Kenneth Murphy School

11315 W Wadsworth Rd
Zion, IL 60099
Rank
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Kenneth Murphy School serves 401 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Kenneth Murphy 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 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 14% (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 17% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 79% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Placements

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School Overview

Kenneth Murphy School's student population of 401 students has declined by 13% over five school years.
The teacher population of 25 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students401 students
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Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
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School Comparison

Kenneth Murphy 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 Kenneth Murphy School is 0.70, 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
#2959 out of 3672 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
14%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
17%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
3%
5%
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Hispanic
43%
26%
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Black
27%
17%
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White
21%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.700.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
42%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (14-15)
2%
2%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBeach Park CCSD 3 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Kenneth Murphy School is New Technical High - Zion-benton East (1.9 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Zion Central Middle School (1.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Oak Crest School (0.6 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Zion Oak Crest School Math: 10-14% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 330 students
    0.6 miles
    38550 N Lewis Ave
    Zion, IL 60099
    (847) 599-5519
    0.6 PK-5 330
  • Zion Elmwood Elementary School Math: 6-9% | Reading: 10-14%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 306 students
    0.9 miles
    3025 Ezra Ave
    Zion, IL 60099
    (847) 746-1491
    0.9 K-6 306
  • Waukegan H R Mccall Elementary School Math: 25% | Reading: 34%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 454 students
    1.0 miles
    3215 N Mcaree Rd
    Waukegan, IL 60087
    (224) 303-1760
    1 PK-5 454
  • Waukegan Howe Elementary School Math: 8% | Reading: 9%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 381 students
    1.1 miles
    10271 W Beach Rd
    Waukegan, IL 60087
    (847) 599-5362
    1.1 K-5 381
  • Zion Shiloh Park Elementary School Math: 6% | Reading: 11%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 497 students
    1.3 miles
    2635 Gabriel Ave
    Zion, IL 60099
    (847) 746-8136
    1.3 K-6 497

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