665 Dundee Ave
Elgin, IL 60120
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Larsen Middle School serves 642 students in grades 7-8.
Larsen Middle 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 21% (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 30% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2018-19 school year.
Minority enrollment is 88% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 53% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Larsen Middle School's student population of 642 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-8
Total Students
642 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers (18-19)
39 teachers
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School Rankings

Larsen Middle 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 Larsen Middle School is 0.49, which is less 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#2300 out of 3655 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
21%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
n/a
15:1
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American Indian
5%
n/a
Asian
7%
5%
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Hispanic
70%
27%
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Black
4%
17%
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White
12%
47%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.49
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Eligible for Free Lunch
72%
44%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
4%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

School Reviews

5   10/29/2016
hey i'm an 8th grader here and i love this school i love the diversity in the people i love the learning i really do like this school and i know some parents are probably worried about the drug use and stuff and it is here but it's not too openly talked about or widely used. the people are mostly good and the learning is good. some of the teachers are questionable, but i guess that's life. i like this place.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Students: 642 students
  • Minority Enrollment: 88%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in IL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 21% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 30% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.49

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