47%
13%
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White
2%
68%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
5%
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Diversity Score0.540.51
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Eligible for Free Lunch
84%
42%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSchool City Of East Chicago School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IN Dept. of Education

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